1. Ira and Ruth's story dragged.
2. I wish the book was more sexy. I would have liked more chemistry between the characters.
3. Luke should have been more manly. He is a cowboy after all!
Sophia and Luke's sleepover and the ending.
No, that would be unnecessary.
I liked this book, however I enjoyed to listening to Sophia and Luke's story more. Ira and Ruth's story was sweet, but a bit boring and depressing at times. I would recommend this book to a person who loves books that are a bit sappy and romantic.
Not bad...not great. Too mawkish for my taste, but I did listen to the whole book and enjoyed it. Wouldn't go out of your way to listen, but if you need a book to listen to I wouldn't steer you away.
This was my first Sparks story. Beautifully written, the story is very well developed with characters who have remarkable depth of character. Although most of the story follows the day to day life of a sorority girl and a bull riding guy (highly unlikely but warmly developed), the story alternates with sections devoted to Ira, a very old man in a fight for his life whose life becomes forever intertwined with the improbable lovers. Overall a very good story.
McLarty did an excellent job as Ira. LaVoy is outstanding as well but she struggles to effectively speak for male voices.
Yes - especially enjoyed Luke.
When Luke had to decide to ride the mean bull.
I wondered how the stories were going to merge. Masterful merge!
Nice story but the happy and is too happy and a little bit predictable. Very good performance especially Ron McLarty
Sparks took too long to tie the two storylines together. I almost stopped listening many times. The ending was good, but predictable.
I found this book to be predictable and a bit boring. The story of Luke kept my interest but the story of Ira became very boring and drawn out.
I've listened to a lot of Nicholas Sparks books on Audible and have read almost all of them, and this is my favorite to date. The female reader is a little annoying but the story itself is good. Definitely worth the listen.
Yes, this book was so good and the connection between the two main characters kept you guessing until the end.
I enjoy reading and listening to books, especially thrillers, romance, fantasy and more...
I would listen to this book again, if only to enjoy the characters all the more.
There were a few key points but that would give the book away. The best part of the book was the development of the characters. I felt that I knew them by the end of the book.
My favorite character was Iva Levinson. The 91 year old injured man uses memories of his wife to keep himself alive while waiting for help. The romantic recollections, as only Spark's can write them, of his life with his wife Ruth helped me form a relationship with Iva. I was completely involved with his story.
I feel that the title - though corny - captures the book. The longest ride could be Ira's life, his wait in the car, Luke's bull ride, or even the wait that both Sophia and Luke's mom must make when he enters a competition.
I always enjoy a good Nicholas Spark's book, and this one did not fail. The performers where quit good, as well. Their voices capturing the essence of what I expected from the characters. The music for the transitions was also well done. It gave me a moment to withdraw from one character only to be drawn into the other...Well done!