The Rescue

Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
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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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Great story- Cringeworthy narration

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrators were not right for this book. Mary Beth Hurt made Denise sound like an old lady with a terrible southern accent. John Belford Lloyd made Taylor sound like an idiot. Don't even get me started on how each of them made the child sound. If it hadn't been for the fact that the storyline was interesting, I would have given up on the book immediately.

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Awesome read

What made the experience of listening to The Rescue the most enjoyable?

Taylor was a hero in more ways than one.

What did you like best about this story?

The rescue of Denise's son

Which scene was your favorite?

When Taylor rescued the victim from the bridge

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Wonderful read

Would you consider the audio edition of The Rescue to be better than the print version?

I did not read the print version but the emotion from the audio edition was great!

What other book might you compare The Rescue to and why?

I am a Nicholas Sparks fan and all of his books are comparable - just wonderful.

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

No

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Not what I expected.

This audio is abridged, and I didnt realize that until I began listening. Much of the story is left out. Glad I have the paperbook copy at home. If you're looking for a book you can finish in a day, this is good. Nicholas Sparks always does a great job of writing. Narration was disappointing.

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A must Read

Totally story of honesty love and respect...relationships are not easy..but LOVE is. a must read

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Good story - music distracting

I enjoyed the story line however, the random music while the narrator was reading was distracting and annoying at times. I didn't mind the parts between to "separate" who was telling the story but the other times I didn't care for. I am a Sparks fan, I like most all of his books because of the love story that is involved. It is a nice to live inside the book and see the vivid imagery.

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AWESOME!!

This is probably my favorite Nicholas Sparks book. I would so recommend this. also the choice is amazing as well. I have read both of these several times.

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wonderful

wonderful love story. Nicholas Sparks dies it again. couldn't stop listening it is a must