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The Notebook Audiobook

The Notebook

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Ashley Raeford, NC, United States 01-25-14
    Ashley Raeford, NC, United States 01-25-14 Member Since 2017
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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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    bellona 07-07-13
    bellona 07-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "I absolutely loved it! <3"
    Where does The Notebook rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have to say in my top five atleast!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love this aughtor, this is the third book i've "read" now and I'm going to keep on listening to the rest he has written too. I hope they are as greate as this one. The thing I liked the best? That nicholas manages to create the "perfect guy" and bring him to life for all us hopless romantics hoping to find our prince charming!


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

    I think he sounded like the noah i pictured in my head!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Its already a film, but it would be something like "world's best lovestory!"


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely one of my favorites!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    Moondancer Chichester, NY USA 06-15-12
    Moondancer Chichester, NY USA 06-15-12

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    "Amazing!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I absolutely loved this book! I laughed and cried and didn't want it to end. It's one of the most romantic stories I've ever heard. I have already ordered the movie and can't wait to watch it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The undying love and commitment.


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

    Noah.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.


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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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    Tanglefootin 03-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Story"

    I have liked almost all of the books by Nicholas Sparks. This one was not disappointing.

    Amazingly though, I LOVE the movie and connected totally with the story and the characters. The book is the same story; however, way too much talk, talk, talk in the story. I listened to the entire book, but was ready for it to be over. I have watched the movie over and over, and never tire of it.

    I liked this book and the narrator was really good. But, the movie was better, and I wouldn't recommend this particular book. So sorry.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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