The Longest Ride

The Longest Ride

Streaming Audiobook - 2013
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Ira Levinson is in trouble. At ninety-one years old and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash. Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him: his beloved wife, Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by reminiscing about their lifetime together. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest University senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent breakup, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes are high: reward and ruin-and even life and death-loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans-if the secret Luke's keeping doesn't destroy it first. Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys.
Publisher: [United States]: Hachette Book Group , 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781478979975
1478979976
Characteristics: data file
digital,digital recording
1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 11 min.)) : digital
Call Number: eAudio

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brenstuhr
Sep 01, 2015

Wonderful

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DigitalDiva
Aug 21, 2014

Admittedly, the title of the book and the book's cover were unappealing to me, but the book kept showing up on recommended book lists. Since I needed a book for a long weekend trip, I grabbed this audiobook off the shelves and immediately became involved with all the characters. Because I only had a one week check-out, I would listen to the book and forgo everything else. If you're a sucker for romance and some bull riding stories thrown in, you'll enjoy the story of Luke and Sophia. If you've been married a while, then you'll relate to Ira and Ruth. As with most romance novels, the ending has a nice neat bow tied to it. To romance fans, I recommend this book.

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jmdeinken
Feb 17, 2014

Nicholas Sparks does it again--amazing story!! Two love stories spanning generations and a unique situation that causes their paths to cross with amazing results. A little disconnected going between the two couples; however, the ending was remarkable!! 8 of 10 for me.

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kesha1123
Nov 10, 2013

Amaze-balls. Love the interwoven connectedness the novel eventually reaches. I kept trying to anticipate the connection between Ira/Ruth and Luke/Sophia. With that in mind, I did feel the storyline went 50 interactions longer than it needed too in Ira's case. Overall, best Sparks read thus far.

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