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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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    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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    Erika Dracut, MA, United States 10-19-10
    Erika Dracut, MA, United States 10-19-10 Member Since 2006
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    "Boring!!!"

    I have been listening for an hour now and it is soo boring. My commute to work is painful enough w/o adding a boring narrator to the mix. I will give it another shot on my way home but I seriously hope this gets better soon.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    A newark, NJ, USA 03-29-10
    A newark, NJ, USA 03-29-10
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    "love"

    The notebook is wonderful Love story
    and also the movie i recommend anyone to
    read this story and see the movie .

    It's my number #1 fan

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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 2016

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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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    Alejandra Spring Hill, KS, United States 10-29-09
    Alejandra Spring Hill, KS, United States 10-29-09 Member Since 2016
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    "The movie was so much better!"

    Don't waist your time and watch the movie, it's the first book that I see that is not as good as the movie...

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    Tammy 01-29-09
    Tammy 01-29-09
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    "Touching!!"

    My first Nicholas Sparks and it was fantastic. The love story was touching and romantic without being gushy. You rarely see or hear of true love like described in this book. It was very refreshing.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    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 2 people found this review helpful

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