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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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    Sheri 10-03-12
    Sheri 10-03-12
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    "reader is horrible!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I'm not sure I can finish this! The story is ok but the reader is horrible. Listening to him try to change his voice into a woman's voice with a southern accent, or a little boy's voice .... horrible. My husband and I were laughing out loud. Totally distracting to the story!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    laurie eller the South 07-28-12
    laurie eller the South 07-28-12 Member Since 2007

    i live in the kentucky bluegrass and enjoy coffee in the morning while listening to a great book.

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    "what a lucky listen!"

    i'm not usually a nicholas sparks' kind of gal, simply for the fact that his books are always so predictable and seemingly not worth one of my two credits a month. so rarely do i pick his books. however, after reading some of the reviews i decided to give it a try and i was so glad i did.

    this book is precious, has endearing moments between the two characters and while i had a tough time with how amazingly fast he found the woman in the picture, it was still an excellent adventure. the ending was a surprise too, something i wasn't expecting.

    after reading it i ended up seeing the movie and it too was just as sweet as the book. i guess i'm a sucker for love.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    shirley K. Bigham 09-25-09 Member Since 2007
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    "on the edge of my seat"

    excitement and kept my interest all the way to the end. the ending was refreshing. A very good read.

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    Holly I. 08-05-09
    Holly I. 08-05-09 Member Since 2014
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    "The Lucky One (Unabridged)"

    Just like other typical Nicholas Sparks books - we loved listening to it. We liked the story and we enjoyed the narration.

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    Lori Lawton, OK, United States 03-31-12
    Lori Lawton, OK, United States 03-31-12 Member Since 2012

    teacher & book lover

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    "Great Story by Nicholas Sparks!"
    What did you love best about The Lucky One?

    I fell in love with Logan...what a guy! Like all thee story Sparks books I read, listened to, or watched movies of, this is a love story. While the romance was fairly predictable, I enjoyed getting to watch Beth and Logan fall in love. I think most girls want a Logan to find them...a guy who listens and understands without being pushy or controlling.
    Also like all of my Sparks experiences, this one has a sad twist ending. I have always complained that Mr. Sparks kills off a main character in every book. Well, he continues his streak, but as always, I was still shocked at exactly how the played out.
    Good book, good narration. Worth your time and money.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Elise 05-18-15
    Sarah Elise 05-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Entertaining & heartwarming"

    This was an excellent listen for a long road trip. It was engaging without being too heavy.

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    Bahjat shariff 05-11-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it"

    Great story, loved it and highly recommend it to everyone. The story is not complicated and easy to follow. Simple but love,y.

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    Dana 05-09-15
    Dana 05-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"

    Nicholas Sparks did not disappoint! Great story and well read! Could not wait for every chance to listen. Must read.

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    Charlotte 04-22-15
    Charlotte 04-22-15
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    "Horrible narrator!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lucky One to be better than the print version?

    The book was good but it was ruined by the way the narrator imitated the female voices. They sounded like slow speaking idiots. I was distracted throughout the whole book by how stupid she sounded. But the story is good.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    His imitation of the women's voices!! They sounded so stupid I couldn't take it seriously.


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    Cynthia Bradbury 04-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "hopeless romantic - great story"
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    I would love to be in the middle of a real story like this one - if only life was like this story!!!


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