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The Light Between Oceans: The heartbreaking Richard and Judy bestseller

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: M L Stedman

Narrated By: Noah Taylor

Publisher: Random House UK

Date: April 2012

Duration: 10 hours 22 minutes


The crying persisted. The door of the ligthhouse clanged in the distance, and Tom's tall frame appeared on the gallery as he scanned the island with the binoculars. 'Izzy!' he yelled, 'a boat!' He vanished and re-emerged at ground level. 'It's a boat all right,' Tom declared. 'And - oh cripes! There's a bloke, but -' The figure was motionless, yet the cries still rang out. He hoisted out a woollen bundle: a woman's soft lavender cardigan wrapped around a tiny, screaming infant.
Tom Sherbourne, released from the horrors of the First World War, is now a lighthouse keeper, cocooned on a remote island with his young wife Izzy, who is content in everything but her failure to have a child.
One April morning, a boat washes ashore carrying a dead man - and a crying baby. Safe from the real world, Tom and Izzy break the rules and follow their hearts.
It is a decision with devastating consequences.

Australian actor NOAH TAYLOR made his name in critically acclaimed films such as The Year My Voice Broke and Shine, and has also appeared in high-profile blockbusters such as the two Lara Croft Tomb Raider films and Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He recently starred in the accomplished British comedy Submarine.


  • Graeme I

    Wonfderfully moving story - a great read and so thought-provoking!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Leanne K.

    An interesting debut novel that kept me reading to the end. The characters, with the exception of Tom, could have been better fleshed out, and the island lifestyle a little too idyllic to be believable. but the narration was awful. Fast and mumbled for the most part, with off pauses and annoying mispronunciations, including of that word. Noah Taylor slows down for the final third of the novel, but stuck to acting, Noah.

  • Claire W.

    loved this book. I was captivated during the whole story. Highly reccomend.

  • Rachel Oliver

    A nice story and plot, not too sure about the ending, but I did enjoy it.

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