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The Last Song

By: Nicholas Sparks
Narrated by: Pepper Binkley
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Publisher's Summary

From the author of A Walk to Remember comes a moving tale of redemption and first love when a rebellious teenager decides to spend the summer with her estranged father in a North Carolina beach town.

Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alienated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.

The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels - first love, love between parents and children - that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.

©2009 Nicholas Sparks (P)2009 Hachette

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soft and sweet just like the cover shows

If you liked his other books then I am sure you will like this one too. The people reading have nice voices and I like that this is available in unabridged and abridged(I just hate when they leave out parts). I think you will really get into the characters and how it winds around.

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Um... WOW!

I've never been able to dig into a Nicholas Sparks book as much as I could with this one!

I LOOOOVED this book! Couldn't stop listening to it! Incredible writing! And the Narration/Voices were perfect!

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  • 02-28-10

My Favorite Nicholas Sparks Audio

I've been on a Nicholas Sparks kick lately and I would have to say this one is a better story and listen than even "Dear John." As in Jodi Picoult's "My Sister's Keeper" format, the story is told from a variety of character viewpoints and I really enjoyed the work of the male and female narrators in this audio. The characters come to life and the ending was perhaps a little sappy and predictible, but the kind of happy, satisfying ending I prefer! Can't wait to see the movie.

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Nicholas Sparks at his best

Loved the readers, the teenage view was right on, the story told so well, I was camping on the beach along with the characters. A box of tissues (we know Sparks after all!) a cup of your preference and you are good to go.

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Don't think it's a teenager story

In the beginning it seems like a teenager book, and you may think you bought some trash as Twilight series, however as the history develops you may be surprised on how powerful the author describes the mind of a father, a daughter and some surrounding teenagers. The narration is awesome, fantastic!

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Easy, good listen!

Very easy, but very good book. I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would in the beginning. As pointed out previously, it is pretty predictable, but still worth it. I enjoyed watching the characters grow up and become adults while the adults remember what life is really about.

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Dissapointed

I have read and enjoyed many Nicholas Sparks books. I feel this this one needs a disclaimer. It is way more religiously oriented than the other books of his I've read. It seems geared for a Christian teenage romance bookclub.

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Sweet and Beautiful

As usual Nicholas Sparks has created a beautiful family drama. I really liked the characters and loved seeing them evolve. It was touching and tender; Tears did flow. The readers were great. I think this is one of his greater books. I hope he continues the story into another book.

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A light read, but I was hooked

This is a sweet story. I was not disturbed by the religious overtones--I thought they fit the character and setting. I had not seen the movie and also tried to not think of Miley Cyrus as the main character, even though I knew she played her in the film.

I would listen to another Sparks novel. It was entertaining, and I found myself looking forward to my exercise time. I also find this book appropriate for young readers, who would enjoy it as well and benefit from the message.

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The story is beautiful

I really enjoyed this book. The story is beautiful! Well written, I had a hard time turning it off. My tween daughter started listening to the story while I was mind way though.. She has sense started at the beginning and is loving the book as much as I did. Every now and then I grab one of her ear buds to see where she is so we can chat about it.. I really like that even listening to it a 2nd time, Im hearing pieces & details I somehow missed the first time.
I did find the female narrator a bit annoying at first. After about 20-30 mins into the book she grew on me and I didn't mind her so much anymore. I also didn't like how the main character was always portrayed to have an attitude ALL the time. It was easy enough to look past, and listen to the story itself and not the way it was read... I get that she was a teen with a teen attitude. just think the narrator pushed it to far (which is on the narrator and not the book/story). I look forward to chatting with my daughter about this great story, and listening to it again.

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