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The Lucky One

Written by: Nicholas Sparks
Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd
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Publisher's Summary

In his 14th book, best-selling author Nicholas Sparks tells the unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life.

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.

©2008 Nicholas Sparks (P)2008 Hachette Audio
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  • Categories: Romance

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Meh. It is what it is

Predictable. Uninspired. Cookie cutter love story. Performed well. Easy to listen to. This is the rare case where the movie is probably better then the book

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My Best Read in Years. A Must Read!

An amazing heart wrenching story. Each time I put it down I couldn’t wait to pick it up again!
Thoroughly recommend this book.

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Narration sucked

I’m not a huge fan of sappy romance novels to begin with but this one was so corny. It was a typical Nicholas Sparks storyline. Predictable and at times downright silly. The narration was horrible and actually made this book less enjoyable. There’s something about a male narrator trying to read ‘female’ lines that makes it uncomfortable and often cringy.
It was bad. So bad.

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Great story. very engaging

I couldn't wait to hear more of the story. I looked forward to driving to and from work so I could listen without interruption

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  • laurie eller
  • 2012-07-28

what a lucky listen!

i'm not usually a nicholas sparks' kind of gal, simply for the fact that his books are always so predictable and seemingly not worth one of my two credits a month. so rarely do i pick his books. however, after reading some of the reviews i decided to give it a try and i was so glad i did.

this book is precious, has endearing moments between the two characters and while i had a tough time with how amazingly fast he found the woman in the picture, it was still an excellent adventure. the ending was a surprise too, something i wasn't expecting.

after reading it i ended up seeing the movie and it too was just as sweet as the book. i guess i'm a sucker for love.

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  • Rob
  • 2008-10-08

For real

I never get tired of this author's books. Even though they are always about finding and or loosing love he indivualizes every story. Also the men and women in his storys seem to be real people. You don't have to be envious after listening to his storys. Your husband or wife could actualy live up to the stamdards the author sets in his characters.

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  • Frankie
  • 2011-07-21

Wonderful story filled with love & surprise

Started a little slow the first chapter or two, but once it got going, I could turn it off! Kept me hanging on til the end...the ending was a total surprise!

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  • Sheri
  • 2012-10-03

reader is horrible!

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I'm not sure I can finish this! The story is ok but the reader is horrible. Listening to him try to change his voice into a woman's voice with a southern accent, or a little boy's voice .... horrible. My husband and I were laughing out loud. Totally distracting to the story!

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  • Amber
  • 2009-09-22

Very enjoyable!!!!

I really enjoyed this book! The ending was fantastic and suspensful. Not as predictable as some of Sparks novels! I would recomend!

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  • Mary
  • 2012-01-18

Great read

What did you love best about The Lucky One?

I loved Logan. What a great hero. This was a great romance, with real characters and it kept me wanting more all the way through

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The Narrator did well. His female voices took a little getting use to, but overall he did really well.

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  • Yvonna
  • 2011-03-28

The Lucky One

It had a little of everything, drama, love, sorrow. It keeps you going. Captures your inner sense of caring.

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  • shirley K. Bigham
  • 2009-09-25

on the edge of my seat

excitement and kept my interest all the way to the end. the ending was refreshing. A very good read.

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  • Ronda
  • 2011-09-30

Great Listen!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Every aspect of it..including the narrator. Nice job all around.

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  • Sherry
  • 2008-10-26

HORRIBLE NARRATOR

Why does N/S always get the narrator who immitates female voices? I could not make it through for first page of this one. I love N/S books - NOT his audio books thouhg

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