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The Best of Me

Nicholas Sparks

"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen." In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths. Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?

"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen." In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths. Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

"Everyone wanted to believe that endless love was possible. She'd believed in it once, too, back when she was eighteen." In the spring of 1984, high school students Amanda Collier and Dawson Cole fell deeply, irrevocably in love. Though they were from opposite sides of the tracks, their love for one another seemed to defy the realities of life in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. But as the summer of their senior year came to a close, unforeseen events would tear the young couple apart, setting them on radically divergent paths. Now, twenty-five years later, Amanda and Dawson are summoned back to Oriental for the funeral of Tuck Hostetler, the mentor who once gave shelter to their high school romance. Neither has lived the life they imagined . . . and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever changed their lives. As Amanda and Dawson carry out the instructions Tuck left behind for them, they realize that everything they thought they knew -- about Tuck, about themselves, and about the dreams they held dear -- was not as it seemed. Forced to confront painful memories, the two former lovers will discover undeniable truths about the choices they have made. And in the course of a single, searing weekend, they will ask of the living, and the dead: Can love truly rewrite the past?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Pratt

Length:

6h 28m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:26


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:50


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:53


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:56


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:34


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:30


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:54


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:15


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:10


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:13


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:31


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:22


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:32


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:26


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:54


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:52