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3.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 53.99999661632163 out of 5 4.00 (97,527 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Sparks Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781600243707
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Is there really such thing as a lucky charm? The hero of Nicholas Sparks's new novel believes he's found one in the form of a photograph of a smiling woman he's never met, but who he comes to believe holds the key to his destiny. The chain of events that leads to him possessing the photograph and finding the woman pictured in it is the stuff of love stories only a master such as Sparks can write.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Worth spending a night with.”

    People

  • “A page-turner.”

    Glamour

  • “One traces a path so ephemeral and artful that we would know that Nicholas Sparks had written it even if his name did not appear on the title page. This story about a man whose scrape with death leads to his one true love will keep you up at night and then make you sleep more soundly. Inimitable storytelling.”

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “Sparks writes with a depth of feeling and a tenderness rarely seen in male authors.”

    Peterborough Evening Telegraph

  • “John Bedford Lloyd delivers a solid performance. Lloyd’s deep bass tone is perfectly suited for Thibault, a manly man if ever there was one. Lloyd’s supporting characters are rich and interesting in their own right, some speaking in comical Southern drawls, others with a raw reality. The final result is quite touching.”

    Publishers Weekly audio review

  • “Strong, determined characters make this an excellent piece of escapist lit. Narrator John Bedford Lloyd handles the Southern accents with ease, believably voicing characters of both genders. Romance fans will enjoy this.”

    Library Journal audio review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Aimee | 2/14/2014

    " Nicholas Sparks is not my cup of tea. Thought I'd give it a go, but yikes....I'm surprised I managed to finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniela | 2/12/2014

    " My favorite Nicholas Sparks book :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Gould | 2/12/2014

    " Typical Nick Sparks. Love story, someone dies. Didn't really do anything for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Luttenbacher-Keller | 2/11/2014

    " This was a good book. Had a surprise ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Groll | 2/10/2014

    " Pretty good, the movie was aweful "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kassidy | 2/10/2014

    " I honestly couldn't finish this book. I thought it was boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ali Crain | 1/21/2014

    " Not a Sparks fan, but it was a gift so I read it. It was ok, but a stereotypical love cheesy love story. And I tend to steer clear of those. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Cross | 1/20/2014

    " can't stand it. ugh...best part was the german shepard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abbie | 1/12/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It flowed really well and I was always interested in what was going to happen next. Nicholas Sparks is a great author and he never ceases to bring something new and exciting to the table. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 1/7/2014

    " The characters were a bit cliched, but it was a nice story that played with some interesting ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 12/7/2013

    " i loved this book..the story was awesome..the photograph, the army, the work, the child...all brilliant.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy Leblanc | 12/5/2013

    " The book was definitely better than the movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hendry Winter | 12/2/2013

    " poor, and bad ending. other people can even come out something even better. don't like the way that Spark kill the guy, I know he's the bad guy but still, he didn't deserved to die. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Strobel | 11/16/2013

    " Started out slow but very suspenseful with a great ending! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda Jenkins | 11/1/2013

    " Best Sparks book! Don't be fooled by the movie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaslanika Pritam | 7/12/2013

    " The book is good, but gets stereotype after a certain time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Demi Bouwens | 7/10/2013

    " Logan in war when picture caught his eye, saved his life. sets out to find women in picture. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna Barber | 6/21/2013

    " Much better than the movie! I read the book long before the movie came out and it's too bad the movie didnt follow the same plot to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Rene | 6/17/2013

    " It is a classical romantic story which is sometimes a bit slow but generally it is easy to read and we find again the impact of being a soldier which is probably the most interesting thing in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Loricaprio | 3/4/2013

    " Easy read . Enjoyed movie. Typical Nicholas sparks - love story and someone dies "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie Scheirman | 2/18/2013

    " Yes, this was a typical Nicholas Spark's book, but it was enjoyable. A love story for sure, but some interesting twists and a little bit of surprise ending. I did think the ending was a bit rushed, but hey, a good romance and easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aliana Zamorano | 2/6/2013

    " Another Sparks mater piece! MUCH BETTER THAN THE MOVIE! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharla Kinsey | 1/14/2013

    " Okay book. A little predictable. Easy fast read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nightia | 10/29/2012

    " I love it!! wow amazing. I'm gonna start reading more by Nicholas Sparks.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Coco | 7/15/2012

    " A beautiful love story. But then is a Sparks novel. I enjoyed this book a lot, even though the movie had spoiled for me.. But it was way better. Obviously. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Steph | 11/7/2011

    " Not finishing it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marge | 11/3/2011

    " Good Sparks - a good hero you want to get it all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurel | 5/23/2011

    " I realized that I had not added this to my list of read books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghannt | 5/20/2011

    " Fun read. Predictable but I enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 5/19/2011

    " This one didnt capture me as his others do! "

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

    " I always thought I hated Nicholas Sparks because his books are so cheese ball but my mom loves him and now I am starting to get hooked. This is a great read (I can't believe I just gave a Sparks book 4 stars). "

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

    " Couldnt stop reading once I started it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 5/17/2011

    " Wasn't the best book, but the story was decent "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 5/15/2011

    " The ending was a little let down but it's still a great Nicholas Sparks book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loriann | 5/15/2011

    " This was one of my first reads by Nicholas Sparks. It was a good read! I liked and disliked the characters ... this is a good thing for me! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 5/14/2011

    " Good Quick read. Always romantic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cori | 5/11/2011

    " so far it's really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/11/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book.....but for some reason Nicholas Sparks books make me mad at my husband...I think he makes the "hero" of the story too perfect-ish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckenzie | 5/9/2011

    " Fatastic book! My first time reading this famous auther and I wasn't disapointed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmina | 5/6/2011

    " This was a great book! The Lucky One is about true love, fate, and destiny. This book is all about love and how it can find us in strange ways. The author did a great job with trying to get the readers attention fast! It was such an easy book to read and finish!! READ THIS BOOK! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/2/2011

    " Loved this book. I cannot read his sad ones, and the ending had such a twist. "

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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

John Bedford Lloyd, a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, has appeared in many major motion pictures, including The Bourne Supremacy, Crossing Delancey, The Abyss, The Manchurian Candidate, and Philadelphia. His television credits include Suits, Pan Am, Law & Order, Spin City, and The West Wing. A critically acclaimed audiobook narrator and winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Award, his voice work includes reading for such authors as Michael Crichton, Nicholas Sparks, Paul Doiron, and Atul Gawande, among others. He is the winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards.