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The Longest Ride Audiobook

The Longest Ride

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Ira Levinson is in trouble. At 91 years old, in poor health, and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: His beloved wife, Ruth, who passed away nine years ago.

Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.

A few miles away, at a local rodeo, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward - even life and death - loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans - a future that Luke has the power to rewrite...if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first.

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

©2013 Nicholas Sparks (P)2013 Hachette

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    T. Dutra Western Massachusetts 07-08-16
    T. Dutra Western Massachusetts 07-08-16 Member Since 2016

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    "love the romance"

    took me 25 chapters to figure it out. A great love story across time and life.

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    Thomas Orr Corona, CA 03-24-16
    Thomas Orr Corona, CA 03-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Somewhat predictable."

    This is a well told story but the scenery spoke louder than the book theme.

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    Maura Iazzetta 03-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "like but what?"

    I love the book but with the audiobook it was skipping paragraphs and I was so confused and lost so that took a lot of time for me to read it because I keep on losing my place.

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    CARLINDA W DRINGLE Utah, USA 01-14-16
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    "Loved the longest ride"

    Loved it, I was a little lost there for awhile But I saw the chain of events. Made me want Terry live in the 40s where true romance flourished.

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    Rose Lind 06-03-15
    Rose Lind 06-03-15
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    I didn't like Luke's voice very much. made it hard to get into the story. I have read the hard copy of the book myself but it was nice to be able to listen to it at work.

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    Emily Vermont, USA 05-29-15
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    "Meh"

    I'm honestly thinking of not listening or reading another Nicholas Sparks book. These new ones are honestly a struggle to get through.

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    Charlotte 05-20-15
    Charlotte 05-20-15
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    "I love&enjoy every single book by Nicholas Sparks!"

    love everything he writes! This one was awesome! ! There was love, suspense & happiness & all sorts of emotions! !

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    Amazon Customer BLYTHEWOOD, SC, US 05-09-15
    Amazon Customer BLYTHEWOOD, SC, US 05-09-15
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    "Another riveting story from a magnificent author!"

    By the second chapeter, I was hooked! I couldn't put it down! An absolutely amazing read!

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    Misty P. Helms 05-06-15

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    "Great Read!!"

    I loved this book. Sparks did it again. Made me cry numerous times must read!! You won't be sad ok

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    Jacquelyn 04-22-15
    Jacquelyn 04-22-15
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    "my favorite of the Nicholas sparks books "

    I understand that I am an empathetic person but I cried more then once! I just love the story and how it all falls into place

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