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The Rescue

Booktrack Edition
Narrated by: Johnny Heller
Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (269 ratings)

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

In this heartfelt romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, a daring volunteer fireman rescues a single mom - only to discover that falling in love might be the greatest risk of all.

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. For all his adult years, Taylor has sought out women who need to be rescued, women he leaves as soon as their crisis is over and the relationship starts to become truly intimate. 

When a raging storm hits his small Southern town, single mother Denise Holton's car skids off the road. The young mom is with her four-year-old son Kyle, a boy with severe learning disabilities and for whom she has sacrificed everything. Taylor McAden finds her unconscious and bleeding, but does not find Kyle. When Denise wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them. Kyle is gone. During the search for Kyle, a connection between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn't know that this rescue will be different from all the others.  

Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to 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 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.

©2000 Nicholas Sparks (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"A romantic page-turner...Sparks' fans won't be disappointed." (Glamour)

"A modern master of fateful love stories." (BookPage)

"All of Sparks' trademark elements--love, loss, and small-town life--are present in this terrific read." (Booklist)

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The rescue

The music drove me crazy! The beginning is great with the storm, then...constant piano scales. I usually don’t mind some music but this goes on for 10 hours! I would listen to an alternate version. The book is good fairly tale ending.

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Good story, but didn’t like music

Nicholas Sparks never disappoints. This is another feel good story. However, we disliked the music so much, I exchanged the Booktrack Edition for the regular book.

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Good book

The book and reader were very good. The music throughout the entire book was extremely distracting as well as the volume which would be quiet and then loud.

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Absolutely beautiful story!

Nicholas Sparks did it again, but this one was truly one of my favorites! I didn’t want to put it down and didn’t want it to end.

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excellent story , I laughed and cried.

loved it. could wait to finish. narrator was excellent. capturing the voice of the child in order to understand what was happening with Kyle's speach.

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Background music is to loud and horribly distracting

I’m a fan of NS and was excited to hear the book. The background music I found was to loud, made hearing the words of the book and distracting. Overall it made the book sappy with the romantic music at some points and the dramatic music at others. The constant piano made the entire experience unpleasant. Next time I’ll buy the paper book!

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good listen

the story was good but the background music was very distracting. not a usual for this author

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I was not thrilled with the music playing throughout the entire book, don't think it was necessary.

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Good story but didn’t like the readers voice

Nicholas Sparks is my favorite author but this reader didn’t do this book any justice.... hardly making it through this book...

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Who wrote this?

Please don't tell me that Nicolas Sparks wrote this. If he did his style has certainly gone down hill. So very disappointed in the complete thing not to mention the substandard performance. Don't waste your credit.

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  • JCT
  • 10-02-19

Nicholas never disappoints

Could not put it down
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