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The Lucky One | [Nicholas Sparks]

The Lucky One

Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.
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Publisher's Summary

In his 14th book, best-selling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life.

Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.

©2008 Nicholas Sparks; (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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    Amber Salmon, ID, United States 09-22-09
    Amber Salmon, ID, United States 09-22-09 Member Since 2008

    I'm a 31 year old momma to two amazing young men, wife to the greatest guy on earth, a multiple sclerosis survivor and school bus driver!

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    "Very enjoyable!!!!"

    I really enjoyed this book! The ending was fantastic and suspensful. Not as predictable as some of Sparks novels! I would recomend!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Port Orchard, WA, USA 10-26-08
    Sherry Port Orchard, WA, USA 10-26-08 Member Since 2008
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    "HORRIBLE NARRATOR"

    Why does N/S always get the narrator who immitates female voices? I could not make it through for first page of this one. I love N/S books - NOT his audio books thouhg

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Rob Gifford, IL, United States 10-08-08
    Rob Gifford, IL, United States 10-08-08 Member Since 2001
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    "For real"

    I never get tired of this author's books. Even though they are always about finding and or loosing love he indivualizes every story. Also the men and women in his storys seem to be real people. You don't have to be envious after listening to his storys. Your husband or wife could actualy live up to the stamdards the author sets in his characters.

    16 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Springville, UT, United States 01-18-12
    Mary Springville, UT, United States 01-18-12
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    "Great read"
    What did you love best about The Lucky One?

    I loved Logan. What a great hero. This was a great romance, with real characters and it kept me wanting more all the way through


    Any additional comments?

    The Narrator did well. His female voices took a little getting use to, but overall he did really well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ronda Osage City, KS, United States 09-30-11
    Ronda Osage City, KS, United States 09-30-11
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    "Great Listen!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Every aspect of it..including the narrator. Nice job all around.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Frankie Alabaster, AL, United States 07-21-11
    Frankie Alabaster, AL, United States 07-21-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Wonderful story filled with love & surprise"

    Started a little slow the first chapter or two, but once it got going, I could turn it off! Kept me hanging on til the end...the ending was a total surprise!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Yvonna YREKA, CA, United States 03-28-11
    Yvonna YREKA, CA, United States 03-28-11
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    "The Lucky One"

    It had a little of everything, drama, love, sorrow. It keeps you going. Captures your inner sense of caring.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sandra auburn, CA, United States 12-29-10
    sandra auburn, CA, United States 12-29-10 Member Since 2008
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    "the lucky one"

    I usually enjoy Nicolas Sparks books, this particular story was very drawn out, and easily should have been a short story, to long for a novel

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Oceanside, CA, United States 06-27-13
    Rachel Oceanside, CA, United States 06-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Meh..."
    Any additional comments?

    This book was predictable the entire time, very anti-climactic, and the ending was all too convenient. I wasn't bored but I wasn't very entertained either. The narrator had a nice-sounding, deep country voice but it didn't work for either of the women or the child at all. Overall, not impressed by this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Estefania Miami, Florida, United States 11-14-12
    Estefania Miami, Florida, United States 11-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    What disappointed you about The Lucky One?

    I thought the story was very weak, simple and predictable. I wasn't engaged with the characters at any point of the book, I felt as if the story was very shallow and that Nicholas Sparks and any five year old could come up with the same story. I believe this is a best seller only because of Nicholas Sparks other hits.


    Has The Lucky One turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of John Bedford Lloyd’s performances?

    Maybe, but this performance was terrible, I thought the female voices wouldn't matter but it definitely did.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lucky One?

    None, I would have added more


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the movie is better

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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