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The Morning Light

Never Passes Us By
Narrated by: Michael Troughton
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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The explosion ringing in my ears echoed through the narrow lane leading toward this holy place, eradicating the tranquility of what a few moments before was a pleasant summer gathering of worshipers; some drawn by curiosity, others by obligation, and a few by an unquenchable yearning for truth - or if not truth, then at least a moment of communion. It was midday. 

So begins The Morning Light, a violin maker’s story of music, craftsmanship, and the seeking of serenity set against homelessness, twists of fate, journeying in a holy land, and a never-ending desire to reproduce the sweet and soulful sound of a grandfather’s violin, fine-tuned to play with a resonance that connects the heart. 

Poetic, engaging, and original, The Morning Light is a beautiful story of discovering the ancient and shared voice within each of us. Short clips of music are interwoven in between chapters and sections of the audiobook, played on instruments made by the author.

©2018 Brian Lisus (P)2018 Brian Lisus

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  • Andrei
  • New York, NY United States
  • 07-30-18

Wonderful!

The story is largely fictional but also part biographical. I found the autobiographical parts fascinating especially his obsession on making beautiful hand-crafted instruments even if this meant living on a shoe string. The fictional part of the story has interesting undertones and provides a neat peg to hang his philosophy on. The book is a short easy but thought provoking read. The audio version is punctuated by sublime music played on the author’s handmade instruments which brought the story to life.

A word of caution - The sound in the standard version is very poor. To improve it go manually into the Audible app and click the link at the bottom which says ‘more’ and the go to ‘settings’. Change downloaded quality from ‘standard’ to ‘high’. Then delete the book if you purchased it and download it again.

If on a computer that does not use an App log into Audible, go to settings and choose ‘enhanced’ Audio. Delete the book and download it again.

It makes a HUGE difference to the sound. If in bad mono format, despite the instruments sounding harsh, the voice is twice as loud as the music