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The Longest Ride

Nicholas Sparks

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In the tradition of his beloved first novel, The Notebook, #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with the remarkable story of two couples whose lives intersect in profound and surprising ways. Ira Levinson is in trouble. Ninety-one years old and stranded and injured after a car crash, he struggles to retain consciousness until a blurry image materializes beside him: his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago. Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together - how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families. Ira knows that Ruth can't possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriage. A few miles away, at a local bull-riding event, a Wake Forest College senior's life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward -- 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 -- a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he'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: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ron McLarty, January LaVoy

Length:

13h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

41:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:50


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

23:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

46:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

17:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:08


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

54:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

11:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:46