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4.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 54.05 out of 5 4.05 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Sparks Narrator: John Bedford Lloyd Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781600243684
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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

  • “Nicholas Sparks knows his way around a love story.”

    USA Today

  • “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)

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

    Peterborough Evening Telegraph

  • “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

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marjorie Cocjin | 2/19/2014

    " While this was a good light read with a lot of character description and development, I think the main conflict was resolved too quickly and much too easily. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda (sessionswedding) | 2/16/2014

    " This book was pretty good. Same stereotypical tragic love story with bittersweet ending that you'd expect from Nicholas Sparks, but it held my interest and was a quick read. Overall 3.5 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa Yokofich | 2/8/2014

    " A great romantic easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bobby Morris | 2/1/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. I wish there was a little more fight with the ex and Thibault. Also the ending wasn't the greatest but still a great quick read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla Hanna | 1/23/2014

    " Loved this book. The movie was great, too. I enjoyed both equally. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Hassett | 1/20/2014

    " Always enjoy his books - easy to fall into and forget real life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Pontius | 1/15/2014

    " My favorite Nicholas Sparks book yet! "

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

    " I did read this one a while back. It was a typical Nicholas Sparks book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie Rene | 1/11/2014

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elena Gray | 11/24/2013

    " Beth falls in love with an army boy but he's got a secret she doesn't know about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendall | 11/22/2013

    " i didn't think the love in this one was as ... burning ( i guess) as in his other novels such as dear john. i didn't feel the usual heart break which i usually feel when i real nicholas sparks novels "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany Thomasson | 11/10/2013

    " Pretty good book. Not my favorite Sparks novel but a good read none the less. Didn't care for the epilogue, though; I think he could've done a better job of portraying their outcomes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie Halstead | 10/7/2013

    " Different in many ways from the movie, but both are good. As always, Nicholas Sparks wrote a winner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kirsten | 10/6/2013

    " so sweet and touching...and a major tear jerker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Groll | 10/1/2013

    " Pretty good, the movie was aweful "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 7/31/2013

    " I always get sucked in and then the last few pages are quick and predictable, which is comforting. A great beach read. I am going to watch the movie tonight. Still love the Notebook best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 2/6/2013

    " I enjoyed this book a lot. Sparks delivered again. Romance, mystery a stalker, and salvation through love. Who could ask for more in a book? Maybe that's why so many of his books have been made into movies........they're not just chick flicks they offer men some challenges too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole Cross | 8/12/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Gorris nemirovsky | 7/27/2012

    " Another great love story!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 5/11/2012

    " Fairly typical Sparks book, took me a little longer to get into it, but I enjoyed the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany Wartman | 4/25/2012

    " The book was way better than the movie, the character Logan is so dynamic and I feel in love with his need to be with Beth, truly amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Turner | 3/21/2012

    " I'm a sucker for a simple love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marady | 1/15/2012

    " This is one of those books you read and after you do you let it go... you don't forget it but you let go. When think over it and you get a little smile and you find yourself lingering over but you don't ever read it again. It's one of those books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aliana Zamorano | 9/13/2011

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trudy | 7/19/2011

    " I couldn't put the book down from the moment I started it. Great story, loved the characters!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Montana | 7/2/2011

    " intoxicating!! what a beautiful story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie Adams | 6/22/2011

    " love love love this book "

  • 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.