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The Notebook Audiobook

The Notebook

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At 31, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle.

©1996 Nicholas Sparks; (P)2004 Time Warner Audiobooks

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    Cheryl Chandler, AZ, USA 09-16-05
    Cheryl Chandler, AZ, USA 09-16-05 Member Since 2016
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    "The Notebook (Unabridged)"

    It was wonderful. I cried through most of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Ewa Beach, HI, USA 07-27-05
    Claire Ewa Beach, HI, USA 07-27-05
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    "Wonderful Novel!"

    Just finished listening to the book. It was really a great "read", and Barry Bostwick did a terrific job as the narrator. I couldn't stop listening to the novel and the added commentary from the author at the end really added some insight into the storyline. I generally don't like "romance" novels, but this one was the greatest. A must read if you unconditionally, truely, and deeply love someone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daria Redmond, WA, USA 07-21-05
    Daria Redmond, WA, USA 07-21-05
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    "A heart-warming love story"

    I loved this book and the love it evokes. I listened to it twice through. The characters are deep and stay with me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Greenbelt, MD, USA 06-16-05
    Karen Greenbelt, MD, USA 06-16-05
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    "Annoying background music"

    Periodically, there is low-sample-rate music played so loudly that it's difficult to hear the narrator. This went on for so long at the beginning of the book that I nearly abandoned it. The narrator isn't very expressive, though he seems to get better as the book goes on.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mitzi West Jordan, UT, USA 05-13-05
    Mitzi West Jordan, UT, USA 05-13-05
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    "Fabulous!!!"

    Great narration! I loved his voice. I love this book. I could listen to it over and over again

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cathy St. JohnVirgin Islands, U.S. 12-14-04
    Cathy St. JohnVirgin Islands, U.S. 12-14-04
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    "A wonderful listening experience"

    I continue to enjoy Nicholas Sparks, whether listening or reading. This was such a lovely and moving story.

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    Michelle Amarillo, TX, USA 09-23-04
    Michelle Amarillo, TX, USA 09-23-04
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    "A REAL TEAR JERKER"

    NO BODY CAN POSSIBLY HAVE THE KIND OF LOVE THESE TWO PEOPLE HAVE. IT IS A GREAT STORY AND WHAT REALLY MAKES IT GRAND IS THE NARRARATOR. HE SOUNDS AS IF IT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING TO HIM AND PUTS UNBELIEVABLE FEELING INTO IT. AND TO THINK IT WAS WRITTEN BY A MAN. WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE?

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Amarillo, TX, USA 02-24-05
    Jamie Amarillo, TX, USA 02-24-05
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    "An excellent book!"

    As usual, the book is always better than the movie.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Rodney Bucyrus, OH, USA 11-10-05
    Rodney Bucyrus, OH, USA 11-10-05
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    "The Notebook"

    This was the first audio book of Nicholas Sparks' that I had listened to. I enjoyed it very much. He certainly knows how to discribe the romance between his characters. Plus there is a little bit of suspence that makes you want to keep listening. I've noticed that in each story he mentions a person or situation from other stories he has written. I recommend this and all of Nicholas Sparks' books. Buckwheat's wife.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Glenn Nazareth, PA, USA 03-02-10
    Glenn Nazareth, PA, USA 03-02-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Blind sided big-time by this one"

    My daughter was a big fan of Sparks in her late teens so I was expecting some mushy, romance novel, but being a part-time resident in the setting of the story in New Bern, NC I had to give it a whirl. All the places are real in the book but I was never so blind-sided by the depth of emotion that came from Sparks, who must have been a young 32-34 when he wrote this. How someone that age can come up with a story like this is mind blowing. Men, this isn't a "chick" book, believe me it's bigger than you are! The ultimate tradgedy, but somehow you are left with good feelings about the value of a good life/family and being true to what matter in life. In the end, the movie was good but no comparison to the audio book.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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