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Two by Two

Narrated by: Ari Fliakos
Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
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Russell Green is about to discover the importance of unconditional love.

At 32, Russell Green has it all: a loving family, a successful career and a beautiful house. But underneath his seemingly perfect life, cracks are beginning to appear...and no one is more surprised than Russ when the life he took for granted is turned upside down.

Finding himself single-handedly caring for his young daughter, London, whilst trying to launch his own business, the only thing Russ knows is that he must shelter London from the consequences of these changes.

Then a chance encounter with an old flame tempts him to take a chance on love again, and with the support of his family, Russ finally comes to understand the true nature of unconditional love.

©2016 Nicholas Sparks (P)2016 Hachette Audio UK

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Easy Listening

I finished this book in 2 days, I could not put it down. I love this type of story, just when you think your life is falling apart, it falls into place.

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Frustrating slow and miserable

I tried to complete this book hoping it would improve but in the end I decided to give it a miss. I got over the halfway mark and was just getting more frustrated. It is very slow and rather depressing. Largely talking about a dysfunctional marriage. The lead character has no spine and many of the other characters are self centered and unpleasant. I was disappointed because I have enjoyed this author in the past.
I will not be recommending this book.

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Music overpowering and a little distracting

Overall, a lovely moving story and good performance.
The music, although a nice inclusion, was too loud and overpowered the narrator.

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Love a romantic NS novel

Loved it! Nicholas Sparks on the money as always :) great story, read well, kept me engaged the whole time

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A very different Sparks novel... Until the end.

Wasn't fussed about the music. Sometimes it didn't seem to fit and almost overpowered the reader.
Good story with great characterisation. I spent most of the novel angry 😡 towards the character of Vivian but be prepared for the last few chapters in which you'll need the tissues again 😭!

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Heart warming

I’ve begun to be able to predict Nicholas Sparks novels, but I love them nonetheless. The story took a few wonderful twists and turns, and while I did anticipate the ending, the characters are certainly well written and thought out. Was definitely worth the listen.

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Great book

I loved this book had all sorts of emotions great story line
Really enjoyed the book and the narrator

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blown away

A wonderfully written novel that was slow to begin with but became so engrossing. I was very sad that it came to an end. many pearls of wisdom, sad moments and happy moments. a brilliant performance by the narrator Ari Fliakos.

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meandering, dull and predictable

I persisted with this book for 18 chapters waiting for something even remotely exciting or surprising to happen. My commute to work has never been so painfully slow.

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Great story

What a wonderful story and life lesson
Thank you love it very much . Looking forward to the next book



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  • Merril Woods
  • 26-01-2019

Slow to start

I found this story slow to start, took far to long to get to the main story and found the main character frustrating as no man is that slow to believe his wife is so innocent,(really!). The last two thirds of the story was most enjoyable and very like Mr Sparks previous stories

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  • GeoMat
  • 08-05-2018

Nicholss Spark at his best....

yet another emotional roller coaster ride..a gem from Spark.The storyline so ordinary but made extraordinary with his detailed insights into each character.They are so real,you can visualise the.Narrative was adding sheen to the story.
loved it.

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  • Vicky
  • 30-10-2016

Not so interesting

A major part of this book is about the relationship between Russ and Vivian, it is the bottom stone of the whole story. Yet this part is a little boring and of cliche.

The chapters are not so intriguing. Story just went on and on, I nearly lost my interest towards the end. Marge's death is unpredictable and this is the only one chapter which brings me into tears or any emotions at all .

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  • Jenny
  • 28-10-2016

Lovely story and well read.....shame about the music

I have enjoyed his story and the end was a real shock. But there have been a few occasions where they suddenly bust out some music over the words..... strange and kind of distracting. I see what is trying to be done but it's so random!! Almost takes away from the moment. Weird!

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  • Tatty
  • 19-10-2016

MY favourite Nicholas Sparks book

loved this book started out not sure if I would love it or just like it....but by chapter 3 I found I was really rooting for Russ to do well and over come everything he over came! loved marge and found my self crying when she passes! just loved the book and wanted it to go on and on! by far my favourite Nicholas Sparks book so far....roll on the next book x

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-01-2020

Bloke gets a divorce...

This is a really slow story. Until the last couple of hours, it really was an audiobook version of muzak, just something in in the background. There’s not much happening apart from a guy breaking up with his wife. For about 10 hours. Redeemed itself towards the end, but only if you don’t need much plot...

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  • Rharris21
  • 15-03-2019

Disappointing

Read many Nicholas Sparks books over the years and thoroughly enjoyed them. I can’t believe this was even written by the same author in all honesty. The plot was slow moving and lacklustre. The narrator made it even more dreary and then the strange snippets of music randomly popped out of nowhere which became awfully distracting. As I say, Nicholas Sparks has never failed to move me with his unique writing style and attention to detail, which is lacking on this occasion.

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  • Kerensa
  • 18-02-2019

hooked

This story had me hooked from the beginning. Be prepared it is a tear jerker. The main characters a family who start out with everything seeming okay, Russ the devoted husband and father. Vivian who starts off the lovely wife turns and I found myself getting quite cross with her. London the daughter who is beautifully grown up for such a young girl. The story also includes the extended family. I found that I could not stop listening rooting for the characters in the story and longing for happiness of the each characters.

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  • Shonagh
  • 16-01-2019

Very predictable and the music which suddenly starts in chapter 21 was really annoying

I have read a few of Nicolas Sparks books before and generally enjoyed them. But this one was a real disappointment. It felt like the emotion had to be forced, you knew it was an emotional part because the random music told you so. Not for me unfortunately.

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  • TINA ROGERS
  • 29-12-2018

Tia romsey

Sometimes the main character was a bit annoying but it was all part of how good it was written. Made me smile and cry

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  • Jan
  • 24-12-2018

Amazing

It is one of the best books I have ever listened too. The voice actors and story is marvellous.

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  • windy888
  • 21-09-2018

Beautiful

A wonderful listen, whilst on holidays, however, it did make me cry ... so many different emotions and love stories. Hope this man keeps writing! If anyone knows of any others that write in the same way, could you please let me know ? Great stories

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  • Octhom93
  • 02-05-2018

great tear jerker

i loved it. Good performance. really sad. but have a positive message at the end.