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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (31,491 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Sparks Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She’d believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen.

In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths.

Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined—and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew—about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear—was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A charming story…Sparks’ ability to capture the truths of this affair makes the story both heartfelt and heartbreaking. It’s quite possibly his best work in years.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Has all the ingredients that keep [Sparks’] millions of enthusiasts enthralled.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller
  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
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  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Miriam | 2/16/2014

    " I can't decide how I feel about his books, because they don't usually have happy endings, but they always keep you hoping for the best. This book was full of emotion and had choices that many face in their lives. A very sweet book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda Boyd | 2/15/2014

    " This book read like a lifetime movie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Rindy | 2/10/2014

    " This is the first Nicholas Sparks book I've read. After about four or five chapters I could tell what was going to happen. I had no desire to finish, so I just skimmed through to the end. My predictions were right. I also thought it was boring and cliche. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Countrygirl | 2/9/2014

    " i my god! so ironic. you never ecpect the ending, i'm going to stop before give it away. "

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