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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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    Kim Bernardston, MA, United States 07-08-15
    Kim Bernardston, MA, United States 07-08-15 Member Since 2015

    Always looking for something new to to explore in life. Over 50, artistic, quilting is a passion. A long drive and a good book are the best

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    "It was a good summer read"

    I had a hard time getting into the story but enjoyed it in the end.

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    Farrah ESSEX, MD, United States 06-12-15
    Farrah ESSEX, MD, United States 06-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Slow to start but overall a great story"

    New to Nicholas Sparks, this story was a slow starter. It took awhile to get it in gear. Once it did it was a wonderful story. The perforate is terrific, really captures the accents and different characters well.

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    Emily Vermont, USA 06-02-15
    Emily Vermont, USA 06-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Meh"

    It's okay. It's not my favorite. I recommend it to my friend though because she likes his books. I still like Dear John.

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    Michele James 04-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "My first book by this author"

    I love listening to this narrator and I loved this story line. There was a lot of sadness in the book but I still enjoyed it.

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    Mulle Denmark 04-25-15
    Mulle Denmark 04-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Sweet and exciting"

    When I had listende for about 30 minutes, I though I knew how the story would go. But then it took a turn, and was suttenly more then a sweet love story. I really enjoyed it.

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    ashley 04-19-15
    ashley 04-19-15
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    "I kept yelling at the main character"

    Great typical Sparks novel. I couldn't help but feel superior to the character Julie. I kept yelling at her thinking she's go to have some more sense. It was a good book, sad as always.

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    Sherry Byrom 04-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't put this book down. Loved it."

    This was my first book to listen to on audible and it was amazing. Love Nicholas Sparks.
    I recommend that s book

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    Carrol 04-10-15
    Carrol 04-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not for me"

    I've listened to almost every one of his books. Most I've loved but I did not like this story. Too much violence and not what I all enjoyable entertainment. This was Sparks 7th book. I think he must have found his niche later on. The narrator was very good.

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    Shane 04-07-15
    Shane 04-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "My favorite book of all time"

    I am the red version of this book and I have read this book through at least 20 times. And after 20 times I still cry at the end....

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    LoJ 03-17-15
    LoJ 03-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Book"

    This is an Excellent Book and Nicholas Sparks is a brilliant author. I have listened to two of his books so far: this book and the Note Book. I love them both.

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