The Notebook

  • by Nicholas Sparks
  • Narrated by Kate Nelligan, Campbell Scott
  • 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

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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The notebook great love as never written before

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

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.


What was most disappointing about Nicholas Sparks’s story?

The book never disappointed its just if you've seen the film it's written a little different.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

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.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Notebook?

Maybe the part they died together on the bed. Very unlikely this would ever happen husband and wife dying together.


Any additional comments?

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

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- Amazon Customer

Fab book

Love this story. very well read transports you into the story.
fantastic and romantic well worth listening to
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- Rebecca Martin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-12-1999
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio