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The Notebook Audiobook

The Notebook

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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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    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


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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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    Charity Monroe, GA, United States 09-13-11
    Charity Monroe, GA, United States 09-13-11
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    "Best love story ever written"

    It's absolutely the best love story ever written, ever read, ever listed to, or ever watched on screen. It is so sweetly sad, tragically romantic, it is epic.

    The Notebook is the love story to beat all love stories.

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    Denisa 09-12-11
    Denisa 09-12-11 Member Since 2011
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    "One of the best love stories of all times!"

    This is one of my favourite love stories, if not my favourite. Great writer, great narrator! Have tissues nearby!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Darlene SAINT CHARLES, MO, United States 03-20-11
    Darlene SAINT CHARLES, MO, United States 03-20-11 Member Since 2010
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    "GREAT!"

    This was a great listen. At first I wasn't sure I liked the narrators voice but after a short while I settled in and loved it. What a wonderful story, this was my first Nicholas Sparks book but won't be my last, just started The Choice!!

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    ADW Atlanta, GA, United States 03-09-11
    ADW Atlanta, GA, United States 03-09-11

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    "Just okay"

    I wanted to read the book because of the movie, but there were some significant differences. The book provided less of a love story than I expected. I was actually a little disappointed by the story as told in the book. The narrator did a good job, though.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Diane 12-30-10
    Diane 12-30-10
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    "Excellent all around"

    This book is excellent all around. It is a great story - romantic, some good tension, great characters in both the past and present, good dialogue and a great narrator. I high reccomend it if you like this type of read.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mihaela lathrup village, MI, United States 12-04-10
    mihaela lathrup village, MI, United States 12-04-10
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    "flat characters"

    The movie was a hit but the book is a long boring cat nap. Unlike A Walk To Remember connecting with the flat characters in this book takes some make believe. Life is more complex than that. Going back and forth with the memories by the narrator, made it more believable. Too much graphic love making was a turnoff. And only a man would describe it from a women's perspective like that. But hey, if it took this book to give us that great movie then why not? :)

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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