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  • The Rescue: Booktrack Edition

  • Written by: Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)
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The Rescue: Booktrack Edition

Written by: Nicholas Sparks
Narrated by: Johnny Heller
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Publisher's Summary

The Rescue: Booktrack Edition adds an immersive musical soundtrack to your audiobook listening experience! *

In this heartfelt romance from number one New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, a daring volunteer fireman rescues a single mom - only to discover that falling in love might be the greatest risk of all.

When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: He can't fall in love. For all his adult years, Taylor has sought out women who need to be rescued, women he leaves as soon as their crisis is over and the relationship starts to become truly intimate. 

When a raging storm hits his small Southern town, single mother Denise Holton's car skids off the road. The young mom is with her four-year-old son Kyle, a boy with severe learning disabilities and for whom she has sacrificed everything. Taylor McAden finds her unconscious and bleeding, but does not find Kyle. When Denise wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them. Kyle is gone. During the search for Kyle, a connection between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn't know that this rescue will be different from all the others.  

Booktrack is an immersive format that pairs traditional audiobook narration to complementary music. The tempo and rhythm of the score are in perfect harmony with the action and characters throughout the audiobook. Gently playing in the background, the music never overpowers or distracts from the narration, so listeners can enjoy every minute. When you purchase this Booktrack edition, you receive the exact narration as the traditional audiobook available, with the addition of music throughout.

©2000 Nicholas Sparks (P)2019 Hachette Audio

What the critics say

"A romantic page-turner...Sparks' fans won't be disappointed." (Glamour)

"A modern master of fateful love stories." (BookPage)

"All of Sparks' trademark elements--love, loss, and small-town life--are present in this terrific read." (Booklist)

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Book is great

Just did not like the music playing during the reading. It made it hard to focus on the story

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Okay

I thought the story was ok. The narrator was excellent but I found the music or sound effects distracting. The story would have been better without the music or sound effects in my opinion.

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Grab a tissue

What a beautiful and believable story. The background sounds and music was a bit too loud but was still very enjoyable.

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Decent but music was distracting.

The narrator was great. Like most books, ending was predictable.
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A fair story line and the background music and sound effects were an unappreciated distraction.

An okay story line but the background music and sound effects were an unwelcome distraction.
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good book not a fan of the music.

I liked the book .good story and characters. didn't like the music at all. I found it distracting. it's not what I want to here when listening to a book.

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The music and background effects.

I’m not even finished it yet and HATE the background music and sound effects.I wish there was a way to turn that off. Very distracting and too loud. PLEASE DON’T EVER DO THAT AGAIN! I’m not even sure I’ll finish the story at this point. :((

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Enjoyed Every Moment

Beautiful love story. Family relationships were very real. Highly recommend it. Thanks Nicolas Sparks and I enjoyed the reader too.

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  • CLG
  • 2023-02-12

Good story

I found the story good - a little predictable but still entertaining. The music and sound effects however were incredibly annoying and distracting. Def could have done without that. Still worth a listen.

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  • MC
  • 2023-02-06

Boring

I generally like his books but this was not one of them. I struggled to finish it as I found it slow and boring.

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  • Jackie Lowther
  • 2019-09-21

The rescue

The music drove me crazy! The beginning is great with the storm, then...constant piano scales. I usually don’t mind some music but this goes on for 10 hours! I would listen to an alternate version. The book is good fairly tale ending.

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  • Sharon
  • 2019-09-28

Good book

The book and reader were very good. The music throughout the entire book was extremely distracting as well as the volume which would be quiet and then loud.

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  • Kenneth
  • 2019-09-13

Good story, but didn’t like music

Nicholas Sparks never disappoints. This is another feel good story. However, we disliked the music so much, I exchanged the Booktrack Edition for the regular book.

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  • amy sexton
  • 2020-03-04

no worth the credit

The music is so distracting. I couldn't continue listening. Save your credits and go buy the book instead.

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  • Howard Egan
  • 2020-05-19

Poorly read

I love Nicholas Sparks book and was excited to listen to this. I was disappointed and irritated after it began. The music and sounds during the entire book made it nearly impossible to enjoy the content of the book. The noise and background music was a loud as the reader. And the music was obnoxious. Not even

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  • Ceil/Frama
  • 2020-08-12

Overwhelming Music

Struggled to hear narrator. I wanted a book not a piano recital. Made it not fun.

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  • Trishhart
  • 2019-09-16

excellent story , I laughed and cried.

loved it. could wait to finish. narrator was excellent. capturing the voice of the child in order to understand what was happening with Kyle's speach.

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  • Marcella Junco
  • 2020-03-05

Slow read

There was way too much detail. I fast forwarded a few times. Voices are a little slow and drawn out. Great for listening before bed but that's about it. Definitely not my favorite of his.

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  • Denise M Davis
  • 2019-09-21

Absolutely beautiful story!

Nicholas Sparks did it again, but this one was truly one of my favorites! I didn’t want to put it down and didn’t want it to end.

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  • Dana
  • 2020-09-01

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The music in the background is so distracting. The piano at times were louder than the words. Made it hard to listen to the story. Why does this even need to be in the story? I bought the book not the music.

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