©1996 Nicholas Sparks; (P)2004 Time Warner Audiobooks
I saw the movie and absolutely loved it. Listening to this book was a task, as it was difficult for me to get past parts of the narration. Barry Bostwick, sounds perfect as the voice of an older Noah but fails miserably as the voice of a young Allie. Hearing him change his voice to a higher pitch to befit that of a young woman was awful. Worse yet, was listening to him describe the love scenes -- he sounds like a creepy, perverted old man (leaving me to feel icky all over). I had to literally force myself to finish listening to the beautiful story, all the while pushing the recollection of his creepy narration out of my mind.
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.
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.
I continue to enjoy Nicholas Sparks, whether listening or reading. This was such a lovely and moving story.
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.
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