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The Best Nicholas Sparks Audiobooks Of All Time

January 13, 2023
Whether you're looking for a new romance listen or yearning to revisit one of your favourites, these are the very best Nicholas Sparks books that have been transformed into powerful audiobooks.

Nicholas Sparks is a prolific author who has written over 20 bestselling books. While all of his stories offer heartfelt and engaging narratives, it can be difficult to know where to start. Based on popularity, accolades, and listener reviews, we’ve cultivated 18 listens representing the best of Nicholas Sparks. Listen to our list of the best Nicholas Sparks audiobooks, then check out the rest of his stirring romance novels.
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    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Kyf Brewer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 2020-09-29
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 352 ratings
    • A mortar blast in Afghanistan leaves Navy doctor Trevor Benson with devastating injuries. This affliction forced him to return to New Bern, North Carolina, where he thought he’d never see again. But then Trevor falls for a local, Deputy Sheriff Natalie Masterson, and his entire perspective changes.

      Yet, Natalie remains distant for some reason, leaving Trevor wondering what she’s hiding from him. And then there’s the teenage girl who lives in the trailer park down the road from Trevor, who seems to have a few secrets.

      Earphones Award-winning narrator Kyf Brewer expertly reads a story of love and forgiveness with The Return.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Release date: 2019-09-10
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 78 ratings
    • Taylor McAden is a volunteer fireman who routinely risks his life to protect others, but he can’t seem to find true love. At first, it looks like another day on the job when he comes to the rescue of Denise Holton, whose car skids off the road in a storm.

      When Taylor arrives at the scene, he finds Denise unconscious and bleeding. When Denise wakes, she is distraught. A single mother, she had been driving with her son, Kyle, a 4-year-old with severe learning disabilities, and now he is nowhere to be found. As Taylor and Denise search for Kyle, they develop a connection that surprises them.

      This audio edition of The Rescue comes in Booktrack format, bringing further enhancement with sound effects and music. They add drama and intensity to this already moving story.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Kate Nelligan, Campbell Scott
    • Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 1999-12-16
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings
    • Looking for an authentic classic to start an exploration into the world of Nicholas Sparks? Look no further than The Notebook.

      This New York Times bestseller has become an iconic romance novel as it tells the beloved love story between socialite Allie Nelson and Second World War veteran Noah Calhoun. In this audiobook, you are treated to a story of enduring love with the power to overcome all obstacles, including time and tragedy.

      This audiobook is narrated brilliantly with a gentle cadence by actor Barry Bostwick. The Notebook inspired the Hollywood blockbuster of the same name starring Canadians Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Tom Wopat
    • Series: Calhoun Family Saga, Book 2
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 2018-06-12
    • Language: English
    • 5 out of 5 stars 36 ratings
    • Can’t get enough of The Notebook? Luckily, there’s an excellent sequel to the Nicholas Sparks cornerstone: The Wedding.

      Wilson Lewis is the son-in-law of The Notebook’s main characters, Noah and Allie. After 30 years of marriage, Wilson feels like the romance between him and his wife, Jane, is nonexistent. While his love for her intensifies as the years go by, Jane grows increasingly distant, and Wilson is left wondering if his wife even loves him anymore.

      This audiobook is a favourite among Audible listeners, who widely praise actor Tom Wopat’s calming but emotional narration.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Christopher Ryan Grant
    • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 2015-10-13
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 228 ratings
    • Fans of mystery and suspense novels will want to check out Nicholas Sparks’ See Me.

      At age 28, Colin Hancock is looking for a fresh start. He’s getting his teaching degree, working out at the gym, and avoiding all places and activities connecting him to his darker past. He certainly isn’t looking for love when he meets lawyer Maria Sanchez. But as the two grow closer, unresolved conflicts from their pasts resurface.

      This fast-paced novel features the vocal talent of Christopher Ryan Grant, who has narrated many thrillers and brings the same kind of energy to this story.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 2008-09-30
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 44 ratings
    • For those who believe in the power of destiny, The Lucky One is everything a Nicholas Sparks fan would want.

      Logan is a U.S. Marine on his third tour of duty in Iraq when he sees a picture of a woman he’s never met. When no one else claims the photograph, Logan keeps it and suddenly finds himself experiencing good luck. When he finally returns home to Colorado, Logan can’t seem to get the woman in the photo off of his mind, so he sets out on a journey to find her.

      Actor John Bedford Lloyd narrates this audiobook with all the genuine emotion it rightly deserves.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Ron McLarty, January LaVoy
    • Length: 13 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 2013-09-17
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 42 ratings
    • The Longest Ride is a 2014 Audie Award-winning novel about two love stories that come together.

      Ira Levinson is a 91-year-old veteran who finds himself alone and stranded after a car crash and multiple injuries. All he has to keep him company is the image of his wife, Ruth, who died nine years earlier but still urges him to hang on.

      Only a few miles away, Wake Forest College senior Sophia Danko meets a former bull rider named Luke, who is nothing like the frat boys she is fed up with dating. This unlikely couple falls in love, but will their differences pull them apart as time goes on?

      Though Sophia and Luke seemingly have nothing in common with Ira and Ruth, their lives will converge unexpectedly. This audiobook features Ron McLarty and January LaVoy, two narrators Audible listeners loved and praised for making the story their own through their performance.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Sean Cameron Michael, Vanessa Johansson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 2018-10-16
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 283 ratings
    • Looking for more Nicholas Sparks novels like The Notebook? Every Breath ranks up there.

      Hope Anderson is a 36-year-old woman who needs something in her life to change. She’s in a dead-end relationship, and her father was diagnosed with ALS. So, to press the reset button and mull over some big life decisions, Hope retreats to her family’s cottage at Sunset Beach.

      Meanwhile, Tru Walls is a safari guide from Zimbabwe who has been summoned to Sunset Beach by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. When these two strangers’ lives converge, they’ll discover new facets of themselves.

      Sean Cameron Michael and Vanessa Johansson narrate, embodying the two main characters.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 2016-10-04
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 148 ratings
    • At 32, Russell Green thinks he has it all: a beautiful wife, a wonderful 6-year-old daughter, an enviable career as an advertising executive, and a lovely home in Charlotte, North Carolina. But not everything is as ideal as it appears, and Russell is shocked when a major surprise sends his entire world crashing down. Suddenly, Russell finds himself out of a job, out of his marriage, and struggling to care for his young daughter alone while he picks up the pieces of his shattered life.

      Two by Two is an incredibly moving story of the power of true love and its ability to pull shattered souls through even the worst times. Audible listeners have called Ari Fliakos’s narration excellent and praised him for his calm but strong delivery of this story.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Release date: 2011-10-11
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 49 ratings
    • The Best of Me is an incredibly heartbreaking and romantic audiobook, precisely what a reader would expect from a Nicholas Sparks novel.

      In this stirring story, two high school sweethearts get a second chance at finding love with one another 25 years after they fell in love for the first time. As Amanda and Dawson rekindle their once-forbidden romance, they must confront painful recollections. Is it possible to rewrite moments and memories from the past?

      Listeners will get swept up in a timeless story of lost dreams and redemption from the moment they press play.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: L.J. Ganser
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 2001-08-21
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 51 ratings
    • Since he lost his wife in a hit-and-run accident two years ago, Miles Ryan has never been the same. Missy was his first love, and Miles is sure he’ll never find love like theirs again. Or any love at all, for that matter. As deputy sheriff of the North Carolina town of New Burn, Miles doesn’t just sit around and mourn: he’s hellbent on bringing the unknown driver who killed Missy to justice.

      Then he meets Sarah Andrews, a second-grade teacher who has moved to New Burn to start over after a difficult divorce. Both are still hurting, and both are cynical about opening up their heart again. But the more time they spend with one another, the more they find their walls coming down. Little do they know just how closely linked their pasts are, and when the truth comes out, it will force them to question everything.

      Award-winning narrator L.J. Ganser performs A Bend in the Road with a deft blend of suspense and heartfelt emotion.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Release date: 2006-10-30
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 21 ratings
    • In the heartfelt romance novel Dear John, Nicholas Sparks introduces listeners to John, an angry rebel who dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life. He meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah, and they fall in love. Savannah waits for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wants to settle down with the woman who has stolen his heart. But 9/11 changes everything, and John feels he must re-enlist. Their long separation leads to Savannah falling in love with someone else. “Dear John,” the letter read, and with those two words, a heart was broken, and two lives were changed forever.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Holter Graham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Release date: 2006-12-31
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 32 ratings
    • The Choice, released in 2007, follows the story of Travis Parker, who has everything a man could want: a good job, loyal friends, and a beautiful home in small-town North Carolina. In full pursuit of the good life, he feels that a serious relationship with a woman would cramp his style. That is until he meets Gabby, the new girl next door.

      Travis attempts to get to know Gabby, but she has a chip on her shoulder about him and a long-term boyfriend. His ongoing efforts lead them both to the doorstep of a journey that neither could have foreseen.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Pepper Binkley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 2009-09-08
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 23 ratings
    • The Last Song, which inspired the 2010 film of the same name starring Miley Cyrus, is a moving tale of redemption and first love. Veronica “Ronnie” Miller is angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father until her mother decides that she must spend the summer with him. Ronnie's father lives a quiet life in a beach town.

      The tale unfolds an unforgettable story of love on different levels - first love, love between parents and children. It demonstrates, as a Nicholas Sparks novel can, how love can break our hearts and heal us.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: JoBeth Williams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 2002-09-13
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings
    • At forty-five years old, Adrienne Willis must rethink her life when her husband leaves her for a younger woman. Heartbroken and searching for respite, she escapes to the small coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina. When a storm starts moving in, Adrienne’s perfect getaway is at risk of being ruined until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives. Paul sold his surgery practice and fled to Rodanthe to escape his shattered past. In this beautiful audiobook narrated by JoBeth Williams, two wounded people turn to each other for comfort and connect over an unforgettable weekend that will change their lives forever.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks, Micah Sparks
    • Narrated by: Henry Leyva
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Release date: 2004-04-28
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 ratings
    • In January 2003, Nicholas Sparks and his brother Micah set off on a three-week trip around the world. It was to mark a milestone in their lives: at only 35 and 36 years old, the brothers were now the only surviving members of their family. As Nicholas and Micah travel the globe, the intimate story of their tragic family legacy unfolds. The tragic details of the untimely deaths of their parents and only sister are revealed in this poignant real-life account. Against the backdrop of the wonders of the world, the Sparks brothers bond together to heal, remember, and learn to live life to the fullest.
    • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
    • Narrated by: Mela Lee, Will Collyer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 2021-09-28
    • Language: English
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 496 ratings
    • In The Wish, everything changed for Maggie Dawes back in 1996. Aged sixteen, she got sent away to an aunt in a remote village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Lonely and homesick, she met Bryce Trickett, one of the few teenagers on the island. The handsome and genuine Bryce helped her fall in love with the beach town and introduced her to photography.

      Fast-forward to 2019, and Maggie is a renowned travel photographer. But this Christmas, she faces a serious medical diagnosis. She becomes increasingly dependent on a young assistant and gets close to him. Maggie tells him the story of another Christmas, decades earlier, that set her on a course she could never have imagined.