The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

[a Novel]

Audiobook CD - 2012
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The years-long New York Times bestseller and Goodreads Best Historical Novel that is "irresistible...seductive...with a high concept plot that keeps you riveted from the first page" ( O, The Oprah Magazine )--soon to be a major motion picture from Spielberg's Dreamworks starring Michael Fassbender, Rachel Weisz, and Alicia Vikander, and directed by Derek Cianfrance.

After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day's journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby's cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.

Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a "gift from God," and against Tom's judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.

"Elegantly rendered...heart-wrenching...beautifully drawn" ( USA TODAY ), The Light Between Oceans is a gorgeous debut novel, not soon to be forgotten.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, c2012.
ISBN: 9781442350298
Branch Call Number: BOOKCD FICTION STE
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (10.5 hrs.)
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Noah


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Oct 19, 2018

I enjoyed this story very much, as the characters were all interesting and flawed and real. I was worried that I'd hate the ending, but was actually very pleased with how the story was wrapped up.

I do agree with other commenters about the poor quality of the audio version, as it was very hard to understand everything while dealing with car noise. But I don't blame it all on the reader, as the producer should be able to adjust the volume to make it better to hear.

Nov 16, 2017

Bad, bad audio recording, barely audible, inflections on the wrong words.
Supposed to be some aussie actor. Worst I have ever heard, and his accent is so strong and regional.

Jan 26, 2017

I loooove this story! And I usually love books on CD but the narrator was awful! His accent was hard to understand most of the time and I had to turn the volume up so loud to just hear his mumbling/whispering. If a book was available I would've given up on the CD's but I just couldn't stop!

Jun 07, 2016

I enjoyed reading this story. It pulls you in to their lives and decisions, and you find yourself making up reasons for what they did and makes you think of how you would feel in their shoes. An excellent read.

Aug 17, 2015

Great story! All the characters were struggling with what life offers and the ending was the best. I would put this on my top ten fiction list. Would so recommend this book! I will offer a warning to any audible listeners that it can be difficult to understand due to the narrator's accent and whispering. With that being said, I still enjoyed it!

Mar 17, 2015

Good story but terrible reader.

lotuslori_8 Nov 26, 2014

I enjoyed the story, but the audiobook version was extremely difficult to hear. The reader's voice was inconsistent and would often become almost a whisper so I couldn't understand what he was saying. I was constantly turning the volume up loud and then down when he spoke in his normal voice. I would rate the audiobook version 1 star and the story 4 stars.

Rachiecakes Nov 17, 2014

I was so excited to listening to this on CD in my car - it was recommended on a free reading list from the library. Unfortunately the reader was TERRIBLE. I couldn't understand what he was saying half the time because he actually mumbled! :( I had to keep turning the volume up...but it was tedious to try to concentrate, so I'll have to read this title in paper form, I guess.

Jul 26, 2014

It was a fairly good story, however the reader was the WORST. This rather ruined it for me. His voice volume jumped around so I was forever adjusting my IPOD volume. I highly recommend that, if you read it, READ it instead of listening.

Jun 18, 2014

This book is a reminder that life is sometimes hard...and we must live with our mistakes. Great book.

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