With echoes of The Bridges of Madison County, this tale explores the enduring power of love through the years and in the face of adversity.
Noah and Allie fell in love as teenagers, with the purest sort of love, only to be kept apart by Allie's mother. Their feelings survived in spite of everything - and they recounted their romance in the pages of a notebook. Now, years later, Allie suffers from Alzheimer's, and her memory has been wiped clean. By reading the story of their relationship and the passion they shared, Noah hopes to break through the barrier of his wife's illness.
This poignant first novel from Nicholas Sparks rivals any love story ever written.
©1996 Nicholas Sparks, All Rights Reserved, Abridgment Approved by the Author; (P)1996 Time Warner AudioBooks, ©1996 Time Warner AudioBooks (Packaging Rights Only), A Division of Time Warner Trade Publishing
Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award: Best Audio of 1996, Romance.
"Nelligan's genteel, Southern tones blend perfectly with Scott's straightforward, gentle, often sensuous baritone. The readers deliver strong characterizations." (AudioFile)
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"A beautiful love story"
I think this is one of the most touching love stories ever written. I listened to the last hour while riding home in the car, and cried all of the way. It's beautifully written and beautifully performed. Get this audiobook...You won't be disappointed! It's a WONDERFUL book describing how enduring the love between two people can be.
Nicholas Sparks stays true to his form with this book. Absolutely awesome.....
"An inspirational, highly moving story"
Definitely worth the price! One of the most touching novels I have "read" in a long time. It made me laugh and it made me cry. The characters are very believable and the story is very moving.
"Wonderful for those who still believe."
Nicholas Sparks has to understand that love which surpasses life's obstacles to relationships and writes about the bond which does not skip a beat. It's so noted throughout the story of the Notebook. The beginning was a tad slow for me, but captured me soon after I had begun reading. Well worth the price.
"Have tissue paper handy..."
The impossible love of young people generaly make for an interesting story. That is not any different in The Notebook. But the impossible love of two elderly people, as presented in this book, is truly touching. It brings forward, to one's mind, the invevitable passing of time and the sadness of loss within reality.
Kate Nelligan and Campbell Scott performed brilliantly. As simple as that.
While it is hard to speak about that passage without giving away the story, I was very moved by the moment when he sees her go, taken away by the monster.
If you have an elderly person in your family whom you love dearly, give him or her a big hug and many kisses next time you see them.
"The Seasons of Love"
The audio version is better. The voices, the music...there's atmosphere, makes a clearer, more artistic picture of the happenings in my mind.
I've never read his work before...i saw two movies adapted from his books--themes of those stories were very similar to this story.
Campbell Scott's character.
I did have tears in my eyes a few times...and I laughed occasionally.
"CHAPTER 1 INCOMPLETE"
Only about 5 minutes of chapter one (of 4) skips their whole story of falling in love. DO NOT BUY
I'm sorry, the movie was far better than this book. I could not keep going for long. I'm sorry it was my first download. I chose it because Campbell Scott was the narrator. He had me hooked with "Honeymoon" and he does a fine job here. But the book is lacking. Save your money. See the movie.
"Falling in love"
Moat memorable moment. Takes me always to my past sweet memories and dreams.. Such a love.. Noah and alley.. Great work Mr Sparks..
"Loved the book"
It's amazing. I have no words to say. For those who have found the awesomeness in their lives.
"The notebook great love as never written before"
This book was a four five star experience because I had seen the film. Sometimes these can be handed by several actor actress doing the books together.
The book never disappointed its just if you've seen the film it's written a little different.
I love the scene in which he takes alley to the swans and they come back and she breaks down and the realise they love each other very much.
Maybe the part they died together on the bed. Very unlikely this would ever happen husband and wife dying together.
Anyone who has loved someone and fears dementia should either read this book or watch the film it's so inspiring. My favourite Nicholas sparks novel
"love this book :)"
love the film, but i find the book is put better, thank you :) anyone who wants a good book needs to buy this one for sure
Couldn't even finish listening, gave up 30 mins in, it was horrible. Waste of money & time.
"Sensitive poetic and heart warming"
The story of two people finding love and faith in one another, following their heart and enduring the pain of separation at the beginning and end of their lives...beautiful
"Preferred the film, the narrators put me off too"
I would avoid these narrators. They seemed to over-pronounce every word and I found it distracting.
The most memorable moment far me was the same in both the film and the book but I don't want to spoil it for others. The film has me in tears every time but (unusually for me) the book doesn't have the same impact.
No, I haven't.
Yes, but I far preferred Safe Haven by the same author.
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