Nights in Rodanthe

  • by Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by JoBeth Williams
  • 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At 45, Adrienne Willis must rethink her entire life when her husband abandons her for a younger woman. Reeling with heartache, and in search of a respite, she flees to the small coastal town of Rodanthe, North Carolina, to tend to a friend's inn for the weekend.But when a major storm starts moving in, it appears that Adrienne's perfect getaway will be ruined - until a guest named Paul Flanner arrives. At 54, Paul has just sold his medical practice and come to Rodanthe to escape his own shattered past. Now, with the storm closing in, two wounded people will turn to each other for comfort - and in one weekend set in motion feelings that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.

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What the Critics Say

"Sparks builds a taut, plausible relationship between his protagonists." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Not a "happily ever after" book!

This struck me as a lovestory without much closure. Left me wanting more. Characters are well developed and it is well written, but this is not your typical "love story" where everyone lives happily ever after. Left me feeling sad. May be a little too close to "real life!"
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- KARLA F

Typical Sparks

This was a nice, casual listen. This is a typical Nicolas Sparks novel that it a bit predictable. Still I enjoyed visiting Rodanthe and the characters that are relatable, but I didn't really "invest" in their lives. I have not seen the movie so would be curious if I would be more invested in the characters in the film. JoBeth Williams was just a pinch distracting stretching the Southern accent a little further than necessary in my opinion.
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- D. Knight "romans55"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2002
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio