The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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In her mesmerizing first novel The Light Between Oceans, M.L. Stedman examines how human longing can lead to heartbreak. In the early 1900s, on a small island off the coast of Australia, lighthouse keeper Tom Sherbourne and his wife Isabel live a quiet, isolated life- until a boat carrying a dead man and an infant washes ashore. Childless, Isabel is determined to keep the baby as her own, so they don' t report the incident. But when Tom and Isabel return to the mainland two years later, dire consequences await.
Publisher: Prince Frederick : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781470321581
Branch Call Number: Audio Download
Characteristics: audio file
digital,stereo,Digital recording
1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Taylor, Noah

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surrogate
Sep 12, 2017

I love this story also. However I concur with the patron who observed the narrator was awful, mumbling and inarticulate. I couldn't listen beyond disc 2.

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supshell
Jan 26, 2017

I loooove this story! And I usually love books on CD but the narrator was awful! His accent was hard to understand most of the time and I had to turn the volume up so loud to just hear his mumbling/whispering. If a book was available I would've given up on the CD's but I just couldn't stop!

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welbournllamas
Jun 07, 2016

I enjoyed reading this story. It pulls you in to their lives and decisions, and you find yourself making up reasons for what they did and makes you think of how you would feel in their shoes. An excellent read.

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quilteriam
Aug 17, 2015

Great story! All the characters were struggling with what life offers and the ending was the best. I would put this on my top ten fiction list. Would so recommend this book! I will offer a warning to any audible listeners that it can be difficult to understand due to the narrator's accent and whispering. With that being said, I still enjoyed it!

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Shakespeare93
Mar 17, 2015

Good story but terrible reader.

lotuslori_8 Nov 26, 2014

I enjoyed the story, but the audiobook version was extremely difficult to hear. The reader's voice was inconsistent and would often become almost a whisper so I couldn't understand what he was saying. I was constantly turning the volume up loud and then down when he spoke in his normal voice. I would rate the audiobook version 1 star and the story 4 stars.

Rachiecakes Nov 17, 2014

I was so excited to listening to this on CD in my car - it was recommended on a free reading list from the library. Unfortunately the reader was TERRIBLE. I couldn't understand what he was saying half the time because he actually mumbled! :( I had to keep turning the volume up...but it was tedious to try to concentrate, so I'll have to read this title in paper form, I guess.

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poodlegirl
Jul 26, 2014

It was a fairly good story, however the reader was the WORST. This rather ruined it for me. His voice volume jumped around so I was forever adjusting my IPOD volume. I highly recommend that, if you read it, READ it instead of listening.

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goodcooker
Jun 18, 2014

This book is a reminder that life is sometimes hard...and we must live with our mistakes. Great book.

siammarino May 03, 2014

The unique setting of this book is a lighthouse on Janus Island, which is off the coast of Australia where the Indian and Pacific Oceans meet (hence the title). I loved the details about nature and the weather on this remote outpost. The story is about a young couple (the lightkeeper and his wife) who discover a boat washed up on shore with a dead man and a living baby inside. What would you do if your young wife had had 3 miscarriages and was pining for a baby? A really thought provoking first novel by M. L. Stedman.

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