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The Rescue | [Nicholas Sparks]

The Rescue

When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: He can't fall in love...
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Publisher's Summary

When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: He can't fall in love.

Then, one day, a raging, record-breaking storm hits his small Southern town. Denise Holton, a young single mother, is driving through it when her car skids off the road. With her is her four-year-old son, Kyle. Unconscious and bleeding, she - not Kyle - is found. And when she wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them: Kyle is gone.

During the search for Kyle, the connection, the lifeline, between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn't know that this rescue will lead him to the possibility of his own rescue from a life lived without love. That it will dare him to live life to the fullest by daring to love.

©2000 by Nicholas Sparks; ©2000 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Elements Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

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    Claudine Govier Wellington, NV 03-04-03
    Claudine Govier Wellington, NV 03-04-03 Member Since 2014

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    "Can't put down story!"

    Sparks does it again with a story you can't put down until you find out what happens. As you read the book you start to care a lot about the people in the story and what happens to them. There is excitement, mystery, and romance (without the trash).

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Perk4me California 09-28-03
    Perk4me California 09-28-03 Member Since 2001

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    "Simplistic, light listening."

    The narrator is good, the story is fine. It is simplistic, but once in a while it is good to just listen light.

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    Susan Witkowski 03-23-05
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    "Enjoyed Very Much"

    A good listen. Made my long comutte much more enjoyable. Actually sat in the car (in the driveway) just so that I could finish the last chapter - LOL!

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    Jennifer Toms River, NJ, USA 04-15-04
    Jennifer Toms River, NJ, USA 04-15-04
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    "Good Read"

    This was my third Sparks book that I have read, and I'd say it was the best of the three so far. It had the right amount of love and excitment, although a bit predictable. A nice easy "read", definitely recommended for a lazy Sunday afternoon. The characters are easy to like (mostly).

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    Melinda 05-19-15
    Melinda 05-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Favorite N. Sparks!"

    I read this book years ago and it stuck w/me. I decided to download it and see if it is still my favorite. Sure enough, it's better than I remembered. I think this one stands out from the rest of his books!

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    amanda 04-17-15
    amanda 04-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful"

    Another great read by Nicolas Sparks! Always enjoy his books! Can't wait to read another one! Wonderful!!!!!!!!! Amazing, talented writer!

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    Holly 03-29-15
    Holly 03-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good read but a bit to cheesy for me."

    Not the best Nicholas Sparks book I've read. This was a good book but i found much of it to be a bit to gushy which usually is difficult thing for me to say.

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    April Riepe 03-09-15
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    "my favorite Nicholas Sparks book ever!"

    I've read this book a few times! wish it were a movie too. all time favorite!!!

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    Emily Vermont, USA 06-02-15
    Emily Vermont, USA 06-02-15 Member Since 2014
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    It was good. It wasn't my favorite. I thought I was going to like it more but I didn't.

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    Loretoqt 03-16-15
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    otro libro espectacular de nicholas sparks, más acción y suspenso que en otros titulos. rapido de leer. recomendable

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