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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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    Clara 04-02-12
    Clara 04-02-12
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    "Great story. Well written."
    What made the experience of listening to The Notebook the most enjoyable?

    Great story that kept my attention 100% focus and concentrate.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The coincidence and power of love in the way that is described in the book


    What does Barry Bostwick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The intriging voice


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When she went back looking for him no knowing exactly why


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    Carolyn MIDDLEVILLE, MI, United States 02-17-12
    Carolyn MIDDLEVILLE, MI, United States 02-17-12
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    "Beautiful Love Story!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Notebook to be better than the print version?

    Have not read the print version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Noah, he was so caring and never lost hope that during one of his visits, Allie would remember their life together.


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

    Noah


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    Kelsey 11-22-11
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    "An enjoyable listen!"

    Not only was the narrator excellent, there were also many times when background music would start playing at appropriate times during the story. It really added to the experience, and it is something that I had always hoped I would find in an audiobook. I really enjoyed this quick listen.

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    Sammy TROY, MI, United States 11-13-11
    Sammy TROY, MI, United States 11-13-11
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    "I can't believe I'm saying this..."

    Movie > Book. The movie was beautiful! And the book was... disappointing. I actually think the love story in the movie was more touching. I felt like Sparks wrote the book as more of a businessman than an author, capitalizing on what he calculated that people would buy but didn't really put much feeling into it. There was almost no depth to the love story! I believe that this book went viral because of clever marketing, not because of its own merit.

    Imagine a decently written story by a fourteen year old boy, who's never actually been in love and that's pretty much what you're going to get out of this book. If Sparks has been in love, he's keeping it to himself.

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    Pedro Oliveira Jr. Sao Paulo, SP Brazil 01-11-10
    Pedro Oliveira Jr. Sao Paulo, SP Brazil 01-11-10 Member Since 2010

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    "Nice book but average narration"

    It's a nice book from Nicholas Sparks, it has a very disgusting love scene that narrated is even worse. Without this part the book is very good and transmit a strong message. The author could have spared the reader from a useless sex description ...

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    Barbara long beach, MS, USA 09-26-08
    Barbara long beach, MS, USA 09-26-08
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    "NOTEBOOK"

    LOVE IT

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    Deb Irmo, SC, United States 08-30-08
    Deb Irmo, SC, United States 08-30-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Love Story"

    I saw the movie but I will always think the book, and now listening to the audio is so much better. I cried as hard, even harder, I felt the pain and felt the joy. Nicholas Sparks is an amazing man who has managed to capture all the emotions of the heart. I truly love him as an author..and he is probably my favorite. I would highly recommend this audio.

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    Ursula Columbia, MD, USA 02-07-06
    Ursula Columbia, MD, USA 02-07-06
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    "My favorite book so far"

    I read the book, listened to book and saw the movie. My favorite so far is the audio-version. Highly recommended. Much better than the rescue which I find a little far-fetched and overly gooey.

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    Debbie Tampa, FL, USA 02-26-05
    Debbie Tampa, FL, USA 02-26-05
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    "Half a great romance"

    Having read two of his other books, I knew I could expect a beautiful romance from Sparks, and I wasn't disappointed. I loved the first half, even found it difficult to turn off, but the climax seemed to come too soon, and I found myself wondering, "What else can happen?" The story seemed to be over." Well, the second half went on and on and nothing else of consequence ever did happen. He seemed to be really stretching. Worse, the last half was overly sentimental, cliche, and redundant. I'd give the first half 5 stars and the second half one.

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    Katya Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 02-18-05
    Katya Sherman Oaks, CA, United States 02-18-05
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    "Too sappy...even for a woman"

    As a typical female, I usually enjoy love stories. Although this book make me cry because of it's sappy story, it went on for too long, especially towards the end when you feel like the author got the story out and you start wondering why does the book keep on going. There isn't much happening in the book, mainly conversation and reminiscing and since I only listen to audio books in my car, it's not the kind of book that makes time (or traffic) go faster.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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