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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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    Jill V. Reimann North Central PA 03-16-15
    Jill V. Reimann North Central PA 03-16-15

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    I HATED THIS BOOK!!! but fell deeply in love with it and will never forget this amazingly beautiful love story.

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    Christina Albert Lea, MN, United States 03-13-15
    Christina Albert Lea, MN, United States 03-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    I enjoy Nicholas Sparks stories I enjoyed it very much and am looking forward to the next book

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    Great story. A little predictable but still touching. Can't help but think the reading of the character Tuck's southern accent sounds very much like Carl from the movie "Sling blade" just wished it was a bit more natural.

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    "Great book!"

    I absolutely had no problem getting through this book! I highly recommend it! Try it!

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    "sad story but still a good one!"

    the narrator did great on guy/girl voices. it was a depressing life for the main character.

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    "So bittersweet."

    Amazing story both sad & sweet!
    Such a beautiful love story!!
    Definitely worth reading!
    The narrator was really good as well!!

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    Great story line. Looked forward to listening during daily walk. Sad to see it end because the characters were a part of my day!!

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    liz 02-17-15
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    "Sparks is amazing!"

    I love all of Sparks books. can not wait till the next comes out. Thank you!

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    "Loved this book!!!"

    I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie. I'm so glad I listened to it, Sean did an excellent job at brining this story to live! great voice and super easy to get lost in :)

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    Kathy M. Miller newport news, va 02-15-15
    Kathy M. Miller newport news, va 02-15-15 Member Since 2010

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    "Beautiful story!"

    Nicholas Sparks does it again! A beautiful story of loss and love with surprises. Two great love stories in one well written book. The family struggles and alcoholism hit home for me.

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