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Publisher's Summary

In his 14th book, best-selling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life.

Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.

©2008 Nicholas Sparks; (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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  • NikNakbzz
  • overland park, KS, United States
  • 04-23-12

Great Book!

Logan should be a hero to everyone who reads this. Just the kind of guy every girl dreams about. (especially when you've seen Zach Effron in the previews for the movie)
Great love story. I loved all the characters! I probably looked real dumb sitting around giggling to myself at certain parts. The narrator took a minute to get used to but overall i think he did well.

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  • Kerri
  • Jacksonville, FL, United States
  • 04-23-12

Underwhelming

Would you try another book from Nicholas Sparks and/or John Bedford Lloyd?

I would try another...but if they were the same as this...that would be the end of it.

Would you recommend The Lucky One to your friends? Why or why not?

No. The whole thing was a bit underwhelming to me. The only reason I picked this book was because I wanted to see the movie. I really liked the beginning of this book. Things took a turn south when further info was revealed about who the pervert sheriff was. I had a hard time reconciling that he could have been perceived as 'normal' some of the time but that he had such huge character flaws that spread the gamut in how he treated women and even his own child.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

His female characters made him sound like Tootsie or Mrs. Doubtfire...like a man doing a woman's voice badly with a terrible southern accent.

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  • Enid
  • Gurabo, PR United States
  • 04-18-12

Very Lucky Indeed

If you could sum up The Lucky One in three words, what would they be?

romantic, sweet, angsty

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lucky One?

The moment they see each other for the first time.

What does John Bedford Lloyd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice was steady and flowed perfectly with the tone of the story. You could easily follow the twists and turns by the hints of this wonderful narrator.

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

YES!!!! But of course I couldn't. I read it in two days though. :)

Any additional comments?

Fantastic read. Another great Spark's book.

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  • Jennifer
  • Georgetown, Idaho, United States
  • 04-12-12

Very Good!

What did you like best about this story?

I especially liked the surprise ending-so good-it doesn't happen until the epilogue, so be sure to keep listening.

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  • Robert
  • Clayton, NC, United States
  • 03-06-12

Worst book ever downloaded.

It pains me to write a negative review. I just don't like to. But this was an unforgivably bad book, and I feel a responsibility to warn others. I am frankly puzzled by the positive reviews. In the years that I taught creative writing, I don't think any college student ever turned in anything this bad. The writing is painfully trite, the characters are stereotypes, the plot is predictable, and there are more cliches per square inch than I have ever seen on a printed page. I am so sorry I wasted a credit when I have a wish list a mile long. Worst book ever downloaded...or read in any form.

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Worst book ever downloaded.

It pains me to write a negative review. I just don't like to. But this was an unforgivably bad book, and I feel a responsibility to warn others. I am frankly puzzled by the positive reviews. In the years that I taught creative writing, I don't think any college student ever turned in anything this bad. The writing is painfully trite, the characters are stereotypes, the plot is predictable, and there are more cliches per square inch than I have ever seen on a printed page. I am so sorry I wasted a credit when I have a wish list a mile long. Worst book ever downloaded...or read in any form.

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  • Christina
  • WATERVILLE, OH, United States
  • 02-27-12

just ok

Would you ever listen to anything by Nicholas Sparks again?

Yes

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

it was odd at times

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was amused by the the book until the last 20 minutes, then it felt like forced drama. I thought the end was stupid and more fore dramatic effect than necessary to the story.

Any additional comments?

I am sure the movie will be better than the book, sadly most of his movies are better than their book counter part

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  • Andrea
  • Pennsylvania
  • 07-10-11

bookaholic

Another great Sparks novel. Liked development of the characters, very visual images of them. Enjoyed the manner in which story was told. Hard to stop listening to.

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My Favorite Nicholas Sparks book yet

This is a great book, you cheer Logan on through the entire story be cause you can't help but fall in love with his character. Thank you for a wonderful read/listen Nicholas Sparks, your best book yet. Can't wait to see what Zac Effron does with the character in the movie.

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  • Paula
  • Oakland, CA, United States
  • 11-14-10

nice, sweet

Like the Notebook, this is a sweet love story. I usually don't read romance (and this would qualify as such). It's very soft and fluffy, if you are looking for that sort of thing. Nicolas Sparks is a good writer. It's just that I am a bit more pro-active when it comes to love.