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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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    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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    Sheila 01-10-15
    Sheila 01-10-15
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    "not sterling"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The main character, Julie, was supposed to be a survivor, but in moments of crises, she was hysterical and did not use her brains.


    What could Nicholas Sparks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    see prior comment


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

    greater depth of each character


    Do you think The Guardian needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No, the central characters aren't that likable, except the policewoman and Singer.


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    Beth Summerville, SC, United States 12-08-14
    Beth Summerville, SC, United States 12-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow! One of his best."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Guardian to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the book, just the audible version.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Guardian?

    Whe her Guardian rescued her.........it was an amazing surprise and so beautiful.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Singer attacked


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! Very difficult to put down.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Lover 04-28-13

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    "Not unabridged"
    Would you try another book from Nicholas Sparks and/or Isabel Keating?

    I discovered this book wasn't unabridged when a friend left her copy at my house. I picked up her book and started to read it again. The prologue is not included with the audio book. I'm not sure why.


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    Margie Bloomingburg, NY, United States 04-25-13
    Margie Bloomingburg, NY, United States 04-25-13
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    "Good but a little predictable"

    Although I truely enjoyed this audio book, I found that there were noises in the background towards the end of the book. It sounded like other people talking, or maybe a television playing. I listened to it with my earphones and my house was silent, so maybe I was a little more perceptive at that time. Otherwise, great story and heart warming characters.

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    Susan Garden City, KS, United States 04-16-13
    Susan Garden City, KS, United States 04-16-13 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Spoiler alert"
    If you could sum up The Guardian in three words, what would they be?

    Scary thrilling sad


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Singer. He was innocent & loyal. Jennifer, because she was smart & trusted her instincts


    Have you listened to any of Isabel Keating’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Why do they always have to kill the dog?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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