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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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    Nils Taylors, SC, USA 08-17-04
    Nils Taylors, SC, USA 08-17-04
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    "Yes, finally a man !"

    What a wonderful story! Nicholas Sparks went far beyond the creation of just another "tear jerker", the book touches ones soul, as Sparks reflects of many of the questions that sooner or later we all ask us in our lives. What is the purpose of my life? What truly brings joy to me? What will it be that I will have in my head to take with me, when it is finally time to go? And so many more...

    All this packaged in a gripping yet gently told love story that leads us on a emotional roller coaster (as life is), and it is hard to take a break before the story ends. Recommended by a man, especially to all other men out there.

    It is sad that many women (especially in the U.S.) think, that men can not express their feelings or truly share their love and emotions, and even enclose their own husbands in that generalization.
    They need to ask themselves why did they marry this "great", yet emotion-less man in the first place.
    Our society certainly can improve to participate in the upbringing of more gentle, warm, caring, loving, and emotionally secure males, but many of them already exist, just open your eyes...

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Shelly 06-22-04
    Shelly 06-22-04
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    "Need tissues for this one"

    I really enjoyed this book. It shows the strength of true love and how powerful it can be. I was hooked from the beginning, and had a hard time turning the player off when it was time to leave work. You will probably need a tissue!

    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Nelson CA, USA 06-25-04
    Nelson CA, USA 06-25-04 Listener Since 2001
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    "Chic book, but a good read (grunt, scratch)"

    Sparks creates a wonderful image of an old man near the end of his days, recollecting his past love.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jaclyn Porter Ranch, CA, USA 03-12-10
    Jaclyn Porter Ranch, CA, USA 03-12-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Good book, annoying music"

    The book "The Notebook" is nice. Very sweet, like the movie. However, I did not like this particular AudioBook because of the loud, obnoxious music that played in the background. The music was entirely too loud which made the narration very hard to hear, and I also found it distracting. I doubt I'll buy another audiobook from this particular maker.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Poli MIAMI, FL, United States 03-05-12
    Poli MIAMI, FL, United States 03-05-12
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    "Excellent !!!!"

    The book is simply beautiful, the story is very romantic and details in the description of the landscape and the characters I love.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    bhg Philadelphia, PA United States 02-16-12
    bhg Philadelphia, PA United States 02-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES! The writting is so amazing & heartfelt..


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed listening to Noah's love story for his long lost love. He really loved Ali and he never stopped loving her. I was literally in tears.....


    Have you listened to any of Barry Bostwick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you could take any character from The Notebook out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Noah..He is such a poet and a sweetheart!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christina El Cajon, CA, USA 03-16-06
    Christina El Cajon, CA, USA 03-16-06 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Love story"

    This is a great love story of two peoples never ending love.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Chandler, AZ, USA 09-16-05
    Cheryl Chandler, AZ, USA 09-16-05 Member Since 2016
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    "The Notebook (Unabridged)"

    It was wonderful. I cried through most of the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Ewa Beach, HI, USA 07-27-05
    Claire Ewa Beach, HI, USA 07-27-05
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    "Wonderful Novel!"

    Just finished listening to the book. It was really a great "read", and Barry Bostwick did a terrific job as the narrator. I couldn't stop listening to the novel and the added commentary from the author at the end really added some insight into the storyline. I generally don't like "romance" novels, but this one was the greatest. A must read if you unconditionally, truely, and deeply love someone.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Daria Redmond, WA, USA 07-21-05
    Daria Redmond, WA, USA 07-21-05
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    "A heart-warming love story"

    I loved this book and the love it evokes. I listened to it twice through. The characters are deep and stay with me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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