I thought the book to be a bit too long
and drawn out. The ending was the shortest and best part of the book but
you have to wait a very long time for it.
The narration was great, especially Ira, gave it 5 stars.
I have been listening to this audio book for months now, because I just kept getting so bored in each sitting I would give it up as a bad job. But then my curiosity and need for closure forced me to pick it back up again to see what happens at the end. And I must admit, the fact that it has been made into a movie made me want to finish the book first before considering whether to see the movie.
The story is sweet, but the writing is very slow. Looking back, you realize nothing happens for very long stretches. This could have been written as a short story and would have been very good.
The ending becomes all too predictable about 2 hours or so from the end of the book, but by then I was committed to listening to the end. I don't know if it reads differently as a traditional book. I'm conflicted about recommending it because there is nothing special or unique about the story until the last 3 chapters and by then, I was too exhausted and it was too obvious to blow me away!
The narration was ok, though I found the female narrator's attempt at making male voices annoying and ineffective. More skilled narrators don't need to make voices; they can convey the change in character in their tone. But it wasn't so annoying as to prevent me from listening.
The story of the old guy in the car is very hard to listen too. I have been fast forwarding through most of the story. Slow. Slow. Slow.
This was the first book on tape I have listened to was a bit skeptical on the narration and how I would perceive it this book was fabulous very well narrated kept my interest the whole way through, Nicholas Sparks is wonderful I have
read many of his books and I will do books on tape again
I expected a tear jerker because it's Nicholas Sparks but didn't anticipate how much I would enjoy this story. Bravo to the narrators too. Very good.
Left much to be desired. I found myself laughing out loud at parts (and not because they were humorous). I paid the money so I forced myself to finish the book.
I have read almost all of Nicholas sparks books. I have enjoyed all most all of them. This book was disappointing. I think the story was juvenile. It reminded me of a sappy teen book I would have read in high school.
The narration was fine.
The Marcia storyline made it seem like it was written for a much younger group , like 15 year old.
I was so bored by this story that it was difficult to finish.