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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Romance, 2014

Ira Levinson is in trouble. At 91 years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage.

A few miles away, at a local rodeo, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward - even life and death - loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans - a future that Luke has the power to rewrite... if the secret he's keeping doesn't destroy it first.

Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

©2013 Nicholas Sparks (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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I enjoyed the two stories coming into one.

I had no idea where the two story lines would intersect but was pleasantly surprised when they did. Loved the ending.

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Great

This was the first book on tape I have listened to was a bit skeptical on the narration and how I would perceive it this book was fabulous very well narrated kept my interest the whole way through, Nicholas Sparks is wonderful I have
read many of his books and I will do books on tape again

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Love it!

couldn't out this book down. amazing love story. even my kids enjoyed listening to it.

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great story

I expected a tear jerker because it's Nicholas Sparks but didn't anticipate how much I would enjoy this story. Bravo to the narrators too. Very good.

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The reader

I have read this book already and I didn't like how the woman reads mostly all the book they needed to have a man read the parts of Luke.

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Eye Roll worthy

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Left much to be desired. I found myself laughing out loud at parts (and not because they were humorous). I paid the money so I forced myself to finish the book.

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Disappointed

What could Nicholas Sparks have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I have read almost all of Nicholas sparks books. I have enjoyed all most all of them. This book was disappointing. I think the story was juvenile. It reminded me of a sappy teen book I would have read in high school.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narration was fine.

What character would you cut from The Longest Ride?

The Marcia storyline made it seem like it was written for a much younger group , like 15 year old.

Any additional comments?

I was so bored by this story that it was difficult to finish.

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Nicholas Sparks' Best Yet!!

If you could sum up The Longest Ride in three words, what would they be?

Sparks's absolute best.



What was one of the most memorable moments of The Longest Ride?

When Luke gave up bull riding for good.

Which character – as performed by Ron McLarty and January LaVoy – was your favorite?

Luke

Any additional comments?

I thought the ending, unlike some of Sparks books which have bittersweet endings, was perfect.

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  • 10-30-13

So much better than I expected!

From the description I was unsure what to expect, especially with the story line. The characters were so interesting and it was overall heartwarming.

It's hard to give a good review without giving away too much of the story.

I always like hearing this male narrator and the female was good as well.

The characters came to life so vividly and I was sad to to see the book end.

If you are a NS fan this is a book for you!

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Two Love Stories in one Lovely Story

If you could sum up The Longest Ride in three words, what would they be?

Love Sweet Art

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was the description of the Honeymoon.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES, but as I work and drive long distances to get there, it was a wonderful book to keep me company.

Any additional comments?

I really enjoyed the narrators. They really helped me feel like I was there in the story.

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