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The Rescue [Abridged, Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Nicholas Sparks , John Bedford Lloyd , Mary Beth Hurt
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Book Description

1 Sep 2000
From one of America's most beloved-and bestselling-storytellers, here is a novel about a man and a woman trying to find courage to make the biggest commitment of all...to love someone forever.

Taylor McAden was a risk taker. A volunteer firemn in the small southern town where he had lived his entire life, he was the first to take the plunge into a burning house to resue someone, the first to put his own safety on the line. However, there was one risk that Taylor seemed unable to take, and that was to let any woman into his heart. Then he met Denise Holden.


The single mother of a little boy with severe disabilities, Denise had moved from Atlanta to the small town of Edenton, North Carolina where her grandparents had left her a house. She came to Edenton in an attempt to make ends meet while devoting herself to the care of her child. Falling in love was the last thing she intended.

A near fatal car crash brings Denise and Taylor together, and awakens in them felings long dormant. But before Taylor can fully welcome Denise and Kyle into his life, he must first take the ultimate risk-to look into his heart and his past, and see if it's not too late to take a chance on the future.
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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio; Abridged edition (1 Sep 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570429669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570429668
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 12.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 302,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

With over eighty million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include eleven No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. All Nicholas Sparks' books have been international bestsellers and have been translated into more than forty languages. Eight of his novels have been adapted into major films: Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember and The Notebook.

Nicholas Sparks lives in North Carolina with his wife and family. You can visit him and sign up for the Nicholas Sparks eNewsletter at www.uk.nicholassparks.com, and follow him on Twitter: @NicholasSparks.

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Amazon Review

Denise Holton's life is a fragile mix of luck and hard work in Nicholas Sparks' The Rescue. A single mum of a speech-delayed son, Denise makes ends meet by moving to the small town of Edenton, North Carolina and working the late shift as a waitress. When Denise crashes her car and her son Kyle flees the accident and disappears into the storm, her only stroke of luck is the quick arrival of Taylor McAden, a volunteer fireman. Taylor's got a knack of fixing people and he can't help wanting to be involved with Denise beyond the initial rescue of Kyle.

As Taylor helps Denise recover from the accident, they discover a sweet bond and a magical chemistry that pulls them closer and closer. Though Taylor fits perfectly into Denise's family, he's unable to open his heart to being loved by her. As Taylor struggles to understand his conflicting desires, Denise questions the wisdom of gambling with Kyle's and her own emotions.

Author Nicholas Sparks has found a loyal audience for his stories about the internal battles that accompany the arrival of love. His heroes may be truck-driving manly men and his heroines emotionally tragic but it's easy to overlook the traditional roles when the complexities of human relationships are so beautifully described. Sparks has found his forte and this novel is sure to be as popular as his earlier works. --Nancy R E O'Brien, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The storyline is extremely powerful (BORDERS.COM)

Nicholas Sparks knows how to tug at a reader's heartstrings (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES)

A romantic page-turner . . . Sparks's fans won't be disappointed (GLAMOUR)

Denise Holton's life is a fragile mix of luck and hard work in Nicholas Sparks (The Rescue. A single mum of a speech-delayed son, Denise makes ends meet by moving to the small town of Edenton, North Carolina and working the late shift as a waitress. When Denise crashes her car and her son Kyle flees the accident and disappears into t) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable!!! 2 Aug 2003
By Sue Lewendon VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Nicholas Sparks has a wonderful talent that I only wish I could have discovered much earlier. I would not call myself an avid romance novel reader, and do find a lot of titles to be unrewarding. However, if all romance novels were written by Nicholas Sparks I would most definately have the entire collection!!! I have now read most of his books and can say that this one is one of my favourites. Some people have said that his storylines are too predictable, and I would in all honesty, have to agree to a certain extent. Having said that though, although you can probably guess what is going to happen, you can never guess exactly how they are going to come about. I recommend this title to anyone who likes romance novels and especially those who have read Nicholas Sparks before.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One word; incredible 12 Jan 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read this book after I read 'The Last Song', and I was wasn't disappointed! I started reading the book and then I couldn't put it down. I read it in a day and a half and loved every minute of it.

This is the first ever book that I have cried at, and to be honest it was well worth my tears! This book is amazing.

The book is so adorable in terms of Taylor's and Denise's romance, and the relationship with her son. I felt myself going arh, that is so cute plenty of times. There are some really adorable parts in the book, like when the little boy (Kyle) gave Taylor his earoplane to hold, and Taylor told him it would bring him luck and it did :)

I would recommend this book to anyone, another truly sensational book from a truly sensational author!!!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Rescue 29 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Well put it this way I couldn't put the book down! I am such a softy and it really got to me. I would read it again!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tear Jerker... 31 Mar 2007
Format:Paperback
After reading my first Nicholas Sparks novel about three weeks ago I became addicted to his writing. The Rescue was the third book I have read since and true to his roots he has produced an amazing piece of romantic literature.

The story touches on so many aspects of humanity and love it has you turning the pages lost in the story absorbing every emotion, word, action the characters go through. The Rescue is like a modern fairy tale.

Towards the end I felt as if I had been on this amazing journey of emotional power with the characters. Highly recommend it, and hope you will as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look 21 April 2014
By Mark
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Another special by this great writer another masterpiece a thoroughly enjoyable read I amazed how this writer does it how he understands the intimate union between man and woman so well you won't be disappointed by this
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5.0 out of 5 stars How does he do it 2 April 2014
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I have read so many of Sparks books now I can't count this is one of my favourites. Both lead characters are very real and I could really relate to Denise having a special needs child myself. The story is heartbreaking but very real....I loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 22 Feb 2014
By Nikki
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I love Nicholas Sparks books. They are always about different life styles and troubles mixed in with a bit of romance. Lovely easy and enjoyable read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another great book 21 Jan 2014
By June H
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as with all nicholas spark books it quickly draws you in and you end up with tears as you read it. great book, good story
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
another fantastic novel cried as I have at all his books highly recommend this book romantic funny sad and a happy ending
Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars nice piece, unbelievably nice
I really didn't know what to expect when I bought this book. I had read only one book by N.S but I have seen all the movies. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Baybee
5.0 out of 5 stars Another amazing read!
5 stars for the rescue! every book I've read by nicholas sparks as got the same and I haven't even read half of them. Read more
Published 6 months ago by laurenjarch
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I absolutely loves Nicholas Sparks' books and this one was absolutely brilliant! I was hooked on it from when I first opened it and it brought tears to my eyes a few times. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Charlotte Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I read this book once years ago and am so glad I'd found it again. It is the such a wonderful story of love and learning to love one another - would recommend it to everyone
Published 7 months ago by Pixie
5.0 out of 5 stars yet another great hit!!
Well this was the last of this great story tellers books for me to read. I have read every one and enjoyed and The Rescue just like the rest!! Get writing Nic my boy i need more. Read more
Published 7 months ago by suzie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
I bought this book for my sister and she loves it. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves the author
Published 9 months ago by Emma Beedall
5.0 out of 5 stars Another good read
My 2nd Nicholas Sparks book. Great read. Hard to put down once you start. Will be buying more from him
Published 11 months ago by Njw
3.0 out of 5 stars Its ok
I have read all of this authors books, but this one was not one of his best, started reading them when I was in the USA, loved them.
Published 12 months ago by Mrs Gloria Burns
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