I have loved being read to as long as I can remember. With limited time in my life for reading, listening to novel on audio is like a dream come true. Love it!
Deeply delves into each character, a sad book but well written. A great story. Hope they make this into a movie.
Yes, ML Stedam is a great writer and I anxiously await any furture books he write !
Starts slow, but interesting enough that I don't feel the read was time wasted.
Say something about yourself!
Incredibly good story...only complaint is that the reader is sometimes difficult to understand. Otherwise very highly recommended. This would be a book you could give to anyone on your gift-list!!
I felt there would be a lot of mixed feelings and internal strife present in the characters and the reader in this book and it did not disappoint. Would recommend this for sure! Very nice tale of a family faced with hard decisions and how if the wrong decision is made how it affects others. could have made for a more happyer ending but not everything in life works thats
This is a great story, but the narration is impossibly difficult to understand especially if driving in a car. If I'd read the reviews first I wouldn't have purchased.
This novel grabbed my attention almost from the beginning. If you like a bit of romance with your mystery as well as some serious drama, you will enjoy this book. The story moved along at a nice pace, and I thought it had all the elements a good novel should have. This is a moving, emotional book and it had me in tears at the end. In summary, I loved it.
And, contrary to a previous reviews, I thought Noah Taylor did a wonderful job of narrating. His Aussi accent was believable and he was able to change his voice for the various characters. Personally, I thought Noah Taylor really enhanced the book and my listening experience.
I have not, however it was difficult to understand his words at first, but simply needed to train my ear. It took but a few minutes. Afterwards I appreciated his voice even more.
This was a simple story, but truly kept me hooked. I felt pulled in all directions emotionally. A great listen.
I think that if I had sat down and physically read this book, it would be a favorite. The story does a good job of creating a vivid world of this couple living on an island with a lighthouse.
However, in terms of an audiobook, I listen to this while driving and the narrator trails off at the end of every sentence to a volume only a mouse would recognize - even if my volume is set to "deafening". It makes it very hard to piece the story together and understand the intricacies of the plot, characters and landscape.
quiet, smooth, soft
I would listen to it again because the story was only part of the pleasure
It took too many turns to choose one favorite moment
The language was at first difficult at times. However the australian dialect was perfect for the setting. Bear with it!
The light between 2 oceans.
Very human and likable characters. The setting takes you to place you have never been
and would like to go!