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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (74,779 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Sparks Narrator: JoBeth Williams Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594833632
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At 45, Adrienne Willis must rethink her entire life when her husband abandons her for a younger woman. Reeling with heartache, and in search of a respite, she flees to the small coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina, to tend to a friend’s inn for the weekend. But when a major storm starts moving in, it appears that Adrienne’s perfect getaway will be ruined—until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives.

At 54, Paul has just sold his medical practice and come to Rodanthe to escape his own shattered past. Now, with the storm closing in, two wounded people will turn to each other for comfort—and in one weekend set in motion feelings that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ladies and gentlemen, start your tear ducts…Sparks doesn’t stray too far from his bittersweet, lost-love formula…but you’ll cry in spite [of] yourself.”

    People

  • “A page-turner.”

    Connecticut Post

  • “Two lonely people come together and find the kind of deep, committed love that has been absent from their lives for too long…Nicholas Sparks has done it again.”

    Forth Worth Star-Telegram

  • “In the best tradition of Robert James Waller…Nicholas Sparks ventures into a genre ruled, almost exclusively, by women. Nights in Rodanthe will be popular with lovers of tasteful romantic fiction.”

    Martha’s Vineyard Times

  • “The intense yet short-lived romance in Nicholas Sparks’ novel, Nights in Rodanthe…offers a story that is…passionate and memorable…Sparks’ smooth, sensitive writing and simple story line that doesn’t end with every wish coming true make this a novel that can hold its own.”

    Associated Press

  • “Sparks…is back at it with his latest mix of love story and pathos. He doesn’t disappoint…Sparks has a very solid fan base, and they will be clamoring for his latest.”

    Booklist

  • “JoBeth Williams’ tender narration captures the introspection and sadness of Adrienne’s tale, as well as its passion. Her detached portrayal of Paul and Adrienne’s lives before they find each other conveys all the flatness of their existence, despite the many events filling their days…Soft piano interludes elegantly separate chapters and polish the finished work.”

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  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonny | 2/10/2014

    " I didn't really want to like this book. I've always thought Nicholas Sparks is so commercial. I really liked this book. Recommend it to anyone who is a romantic a heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Harrington | 2/9/2014

    " Could not put this book down just loved it so much so intense "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darren | 2/3/2014

    " This one was ok, but not one of my favorites. Similar to Message in a Bottle, this is not the typical "happily ever after" that we've come to expect from the typical love story novel. However, it is entertaining and an easy book to read. Not my first choice, but not my last either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chiva Marie Mahinay | 2/2/2014

    " painful, overpowering books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 1/23/2014

    " Sparks does it again! Every book he writes I can picture the whole story, fall in love with the characters and always end up wanting more! So happy he keeps writing. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina | 1/23/2014

    " I don't normally read books like this, but I was pleasantly surprised. It made for a good and rather easy beach read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marynelson321 | 1/22/2014

    " Love a rainy, stormy day if spent with the right person! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckenna | 1/14/2014

    " This book would have been better had I not seen the movie first. Unfortunately, I knew what was going to happen so I wasn't at all surprised. No need to read the book if you've seen the movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sara | 1/13/2014

    " Typical Nicholas Sparks. If you like his other books, you will like this one. If you are looking for depth, substance, or something not completely predictable, you will want to pass. Read it for book club. It is a quick and easy read, there is that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ktouton | 11/28/2013

    " typical Nicholas Sparks book. Easy and quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yesenia Martinez | 10/25/2013

    " Another good love story, just like The Notebook "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sylvia | 8/27/2013

    " This is a wonderful story, major tear jerker! But wonderful none the less! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Williamson | 8/4/2013

    " Nice story, but a little unbelievable in some respects. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christy Nevarez | 7/19/2013

    " I have to say I really liked this one. It was full of sadness and heartbreak but had a positive message. I could really identify with the main character; her experiences and emotions touched me deeply. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxane Fontenot | 7/19/2013

    " I picked this one up at a local thrift store for 10 cents because of how my mom loved the movie. I loved this book. Well worth the 3 days I spent reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Guevara | 3/7/2013

    " I thought it was gonna be like the Notebook sorta. But it was still a good book c': "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruthie | 2/19/2013

    " good..... was a little boring but ok "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal Withem | 11/25/2012

    " I thought this book was great. It is a wonderful love story and a love like that can be found. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jacinda Krieger | 9/23/2012

    " I'm not sure why I continue to read Sparks' books...compelled, I suppose(?) to read his collection. This one was the first one I couldn't get past the first few chapters. I'll have to pick it back up when in the right mood...although, what that is...I don't know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ceciliahill55 | 8/13/2012

    " I'm not one for love stories, but if I'm going to read one, I know I can count on this author to write a good one. And he didn't disappoint with this one, it was a good story, and a fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela Mcvay | 8/12/2012

    " I'm not sure why I continue to occasionally read a Nicholas Sparks book, but I actually enjoyed this one more than most of his others that I've read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ilhem | 6/30/2012

    " the best of Nicholas Sparks' books intil now..i like it soooo much..and i like the movie.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clau | 4/4/2012

    " Me encanto este libro! Pero el final es tan triste... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 3/23/2012

    " Love "what if" book and learning later in life you can fall in love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 1/30/2012

    " Ever since reading the Notebook years ago, I can't help but be charmed by Nicolas Sparks' storytelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aspasia | 1/22/2012

    " Has the typical sad ending you expect from a Nicholas Sparks novel, but it's not as gut wrenching as The Notebook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Jeremiah Nuguid | 8/1/2011

    " It is just OK - nothing out of ordinary. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 5/19/2011

    " So good. So so so good. And great movie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casi | 5/18/2011

    " Little slow at first for me. I am in my early 20's and to me having it be older people was a little bit uninteresting for me but I kept reading and by the middle I was sucked in. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 5/18/2011

    " Probably the best of the Spark's long list of stories. I found the most interesting aspect of this book was how he deals with Time. He tells the story with flashbacks and keeps filling in detail picking and choosing from different times. A very good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Quigleyamanda7 | 5/18/2011

    " Not my favorite... so done with Nicholas Sparks .eek "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 5/16/2011

    " The ending was good but it felt like it took a long time to get there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marilyn | 5/16/2011

    " The movie does it NO justice! What.so.ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 5/15/2011

    " Not my favorite Sparks book but still good.

    I like how the mom tells the story to her daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jo | 5/10/2011

    " Not my fave Nicholas Sparks read but still enjoyed.
    My first Book on Kindle!
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/10/2011

    " This book is absolutely amazing! a definate must read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mia | 5/3/2011

    " At first, I thought it was a little boring for a Nicholas Sparks novel but it became one of my favorites when I finished it. The end part was just so sad it made me cry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginna | 5/2/2011

    " Oh yes I did. I plead study avoidance. But it wasn't bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorrie | 4/23/2011

    " Sentimental and predictable romance novel but good read. Have the tissues handy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rob Jeremiah | 4/20/2011

    " It is just OK - nothing out of ordinary. "

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About the Author
Author Nicholas Sparks

With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. His novels include twelve #1 New York Times bestsellers. All his books have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than fifty languages. Ten Sparks novels have been adapted into major motion pictures, with The Choice in February 2016.

About the Narrator

JoBeth Williams is a film, stage, and television actress and president of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. Among her many film and television credits are Dexter, Hart of Dixie, 24, The Big Chill, and Poltergeist.