Title: The Blinding Light
Author: Renae Kaye
Narrator: Jonathan Young
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 07/14/2014
Audiobook Release Date: 03/26/2015
Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
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.
My View – Story:
Beverley and I originally reviewed this story when it was published in e-book format. You can read those original reviews here.
I do not have much to add to my original review other than I enjoyed this story so much and I jumped at the chance to review the audio format. Once again I was reminded about all the things I loved when I read it the first time and all the reasons I enjoy Ms. Kaye’s writing style. This really is a wonderfully, relatively low angst story and is worth the read or listen.
My View – Narration:
Jonathan Young was the perfect narrator for this story. He really brought out the best of all the characters and the humor and emotion shone through. He read this much as I did in my head, emphasizing the same things I would have if I were narrating. He really added an additional element to my enjoyment of this story. On top of that, his accent was wonderful and I could listen to him read the phone book and be happy.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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