I am not a love-story lover. I actually have never read The Notebook (but I’m not against reading it) and I have never seen the movie (I kind of am against that).
My mother is obsessively in love with this book. She has the book, the BBC movie, the Keira Knightley movie version, the auto tape (the one I just finished listening to) and the soundtrack to the latter movie!
So I gave it a shot, and I loved it.
I think I loved listening to it more than I would reading it because you can get lost in the words on the page more than you could listening to someone read it to you.
Plus, it was something I looked forward to when I was in the car.
I don’t think I need to explain the plot of this book. If I do, I am very sorry for your living conditions. That rock must be heavy.
I want to talk more about the differences. I have seen the KK movie version a few different times and I find it to be one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. There are parts that aren’t in the movie that are in the book that I adore though.
For example, you get more interaction between the sisters and Miss. Bingley, Miss. Bingley and Mr. Darcy and their relationship as a whole. She is a most vile woman, but she is fun to listen to because she so desperately wants Mr. Darcy and he wants nothing to do with him. There are also two sisters to Mr. Bingley in the book. The other is married and her husband is there as well.
There is more feeling and cattiness in the books then there is in the movie, which I will repeat I do like very much. Jane Austen did a wonderful job painting what life would have been like back then for women and also giving hope to love.
The lady who read me this story, Allison Larkin, is MARVELOUS and I will be looking for more of the things she has done. I hear she has written her own books, which I might look for as well, but really her reading style is a delight and you should look into her as well.
Over all, I had a lovely experience with this book and the audio-reader and I think more people should look into audio books as well. I mean, we are in the cars more than not, am I right?