The Light of the World
- A Memoir
- Narrated by: Elizabeth Alexander
- Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 21-04-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: Hachette Audio
This exquisite memoir is for anyone who has loved and lost. It's about being strong when you want to collapse, about being grateful when someone has been stolen from you. It's Elizabeth Alexander's story, but it is all of our stories because it is about discovering what matters.
A deeply resonant memoir for anyone who has loved and lost, from acclaimed poet and Pulitzer Prize finalist Elizabeth Alexander.
The Light of the World is both an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love, family, art, and community. It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship. For those who have loved and lost, or for anyone who cares about what matters most, The Light of the World is required listening.
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Natalie Tomich on 22-04-15
Eloquently written, moving and beautiful memoir
What made the experience of listening to The Light of the World the most enjoyable?
The author/narrator's voice is lovely and authentic as she reads the words she has so beautifully written.
What did you like best about this story?
I loved the way she constructed the memoir, how she introduced me to her husband and the life of their family, and how she made me feel the love they shared and the loss they felt.
What about Elizabeth Alexander’s performance did you like?
It was rich, textured, moving, and authentic. It felt like a spoken word poetry session given by a good friend.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes... and I think I might listen to it again.
Any additional comments?
I highly recommend this book. It is a touching tribute to the life of her late husband and of the life they shared together.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Brooke on 21-09-16
Incredibly moving. Incredibly well written. Incredibly honest. I enjoyed this book from start to finish - and highly recommend it!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful