Nights in Rodanthe, Nicholas Sparks
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Nights in Rodanthe

Author: Nicholas Sparks

Narrator: JoBeth Williams

Unabridged: 5 hr 20 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 11/01/2005

Genre: Fiction - Romance - Contemporary


Adrienne Willis is 45 and has been divorced for three years, abandoned by her husband for a younger woman. The trials of raising her teenage children and caring for her sick father have worn her down, but at the request of a friend and in hopes of respite, she's gone to the coastal village of Rodanthe in North Carolina to tend the local inn for the weekend. With a major storm brewing, the time away doesn't look promising...until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives. At 54, Paul is a successful surgeon, but in the previous six months his life has unraveled into something he doesn't recognize. Estranged from his son and recently divorced, he's sold his practice and his home and has journeyed to this isolated town in hopes of closing a painful chapter in his past. Adrienne and Paul come together as the storm brews over Rodanthe, but what begins between them over the weekend will resonate throughout the rest of their lives, intertwining past and future, love and loss.

About the Author

Nicholas Charles Sparks was born in Omaha, Nebraska in December 1965. He is an American novelist primarily, but has also developed into a screen - writer and producer of films. He is an Alumni of the University of Note Dame, and is recently separated from wife, Cathy. They have five children.

At 19, Sparks was inspired to begin writing by a comment his Mother made to him. After writing two early novels, Sparks sought to attend law school, but was rejected. He tried several other careers in the next three years before co-authoring a book that only sold 50,000 copies the first year. It was not until moving to Washington, DC in 1993, that he wrote his most famous and celebrated novel, The Notebook. The novel was discovered by a literary agent who found it in her agencies "slush pile". In 1996, The Notebook made the New York Times best-selling listing the first week it was released.

Sparks has had several international best-sellers and several have been adapted to film: Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Nights in Rodanthe, Dear John, The Last Song, The Lucky One, Safe Haven, and The Best of Me.

Reviews Write A Review

AudiobooksNow review by Lou on 2007-05-31 18:22:13

As with anything written by N. Sparks, this is a winner.

AudiobooksNow review by KIM on 2007-07-09 19:08:12


AudiobooksNow review by Stacey on 2008-09-14 10:13:05'll like this. Not believable and very predictable. Reminds me why I usually do not read romance novels.

AudiobooksNow review by Nancie on 2008-10-01 07:48:40

As I listened, it reminded me of a weak reflection of The Bridges of Madison County. And, although it is unabridged,it is missing something. Still, it was too long. The plot was unimaginative and predictable. Maybe this is one where the movie will be better than the book. But heck, it's a romance and it is well read!

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