With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include fourteen #1 New York Times bestsellers, and all of his books, including Three Weeks with My Brother, the memoir he wrote with his brother, Micah, have been New York Times and international bestsellers, and were translated into more than fifty languages. Eleven of Nicholas Sparks's novels--The Choice, The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Message in a Bottle--have been adapted into major motion pictures.
This story takes the listener back to small Beaufort, NC, in the 1950s. Landon Carter, a Congressman's son, just likes to have fun. Quite by chance, he begins a friendship with Jamie Sullivan, the pious Baptist minister's daughter, who is sweet and totally dedicated to being a "good Christian" and a good daughter. In the years that follow their unlikely friendship, we learn how Landon comes into his own and is transformed through his relationship with Jamie. The novel is predictable, to be sure, but Sparks (The Notebook) handles the tale well. But his narration sounds much younger than that of a 57-year-old man supposedly telling the story of his youth. We are in the midst of Jamie's and Landon's life rather than having the feeling of listening to a wistful, older narrator looking back. But this is bittersweet and makes an enjoyable and engaging experience. A sure winner for the audiobook section of any public library.ÄNancy Paul, Brandon P.L., WI Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.