I listened to this on CD so I could continue reading another book. I always look forward to the new Nicholas Sparks book and if you are already a fan you will not be disappointed. Listening to this in the car worked out well for me until...the weepy part, driving and teary eyes are not a good combination. I was able to control tears and made it to work and home without incident. For me the book started out slow and at one point I wished the book was centered on the story of Tuck and Clara instead of Amanda and Dawson. I was glad I continued reading the ending was classic Sparks and worth reading. Bottom line if you are already a Sparks fan this is a must read, if you are new to Sparks start with some of his earlier books and save this for last.