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The Guardian

Booktrack Edition
Narrated by: Isabel Keating
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (663 ratings)

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The Guardian: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience!* 

Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now four years have passed. Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, 29-year-old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again. But who? Should it be Richard Franklin, the handsome, sophisticated 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 a chilling deception and jealousy so poisonous that it has become a murderous desire.... 

*Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration and complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so that listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout. 

©2003 Nicholas Sparks (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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great book

I loved the suspense with the romance. Need more of this combination. Near the end I couldn't stop listening. Very intense and very entertaining. I loved hearing all the different charscters points of view.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

Loved it. Great story... Awesome job on all accounts. Great writer for sure. Thank you.

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riveting

I am now in love with great danes!
a sweet love story with interesting drama

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second time around

I loved reading this book the first time., and I loved it even more on audio.

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Sad ending

As usual, Nicholas Sparks give us a lot of emotions on his writings and this one is not the exception. Happiness, fidelity and loyalty from Singer (her dog), intrigue, suspense and a sweet and sour end you will find it here. Don't read if you are down or sad or thru a bad moment.
Regards the audio, the narrator was good, great pronunciation (considering English is not my first language) and keeping a good tone according to emotions/situations of the moment.
A plus: background sounds!
Thanks again for a nice book and make my driving entertained.

16 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Slow start but wasn't let down!

I have been an avid listener for a while now & books have to grab me early or I lose interest quickly. I almost gave up on this book because of it's slow start but then the tides changed after the first few chapters & I couldn't stop listening. Glad I kept listening!!!

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READ THIS BOOK!!!

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book!!!!! I was hanging on every word!!!! I loved the dog the boyfriend the town loved loved loved it!!

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Tears!

Suspense and tears. If you've ever been stalked, too real of a story to handle!

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Fantastic Book!

Loved this book! Excited to listen to another one by Nicholas Sparks! Couldn't wait to get into my car to listen each day!

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Incredible love story full of adventure & surprises!

This story was so beautiful! Narration was really good, too! Great character development! I loved Mike and Julie!

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