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The Guardian Audiobook

The Guardian

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Publisher's Summary

Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now, four years later, 29-year-old Julie is far too young to have given up on love. She may be ready to risk caring for someone again. But who?

Should it be Richard Franklin, the sophisticated, handsome engineer who treats her like a queen? Or Mike Harris, the down-to-earth nice guy who was her husband's best friend? Choosing one of them should bring her more happiness than she's had in years. Instead, Julie is soon fighting for her life in a nightmare spawned by chilling deception and jealousy so poisonous that it has become a murderous desire....

© 2003 Nicholas Sparks; (P)2003 Time Warner Audiobooks, A division of the AOL Time Warner Book Group

What the Critics Say

"Sparks fans clamor for his brand of love story, and with the added punch of suspense, this one will be another best seller." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Eva 12-10-15
    Eva 12-10-15
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    "It was good"

    I had a little trouble getting through the first couple of chapters but once the story got going it was very engaging. Overall it was good. I didn't necessarily like the reader. She wasn't horrible but she kind of make the characters sound like cartoons. For a bit I thought Mike was actually Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

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    J. S. Wheeler Florida Keys 11-28-15
    J. S. Wheeler Florida Keys 11-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Best so far"

    Of all the Nicholas Sparks books I've listened to this is defiantly the best ! I'll probably listen to it again.

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    Stevie 10-31-15
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    "awesome book"

    I love the way sparks writes, but this one is deffently a tear jerker. well worth the tears.

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    Pam 07-18-15
    Pam 07-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Guarded"

    The story was intriguing although perhaps predictable and drawn out in the last quarter. The reading was stilted in places.

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    stoltzfus 07-16-15
    stoltzfus 07-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved this book!"
    Where does The Guardian rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in my top ten for sure!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Guardian?

    Near the end!


    What does Isabel Keating bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings the characters to life more than I ever could!


    If you could rename The Guardian, what would you call it?

    That's the perfect name!


    Any additional comments?

    None

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    Kim Bernardston, MA, United States 07-08-15
    Kim Bernardston, MA, United States 07-08-15 Member Since 2015

    Always looking for something new to to explore in life. Over 50, artistic, quilting is a passion. A long drive and a good book are the best

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    "It was a good summer read"

    I had a hard time getting into the story but enjoyed it in the end.

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    Farrah ESSEX, MD, United States 06-12-15
    Farrah ESSEX, MD, United States 06-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Slow to start but overall a great story"

    New to Nicholas Sparks, this story was a slow starter. It took awhile to get it in gear. Once it did it was a wonderful story. The perforate is terrific, really captures the accents and different characters well.

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    Emily Vermont, USA 06-02-15
    Emily Vermont, USA 06-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Meh"

    It's okay. It's not my favorite. I recommend it to my friend though because she likes his books. I still like Dear John.

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    Michele James 04-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "My first book by this author"

    I love listening to this narrator and I loved this story line. There was a lot of sadness in the book but I still enjoyed it.

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    Mulle Denmark 04-25-15
    Mulle Denmark 04-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Sweet and exciting"

    When I had listende for about 30 minutes, I though I knew how the story would go. But then it took a turn, and was suttenly more then a sweet love story. I really enjoyed it.

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