The Light Between Oceans

  • by M L Stedman
  • Narrated by Noah Taylor
  • 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The crying persisted. The door of the lighthouse 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.
Winner of the Historical Writers' Association/Goldsboro Crown award for Debut Historical Fiction


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great story, very descriptive & extremely moving!

Noah Taylor's narration, enhances by a mile this audiobook, he captured the emotions so well, I felt he had a tear in his eye @ times by the crack in his voice & I felt obliged to join in! A really great story, well written with very descriptive text, a favourite of mine!
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- Greenfly


This is such a wonderful story and so stunningly read I so so enjoyed it and the use of language and prose was so lovely. It will stay with me for a long time. Would highly recommend this book to others
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- Amelia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-04-2012
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks