I loved this book. I could relate to all the characters and my heart ached for each of them. I have recommended it to many people. The narrator was great too.
i wish i had read the reviews before purchasing. i have been wanting to read this and that is what i should have done. listening is torture. i can not return it and have no credits left, hence the violent headline!!!
A well-narrated story of relationships between parent and child and how love can be both constructive and destructive. Once again, the horrors of war subtly influence the lives of the survivors for generations.
A baby is rescued by the light keeper and named Lucy as she is their light to replace children lost. But the moral dilemma becomes real when the real mother enters their life. Heartrending and complex because even the deepest love requires sacrifice.
Book and narrator maintained my interest throughout the entire story. Sorry to have it end.
Looking forward to listening to additional books by the author and narrator.
poetic coastal haunting
I think Tom. He was level-headed, caring, individual who wanted to do the right thing.
Performance was excellent. Great one to have in audio because of the accent. His characterization was perfect. The whole book is so completely well written... poetic, haunting, fragile in some way, tragic and beautiful. Stedman writes with great depth and the language itself is poetic, detailed, fantastic.
I enjoyed the fact that his accent was local to the story's setting, but his sentences would sometimes trail off into nothing, making it difficult to hear all the details.
The story was engaging, though completely heartbreaking. I cried through at least half the book. Each character in the story carried a burden of profound sadness and I found myself empathizing with each one.
The Light Between Oceans presents heart wrenching ethical dilemmas between parent and child versus mother to father love, and how far any of us would go to do the right thing. My only disappointment was the ending that felt more like a sizzle than a strong moment of clarity.