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The Guardian Audiobook
The Guardian
Written by: 
Nicholas Sparks
Narrated by: 
Isabel Keating
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The Guardian Audiobook

The Guardian

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Publisher's Summary

Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now, four years later, 29-year-old Julie is far too young to have given up on love. She may be ready to risk caring for someone again. But who?

Should it be Richard Franklin, the sophisticated, handsome engineer who treats her like a queen? Or Mike Harris, the down-to-earth nice guy who was her husband's best friend? Choosing one of them should bring her more happiness than she's had in years. Instead, Julie is soon fighting for her life in a nightmare spawned by chilling deception and jealousy so poisonous that it has become a murderous desire....

© 2003 Nicholas Sparks; (P)2003 Time Warner Audiobooks, A division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group

What the Critics Say

"Sparks fans clamor for his brand of love story, and with the added punch of suspense, this one will be another best seller." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    J. 08-22-13
    J. 08-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Can't believe I am returning a Nicholas Spark book"

    I literally could not finish two chapters of this book. Boring is not a sufficient adjective to describe it. Weak characters and the narrator was just so monotone.

    Perhaps the meat of this book will come but I could make myself finish it.

    I am a big fan of Nicholas Sparks and absolutely loved his book "The Best of Me" and also "Safe Haven" to mention a few.

    So glad Audible provides customers options to try other books.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Angelcakes United States 07-20-13
    Angelcakes United States 07-20-13 Member Since 2016

    Angela

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    "A bit predictable, but Sparks always makes me cry!"
    If you could sum up The Guardian in three words, what would they be?

    Predictable. Romantic. Bittersweet.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved the dog, Singer. He is the real hero of the story, and Sparks did such a good job of giving the dog a personality of his own.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Isabel Keating?

    I have listened to many of Mark Kay Andrews' books narrated by Isabel Keating in the past. If I see her name, I usually will give the book a try. She's a good narrator, especially with southern accents and outrageous characters. This performance wasn't up to par with the MKA books she's narrated, but it was still pretty good.


    If you could take any character from The Guardian out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Mike. He sounds like a great guy once you get to know him.


    Any additional comments?

    Not the best Sparks fare, but it was a decent story that kept me interested and had some good plot twists. This was a nice change from his usual love stories. And, of course, even though I thought I was safe...he made me cry big baby tears at the end! Have your tissues ready!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn 07-05-13
    Dawn 07-05-13 Member Since 2013
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    "AWESOME! Nicholas Sparks NEVER disappoints me!"
    Any additional comments?

    I loved it! Hope they will make a movie out of this one! Definitely worth it, MUST READ!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Holly Mt Gilead, OH, United States 05-31-13
    Holly Mt Gilead, OH, United States 05-31-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Another excellent story by Nicholas Sparks!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it had an engaging story and likeable characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot--there was actually a building of suspense and a climax.


    What does Isabel Keating bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings more personality to the characters.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Casey Jenrette 06-24-16
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    "Great book!"

    Isabel Keating, the narrator, did a great job with voices and showing feeling in her reading!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jen Liedtke 03-18-16
    Jen Liedtke 03-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Completely awesome"

    I loved this audio book- I used to dread my drive to and from work - 75 min one way. Listening to this audiobook made me want to keep driving BC I didn't want to have to wait til the next day's drive to hear what happened next. The narrators voice was not boring - like u would think it would be. I love Nicholas Sparks he is awesome! This story was great! I felt like I knew all the characters personally!
    I can't wait to pick out my next Nicholas Sparks book!!!!!

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    hi 03-11-16
    hi 03-11-16
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    "loved it"

    loved it. at first I thought it was going to be just romantic but then it got super good!!

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    Melissa 03-07-16
    Melissa 03-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this book!!"

    Suspenseful! I was hesitant to start this book because there were some bad reviews but it ended up being one of my favorite books of his which i like all of his books!

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    meljan 02-14-16
    meljan 02-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The Guardian"

    Another great book. This book has it all. I could go to bed until I finished reading it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eva 12-10-15
    Eva 12-10-15
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    "It was good"

    I had a little trouble getting through the first couple of chapters but once the story got going it was very engaging. Overall it was good. I didn't necessarily like the reader. She wasn't horrible but she kind of make the characters sound like cartoons. For a bit I thought Mike was actually Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

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