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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Dear John (audio version) by Nicholas Sparks (Book Review)

Title: Dear John
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Read by: Holter Graham
Publisher: Hachette Audio

About the Book: "Dear John," the letter read. And with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives changed forever.

When Savannah Lynn Curtis comes into his life, John Tyree knows he is ready to turn over a new leaf. An angry rebel, he head enlisted in the army after high school, not knowing what else to do. Then, during a furlough, he meets Savannah, the girl of his dreams.  The attraction is mutual and quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah vowing to wait for John while he finishes his tour of duty. But neither can foresee that 9/11 is about to change the world.  Like so many proud men and women, John must choose between love and country. Now, when he finally returns to North Carolina, John will discover how love can transofrm us in ways we never could have imagined.

My thoughts:  Again - this is an old one that was finished back in February, so I will do my best to put my thoughts into words.

From the very beginning I was in love with this couple.  It is that I wanted that happy ending in a world full of pain.  Here were two young people who had found each other - and even though they seemed to come from different worlds, together they made sense!  Unfortunately, due to things beyond their control, they were pulled apart -  Some of this because the love they had for each other was so great, that the pain of separation was just as great - and to alleviate that pain, changes happened.  It is another great love story from Nicholas Sparks - and one that captures the voice and the world of this generation.

I saw this movie after I listened to the book - and I am glad I had read the book first.  There were changes made to the story that I didn't agree with - and I really didn't like the actor who played Tim, a friend of Savannah's.  I had a totally different look in my head for this character.  But, I did like the ending of the movie better - so I guess that evened it out!  You must read or listen to this one!

~I received this audiobook for review from Hachette Books.~

Dear John
Publisher/Publication Date: Hachette Audio, Dec 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60024-931-0
8 CD's - 9 hours

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