The legendary love story and the major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. This is the story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for fulfillment of a girlhood dream. It shows listeners what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.
©1992 Robert James Waller (P)2013 Hachette Audio
"An erotic, bittersweet tale of lingering memories and forsaken possibilities." (Publishers Weekly)
Just like its subject matter, this book or, better yet, novella leaves you thinking of it like a beautiful photograph, yearning to learn more about its subject. It is written with gorgeous, lyrical prose. The two main characters are incredibly human. I wish that the author did describe the bridges a bit more - which have become the iconic remainder landmark of this book's output.
I was super excited that the narrators are the original Broadway cast members of the new musical version of the story. Both Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale are incredibly talented. All we are missing here is hearing them sing. I'm going to go listen to the cast recording next. :-)
Awesome love story! Robert and Francesca had their life span together in four days. Children understood their mother falling in love with Robert.
When I think of what love is, I think of the contents of this book. I could listen to this book every day and never get tired of it. It speaks to me in a way that no other love story ever has.
Beautifully written, I don't believe that the movie quite meets up to the bar the book has set. The musical certainly hasn't.
Lyrical and smooth, Waller's writing is pretty seamless between timelines and characters. The narration is outstanding as O'Hara and Pasquale play their roles, switching between chapters.
A very moving audiobook and well worth it.
I enjoyed this simple yet heartbreaking love story. When her children read about their mothers secret she kept so many years it is enough to make you weep.
One of the best stories I've ever heard. So real, so painful, so beautiful. It is more than about love and love's many forms I think, and mostly touched me on a transcended level I'm not sure many people can let themselves get to. If you can be free, even if just for the time you are reading this book, it will change you.
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