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The Longest Ride ➭ [Ebook] ➨ The Longest Ride By Nicholas Sparks ➹ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Ira Levinson is in trouble At ninety one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash Suffering multiple injuries, he struggl Ira Levinson is in trouble At ninety one years old, in poor health and alone in the world, he finds himself stranded on an isolated embankment after a car crash Suffering multiple injuries, he struggles to retain consciousness until a The Longest ePUB í blurry image materializes and comes into focus beside him his beloved wife Ruth, who passed away nine years ago Urging him to hang on, she forces him to remain alert by recounting the stories of their lifetime together how they met, the precious paintings they collected together, the dark days of WWII and its effect on them and their families Ira knows that Ruth can t possibly be in the car with him, but he clings to her words and his memories, reliving the sorrows and everyday joys that defined their marriageA few miles away, at a local rodeo, a Wake Forest College senior s life is about to change Recovering from a recent break up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward even life and death loom large in everyday life As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans a future that Luke has the power to rewrite if the secret he s keeping doesn t destroy it firstIra and Ruth Sophia and Luke Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.


10 thoughts on “The Longest Ride

  1. Lynda Lynda says:

    Dear Mr Sparks As I settle into my seat and begin to write On my long haul Emirates international flight I try to avoid all the sideway stares Of passengers curious about my tears I just can t seem to ebb the flow And as my embarrassment starts to grow I curse you and The Longest Ride For placing me on this emotional slide Such wonderful characters you bring to life First Ira then Ruth, his adored deceased wife Then Sophia and Luke, a most unlikely pair And a convergence of lives shockingly l Dear Mr Sparks As I settle into my seat and begin to write On my long haul Emirates international flight I try to avoid all the sideway stares Of passengers curious about my tears I just can t seem to ebb the flow And as my embarrassment starts to grow I curse you and The Longest Ride For placing me on this emotional slide Such wonderful characters you bring to life First Ira then Ruth, his adored deceased wife Then Sophia and Luke, a most unlikely pair And a convergence of lives shockingly laid bare You deliver your characters with hearts that are pure Forming deep attachments that forever endure Where honesty and integrity are an absolute must For the foundation of character that one can then trust With an allegiance of fans, you ve touched many a heart While remaining insightful with wise words you impart Where human decency above all always ultimately prevails It s no wonder Mr Sparks you re making millions of sales So as we each move through this thing we call life May you defy those critics who may strike with a knife They re not worth a thought, so sling them the hook And continue to be you with each wonderful book Warm wishesA fan


  2. Christy Christy says:

    3.5 stars The Longest Ride made me remember why I was always such a big Nicholas Sparks fan growing up I used to read every single one of his books as soon as they were released Honestly, I picked this book up because the film is due to be released in a week or two and I m dying to see it Scott Eastwood as a bull rider no brainer I m glad I did I very much enjoyed both of these parallel love stories Ira and Ruth s story starts in the 30 s 40 s It s a time of war Ira is a 91 year old 3.5 stars The Longest Ride made me remember why I was always such a big Nicholas Sparks fan growing up I used to read every single one of his books as soon as they were released Honestly, I picked this book up because the film is due to be released in a week or two and I m dying to see it Scott Eastwood as a bull rider no brainer I m glad I did I very much enjoyed both of these parallel love stories Ira and Ruth s story starts in the 30 s 40 s It s a time of war Ira is a 91 year old man who is stranded in a car accident waiting for help He s struggling to stay alive for he isn t in the best of health Through his parts of the story, you hear of his epic love with his wife, his reason for living, Ruth Then we have Sophia Danko Sophia is a college senior who is out with some girlfriends after a break up There, she meets a cowboy named Luke Luke is different from any man she s ever met and she is drawn to him They develop a relationship and Sophia starts spending all her free time with Luke at his family s ranch Luke is holding on to a secret With his bull riding, comes risk But for him, eventhan the normal My heart hurt for these two Sophia, Luke and his situation The odds seemed stacked against these two at times, but I really rooted for this couple As Ira s story went on, weaving in with the present story of Luke and Sophia s, I wondered how in the world Sparks was going to connect these three characters How their stories would intertwine I loved the way they did finally cross It made the end that muchspecial and beautiful There were tears flowing when I finished this one I listened to the audio version of this book and I thought the narration was wonderful The male narrator captured Ira perfectly and the female did a great job with the present Luke and Sophia s story The Longest Ride was one of the better Spark s books I ve read, especially recently It was a beautiful and emotional love story of past and present It s one of those books that will stick with you after reading I m sure it s one I won t be forgetting any time soon And I m very much looking forward to the film after reading I hope they do this story justice


  3. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    I don t recall ever associating the quality of being humane to a book before, but here I am doing just that for The Longest Ride The word came to my mind as I was reading the long and eloquent descriptions of many different emotions the characters are feeling in this powerful story It didn t only feel as if the writer humanly described those emotions it felt as if the book itself felt compassion for its actors But feel free to raise an eyebrow, because this is a little strange, I a I don t recall ever associating the quality of being humane to a book before, but here I am doing just that for The Longest Ride The word came to my mind as I was reading the long and eloquent descriptions of many different emotions the characters are feeling in this powerful story It didn t only feel as if the writer humanly described those emotions it felt as if the book itself felt compassion for its actors But feel free to raise an eyebrow, because this is a little strange, I admit Novels are not alive Anyways.Nicholas Sparks writes about love stories and strong, realistic issues in relationships, but I feel as if he really gave his everything in this one special book which he says was one of his favourite stories to write There are many moments when I felt my stomach ache for Ira s dire situation and the seemingly uncertain and, at times, hopeless future of Sophia and Luke Oh and that ending I got shivers when I watched the movie, and I got shivers when I read the book.Sparks stories always have that peculiar fairy tale esque feel to them, though it s subtle enough not to become annoying It s simply that he writes such romantic stories He believes in true love and destiny and he clearly shows that through his novels Although he is such a beloved author, I never know for sure if I m going to love his books before starting them I disliked The Notebook, loved Dear John, thought The Lucky One was good but no , found The Last Song wonderful and, finally ADORED The Longest Ride See, I may like this author, but that doesn t guarantee my enjoyment of his works.Very recommend I also dare suggest the movie, despite the modifications made to the original story Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin


  4. Nur Ain Z. Nur Ain Z. says:

    2.5 starsI can see why some people favour this book while the others don t I, for that matter, happen to fall into the third category enjoyed the story but wasn t entirely impressed by it It was just an okay kind of story for me sweet enough to leave you aching but doesn t make you sugar rushed, which is a tad disappointing to be honest But then again, I don t really know what to expect from Sparks s books any The last book of his I read was Safe Haven and that was only because I got 2.5 starsI can see why some people favour this book while the others don t I, for that matter, happen to fall into the third category enjoyed the story but wasn t entirely impressed by it It was just an okay kind of story for me sweet enough to leave you aching but doesn t make you sugar rushed, which is a tad disappointing to be honest But then again, I don t really know what to expect from Sparks s books any The last book of his I read was Safe Haven and that was only because I got it for cheap Even then, I didn t really enjoy it It seems my days of enjoying Sparks s stories are finally over.So anyways, there are two separate but not entirely different love stories being spun in The Longest Ride I hate the title by the way, I don t know why but I just do The couples, Ruth and Ira and Sophia and Luke come from different generations the old and the young Both couples don t have any relation whatsoever that would tie them together they are complete strangers but their paths are bound to cross when they ve found their significant others I may have made it sound interesting but in honesty The Longest Ride is just another typical, Nicholas Sparks s type of love story A bland one at that If you re a Sparks s fan, rest assured you ll find everything that you like about him in this book His writing doesn t change much The plot, however, is a lot weaker as compared to his other works like The Notebook, The Choice and The Lucky One to name a few I feel there aren t enough conflicts in this book to leave a hollow in you The couples are given life altering news to face, they have misunderstandings and they fight but nothing that will really leave an impact to the readers It wasn t a satiable reading Also, I found that I couldn t care less about Sophia and Luke There was nothing substantial about them that would make them stand out from the other couples in other Sparks s books A bull rider in recovery and an art history student it could have been interesting but the thing is, it wasn t Both characters were kind of one dimensional to me Nothing exceptional about these two characters that will invoke strong feelings in you Because they were so uninteresting, I don t have anything else to say about them except that they were forgettable I m already forgetting about them as we speak Ruth and Ira s story, on the other hand, is a completely different case I found their story heartwarming and most certainly intriguing than the aforementioned couple Ruth had been dead for nine years Since then, Ira was adrift between his past and present because that one beacon that had held him afloat was no longer there For most part of their story, it was about recounting the love they had shared between one another Definitely eye tearing material If Ruth and Ira were the lead characters of this book, I think I wouldn t have minded the book so much It might even gain another star from me I will not recommend The Longest Ride if you re looking for an epic love story to read you ll be tremendously disappointed if you do However, if you re looking for a quick read, then I guess this can t hurt


  5. Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~ Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~ says:

    Update 7 11 13Holy SHIT Kindle Preorder price is 11.04 Nicholas Sparks I love you but dang.You are already rich.I mean really.It s a digital book..Unless it reads the book to me I do not like this price New Nicholas Sparks Book in September I am so excited Update 7 11 13Holy SHIT Kindle Preorder price is 11.04 Nicholas Sparks I love you but dang.You are already rich.I mean really.It s a digital book..Unless it reads the book to me I do not like this price New Nicholas Sparks Book in September I am so excited


  6. Jess Jess says:

    I just finished this not too long ago and of course, like all of Nicholas Sparks books I loved it I really enjoyed both love stories and the way in which each were told, how one showed a lifetime of love and the other the beginning of love It did feel like two completely different stories and I had no idea how their stories would intertwine although I had my predictions but loved how they eventually came together It s such a beautiful story


  7. Carol [romance-books.in.net Addict] Carol [romance-books.in.net Addict] says:

    The Longest Ride is one of the most beautiful books I have read in a very long time and has earned every one if notof the five stars I awarded it It is the love story of two very different couples in North Carolina whose lives seemingly have nothing in common with one another.First, we have Ira and Ruth The book starts right out with Ira who is 91 years old and has been in a car accident He lost control of his car on a curve and has gone down a steep embankment and hit a tree and the we The Longest Ride is one of the most beautiful books I have read in a very long time and has earned every one if notof the five stars I awarded it It is the love story of two very different couples in North Carolina whose lives seemingly have nothing in common with one another.First, we have Ira and Ruth The book starts right out with Ira who is 91 years old and has been in a car accident He lost control of his car on a curve and has gone down a steep embankment and hit a tree and the weather forecast is for a very cold night with snow His injuries are severe enough that he cannot move and he fears that no one will be able to find him Ira s wife passed away 9 years ago but as Ira sits in the car injured, his wife Ruth appears in the seat next to him, encouraging him, trying to keep him alive They begin to relive theirthan three quarters of a century together Their love story was so beautiful It was not all perfect They had their share of obstacles to overcome But I was so moved by them, what they endured over the years The love Ira has for Ruth was just so beautiful From their honeymoon on, they amassed a huge art collection But, Ira tries to get across that it isn t about the art or what it is now worth It is the story behind each piece and what it meant to Ruth when it was purchased I still am not sure whether Ruth being there with Ira in that car was his imagination or whether it was her spirit actually there with him but it doesn t really matter I had tears in my eyesthan once at the depth of their devotionI wish I had the talent to paint the way I feel about you, for my words always feel inadequate I imagine using red for your passion and pale blue for your kindness forest green to reflect the depth of your empathy and bright yellow for your unflagging optimism And still I wonder can even an artist s palette capture the full range of what you mean to meSofia and Luke are the other couple Sofia is a senior in college and Luke is a professional rodeo bull rider Sofia has just come off a bad break up and certainly had not planned to meet someone new Her roommate drags her along to a good old fashioned barn dance where she meets Luke Their conversation is easy, they instantly connect And, their romance begins They fall in love But they also have obstacles in their path Luke doesn t tell Sofia why he hasn t been riding the last eighteen months and has just now returned to the arena And how does a professional bull rider that lives on a ranch fit into the life of an art history major In true Nicholas Sparks fashion he brings these two couples together in a truly surprising way Both of their stories is so beautiful and will stay with me for a long time Last night as I turned the final page of this book, I turned out the light and lay down next to my sleeping husband of 30 years I placed my hand gently on his back so we would be connected as I fall asleep just like I do every night and as I closed my eyes, I thought to myself, I have my own Ira right here and yes, Ira, I too understand


  8. Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤ Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤ says:

    4 STARS The truth is that when I saw the trailer of The Wildest Ride I was super excited to read it And now that I finally read it, I m evenexcited to see the movie I really enjoyed this amazing story Nicholas Sparks is a very famous author I have seen many of his books that have become movies but never before I have read a book of him Two different storiestwo couples who are separated by years. The one story is for Ira an old man, who had an accident,and he is recalling and retelli 4 STARS The truth is that when I saw the trailer of The Wildest Ride I was super excited to read it And now that I finally read it, I m evenexcited to see the movie I really enjoyed this amazing story Nicholas Sparks is a very famous author I have seen many of his books that have become movies but never before I have read a book of him Two different storiestwo couples who are separated by years. The one story is for Ira an old man, who had an accident,and he is recalling and retelling us about his life and his one love Ruth and the second story is about Luke, a bull rider who met Sophia, a New Jersey college girl We follow them through the stages of their relationship as they try not to think too hard about what the future holds Ira s and Ruth s love story was intense Ira love his wife so much Sophia s and Luke s romance is slow and sweet and I really like how it developed Both stories were very interesting and they were so realistic I didn t know how the two stories of Ira and Ruth and Sophia and Luke would link together But when they did I was really surprised I don t read often books from men but this was a brilliant story that touched me in so many ways and made me wonder for the joys of love I m looking forward for the movie


  9. Olga Shvets Olga Shvets says:

    Mr Sparks, I love to cosy up at home and read your romantic and inspiring novels from time to time, but this book was indeed an incredibly LONG and BORING ride A complete disappointment The two story lines were trivial and uncoordinated I do acknowledge that Ira s eternal love for Ruth was indeed worth admiration, however it seemed too similar to the Pearl Harbor movie or any other of the WWII love stories It was nevertheless a million timesinteresting than the whole story line of Luk Mr Sparks, I love to cosy up at home and read your romantic and inspiring novels from time to time, but this book was indeed an incredibly LONG and BORING ride A complete disappointment The two story lines were trivial and uncoordinated I do acknowledge that Ira s eternal love for Ruth was indeed worth admiration, however it seemed too similar to the Pearl Harbor movie or any other of the WWII love stories It was nevertheless a million timesinteresting than the whole story line of Luke and Sophia Luke seemed as a super complicated overthinking fellow with an immense sense of dignity with no notable identity whatsoever Sophia didn t have a tiny bit of character at all Their love story was so commonplace that I doubt it was worth even writing about The two stories were so different and individual that it was strange connecting and making any parallels between them These are just two separate plots which were somehow connected in one book The ending was obvious and too fairy tale Not a joke in the whole book Not a spark of excitement, big revelations, hard decisions or impressive moments This book, which I only read till the end out of respect for the author, was a complete waste of time


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