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
The pace of the story is good for a commuting experience. I am from NC so the main reason I elected to listen was that the region is home to me. Characters are likable and you know the outcome will be happy. The book is predictable Nicholas Sparks formula. He has an uncanny love of fires and disasters.
I have not. Only selected due to location.
He consistently and annoyingly mispronounce the name of the town. You would think he would have had the courtesy to ask.
Yes, a feather weight diversion
39 years old, married with 3 kids, full career as Marketing & Training manager in an international company. Published a book for children 2 years ago, leading 2 Book-Clubs, read slowly, therefore enjoy very much Audible books, which I can listen to while driving, jogging, and doing housekeeping tasks.... Audio books are the best! :-)
The world created by the author is interesting, the characters are delicate, there are moving moments, and the story is not too sweet.
"The longest road" since it was written by the same author. both are very good and enjoyable.
Yes, yet sometimes the accent was not clear (I'm not an English native speaker).
Healing for the wounds
I recommend it.
I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
I love Nicholas Sparks' books... So I'm always biased when rating. I must say I have a little trouble with male narrators. The story was great but towards the end it went a little flat..
Not the best Nicholas Sparks. I enjoyed The Long Ride much better than this book.
P.S. Kayser "Aware"
Compassionate, Romantic, Oustanding
Johnny Heller offered great pacing, outstanding pauses, and he changed his voice to match the various characters. He brought the book to life
The Rescue maintained the integrity of its theme "rescue" throughout the tale. The young 4 year old is depicted with compassionate understanding both from the boy's perspective and the adults. Deep emotion and psychological trauma were handled with empathetic understanding.
I love to read and having books on audio is perfect when I'm out shopping or down with a migraine.
Very true to life of a single mom.
Open your heart to love. Don't let the past control your future.
The narration of this book. It is quite a talent when you can tell the difference between the characters in the story.
Denise because she was a strong relate-able person, true life issues.
His animation in each character.
I listen on my way to and from work, when I got to work I found it hard to turn off and do my work.
If you like John Sparks books you will really like this story line.
After reading Dear John and The Note Book by Nicholas Sparks, I was eager to read more of his great novels. In my hunt for the next one, I read the blurb for The rescue and thought it sounded interesting and dramatic. Just the sort of thing I like. However, this was not the case at all. The blurb is very misleading and instead of what I thought would be a thrilling read with romance included, It was instead about two 30 year old's acting like 15 year old teenagers. There was no definite story line and the characters were weak and had unrealistic and child like worries which I could only cringe at. My decision about this book was not improved when I heard the narrator. He voice hardly differed when changing to different characters and this made it sound mono toned and boring. Even though this book was very disappointing, I will continue to read/listen to Nicholas Sparks novels and I am sure I will fall in love with one of his many other stories.
Nicholas Sparks is a rarity in that he is a male romance writer. My wife is big on 'that's a boy book or that's a girl movie'. In her estimation Nicholas Sparks wrights "girl books". I don't care I like his books and this is one of my favorites. I could relate to the characters and while I like some of them there others that I don't like. Denise Holton is not only a young woman that it's easy to develop a crush on but a young woman worthy of a great deal of respect. As several of the other people have said in their reviews this isn't a deep or complex story, but I don't care. I like it.
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