©1996 Nicholas Sparks; (P)2004 Time Warner Audiobooks
I am a huge fan of the movie the Notebook (who isn't?!) and actually enjoyed the movie much more than the book, usually it's the opposite. I like the characters betters in the movie version, Noah in the book and in the movie seemed like two totally different characters, and I like the movie version better, maybe it's because Ryan gosling did such a great job portraying him but I didn't care
For the book version of Noah. Still a great love story but found the movie better.
So far this is one if my Nicholas Spark book vs movie FAVORITES! Aside from some small details this book is almost identical to the movie! Beautifully written.
College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
of beauty and romance, a mature, elegant work I am so glad to have encountered
Avid fiction listener from Australia who not ashamed to have a biased for what some may call 'chicklit'. Keen for new author suggestions
What a disappointment this was. Twee and predictable- I wish I hadn't bothered. Mills and Boon has more depth
I'm finding that like most Nicholas Sparks Books, I enjoy the movie significantly more. I think this would still be the case if I were to have read the books first and then watched the movie. This book in particulari felt like it was kind of all over the place, he would have flashbacks and not inform the reader that it was a flashback. This causing a bit of confusion. I was also extremely disappointed that so many epic things that happened in the movie is credited to the screenwriters. I was very excited to hear those in book form as I so deeply loved them in the movie. But I didn't really feel like there was any sort of epic scene in the book. It was all just kind of there. As far as narration goes, Barry Bostwick has an excellent reading voice. However when reading the parts for Allie his voice was a very soft spoken whisper and you had to turn the volume up all the way just hear and then when he could jump to another voice, with your volume up so high he was practically yelling. Overall it is still an excellent book, and Nicholas Sparks gets all the credit it the world for them and storyline to the movies. Sadly, I personally just like the movies more.
The story was trite and predictable. The ending was creepy, and the accents were offensive.
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