The Light Between Oceans

The Light Between Oceans

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
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, MD : Recorded Books, p2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781470321581
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file, 10 hr., 15 min.)
audio file
Call Number: eAudio

Related Resources


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Oct 19, 2018

I enjoyed this story very much, as the characters were all interesting and flawed and real. I was worried that I'd hate the ending, but was actually very pleased with how the story was wrapped up.

I do agree with other commenters about the poor quality of the audio version, as it was very hard to understand everything while dealing with car noise. But I don't blame it all on the reader, as the producer should be able to adjust the volume to make it better to hear.

Nov 16, 2017

Bad, bad audio recording, barely audible, inflections on the wrong words.
Supposed to be some aussie actor. Worst I have ever heard, and his accent is so strong and regional.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

Jun 18, 2014

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

View All Comments


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings


Find it at DCL

To Top