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The Notebook | [Nicholas Sparks]

The Notebook

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.
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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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    Kimberly Oconomowoc, WI, USA 09-23-08
    Kimberly Oconomowoc, WI, USA 09-23-08
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    "I love it so much"

    This book is so awesome...I love it VERY much.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ling Laurel, MD, USA 07-05-06
    Ling Laurel, MD, USA 07-05-06
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    "The Notebook"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christina El Cajon, CA, USA 03-16-06
    Christina El Cajon, CA, USA 03-16-06 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Love story"

    This is a great love story of two peoples never ending love.

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    Cheryl Chandler, AZ, USA 09-16-05
    Cheryl Chandler, AZ, USA 09-16-05 Member Since 2010
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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.

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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.

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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

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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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    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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