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Every Breath

Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (3,849 ratings)
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In the romantic tradition of The Notebook and Nights in Rodanthe, number-one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a story about a chance encounter that becomes a touchstone for two vastly different individuals - transcending decades, continents, and the bittersweet workings of fate.

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. At 36, she's been dating her boyfriend, an orthopedic surgeon, for six years. With no wedding plans in sight, and her father recently diagnosed with ALS, she decides to use a week at her family's cottage in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, to ready the house for sale and mull over some difficult decisions about her future. 

Tru Walls has never visited North Carolina but is summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. A safari guide, born and raised in Zimbabwe, Tru hopes to unravel some of the mysteries surrounding his mother's early life and recapture memories lost with her death. When the two strangers cross paths, their connection is as electric as it is unfathomable...but in the immersive days that follow, their feelings for each other will give way to choices that pit family duty against personal happiness in devastating ways. 

Illuminating life's heartbreaking regrets and enduring hope, Every Breath explores the many facets of love that lay claim to our deepest loyalties - and asks the question, How long can a dream survive?

©2018 Nicholas Sparks (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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  • J&J
  • Northern NV
  • 12-17-18

This book is riveting in that you can't stop listening. While it is listed under Fiction, the story is true.

This story of chance, fate, life altering decisions, and circumstance that will penetrate your soul, leave you happy, sad, and give you chills when you hear what the universe conspired on the behalf of this couple. The author admits that the story is true, but agreed to publish it under Fiction in order to get the participants to agree to have their story published. Don't skip a thing. Listen through from the prologue to the epilogue. You'll be inspired and in awe.
Nicholas Sparks knocked it out of the park with this book!

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beautiful story

I am so in love with this story as I am with most of your stories. I have read almost all of your books. I think this book might be one of my new favorites. The narrators we're amazing. I couldn't stop listening. I love how descriptive you are about Africa. If I closed my eyes I could picture this whole story taking place. I hope they make a movie about this one as well. I love to read and you Mr Nicholas Sparks are one of my absolute favorite authors. I live in Greensboro NC so I love that you mention places that I know. Can't wait to read your next book...

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Didn't like at all

I didn't like this at all including the character voices. I hung theough the entire book dreading having to pick it back up again to press start because I hated the voices so much. I wandered constantly because of the narrative. Now on I am going to make sure the narrator appeals me.

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Wonderful book! I couldn’t stop listening!

Nicholas Sparks is the best love story author!
I actually don’t like love stories in general.
I’m a true cynic after two failed marriages and several long term relationships. I personally don’t believe in love anymore.
However, Nicholas Sparks is such a good writer that a love story in his hands almost makes me believe in love again!

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  • Tina
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  • 10-26-18

Love, Love, Love!!!!!

Nicholas Sparks is an amazing storyteller! I rarely write a review but I have to say that this is an amazing love story. The performance with each character was amazing and when put together kept me wanting to listen even when I should have been doing other things. Now I am thinking that I want to see the places described in the book!!!!

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Love

Love never ceases to amaze me. I love all of Nicholas Sparks books. Thank you for your works of art

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Wonderful

This story drew me in from the very beginning. Who doesn’t like a well written love story? But this story has much more ... relatable characters, beautiful scenes, mystery and suspense that draws you in. The actors played the parts perfectly. I have never been to North Carolina but visiting Kindred Spirit is now on my Bucket List. Thank you Nicholas Sparks for such an entertaining book on Audible. (P.S. I listened to it twice, one right after the other.)

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Fantastic book

I loved this book! character development was wonderful and the story left me wanting more.

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Decent story

I think I would have given it 4 stars, but the narration was so bad, it took from the story. Who picked these people to narrate. Decent book, but I suggest just reading it and not listening to it.

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Really Sparks? Has to be one of his worst!

I've ready EVERY Nicholas Sparks book out there. He is my favorite author! I listen on audible then purchase the hard copy of the book just to have. I must say this has been the worst or one of his worst books ever. The story started off as a love story where two people meet. Then jumps to when they're 63 years old. There's so much that was left off. It felt like a high school reunion 30 years later. Absolutely awful.

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