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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (34,020 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert James Waller Narrator: Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is the legendary love story that became the basis for the major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.

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 the fulfillment of a girlhood dream, The Bridges of Madison County gives voice to the longings of men and women everywhere—and shows us what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “We all dream of the chance meeting, that moment when we feel we are really living. Waller shows us that it can happen, with compelling assurance.”

    Sunday Telegraph (London)

  • “The romantic classic of the 1990s.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “This is the story of four days that change forever the lives of two lonely people…A well-plotted, quick, and pleasant read. For larger popular fiction collections.”

    Library Journal

  • “Quietly powerful and thoroughly credible, Waller’s first novel describes the profound love between a photographer and an Iowa farmer’s wife who, together for only four days, never lose their feelings for each other…Waller tells their story as though it were nonfiction, claiming to have heard about Francesca from her children after her death…Scenes between the lovers are movingly evoked, and moments with Francesca, who celebrates her birthday twenty-two years later by reflecting on her brief time with Robert, are particularly poignant. An erotic, bittersweet tale of lingering memories and forsaken possibilities.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A hauntingly understated love story, set in small town America, that stays with you long after you’ve reluctantly finished reading the final page.”

    Terence Stamp, Academy Award-nominated actor

  • “Narrators Kelli O’Hara and Steven Pasquale bring out the beautiful simplicity of this love story…As the narrators alternate chapters, both offer performances that reflect the natural development of the love affair that develops. The gentle narration keeps the story focused on themes of self-fulfillment and true love, rather than on issues of morality. O’Hara and Pasquale complement each other’s performance with consistent renditions of Richard’s steady speech, reflecting his contemplative nature, and the foreign-born Francesca’s slight accent and soft voice. The dual narration adds to the effectiveness of this quietly stirring romance.”


  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Best Romance Narration

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather's Bookclub | 2/18/2014

    " I may be a hopeless romantic..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jenni | 2/18/2014

    " This is an older book, but since I'm planning a trip to Iowa to see the bridges in a few weeks, I thought I should read the book and then see the movie. I thought this book was very well written. I really enjoyed it. And now, I have the story to go along with the bridges when I see them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Diona Dehaven mower | 2/10/2014

    " If I had come across a Bridge, I would have rather plummeted from it than read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robin | 1/31/2014

    " My first book to read in my adult life after raising children and I loved it and decided to become a reader. "

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