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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. :-)

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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.

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Beautiful stort

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

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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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Excellent

Loved it, but I had forgotten how heartbreaking the story was.

The narration was well done, and the writing was exquisite. The writer knew exactly how to paint a picture with words, and draw in the reader.

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The Bridges of Madison County

everything about it was perfect. a beautiful love story. I recommend it to anyone who is a true romantic

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Perfect

Easy and artful listen—even for a romantic male as myself. I listen to this book at least twice a year to remind myself of the simplistic beauty of Life.

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Laugh, Cry, Gasp, Swoon

Lots of emotions to ride in with this book. I liked the 2 part narrators, although in the beginning I didn't think I would. At the end I cried which surprised me too. I enjoyed this much more than I anticipated.

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wonderfully written..

I had seen the movie...but the book was beautiful. enjoyed the naration immensely and will listen again.

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tearjerking!

This book was reccomended and sent to me by a friend. I never went looking for this story as it isn't your usual happy ending love story. What this story did do though was make you feel, A Lot! It makes you question what is real as these characters and their depths are completely fictional. As a writer myself I know that is not all true, there is always some piece of yourself that resides within your writing which makes you wonder what parts truly come from within the author. Did he experience something similar to this or did he just hear the whispers of sad love story and used his imagination to fill in the details, a lot of incredible details! I finished the story with more questions than answers and an honest to god broken heart. It was worth it though, because its a tearjerking reminder that there isn't time for regrets, that true love is pure magick, and time waits for no one.