This story was wonderful but nearly ruined because of the narrator's performance. He is very hard to understand with a extremely thick accent , irregular volume, and excessive mumbling/poor diction. the habit of drifting off at the end of a sentence to barely Audible is very frustrating. His character portrayal is bland without specific differentiation between the characters. Nor does his tone or acting match the inferred personality of whichever character he is portraying . (such as "she said excitedly".... but then he reads sentence with absolutely no emotion and the same dull drawl) A big disappointment for this remarkable story to say the least, especially when the narrator makes or breaks an audible book
A different narrator would make this book a 4 or 5-star listening experience, I can't understand more than half of what he's saying. I tried to continue listening thinking it would get better and maybe I would just get an idea of what's going on, but I can't take it anymore! I stopped at 30 something minutes.
I would like a refund!
I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good emotional roller coaster. I loved the characters and how the author made you ache for both women. I caught myself torn between the two mothers throughout the story. This story has so much heart it's impossible not to fall in love with the town, the characters, and the lighthouse.
I didn't like the narration. I almost stopped listening because he was difficult to hear and understand. I stayed with it because of the cost involved. The story deeply moving so I was glad I continued to listen.
Really liked this book! The author did a great job creating atmosphere and developing characters. My only disappointment was the narrator. Wonderful emotion, accents, and voices. However, he drops his voice at the end of many phrases to the point of being almost inaudible. I kept having to rewind to listen.
This is a very well-written book by an up-and-coming author the story was interesting and poignant however the producer of this audiobook did a very poor job I have nothing against a man's voice I mean a man's voice is his own however the reader of this book made it very difficult to understand the words and his whispers nasally voice was almost unbearable! First audio book I'm reading instead of listening!