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The Notebook: Audiobook of the month

3 February 2011 2,196 views One Comment

At 31, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At 29, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle.

“The book’s slim dimensions and cliche-ridden prose will make comparisons to The Bridges of Madison County (iTunes) inevitable. What renders Sparks’ sentimental story somewhat distinctive are two chapters, which take place in a nursing home in the ’90s, that frame the central story. The first sets the stage for the reading of the eponymous notebook, while the later one takes the characters into the land beyond happily ever after, a future rarely examined in books of this nature — The Booklist

The Notebook ($5.95) is the iTunes Store Audiobook of the Month. Alternately, you can get this title from Amazon as a paperback ($7.99) or Kindle ebook.

If you haven’t yet taken advantage of Audible’s free trial offer, The Notebook for free, also in audiobook form — cancel at any time and keep the book.

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