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The Notebook Audiobook

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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    Elizabeth GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, US 06-20-15
    Elizabeth GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, US 06-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Some people write bad books"

    The story was trite and predictable. The ending was creepy, and the accents were offensive.

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    Conner4u 05-25-15
    Conner4u 05-25-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best love story ever"

    What an invigorating love story of real true love. The romance, the passion and the contentment let you believe that true love exist even now. The love letters add character to the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brandy Lowell, OH, United States 05-12-15
    Brandy Lowell, OH, United States 05-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Real love isn't easy!"
    Any additional comments?

    I don't normally like to read a book after I have already seen the movie version, but the movie was so good that I figured the book must be amazing. The book was indeed very good and I was surprised how much the book and the movie are alike. Typically, movies leave out so much detail but I think the movie portrayal of this novel was spot on. I was surprised to discover that this was the author's first published novel as he has so many now and all of them seem to be adapted to film. No need to describe what the novel is about as it is a popular work, but I will say that this is one Nicholas Sparks book that does a great job describing deep, true love without a heavy dose of cheese and cliché.

    I recommend this book for ages 16+.

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    Kathryn 03-23-15
    Kathryn 03-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story"

    I am new to reading for pleasure, but have been a fan of the movie the Notebook since it came out. A top 5 movie in my book. I will say, for the first time, I believe the movie was vetter thsn the book. The skipped over and has minimal flashbacks to when they were young & met. I needed more of that.

    good story though.

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    Jeffinner07 02-21-14
    Jeffinner07 02-21-14
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    "Beatiful!"
    Would you listen to The Notebook again? Why?

    Yes, the book differs from the movie just a little bit, but it's still amazing!


    What did you like best about this story?

    How original the story was and the eternal love of Noah


    What about Barry Bostwick’s performance did you like?

    Yes


    Who was the most memorable character of The Notebook and why?

    Noah, his amazing love, passion and personality.


    Any additional comments?

    Just read it, you won't be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley Raeford, NC, United States 01-25-14
    Ashley Raeford, NC, United States 01-25-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what I expected"

    I love Nicholas Sparks' books, but this is one of the rare occasions that the movie was actually better than the book. I don't think the book showed how their love developed and grew to help the reader become emotionally connected with the characters. Instead the summer they spent together was summed up in a paragraph.

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    K. Allen Washington 09-01-13
    K. Allen Washington 09-01-13 Member Since 2014
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    "The movie was amazing but the book..."
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    I listened to this book because I thought that the movie was amazing. It is a great love story but to me it was too gushy. I love romance but this book did pour it on think. It was a little too much for me.

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    Pamela 01-02-13
    Pamela 01-02-13
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    "Bad. Really, really bad."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I can't imagine.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Nicholas Sparks again?

    No


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing. The writing was so poor.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    boredom.


    Any additional comments?

    I like a well-written romance novel, but this one was tedious. I listened to the end, but wouldn't have continued reading it in text format.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    annewbe 10-02-12
    annewbe 10-02-12
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    "AMAZING!"

    I LOVE THIS STORY!!! I love the movie! I love everything about this book. I would recommend this book to anyone I know! No matter how many times I read this book or watch the movie, I still cry every single time.

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    stanley 06-11-12
    stanley 06-11-12
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    "Notebook review 6/11/2012"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Notebook to be better than the print version?

    Comparable, After all..... The pictures are in your mind!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story itself.


    Which character – as performed by Barry Bostwick – was your favorite?

    No favorites - all performed well by Mr. Bostwick.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but could not dedicate the consecutive periods of time.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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