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.
Love Nicholas Sparks, but not this book. Everyone raved about the narrator, but I couldn't listen to him as he was dull. Didn't finish the book, not sure if I will.
The things I know for sure I am are: Christian, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Sister, American, Patriot, Friend, Teacher, Student, Seeker, and Thinker. I am far from perfect but I do try to be kind, honest, honorable, trusting and trustworthy. Lover of sunshine, books, southern food, vacations in national parks, singing in my car, cookie dough and icing, and cucumber margaritas.
This was my first Sparks book and I really enjoyed it. The characters were so rich and their actions beleivable. The only annoying parts was the girls voice. I have YET to hear anyone read a southern accent properly. This one was no exception. On top of that, she is not a likeable person AT ALL.
The narrators awesome. Very smooth voice.