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Publisher's Summary

Is duty enough reason to live a lie? When John meets Savannah, he realises he is ready to make some changes. Always the angry rebel at school, he has enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life. Now he's ready to turn over a new leaf for the woman who has captured his heart. What neither realises is that the events of 9/11 will change everything. John is prompted to re-enlist and fulfil what he feels is his duty to his country.

But the lovers are young and their separation is long. Can they survive the distance?

©2006 Nicholas Sparks (P)2006 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"We have a soft spot for Nicholas Sparks . . . his stories are a reminder of the man we wish our boyfriends could be - Five stars" (HEAT)
"Very moving." (CLOSER)
"This love story will have you wiping away the tears!" (STAR MAGAZINE)

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  • Nat
  • 03-03-17

really enjoyed it!

I enjoyed this book. Audio books is new to me and I was surprised how nice it was to have the story read out to you. The narrator read this story out fantastically,he had a very clear voice and a nice accent also. yes I enjoyed it and onto the next Nicholas spark novels now.

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  • g
  • 09-26-16

Mediochre

Quite disappointed with this one. In all honesty, I wish I hadn't bothered. The story moves at a terribly slow pace. Then the author packs too much in to the final chapters in a desperate bid to wrap things up.

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  • Emma Christie
  • 07-29-15

Good book but slow beginning

I enjoyed the middle of this book but was hit of slow start and end I felt

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  • Anja Meissner
  • 01-10-15

My heart aches...

If you could sum up Dear John in three words, what would they be?

Heartbreaking incredible love

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dear John?

There were so many from how they met, their time on the beach, John and his father...

What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

Once I got used to his voice and Holter narrating Savannah's voice, I adored the way he brought the characters to life and bring out their passion and heartbreak.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

...fate is cruel...

Any additional comments?

I loved this story and going to watch the film to see if it can keep up with this brilliant book. I found myself smiling, crying and aching listening to the story, pining for a John of my own and being heartbroken at the end. I couldn't stop listening to the story and looking forward to play the story again :)

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  • gizmo66
  • 12-07-14

Great listen and nicely read!

Would you listen to Dear John again? Why?

I wouldn't listen to it again, as the twist in the plot at the end would be lost second time around, but as a one off listen it's a great book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dear John?

When his father dies and he returns home to find his ex girlfriend nursing her husband, a mutual friend, with a severe cancer.

Did Holter Graham do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

The voices used, and empathy for each individual within this book were played to listener in a clear and believe able way.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The end was not what I expected and a real delight.

Any additional comments?

Love to listen/read the books and then compare the pictures from my interpretation to those of the movie director.

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  • deborah.dk
  • 07-29-14

Makes you think...

Where does Dear John rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's one of the best. This is because it simply delivers on everything. A fantastic storry, so well told and the perfformance of the reader is fabulous in my view.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character as he is who carries the book so to speak and for his way of thinking.

What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

He is just fantastic in speaking Savannah's voice too even if he is male.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Well there are many, but I don't want to give away the story by stating. The whole book is very moving.

Any additional comments?

It's the kind of book that really makes you think, and for me it made me think back to a great love of my younger days - bitter sweet you might add.