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The Red Notebook

Narrated by: Alex Wyndham
Length: 3 hrs and 37 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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Summary

Heroic bookseller Laurent Letellier comes across an abandoned handbag on a Parisian street. There's nothing in the bag to indicate who it belongs to, although there's all sorts of other things in it. Laurent feels a strong impulse to find the owner and tries to puzzle together who she might be from the contents of the bag. Especially a red notebook with her jottings, which really makes him want to meet her. Without even a name to go on, and only a few of her possessions to help him, how is he to find one woman in a city of millions?

©2015 Gallic Books (P)2016 Tantor

Critic reviews

"Elegant, witty, lighthearted - and somehow very French." ( Booklist)

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enjoyable

Having read The President's hat, this was a lovely book to listen to. Slightly predictable, but that didn't matter to me and I am not being critical-that was part of the appeal of the story. I enjoyed it and the narration was very soothing. Just what I needed on a lazy Sunday.

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Nice little story

Very engaging from the beginning. Carries on in the same vain throughout. Only problem was that is was over to quickly.

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what a wonderful story

I so enjoyed this book, Alex W is a genius with characterisation. Massive feelgood factor

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A perfect Audible book!

A gem of a story, beautifully constructed, well read ... I really didn’t want it to end! It begins with the stealing of a handbag and ends quite perfectly a few hours later. The plot line is taut yet not predictable. Do listen.

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Delightful

Beautifully and sensitively described. The unfortunate event that leaves the heroine in a temporary coma results in the discovery of her notebook in the stolen and discarded handbag by a stranger...our hero. After clever detective work, Laurain discovers her flat and learns more about her. The story develops further to a satisfying conclusion.

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  • RueRue
  • 22-12-16

A slight story

Very French, a nice little story. My favorite character was the black cat. Narrator is good.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08-03-17

Alex Wyndham's narration is spot on.

Loved the story, more please!! I just went on a journey to lovely Paris - Thanks.

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  • elizabeth
  • 12-05-17

Throughly Enjoyable

Intriguing premise that made for a most enjoyable listen from start to finish. Nicely written with a deft and delicate touch

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  • clridenhour
  • 12-06-17

A romantic movie in my head...

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this to my girlfriends who like romantic love stories with a bit of mystery, humor, and tension.

Who was your favorite character and why?

As a female reader, I loved the character of Laurent. What woman wouldn't want a man to seek her out and fall in love with her only based on what he finds in her pocketbook? After reading this book I immediately went to my closet and put some interesting things in my purse, just in case...

Which scene was your favorite?

I love the scene where Laurent comes to Laure's apartment and calls the cat by name so that her friend assumes that he knows Laure. I also love how he lovingly investigates her apartment.The funniest scene in the book is when his daughter attempts to pass him off as her much older boyfriend. I was laughing out loud at this!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh at the one comical scene and I nearly cried when Laurent's daughter whispered to Laure her father's name and the address of his bookshop. That was so terribly sweet and beautifully written.

Any additional comments?

At first I didn't not like Alex Wyndham's narration - it seemed a bit stiff and a little angry sounding. But as the story progressed it grew on me and I especially enjoyed his portrayal of Laurent's daughter as well as his ex-girlfriend. I would definitely recommend this book to the romantic's out there and would love to see it made into a movie. This is the kind of story I will read more than once.

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  • Barbara C. Strout
  • 15-05-17

Charming book

Great story. My book club friends will love it for the fact that it involves a book seller and it's Paris setting.
My only wish is that there had been chapter designations.

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  • Kristyn Rose
  • 29-12-18

Underwhelming

About half way through, I realized the story was taking a similar turn to “While You Were Sleeping,” But I’m glad to writer pulled up before crashing into that plot. Still, it was wearily predictable and wholly unsatisfying.

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  • Collette
  • 11-09-18

great read

intriguing and captivating, loved the narration, I'm so glad Lauraint didn't go any further with his lies

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  • Jeannette Tanaka
  • 07-08-18

Charming

This was a short, sweet read. A charming story that all worked out well. The author did a good job at presenting a premise that might have come off as weird and stalkerish, but instead was all around lovely.

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  • SusieRohlfs
  • 24-02-18

lovely <br />

this is a wonderful story, listened to it on a lazy afternoon. very well performed.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-17

nice easy read with relatable characters.

I really love this book it was our pick for book club and it really made for a nice discussion.