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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

"An erotic, bittersweet tale of lingering memories and forsaken possibilities." (Publishers Weekly)

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Like a beautiful photograph

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. :-)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Never Go Wrong With Love

Awesome love story! Robert and Francesca had their life span together in four days. Children understood their mother falling in love with Robert.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Beautiful stort

I've never read a book quite like this. It's an extremely beautiful, haunting love story

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Love

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.

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Beautifully written LOVE story <br /><br /><br />

I have read the book, seen the movie, but this narration was so well done that it brought tears to my eyes. I will surely listen again and be delighted again!

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TEARS

With Kelli and Steven listing to them you hear the love and the pain that this lovely story has to give to you .
Turned me into a cry baby!

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What a wonderful performance.

Told from different views, the narrators were fantastic, and brought this short story to life in a way I did not expect.

I first saw the movie, years ago and that eventually had me come and find the book. It is far shorter than I am used to listening to. But it is short and sweet and beautiful in its exquisite aching. It is a visceral real collision of what a person can do when they come into your life for but a blink.

To enjoy this you will need to enjoy impossible longing and love, and the will that some people have to push it all back and hold it at bay. You'll need to remember what it was like to be a teen finding first love, and yet, it is better, to be able to remember that through the eyes of a person with kids grown maybe grand-kids already here. If you meet that criteria and enjoy a soft and quick story of wistful love, then this is for you.

If Romeo and Juliet doesn't move you, then best to just move along.

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It's true love.

Seen the movie a couple of times in the past and loved it. Glad that I read the book. It's lovely.

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Great book!

A special lady that means the world to me told me to watch the movie version of this; but due to my schedule I chose to get the audible version and glad I did! It is a very well written story and will remain a favorite.

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Interesting

This is my mothers favorite book. I really liked it. It was good. Might listen again.