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The Best of Me Audiobook

The Best of Me

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In the fall of 1984, high-school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, 25 years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for a funeral. Neither has lived the life they imagined - and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers soon realize that everything they thought they knew - about themselves and the dreams they held dear - was not as it seemed. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?

©2011 Nicholas Sparks (P)2011 Hachette

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    Sandy Orlando, FL 04-29-15
    Sandy Orlando, FL 04-29-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Nicholas Sparks has a way with a story"

    This book isn't the best feel good book of all time, but the story is gripping. I couldn't wait to get back to listening to it and this narrator Sean Pratt is Fantastic. He can bring the characters to life and with huge emotion. I loved listening to this man's voice. The ending is not what everyone would want, but it is what it is. I would have liked it to end different, but not all stories can end with a happy ending. I still give this one 5 stars on all counts. By the way, "One Last Ride" is the best Nicholas Sparks book ever. Don't miss that one and the narrator again, makes it so good.

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    Jess 04-26-15
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    "Movie was better..."

    Basic story was a good idea, but missed the mark. The movie captured a better story with more passion of love and loss. Usually the movie is not as good as the book, but in this case save yourself the time/money and just watch the movie...it's much better.

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    Diamond 04-19-15
    Diamond 04-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "What love without tragic... Great Read."

    Love how the story was told from all angles...... You can feel the emotions of each character... I could visualize everything so vividly. The narrator was great.... The book got off to a slow start and the end was quite predicable to me. Overall, great read!

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    Timothy Huff 04-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Too much"

    Weak, weak, weak. Read the notebook and safe harbor and then understand that Sparks phoned this one in. Disappointed my much

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    Robyn Ring 04-05-15
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    "Awesome!!"

    Absolutely loved this story....played it while traveling and found I was hanging on every word! Well worth it!!

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    "The end predictable."

    I did like it. It was ok but not amazing. I've like other books from him better. I could predict the end.

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    Chelsea Soper 03-26-15
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    "Beautiful"

    The Best of Me was beautifully read by Pratt and a beautiful story. I am excited to see the movie now!

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    Jill V. Reimann North Central PA 03-16-15
    Jill V. Reimann North Central PA 03-16-15

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    "Love and hate"

    I HATED THIS BOOK!!! but fell deeply in love with it and will never forget this amazingly beautiful love story.

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    Christina Albert Lea, MN, United States 03-13-15
    Christina Albert Lea, MN, United States 03-13-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Fabulous"

    I enjoy Nicholas Sparks stories I enjoyed it very much and am looking forward to the next book

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    "Pros and cons"

    Great story. A little predictable but still touching. Can't help but think the reading of the character Tuck's southern accent sounds very much like Carl from the movie "Sling blade" just wished it was a bit more natural.

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