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.

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What the Critics Say

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

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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. :-)
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- David Reinwald

Never Go Wrong With Love

Awesome love story! Robert and Francesca had their life span together in four days. Children understood their mother falling in love with Robert.
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- Adrianne Williams

Book Details

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