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3.00005045281401 out of 53.00005045281401 out of 53.00005045281401 out of 53.00005045281401 out of 53.00005045281401 out of 5 3.00 (39,641 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Sparks Narrator: David Aaron Baker Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jeremy Marsh Series Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9781594831591
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks comes a love story that explores the deepest mysteries of all—those of the heart.

As a science journalist with a regular column in Scientific American, Jeremy Marsh specializes in debunking the supernatural and has a real nose for the strange and unusual. A born skeptic, he travels to the small town of Boone Creek, North Carolina, determined to find the real cause behind the ghostly apparitions that appear in the town cemetery. What he doesn’t plan on, however, is meeting and falling hopelessly in love with Lexie Darnell, granddaughter of the town psychic. Now, if the young lovers are to have any kind of future at all, Jeremy must make a difficult choice: return to the life he knows or do something he could never do before—take a giant leap of faith.

A story about taking chances and following your heart, True Believer will make you, too, believe in the miracle of love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sparks is well known for his graceful and tender stories, and many of his novels are heartbreaking. [True Believer] departs from that, telling a beautiful love story without sorrowful drama…Sparks once again wows readers with a love story that requires self-sacrifice. It is moving and memorable.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “For this reader, the characters were the highlight of the novel, and the process of getting to know some of the more prominent ones was a delight…True Believer comes recommended.”

    Bookreporter

  • “[A] romantic confection that’s light as air, smooth as silk, and gloriously sweet.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “David Aaron Baker shapes the narration with luxurious inflections and smooth dialogue. Sparks works his magic to elicit belief in things unseen and unexplained while Baker brings alive the pace of life in a Southern town.”

    AudioFile

  • “Will satisfy Sparks’ many fans.”

    Library Journal

  • “Sparks is a modern master of fateful love stories and road-not-taken fables.”

    BookPage, praise for the author

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristyn | 2/13/2014

    " The first time I picked up this book, I couldn't get past the first few chapter, and even though I was able to get through the book this time, I struggled while reading the first three or four chapters. Once Jeremy Marsh - the main character - meets Lexie, I was hooked and knew that a love story was brewing. However, the brewing was taking longer than I had ever hoped for, especially in a book by Nicholas Sparks, who I believe is great at writing love stories - creating the passion along with the heartbreak in each of his stories. Of course he throws a second man into the love equation, and the triangle becomes frustrating. While I feel bad for this man's affection towards Lexie, I want to see Jeremy and Lexie together, especially after all they've been through together. I liked how this love was formed when Jeremy had the chance to go to Boone Creek to discover the mystery of the cemetery, however, I didn't like what he discovered. I was expecting there to be more mystery, and less foolishness. Sparks leaves you thinking that though Jeremy and Lexie told each other how they feel, it isn't enough to make their love stick, it isn't enough to make Jeremy stay. I loved the ending, but I honestly didn't enjoy the love story, nor the mystery of Boone Creek Cemetary. The book dragged on when it really only took place over a couple of days. I did however, have the sequel to the book already, so I began reading that soon after to figure out what happens to Jeremy and Lexie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha | 2/10/2014

    " Amazing! That's all I've got to say! I'd spoil something, but i'd rather not..:) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn C | 2/3/2014

    " Typical and predictable love story, left nothing for the imagination. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teri Kern | 2/2/2014

    " I couldn't get into this one. I didn't get past the first chapter. I read the second book 'At First Sight' before this one, and it was AMAZING! This just didn't catch my attention... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey Sutherland | 1/31/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a really great story about two people who lived in totally different worlds and fell in love. This story was really good but it started off slow and was drug out and wouldn't really get to the point. But I liked it and thought it was well written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica Giles | 1/25/2014

    " This book shows the story of a skeptic turned into a believer. It was well thought-up and is truly a read no one should miss out on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christena | 1/24/2014

    " I was really looking forward to another Nicholas Sparks book, but this one let me down. I couldn't even finish it, it was extremely boring and slow to start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Layne Loneza | 1/23/2014

    " If only I've read this first before "At First Sight", I won't have the disappointed, discontented and confused feeling after reading the latter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dena | 1/19/2014

    " This book started out a tiny bit on the slow side but ended up being another GREAT book by Nicholas Sparks. I was definitly drawn into the story & fell in love with the characters. If you love sappy romance then this is definitly the book for you! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 1/10/2014

    " whenever I'm in need of a love story, Nicholas Sparks is a safe bet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefu Smith | 12/13/2013

    " I was pretty disappointed in this book, even given how I usually like Nick Sparks books. But I gave it a 3.2 on my rating scale. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanmayee Naidu | 12/5/2013

    " Not as good as many other novels by Nicholas Sparks, or maybe his story lines just seem to be overlapping each other: Southern setting, girl helps boy realize his potential, girl is always tore between two guys and the list goes on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammie | 11/2/2013

    " Enjoyed True Believer. Can't wait to read the 2nd book, At First Sight to see where to story goes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe Barone | 10/25/2013

    " Not one of Nicholas Sparks' best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Sanders | 10/17/2013

    " Actually started listening to this as an audio book on a 6 hour drive. Helped keep me awake. A bit predictable, but nice, light romance - typical of Spark's style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janlynn | 9/19/2013

    " Very good read. Just love Nicholas Sparks writings. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 7/11/2013

    " I actually really enjoyed this Nicholas Sparks book. Took about 40-50 pages to really get going but once it did I couldn't put it down. Concentrated a little more on the ghost story as opposed to the love story which is why I think I enjoyed it. Will I be reading the sequel? Maybe :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shana | 6/5/2013

    " This was definitely not one of the better Nicholas Sparks book. The plot was fairly weak, as was the character development. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie Mccoy | 3/5/2013

    " Not as great as the others that i read. I did enjoy it though. I don't believe that there were any tears this time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Markandjillhimes | 12/15/2012

    " It took me until about halfway to get into it, but then I couldn't put it down. Good easy read, pleasant "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Camille Funk | 12/9/2012

    " Eh... true to Nicholas Sparks form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasmin | 12/9/2012

    " Great read with a cute storyline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherilyn | 12/8/2012

    " While it had a predictable ending, it was a decent read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tierni | 10/3/2012

    " Not one of his best books. Kind of predictable but always enjoy love stories! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammantha | 7/18/2012

    " My all time favorite of Nicholas Sparks. A friend had let me borrow the book and I was hooked! This was the first book I read of Nicholas Sparks books. I have to say it was a wonderful book to start out with! But I LOVED this book and will give it five stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Lyn | 6/24/2012

    " Nicely written, good character development at the beginning and then just become oh so predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 11/18/2011

    " It was pretty slow at the beginning but I quite enjoyed the book it was quite lovely but the second book is the best! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara Dickinson | 10/8/2011

    " Nicholas Sparks is a great go to author for a quick fun read... There is a number 2 to this book so it'll be nice to see where Jeremy and Lexie left off! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Harrington | 8/10/2011

    " This book was slow the first half but picked up shortly after that another good read by Nicholas Sparks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 7/23/2011

    " While I thought the overall plot was good, I thought the book itself was a lot longer than it needed to be. I sometimes struggled to "get into it". Not as good as I remember other Sparks books being.. I didn't feel "gripped" by the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaela | 6/28/2011

    " This is a nice love story and it's a great novel for the beach. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 5/23/2011

    " The perfect beach read!(wish I was at the beach!) Fast, easy, predictable, and yet very readable, and not as sad as most Nicholas Sparks books! Perfect for a rainy day! "

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

    " Perfect book to sit and enjoy on a lazy day. "

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

    " Ghosts in NC? Time to investigate. Thats when Jeremy comes in! "

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

    " this book was okay...kind of lengthy in explainations, too many explanaitons in my opinion but all in all an interesting book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 5/8/2011

    " Nicholas Sparks is truly an amazing author. Once again a book that I had a hard time putting down. The ending was a bit predictable, but it was still a great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Raychel | 5/3/2011

    " Not my favorite, but I have never been a big Nicholas Sparks fan. The storyline held my interest, but I wish he did more with the spooky part of the story. I also felt no chemistry between the two main characters until the very very end, and even then it didn't well up any emotion in me. "

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

    " At first, it was kinda boring. But as I flip the pages, it started to make sense. I love the ending. I felt butterflies in my stomach when I finished it. It was a common love story but with the twists that Nicholas Sparks put in it, it came out a lot different. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cynthia | 4/30/2011

    " Better than the sequel At First Sight, which sucked. He should have ended with this one. But 2 stars only because I wanted to know what caused the lights. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn | 4/20/2011

    " Typical and predictable love story, left nothing for the imagination. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 4/13/2011

    " Not one of Nicholas Sparks' best. "

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

    " Jeremy March & Lexie
    Investigator comes to SC to investigate lights/ghosts in cemetery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jia | 4/10/2011

    " It's kind of mixed up in the beginning. But i know that it'll get better later on in the story "

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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

David Aaron Baker is a voice and film actor and award-winning narrator. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.