I have lost track of the number of times I've had to back up to decipher what was said. I'm giving up. It's the strangest recording ever - mumbling and a strange cadence that would be lovely to fall asleep to, but makes listening impossible. The reading is choppy and you almost feel like you are missing a word every so often. I'll be better off actually reading the book itself. Very disappointing.
Not my normal type of book --- maybe that's why I enjoyed it so much. Loved the imagery created with the authors words so beautifully.
Really interesting story very well narrated with just the perfect voice. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Now before I'm accused of not understanding Aussie accents - it's not about the accent. I really enjoyed having the story read by a "geographically correct" narrator, but he mumbles like he hadn't eaten that day. It's okay to listen to on plug-in earphones, but put it on loudspeaker and you'll be backtracking every couple of minutes.
This book is an amazing, riveting story that I could not stop listening to! I will hold The Light between Oceans forever in my heart and soul! Thank you!
It sounded like the narrator had cotton in his mouth. It was so hard to understand so many of the words that I feel like I couldn't get the whole story.
I knew the moment I saw the cover that this was going to be my new favorite. What a remarkable love story. I know it is now a movie but from the emotions I felt just listening to it, I don't think I could handle the love, heartbreak and sadness.
This is one of those books that changes you forever the instant you read it. You may be done with it but it will never be done with you. A must read .
The narrator's accent was not a problem for me. It was his lack of pronunciation. I had to turn the volume up very high. The first word of the sentence was like a jolt of lightning, but I could barely hear the end of each sentence. The narrator was also very depressing. Even though the book has a melancholy feel, every sentence was like a man taking his last breath. I did love the story and it was definitely worth suffering through the narration!
Loved it from the beginning to end...was hesitant to read it because of the comments about the narrator .. he was the perfect voice for the story...was able to convey the point of view of all three main characters..he "got" them..read before movie is released!