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
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).
The narrator is good, the story is fine. It is simplistic, but once in a while it is good to just listen light.
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).
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!
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.
Typical Sparks story - simple plot line, but sweet. However, the narrator has to go. Worst Sparks narration I've ever heard.
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.
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