The Rescue

  • by Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by Mary Beth Hurt, John Belford Lloyd
  • 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When confronted by raging fires or deadly accidents, volunteer fireman Taylor McAden feels compelled to take terrifying risks to save lives. But there is one leap of faith Taylor can't bring himself to make: He can't fall in love.Then, one day, a raging, record-breaking storm hits his small Southern town. Denise Holton, a young single mother, is driving through it when her car skids off the road. With her is her four-year-old son, Kyle. Unconscious and bleeding, she - not Kyle - is found. And when she wakes, the chilling truth becomes clear to both of them: Kyle is gone.
During the search for Kyle, the connection, the lifeline, between Taylor and Denise takes root. Taylor doesn't know that this rescue will lead him to the possibility of his own rescue from a life lived without love. That it will dare him to live life to the fullest by daring to love.

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Customer Reviews

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Great story- Cringeworthy narration

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrators were not right for this book. Mary Beth Hurt made Denise sound like an old lady with a terrible southern accent. John Belford Lloyd made Taylor sound like an idiot. Don't even get me started on how each of them made the child sound. If it hadn't been for the fact that the storyline was interesting, I would have given up on the book immediately.


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- Sherry L. Powell

Awesome read

What made the experience of listening to The Rescue the most enjoyable?

Taylor was a hero in more ways than one.


What did you like best about this story?

The rescue of Denise's son


Which scene was your favorite?

When Taylor rescued the victim from the bridge


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- Jennifer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-14-2000
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio