It may seem like a simple life to live with so few people, alone on a island as a lighthouse keeper but their lives became so much more complicated, emotionally. I loved this book. The narrator was fantastic. It touched me deeply. I listened to the last three hours on a road trip and arrived at my destination completely drained. The Light Between the Oceans helps remind us that little decisions can have HUGE impacts on our lives and the lives of many others and that there really aren't many "little decisions". The more time that passes after I "closed the cover", the more I love it!
The thoughtfulness of the characters was exceptional. I found myself writing down quotes from the book. Also, I loved immersing myself in a place and experience I had no clue about.
Isabelle was my favorite character because I understood her completely, and lived through each moment of heartache with her.
I'm not sure if I have heard Noah Taylor before, but I thought he did a fantastic job.
It will make you grateful for the life you have!
I was listening to the story on my way to work. I started blubbering uncontrollably and needed to pull over to try and "pull myself together" before continuing on. It had a huge emotional impact on me...more than any book I can remember, and made me think deeply about my own perceptions. I ended up purchasing the hardcover of the book to add to my collection of lifetime favorites. Although you will need plenty of Kleenex, it is so worth it!
I would listen to this story and others like it over and over again. It is a love story on so manu levels.
the humanity. In the end lofe really is simple
There were so many twists and turns. Every turning point was my favorite. Followed by the next turning point that was my favorite. And so on and so on.
The real mother to the child. You tell me which one it was
Outstanding performance! I would never know the true dialect without listening to his reading.
Family tragedies intersect with pain,aguish and death and end with hope, triumph and life!
The story line was excellent, it grabs you immediately and holds you all the way through.
I could not put it down; listened to it non-stop thru the night. The accent is a little tough
at first and there are times you have to listen close to understand the narrator, but overall the story line keeps your attention and grabs your heart. A few tissues handy might be a good idea.
I can't finish because I can't hear half of what the narrator says! I have Australian friends and can certainly understand them, but not this guy when I'm driving in the car. What a disappointment. I'm returning asap.
I tried listening three times and could not get into the story.
Someone who could be more enjoyable to listen to.
I didn't get that far to know unfortunately.
Descriptive, heartbreaking, captivating
It felt very real. Although fiction, I felt as if the story really happened. I could identify with the main characters and understand their feelings and reasons for doing what they did.
A sense of remorse and longing.
No, but the ending was sad.
How the loose ends tied together
Maybe. A little too much drama I considered like a soap opera
He was terrible. Soft spoken and difficult to understand
The book is moving and complex. Relationships that are difficult to make and break
As a stepmom who loves her stepchildren fiercely, I was able to relate to Isabel and this story broke my heart. Great writing and great presentation.