Gordon is my husband. The main listener is me: Brucha
The lack of originality, the predictability, not been sure of what kind of story he wanted (thriller or cooking book?), and overall bad!!No more Nicholas Spark for me!
Yes. The narrator was ok except for the friend Joan: that voice tone was really annoying..
After starting this book adventure based on my long drives, it has become an obsession, a method for relaxation and enjoyment.
I really enjoy Nicholas Sparks movies, so I thought I would listen to one of the books. I was not captivated by the story and was frustrated at times during the book trying to understand. The main characters of Alex and Katie (Erin) were very well developed, but Kevin's character was frustrating and hard to follow. Overall it was an OK story. Not a book that I would listen to again through.
But I still want to see the movie ... I hope it is better. As I LOVE Nicholas Sparks movies (I have seen all of them).
Yes-I loved it and cant wait for the up coming movie in February.
Katie-because she was such a strong female who realized that you can rise above a bad past to create a wonderful future.
listening of what katie had been through.
A great listen! I have reccomended this to many friends!
Not sure have not read the print version. But the narrator was good.
I suppose Katie the main character.
She transistions into the different voices in a way that does not pull you from the story.
I suppose Katie again.
Like I said it reminded me of that Julie Roberts film 'Sleeping with the Enemy' until the very end when it had a minor twist. Though not all that surprising of one in hindsight given the author.
I love Nicholas Sparks' books, so I knew I would enjoy this one. Rebecca Lowman does a fantastic job as narrator--just the right tone and pace. At points, the story seemed to get a little bogged down, and I found myself skipping over parts. At the end, though, I had to think--wait, wait, I have to go back. All those parts that seemed so slow and that seemed to have little to do with the love story that was unfolding were clues that I nearly missed--so don't be tempted to skip over anything. The ending really caught me off guard!
I am a huge Nicholas Spark fan. However, I did not enjoy this book as much as some of his other pieces of literature. The majority of this book was great but in my opinion the ending was terrible. I felt like Nicholas got 3/4 through the book before deciding to go a completely different route with the final conclusion. It felt to me like he all of a sudden shifted gears with the main focal point of the novel but he didn't think to go back and change the beginning to fit the ending better. I was very disappointed because to me, the storyline completely shifted gears towards the end and it ruined the imagery I had played out in my head. Besides that, it was the typical Nicholas Spark book filled with intense emotion, suspense, and the vivid portrayal of characters that makes you want to start and finish the book in one sitting!
No I haven't listened to any other books by Nicholas Sparks.
I believe the narrator did a pretty good job with this novel. This might sound so silly, and I am almost hesitate to share, only because some people choose to interpret things negatively, but because of the narrators accent I kept getting the idea that Joy was an African American women. I'm just pointing this out because when listening to the novel, I was almost seeing a Michelle Obama when visualizing Joy's character, but after seeing the movie trailer, that will obviously not be the case, so its going to be hard to adjust my imagination to the character on the screen lol!
There is already being a movie made and I look forward to seeing it! I am very glad with the actors and actresses chosen to play the main roles. I know some people are upset that the physical features of the characters in the book do not match that of those in the movie, but I think thats pretty typical in any movie you go see based on a book. I will also go out on a limb and say that this could possibly be the first movie that will be better than the book, only because of how disappointing the ending of the book was. I look forward to seeing if the ending of the movie is better than that in the the book.
Although I personally didn't prefer the ending, doesn't mean the book isn't worth reading/listening. I'm very happy with my purchase and look forward to reading plenty of Nicholas Sparks books in my future!
This was an enjoyable audiobook. I got it on sale, but it was worth full price. The narrator was great. The story was pretty predictable...but still good.
I love reading Sparks' works! I can't wait to see the movie. I believe it is a must to read the book before seeing the movie...the books are always better!.
I liked how there was an element of danger and mystery sometimes lacking in Nicholas Sparks. He masterfully creates love stories, but some have seemed too similar. Safe Haven keeps with his romance theme, but adds elements of danger to the main conflict/plot. A little sappy, but overall nice.
The Notebook, Dear John, The Vow are similar to the writing and story.
I don’t believe I have, but enjoyed her reading this story. I think her narration adds to the story by emplacing the emotions felt but the main characters.
Kids melt my heart, so when Alex’s little girl gives Katie a drawing, I was mush
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
Generally speaking, I enjoy reading books that are made into movies prior to the movie's release. I was really excited about Safe Haven, as I had seen the movie previews, and had very high hopes for the book. That may have been the problem, though...perhaps my hopes were too high, because, I really didn't fall in love with this novel.
I will say that the ending had an unforeseen twist that perked me up, and started to change my point of view to be more favorable. Having said that, I will say that this novel is credit worthy, but not an amazing tale.