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The Rescue Audiobook

The Rescue

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Publisher's Summary

When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: He can't fall in love.

Then, one day, a raging, record-breaking storm hits his small Southern town. Denise Holton, a young single mother, is driving through it when her car skids off the road. With her is her four-year-old son, Kyle. Unconscious and bleeding, she - not Kyle - is found. And when she wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them: Kyle is gone.

During the search for Kyle, the connection, the lifeline, between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn't know that this rescue will lead him to the possibility of his own rescue from a life lived without love. That it will dare him to live life to the fullest by daring to love.

©2000 by Nicholas Sparks; ©2000 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Elements Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing

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    Rebecca 04-01-17
    Rebecca 04-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding"

    i could not stop listening. . My family kept askin if i was ok. Great story line.

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    faira 03-27-17
    faira 03-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "boring!"

    i love Nicolas sparks but this is not on top my list. it was unnecessarily descriptive. He should consider readers intelligent and just get to point.

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    Nick Sordelet 03-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The storyline was "ok" at best."

    It wasn't great, that's for sure. I was disappointed because, unlike the other Sparks books I've read/listened to, I never fell in love with the characters. I listened, waiting for something to ignite... it never did. However, I think the narrator was partially, if not fully to blame. The male character was supposed to be 36, and the woman 29. The narrator's voice was that of a nasally older man, which threw off my perception of the characters. His voice wasn't strong enough to portray a masculine firefighter. It almost made me dislike the characters, which is never good. The story ended and I pressed stop. No tears, no wishing I could hear more... unlike the last book I listened to by Sparks, "Two by Two." Now THAT book was amazing.

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    Amazon Customer 03-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The Rescue"

    A love story of two people who found each other because of an accident and how their love grew. And the story of a young child and how he learned to speak because of a very dedicated mother.

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    EBeautySue Utah, USA 03-02-17
    EBeautySue Utah, USA 03-02-17
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    "Great Story"

    One of my favorites. The music occasionally got in the way and was too loud for the audio. But very enjoyable.

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    Grandma Di 02-25-17
    Grandma Di 02-25-17
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    "Not a typical Sparks"

    Parts of the story go on & on about minuscule details. I found myself skipping over minutes to get past those parts to see if anything interesting was coming up. There is the typical Sparks little surprise at the end but with a predictable outcome.

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    amy carey 02-24-17
    amy carey 02-24-17
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    "The reader should have researched a bit."
    Would you listen to The Rescue again? Why?

    Yes, because there were times I was doing two things at once and I missed some parts.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Kyle was my favorite, because he was the sweetest.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    The narration was slow and needed a little more inflection in the tone. The reader should have also learned the way locals pronounce the town names, etc. Edenton is pronounced like the garden of eden, not like Ed- nton. It was irritating to me.


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

    no


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    M. R. 01-09-17
    M. R. 01-09-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Kept my Intrest"

    Little predictable overall but good storyline. wish there was more detail at the end.

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    Betty 11-14-16
    Betty 11-14-16 Member Since 2013
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    "The Rescue, by Nicholas Sparks"

    O, my WORD, the ending was so incredible. Better than I imagined it to end! But I wouldn't have missed it the ending cause the entire book kept my interest. Beautifully written!!

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    annette wible 11-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "sweet , awesome, exciting Mr. sparks knows"

    Mr. sparks has done it again . a man that finally knows how to bring out your emotion's and how to love another

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