The Rescue

The Rescue

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The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks, Johnny Heller

" One of America's bestselling authors returns with a tale about the greatest commitment of all...loving someone forever.

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. Until 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 can happen, Taylor must first look into his past and see if it's not too late to take a chance on the future."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792724414
Publisher: AudioGO
Publication date: 12/01/2000
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 8

About the Author

The Rescue is Nicholas Sparks' fourth novel. He is the co-author of Wokini: A Lakota Journey to Happiness and Understanding, and the bestselling author of The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, and A Walk to Remember. Sparks lives in North Carolina with his wife and three sons.


New Bern, North Carolina

Date of Birth:

December 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Omaha, Nebraska


B.A. in finance, University of Notre Dame, 1988

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The Rescue 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1038 reviews.
ilovechar More than 1 year ago
WOW! This would have to be one of the best books I've read in awhile. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the author or is just looking for a fantastic book, which keeps you on your toes. picked it up every free second I had. Once again Nicholas Sparks keeps on pleasing his readers.This novel includes all of his writing trademarks, secretive pasts, a new love, tragedy, and a pleasing but shocking end. One day Denise and her speaking impaired son Kyle were in a tragic accident. Then Taylor, a volunteer fireman came along Denise and rescues Kyle. After some time together, they both have to face their pasts in order to make their love for each other to work out. Taylor tries to overcome the guilt of the tragic losses of two important people in his life and learning how to love and stay committed to a woman. Denise learns to let go of her wounded pasts and fears of her mother, Kyle's dad, Kyle, and letting someone get close to him.So in my opinion, from the ones I've read, The Rescue would be one of the best books Nicholas Sparks has written. I would put on my list of my top five favorite books. I loved the book and didn't find one negative thing about it. Every time you turn the page, something more shocking and unexpected happens. More secrets are revealed.If you're looking forward to reading a wonderful romance, then you should read this book. I promise you will love it. It's a wonderful book and ties the plots and characters perfectly together to form a marvelous love story.Read it, and when you finish, you won't be disappointed.
vickytren More than 1 year ago
omg. this book was great. It was my favorite by nicholas sparks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This coming from a military man, who normally reads macho type books, this book was excellent. I am thankful for the switch. After reading The Notebook, I thought I had a new favorite book, til this one. A good book for everyone to read!
philnamba More than 1 year ago
I have all of Nicholas Sparks' books and this is one of my top 3 favorites. This book is amazing, everyone should read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells the story of Denise Holton, an isolated, poverty-stricken single mother of a handicapped four year old boy who is rescued by Taylor McAden, volunteer fireman and construction worker during a storm in North Carolina. As you can expect, the two eventually get to know each other and fall in love. This book was okay. It moves awfully slow, with long, drawn-out scenes heaped with exaagerated melodrama. Neither Taylor or Denise are very likeable characters in my mind, and the ending (before the epilogue) is messy. But it's your basic sappy love story and I enjoyed some parts of it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THE RESCUE is an emotional love story starring three damaged individuals. The story line is extremely powerful when the characters ride their feelings into activities that they normally would avoid. The two lead adults, supported by a child with a learning disorder, are incredibly drawn and their respective "interfering" mothers provide the sparks that inspire the story line. Nicholas Spark's tale is must reading for those fans that cherish a deep-rooted love story.I found the strict teaching of the child very interesting. I wonder if that method might be helpful for children with problems in order to provide a predictable environment.As always, Nicholas Sparks, writes in a compelling way but the story itself should have been a bit more compelling. I'm seeing the characters as nothing really special, just people searching for companionship. That said, I'll always read his work. He's that good. Highly recommended. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is about a girl named Denise Holton she was driving through a passive storm with her son Kyle Holton. Denise is trying to keep a head of the storm so she won’t get caught in it. Denise was on her way to her home town. When she swerved to miss a deer and wrecked. A guy from the fire department found her and asked her if she was ok. She turned around and said where is Kyle do you have him the guy said no he was not here when I got here. They found Kyle 5 hours after they reported him missing. Denise and Taylor MacAden fall in love. Kyle learns how to talk better than what he did in the beginning. He wants Taylor to be his dad because he thinks he is nice and loves his mom. Denise was happy that she wrecked because if she never wrecked she wouldn’t have met Taylor. Then Kyle wouldn’t have had a guy to talk to or do activities with and he wouldn’t have learned to talk so well. I love this book I would recommend this to anyone who loves love stories. It was a good book to read I really enjoyed it because it went from sad to love and that is a good thing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
wow! i just finished reading this a couple of minuets ago and it was amazing! Er.. i mean i loved it! But you have to read it to be sure if you do. i mean... im a picky reader i can only read super good books, and this one made my top five books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line and the charactors just came to life with the help of great descriptions.
Amy Dixon More than 1 year ago
starts off very slow...till the end it picks up very nicely. still another great book by nicholas sparks!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been a fan of this author for a while now, but I was pretty disappointed with this book. It was incredibly boring!! Not only was it predictable but this story is very similar to his other ones. It is not refreshing at all. I've read half way through the book and wanted to throw it across the room...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good read...I loved this book so much. I cried so hard at the end because it was unexpected :( It touched my heart.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On man i could not put this book down, i red it in about 3 days, such a great book
basketball_lover_14 More than 1 year ago
Another great book written by Nicholas Sparks.  Within the first two chapters I knew I was going to love this book.  Towards the end, I could not even put this book down because I just wanted to see how this book ended.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nicholas Sparks wrote a great book when he wrote this story. It was so intriguing and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. It was heart wrenching.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have this book at my house and i loved it!!!!! I am fifteen years old and i love nicholis sparks!!! He is a very good author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like all of his books the same
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing find
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful usual !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That wa sthe best book i have ever read! The best ending i have read.... U have to read this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!
ValleyV More than 1 year ago
I bought this book when they offered it as a daily deal and I am so glad I did. I really enjoyed it. I hope they turn this one into a movie as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Nicholas Sparks book! Soo good!!
truereader More than 1 year ago
This book should be made into Nicholas Sparks' next movie. I really enjoyed this story and the message it had to share. A very heartwarming story of the real power of love and what it can offer if one allows it into their life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I've read by Sparks, the first being Message in a bottle. I have to say although it was good, it can't compare to The Rescue. The Rescue is by far the best book I have read in a long time. I absolutely recommend it to anyone. I LOVED this book!