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From international bestseller Nicholas Sparks comes an unforgettable story of a man whose brushes with death lead him to the love of his life.

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This is Nicholas Sparks's 13th novel. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and five children. You can visit the author's website at


While stationed in Iraq, U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a picture of a mystery woman whom he tracks down on his return home. Sparks's ( novel can be predictable, but his strong, determined characters make this an excellent piece of escapist lit. Narrator John Bedford Lloyd (A King's Ransom) handles the Southern accents with ease, believably voicing characters of both genders. Romance fans will enjoy this. [Audio clip available through; Sparks's Dear John (2006) has been optioned by New Line.-Ed.]-Johannah Genett, Hennepin Cty. Lib., Minneapolis Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

'Will have you weeping for the joy and tragedy of it all' Daily Mail ** 'A page turner...' Glamour ** 'Deeply moving, beautifully written' Booklist ** 'Worth spending a night with' People ** 'Sparks addresses the... struggles of people adjusting to sharing their intimate lives' Irish News ** 'Sparks writes with a depth of feeling and a tenderness rarely seen in male authors' Peterborough Evening Telegraph

U.S. Marine Logan Thibault carries a picture of a woman he's never met because it brings him good luck. But when he sets out to find the woman, he is met with unexpected circumstances surrounding his new love and his shrouded past. Though not Sparks's most original tale, the story flows well and narrator John Bedford Lloyd delivers a solid performance. Lloyd's deep bass tone is perfectly suited for Thibault, a manly man if ever there was one. Lloyd's supporting characters are rich and interesting in their own right, some speaking in comical Southern drawls, others with a raw reality. The final result is quite touching without much over-the-top sentimentality on Lloyd's part. A Grand Central hardcover. (Sept.) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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