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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (578,654 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Sparks Narrator: Kate Nelligan and Campbell Scott Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy Wells | 2/16/2014

    " Such a lovley story...so enjoyed doing this as our book and movie program this month. Was the general consenses that all liked both, but the character of Noah in the movie, could not have grown up to be the same man. We all loved James Garner in the roll. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika Maki | 2/11/2014

    " I thought this book was amazing, as most Nicholas Sparks books are. I saw the film before I read the book and like most books that are adapted into films regardless of the genre, the book, in my opinion, was better. I noticed there were subtle differences from the book than the film in the middle, but in the last half the book the changes made to the film are very significant and more pronounced. I won't give anything away but to me, the book is way more emotional than the film. Although considering the people behind the film only have a limited amount of time to tell the story, the film measures up somewhat nicely in comparison. I like Noah's character because he was simple, his own person, but most importantly, I love a man with a sensitive side. I think that Nicholas Sparks is a great writer because he has had a dramatic and tragic life experience overall. It still astounds that someone with a life like his still has so much hope to offer the world. This hope is expressed through his writing. His writing and who he is as a person is a shining example for all the pessimists in the world who feel hopeless. Keep writing Nicholas. Your writing will live forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Hale | 2/3/2014

    " Get out the tissues. Enjoyed. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maryam M | 1/29/2014

    " Not the love story to end all love stories, unfortunately. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 1/23/2014

    " If you've read one Sparks book, you've read them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal Walker | 1/20/2014

    " i love this book, an awesome love story. a must read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 1/14/2014

    " I think the fact that I've seen the movie kind of ruined this book for me. The book itself was pretty short and felt like it lacked development, as if some parts were rushed. But again, I was movie-biased... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Schoonover | 1/6/2014

    " Read an advance copy of this when I worked at a bookstore. I loved it and have been an Nicholas Sparks fan ever since! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rere Bradshaw | 12/31/2013

    " Love Love Love this book and this movie "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea Madriz | 12/27/2013

    " A totally "chick flick" script but very sweet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 12/10/2013

    " This is my favourite book of all time so far. It is so beautiful and well written. Many times I am in tears whilst reading this and I read it lots. I never get tired of the story even though I know it off by heart. Love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Tito | 12/10/2013

    " This was one of the great love story's I have read, a mixture of fantasy, hope, reflection and time, worth reading several times at least. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tram Le | 12/9/2013

    " I like this book :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deb | 6/6/2013

    " LOVED this book! What girl doesn't?! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bea Lizares | 5/14/2013

    " Beautifully written! The movie is great too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 2/11/2013

    " I loved this book, it was just fantastic, I cried and ciried at the ned, it was my introduction to Nicholas Sparks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phaedra | 1/14/2013

    " I hate to say it, I truly do, but the movie was better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 12/24/2012

    " I didn't appreciate the graphic sex. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chithra Kaviyappilly | 8/24/2012

    " I read this book after seeing the movie... I felt that the movie is far far better than the book.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammie | 6/19/2012

    " Too mushy for my taste. Good story if you like romance novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lexie Lamb | 6/15/2012

    " currently obssesed with noah! so adorable. a very well-known love story from the motion picture but the book really brings the chemistry and love to life. such a great story line it keeps you reading and wanting to read more "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Callie Mish | 2/22/2012

    " Loved the book, but honestly loved the movie more which NEVER happens "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 11/19/2011

    " This book is classic Nicholas sparks. Yet again he shows how truest devotion can overcome anything, even the bounds of death. A love like that created by sparks in this romance novel is one that all humans deserve. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gladys Amelie | 11/12/2011

    " Profoundly moving. I do wish it could happen in real life. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne Fleury | 9/18/2011

    " Love all his books! I've read them all! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin | 7/1/2011

    " Who DOESN'T love this book!? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carissa | 5/24/2011

    " Awesome love story! the relationship described in this book is truly beautiful. This is my dream of true love and commitment. Awesome read. Nicholas Sparks knows how to pull on the heart strings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 5/24/2011

    " I really enjoyed the Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I think this book hit home more then his others because of some personal experience with Alzheimer's in a grandmother I was very close to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/24/2011

    " I tend to turn to Nicholas Sparks when I need an easy read. I like his novels they tend to always have a sweet romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 5/24/2011

    " I loved this book! Beautiful love story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 5/24/2011

    " This is one of few books that I ever reread! Noah is flawed but likable. The most memorable sceen in book is in here... know what it is? The swan scene. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 5/24/2011

    " Loved this sappy story. 5 stars back then, probably 4 stars now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 5/23/2011

    " This book was so good that I'm afraid to watch the movie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mermer | 5/23/2011

    " I hate this book not because I hate it but because I loved it. This book is so hot, so intense and so romantic. Yet, this book is so tragic. It made me nearly cry. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle | 5/21/2011

    " A beautiful and well crafted story of enduring love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carli | 5/20/2011

    " I am in love with this novel. It is so much better then the movie. Although the movie really brings it to life, like all other books turned into movies, a lot is left out in the movie that shouldn't have been! Oh well, still a fabulous book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chaybyrd | 5/20/2011

    " Very rarely is the movie better than the book. This is one of those times. Nicolas Sparks is just not a strong writer. It amazes me that his work is so popular. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deeann | 5/20/2011

    " Oh wow, what can I say. I stayed up all night and read it with tears streaming down my face. I loved this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 5/20/2011

    " The first book I've ever read that I liked the MOVIE better! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 5/20/2011

    " ahhhh, i love this book! it is the best love story i've ever read about. he makes the characters seem so real. i have read this book at least 7 times. i will read it more & more. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/20/2011

    " I loved the book - a classic love story. I read the entire thing on a rainy day in Mexico, on the second level of a bungalow in an open air living room and kitchen. If you've seen the movie, the book's still worth reading. But be prepared to shed a few tears. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Summer | 5/20/2011

    " Never actually read the book but I love the movie so much how could the book not be just as good?? "

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