The Bridges of Madison County

  • by Robert James Waller
  • Narrated by Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale
  • 3 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The legendary love story and the major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep. This is the story of Robert Kincaid, the photographer and free spirit searching for the covered bridges of Madison County, and Francesca Johnson, the farm wife waiting for fulfillment of a girlhood dream. It shows listeners what it is to love and be loved so intensely that life is never the same again.


What the Critics Say

"An erotic, bittersweet tale of lingering memories and forsaken possibilities." (Publishers Weekly)


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


When I think of what love is, I think of the contents of this book. I could listen to this book every day and never get tired of it. It speaks to me in a way that no other love story ever has.
Read full review

- Stephen

Like a beautiful photograph

Just like its subject matter, this book or, better yet, novella leaves you thinking of it like a beautiful photograph, yearning to learn more about its subject. It is written with gorgeous, lyrical prose. The two main characters are incredibly human. I wish that the author did describe the bridges a bit more - which have become the iconic remainder landmark of this book's output.

I was super excited that the narrators are the original Broadway cast members of the new musical version of the story. Both Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale are incredibly talented. All we are missing here is hearing them sing. I'm going to go listen to the cast recording next. :-)
Read full review

- David Reinwald

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-04-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio