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The Longest Ride Audiobook

The Longest Ride

91 year-old Ira Levinson is kept concious after a car wreck by visions of his late wife, Ruth, who recounts stories of their lifetime together. A few miles away, at a local rodeo, Sophia Danko, a senior at Wake Forest, meets a young cowboy named Luke. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Romance, 2014

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 Audio

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    I was involved in the story from the first words and wrapped up in it until the very end. Going on that Rollercoaster of emotions and the journey of these four, well, everyone needs to really live life like this!

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    I absolutely love his work i hope he continues writing. I am forever a fan.

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    I am never disappointed by anything that Nicholas Sparks writes. I thoroughly enjoyed this from start to finish. I thinks the best part of his writings is the realism.

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    What a beautiful story!!! Love the meaning behind it!!! Well written can't wait to see the movie!!!

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    A great read with a great surprise and wonderful testimony of the meaning of true love.

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    I loved this book. I cried for the ring and the auction. Completely worth listening to, rather then reading. Just wish I knew more about Sophia.

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    "Not one of his best stories but certainly one of the best endings!"

    The story began to lose my interest towards the latter third of the book which was disappointing from a Sparks book. However redemption was had as the ending made the ride all worth while!!!

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    Nicholas Sparks makes me want to live a wonderful adventurous life. I want to love and be loved like so many of his characters.

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    loved it. got me through the work days :) I have never read a bad Nicholas sparks book

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it has something for everyone ... guys and gurls alike.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked all of the main characters. I loved Ruth and Ira, they had such a beautifyul relationship that stood the test of time. Luke and his sweet love were wonderful as well.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think the scene at the auction house was my favorite.


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

    Probably I would take Ira out to dinner.


    Any additional comments?

    I saw the movie after I read the book and I loved the movie just as much as the book!

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