The Best of Me

The Best of Me

Audiobook CD - 2011
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"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?
Publisher: New York : Hachette Audio, p2011
Edition: Abridged ed
ISBN: 9781611139020
Branch Call Number: CD BK F SPA
Characteristics: 5 sound discs (ca. 6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Pratt, Sean


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Dec 31, 2015

Storyline was good, but predictable. Narration good, although sometimes the narrator had the characters sounding like Forrest Gump and Elvis Presley. Just sayin'.

Aug 10, 2013

Loved the read. In the spirit of The Bridges of Madison County, this is a story of unrequited love. It was moving, tender, and beautiful. A great summer read and filled with the power of every day personal struggle and heroics.

stephaniehjones Jun 06, 2012

This title was not well adapted to audio format. The book alternates between each character's perspective quite quickly. In this audiobook there was not enough of a pause between character switches and it did not say the character that the story was switching to. As an audio, I think this is important because you cannot visualize the breaks between characters as easily as the print format.

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