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The Best of Me Audiobook

The Best of Me

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In the fall of 1984, high-school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, 25 years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for a funeral. Neither has lived the life they imagined - and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers soon realize that everything they thought they knew - about themselves and the dreams they held dear - was not as it seemed. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?

©2011 Nicholas Sparks (P)2011 Hachette

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    Mona 10-12-11
    Mona 10-12-11

    Crazy for audiobooks!!

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    "Always Good"

    When I knew that Nicholas Sparks would be having his newest book released Oct. 11th, 2011 I could hardly wait! The wait was worth it, of course. He writes in a manner that keeps ones attention and always there is a twist that twinges the emotions, and this one doesn't fail to meet that.

    12 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 10-23-11
    Richard Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 10-23-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Soap Opera"

    This book is a combination Days of our Lives, and Family Feud. I don't know how I got it as I was looking in Mysteries and Thrillers. This is no page turner, and is very touchy feely. The ending is very hokey and I knew the ending long before it came. That said it is not a bad book, and is easy listening for an unrequited love story. There is some action, the family feud part, and a hint of ghosts, but not scary ones. Not my type of book, but if you like soaps, go for it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie 10-20-11
    Debbie 10-20-11 Member Since 2015
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    "A must read/listen to so enjoyable"

    Once I started listening to this I could not stop...Once again MR Sparks hits a home run......I love this book

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    Raegan 09-15-16
    Raegan 09-15-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Heart Wrenching"

    loved it ... another great book. Relatable and heart breaking and full of love on so many levels..

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    Dara 09-13-16
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    "Great Story, Great Read"

    I originally watched the on screen version of this story, and fell in love. The controversial relationship of a married women to someone other than her husband is still a story of love nonetheless. This story is told with wonderful narration, and I found myself transported with the characters just as I was with the film.

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    EBeautySue Utah, USA 08-11-16
    EBeautySue Utah, USA 08-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story"

    loved the story, really did NOT like the performance! thought the voice just didn't work.

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    K. Brunson Dallas, TX 06-16-16
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    "so typical, but so good"

    a quick easy read with some cool turns. carefully constructed characters with the obligatory Nicholas Sparks arguing couple.

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    Dave 04-23-16
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    "Amazing"

    What a great job by the narrator. The story was excellent but the narrator made it amazing

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    Amy Bonham 04-15-16
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    "Nicolas, you never cease to amaze me!"

    Beautifully written! I love the unabridged versions, they add so many more layers to the story!

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    Cheryl Stewart-Douglas 03-22-16
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    "An engrossing love story with an unexpected twist."

    As with all Nicholas Sparks books, you will have trouble putting this one down, it is surprising, tender, and full of suspense . Enjoy!

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