The Blinding Light

  • by Renae Kaye
  • Narrated by Jonathan Young
  • 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jake Manning's smart mouth frequently gets him into trouble. Because of it he can't hold a job. Combined with some bad luck, it's prevented him from keeping steady employment. A huge debt looms over him, and alone he shoulders the care of his alcoholic mother and three younger sisters. When a housekeeping position opens, Jake's so desperate he leaps at the opportunity. On landing, he finds his new boss, Patrick Stanford, a fussy, arrogant, rude...and blind man.
Born without sight, Patrick is used to being accommodated, but he's met his match with Jake, who doesn't take any of his crap and threatens to swap all the braille labels on his groceries and run off with his guide dog unless he behaves.
Jake gets a kick out of Patrick. Things are looking up: The girls are starting their own lives, and his mum's sobriety might stick this time. He's sacrificed everything for his family; maybe it's time for him to live his life and start a relationship with Patrick. When his mother needs him, guilt makes his choice between family and Patrick difficult, and Jake must realize he's not alone anymore.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Painful to listen to

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator, he swings between cockney pirate, South african and Scottish farmer.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Blinding Light?

The actual story is brilliant, I love the notes to the housekeeper.


What didn’t you like about Jonathan Young’s performance?

Everything! Well, that's not fair but I wish he hadn't tried the accents.


If this book were a film would you go see it?

Yes, if it had Australian actors


Any additional comments?

I wish companies would properly match narrators to stories.

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- Geraldine

Nice, but thin.

I chose this on a whim and it was nice enough to listen to as background noise, but it lacked conflict. Not much here to sink your teeth into, but if you're after a light and sweet romance with no angst, this'll keep you chipper.
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- @Scattered_Laura

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-03-2015
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC