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The Rescue
The Rescue
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Taylor McAden is a volunteer fireman who is always the first to plunge into danger. But there is one risk he can't seem to take: falling in love. Then he meets Denise Holden, a single mother who has moved to the small town of Edenton, North Carolina, to build a new life. A near fatal car crash will bring these two together; but before that c...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446610391
ISBN-10: 0446610399
Publication Date: 8/1/2001
Pages: 432
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 1037 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 8
A must read for Sparks fans. As usual, do not read it in public, or have a kleenex near!
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Helpful Score: 6
Only the 2nd book I've read by this author, but he's very good and I'm looking for more of his books.
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Helpful Score: 6
Very beautiful. Anyone with an autistic child will appreciate this.
TxSandMom avatar reviewed The Rescue on
Helpful Score: 5
Nice and sappy. A good light read. Although I didn't care for the kidspeak (there's a nearly autistic kid character and Sparks writes what the kid says and then again HOW he says it... like in the kids' language... that was annoying).
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Helpful Score: 5
Another tear jerker from Nicholas Sparks.
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This is another one of his great books. He knows how to write a heartfelt love story.
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Once again, Mr Sparks has made me a believer.
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loved it. Nicholas Sparks always entertains.
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First off, I generally don't read romantic books. I usally like to read thrillers, or horror books, But I found out that Nicholas Sparks was a fantastic writer. This book, the Rescue, was a wonderful story, filled with a lot of emotion. And I did cry at the end.
berd avatar reviewed The Rescue on + 210 more book reviews
I was pulled into this book right away with the idea of a lost child, but the story slows down within the first few chapters. At least it did for me. Once I got almost halfway, I was bored with the story and lost interest soon after. I never did finish this one. It probably ends the way I think it did, but I never will find out because I don't want to finish reading it.
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Good book. I felt like I come to know all the people of Edenton and loved the way they helped each other through various life problems. Felt like part of the family.

Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorite writers, I always feel like I know his characters.
veranaz22 avatar reviewed The Rescue on + 12 more book reviews
Even though the concepts of his novels may be a bit similar, this one is still an interesting page-turner you can't put down. I've always enjoyed reading his works, and this one's no disappointment even though parts are quite generic/predictable.
Four out of five.
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Good read. Characters are well developed and the message is delivered clearly but not to the point of 'beating you over the head'.
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Loved it!
ghostlysun avatar reviewed The Rescue on + 37 more book reviews
This was a typical Nicholas Sparks novel. The author takes one ordinary guy and pairs him with an exceptionally beautiful woman. I thought the main characters were charming although they didn't always make the best decisions. The book, despite having a Sparks-typical plotline, became intriguing and finally caught my interest halfway through (I almost put the book down to read something fun). Don't be surprised if Sparks' story brings a tear to your eye.
laina42107 avatar reviewed The Rescue on + 115 more book reviews
I'll start off by saying I am a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks. That being said this book has become my personal favorite (it's a tie between this book and "The Notebook"). Not only was this a profound story of love and loss, but the author drew on his own life experience to write this extraordinary story. Which makes it all the more touching and beautiful. I would recomend this book to any fan of Nicholas Sparks, all mothers, and anyone who has ever experienced the joys and tragedies of life.
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Good home town story, seemed a little slow in parts. More of a love story.
- Unabridged 7 tapes
hudsonsmom avatar reviewed The Rescue on + 15 more book reviews
good story.
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When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks--risks no one else in the department would ever take--to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: He can't fall in love.
TracyB avatar reviewed The Rescue on + 39 more book reviews
Wonderful story.
Kmarie avatar reviewed The Rescue on + 529 more book reviews
This is the abridged version, but it doesn't take away from the story!
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This was a slow start for me, but LOVED it by quarter way in and couldn't put it down. As always Nicholas Sparks doesn't disappoint.
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i really enjoyed this book a lot so good hard to put it down.
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An enjoyable story with lots of sentiment and emotion. However I didn't need as many tissues as usual when I read his novels. A good read.


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