This story was totally different from what I thought. Much more interesting!! Plus, it is very well narrated. It becomes so intriguing in the last half part of the story that I can't stop listening to it!
The story was interesting and it's a good time killer. The problem I have with Nicholas Sparks' books is that the characters are generally shallow and the storytelling is very trite. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants something easy to listen to and mildly entertaining, but don't expect anything incredible. If the characters had been more believable or endearing, I probably would have started sobbing at points but instead, I ended with a shrug and thought it was "just okay." I have a feeling that, like my experience with "The Notebook," the movie will be more entertaining and moving than the book.
I really liked this book. Being from eastern NC and having had my own summer romance with a serviceman, this book really spoke to me. I really liked "John" and thought the twists in this book to be very true to how real life plays out.
This book was very good. Poignant, intriguing and illuminating. The narrator for the most part was good, but his female voices need some work.
I have read/listened to all of Nicholas Sparks books. This is one of his best yet. A story of true love. I would recommend this book highly to anyone.
Growing up with a father who showed no emotion and in fact may have had an undiagnosed case of autism must have been very difficult for John, the main character in "Dear John". John grows up angry and after a troublesome start joins the military and carves out a niche for himself that he finds survivable. While home on leave he meets the lovely Savannah, a gentle soul whom he dates for a short time and then begins a long distance love affair via mail. The contant separations lead to inevitable relationship trouble but eventually Savannah and John meet again and John makes a discovery about what true love is. An enjoyable book, and I agree with other readers that you might need some Kleenex!
My first Sparks novel, I found myself feeling the sorrows and pain of the main character. With each revelation in the plot, I yearned for him to find comfort and peace....and love.