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The Rescue Audiobook

The Rescue

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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 2016

    Lady Iris

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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).

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Perk4me 09-28-03
    Perk4me 09-28-03

    Perk4me

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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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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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).

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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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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    Amazon Customer 03-09-15 Member Since 2015
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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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    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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    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!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Stewart-Douglas 05-02-16
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    "Another amazing love story to touch you!"

    This story will grip your heart, and make you smile with tears in your eyes.

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    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 07-15-16
    R. Pontiflet Fairfield, CA USA 07-15-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Easy Like Sunday Morning...A Touching Story"

    This story is about love... familial love and romantic love brought together by a raging storm, and a lost 4 year-old boy.

    Taylor McAden is a volunteer fireman who is more than willing to risk his life in order to save lives. Taylor feels compelled to take terrifying risks. The reason he is motivated to risk his life is one of the mysteries of this story. Romantic love is another mystery surrounding Taylor McAden. While he is willing to take the leap of faith to save a life, he is unwilling to take the leap of faith by daring to risk romantic love.

    This is a good storyline and it was very easy to become concerned and care about the characters. I thought the author could have done a better job of setting up the story to show why it was so difficult for Taylor to pursue romantic love, but overall it's a heart-felt story and was 'all good' in the end.

    Johnny Heller, the narrator, did a wonderful job. He did the best he could with the 4 year-old's voice (a difficulty for any mature male). I enjoyed this novel, narration and all.

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    febe 04-26-16
    febe 04-26-16
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    "Sensible "

    Un argumento lleno de sensibilidad, toca muchos sentimientos y emociones del ser humano en la búsqueda de la felicidad. Excelente narrador, un gran trabajo, felicidades. Me encantó

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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