The Longest Ride

  • by Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by January LaVoy, Ron McLarty
  • 13 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the enduringly popular style of his previous works, including The Notebook and See Me, Nicholas Sparks introduces us to the soon-to-be-entwined lives of four unsuspecting characters, and ensnares us with his gift for creating truly emotive stories.
Audie Award Finalist, Romance, 2013
Two couples. Two love stories. One epic tale. Ninety-one-year-old Ira Levinson is in trouble. Struggling to stay conscious after a car crash, with his mind fading, an image of his adored - and long-dead - wife Ruth appears. Urging him to hang on, she lovingly recounts the joys and sorrows of their life together - how they met, the dark days of WWII and its unrelenting effect on their families.
A few miles away, college student Sophia Danko's life is about to change. Recovering from a break-up, she meets the young, rugged Luke and is thrown into a world far removed from her privileged school life. Sophia sees a new and tantalising future for herself, but Luke is keeping a secret that could destroy it all.
Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples, separated by years and experience, whose lives are about to converge in the most unexpected - and shocking - of ways. The new love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook, The Lucky One and The Best of Me. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved authors.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Loved it

What did you like most about The Longest Ride?

Loved the characters, Loved the way the story panned out.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Longest Ride?

The love between Ira and Ruth.The way she comforted him in the Car.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The auction.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Made me laugh and cry...

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- Ms

Very enjoyable

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend it. It was a well written, well narrated story with a few twists and turns.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Longest Ride?

The very obvious love that was shared between the two couples - one starting their 'ride' together and one ending.

What about January LaVoy and Ron McLarty ’s performance did you like?

I have never really gone for a book with more than one narrator but this one worked really well. I found it very easy to keep up with who was who through the jumps between characters.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me smile, laugh out loud and whilst not actually cry made me very sad on occasion. A very well written book which certainly makes you emotional.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend Nicholas Sparks as an author, he truly captures characters and emotions and writes a good plot!

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- Vix

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-09-2013
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK