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Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-20

An excellent book, although I have to say that there were often times whilst listening that I felt it did go on a bit. But nonetheless, brilliant performances, excellent story and all around five stars.

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Great book if you like absurdly domineering men!

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-03-20

I vacillated between liking and hating this book. I can’t say that I really liked Jesse, the main character, an absurdly domineering control freak. The story was okay, the performances were good and overall I’d say the book was okay. But like I said the main character Jesse really irritated me.

Absolutely diabolical performances

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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars
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1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-20

I wish I had paid closer attention to the reviews before getting this book. The narrations, especially the female, are gd awful! She speaks in a staccato/fake/cringeworthy voice. To be honest I couldn’t bear listening to 14 hours of this so quit halfway. Will consider trying another of this author’s books but will make sure that the narrator, especially the female, is not performing.

Nicholas Sparks does it again

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-03-20

I said it before and I will say it again, Nicholas Sparks is a master storyteller. And this story is no exception. This book has everything you could want, excitement, romance, goodies, baddies, love, adventure, you name it and it probably has it. The narration was okay except for the attempts at the female voice. Why oh why can’t authors use genuine female voices to read female parts??? It ruins the listening pleasure when a man impersonates a female voice and it makes no sense why a female voice is not used for those parts. Other than that I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book.

Another triumph

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-03-20

Nicholas Sparks is probably one of the greatest storytellers out there. As with his other books, Nicholas has once again written an unforgettably powerful and rich story. Dear John is not just a love story but a story which encompasses so much more. The characters are very likeable, the narration is superb and overall the story is just fantastic. Well done Mr Sparks 😊

Excellent!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-20

Perhaps I particularly enjoyed this book because Nicholas Sparks is one of my favourite audio authors. It was both enjoyable and informative reading about Nicholas and his brother Micah’s adventures and their lives together. I think - at least in part - it is because I have read or listened to each of Nicholas’s books that reading about the man behind the book was all that more enjoyable.. The relationship between the two brothers and the adventures shared by them was a true pleasure to listen to. Rarely do you get to understand the person behind the words when reading a book. So to be afforded the opportunity of learning more about Nicholas and his brother was a genuine pleasure. And the book itself is as much a part of that pleasure.

One of the best audiobooks ever!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-02-20

Everything about this book was absolutely awesome! The narration was superb, the storyline amazing, the characters and storytelling fantastic. I have read each and every one of Nicholas Sparks books and am amazed at the extremes in quality and brilliance they offer up. At the amazing end is most definitely “the longest ride”.

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Okay

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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-02-20

I am with the previous reviewer, not a patch on the author’s previous books. Very very slow, predictable and to be honest I did not really like the characters. Good but not the best.

Another stellar performance

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-01-20

Nicholas Sparks never fails to deliver. This book was as powerful and moving as all his others, it is not a typical happy ending book but nonetheless it speaks to your heart. The narration was superb, the narrator’s voice is nothing if not perfect for what he does.

The second Nicholas Sparks book that I was less than enamoured with

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 25-01-20

in both books in this particular series. Couldn’t stand the characters in this book, Lexi is a manipulative, self-centred and selfish brat who makes being passively aggressive almost an art form. Jeremy is a weak pathetic, pu**y whipped man who is thoroughly controlled and manipulated by Lexi. Couldn’t stand either character and really did not enjoy the book.

This is the second time I have been surprised by a Nicholas Sparks book and not in a good way. Previously I have enjoyed every single one of his books, if this is going to be a new direction in his writing then me thinks we are going to part ways.