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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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    Shelly Anderson, Indiana 06-22-04
    Shelly Anderson, Indiana 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 18 people found this review helpful
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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...

    10 of 10 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 11 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!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Amarillo, TX, USA 09-23-04
    Michelle Amarillo, TX, USA 09-23-04
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    "A REAL TEAR JERKER"

    NO BODY CAN POSSIBLY HAVE THE KIND OF LOVE THESE TWO PEOPLE HAVE. IT IS A GREAT STORY AND WHAT REALLY MAKES IT GRAND IS THE NARRARATOR. HE SOUNDS AS IF IT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING TO HIM AND PUTS UNBELIEVABLE FEELING INTO IT. AND TO THINK IT WAS WRITTEN BY A MAN. WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie Amarillo, TX, USA 02-24-05
    Jamie Amarillo, TX, USA 02-24-05
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    "An excellent book!"

    As usual, the book is always better than the movie.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    bellona kristiansund, Norway 07-07-13
    bellona kristiansund, Norway 07-07-13 Member Since 2012
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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 1 people found this review helpful
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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.


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    Tanglefootin 03-08-12 Member Since 2007
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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 1 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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