TOLEDO, OH, United States | Member Since 2013
Enjoyed this story and would listen again. The characters were adequately developed, story was predictable but satisfying, and the interaction between Mark and Chelsea was entertaining and realistic. The narrator was probably the best one I have listened to yet. Would definitely listen to this book again and probably will.
This is one of my favorite books. I could listen to it over and over again and still enjoy every single minute of it. Even though Drew is about as "guy" as a guy can get, and he is vulgar and crude...it was refreshing to hear a story told by the male point of view. I just loved this story of how a guy's guy can move from being shallow and insensitive to being protective and passionate. And the narrator Sebastian York...WOW, he nailed it! I usually get the kindle versions of my books so I can switch back and forth but this is the first book I've read that I wouldn't touch the printed word with a 10 foot pole. I am pretty good at reading context, but there's just no way it could get any better than Sebastian's performance. Well done Emma and Sebastian. I am definitely looking forward to the rest of the series.
I just recently started listening to audio books to help fill my long communte to and from work every day. I have listened to a few so far, mostly the Shannon Stacey Kowalski series, and I have liked all of them so far. There were a few times during this book when I wanted to tell the story to just get on with it. This was mostly during the chapters about Kevin. While I understand a bit of it was necessary in order to portray a true sense of Kevin's inner demons, I feel it may have been a little overdone. I also think the story could have used a few more intimate moments between Katie and Alex. Other than that, I enjoyed the story and really can't complain about the experience of listening to it. I have read a few of Nicholas Sparks' other books (read, not listened) and of course enjoyed (and would highly recommend) those as well. (The Notebook, A Bend in the Road, Nights in Rodanthe, The Wedding)
Overall, Safe Haven is a very interesting and satisfying read and I look forward to seeing the movie adaptation that just came out.
Hmm, I'm not going to say because it would be a spoiler for those who haven't read it. Let's just say there is a twist.
This was the first book I listened to with this narrator. I had no trouble listening to her tell the story and I felt she did the different voices very well. I never had to question which of the characters was speaking. I would have no hesitation in listening to another book with this narrator.
I did find myself sitting a few extra minutes in my car because the story had me hooked at certain parts.
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