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3.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Alice Monroe Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781423331278
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Every woman in the lowcountry knows the unspoken fear that clutches the heart every time her man sets out to sea. Now, that fear has become a terrible reality for Carolina Morrison. Her husband, shrimp boat captain Bud Morrison, the only man she’s ever loved, is lost and alone somewhere in the vast Atlantic fishing grounds, with a storm gathering and last light falling.

As the action unfolds on this one terrifying, illuminating day, Carolina and Bud Morrison look back across thirty years of love and loss, joy and sorrow. Carolina walked away from a well-to-do upbringing to marry Captain Bud Morrison. She embraced his extraordinary lifestyle by the sea and the customs of a historic shrimping village. Yet lately, hard times and the loneliness of long separations have driven them apart—and driven her to make a mistake that threatens to shatter their once-unbreakable bond forever.

When Bud Morrison is overdue at the docks, the closeknit community rallies together to search for one of its own. But Carolina knows that it is their love that must somehow call him home, across miles of rough water and unspeakable memories. And she swears that if she is given one more chance—for love and for forgiveness—nothing will ever take her from this man’s side again.

In Last Light over Carolina, Mary Alice Monroe once again explores a vanishing feature of the southern coastline, the mysterious yet time-honored shrimping culture, in a convincing and compelling tale of an enduring marriage.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 2/16/2014

    " Loved it! Read it in one day. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/15/2014

    " Rebecca, I'm going for the Carolina books this time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rosemarie | 2/15/2014

    " A shrimper's family dealing with the extinction of their way of life (don't buy imported shrimp--or cars, or light bulbs, eh?) Well-developed, gently written, and well-plotted, this is not a rant or a melodrama constructed to incite the reader; it merely tells an involving story--it's a "good read." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gloria | 2/14/2014

    " As usual, I enjoy her characters and the story she tells. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Baker | 2/11/2014

    " AMAZING...I absolutely loved this book. I can't believe I waited so long to read this book. I can't stop...must read more Mary Alice Monroe. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Marie | 2/3/2014

    " I really liked all the information about the shrimp business in this story. It was a good read. I could connect to the characters easily. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/11/2014

    " Even tho somewhat predictable, I enjoyed this book, wanting to continue at the end of each chapter. Loved the descriptions of the scenery in So. Carolina and on the waterways in that region. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vivian | 12/30/2013

    " I have read and loved all of Mary Alice Monroe's books. I didn't love this one. It was just an okay read for me. A bit bland and boring, it was not as engaging as her previous works. The characters, nor the story, never came alive for me. This one is forgetable, but I look forward to her next work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julieb | 12/24/2013

    " Interesting because of the McClellanville SC setting and references to Hurricane Hugo's lasting effects particularly on the shrimping industry of the Carolinas--a quick read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 12/22/2013

    " that marriage takes work, and love prevails "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie Scheirman | 11/19/2013

    " I liked this book, and enjoyed the description of McClennanville, SC and the shrimping indusrty as well as the lives of the people. I think Monroe did a good job taking us from the story of today and the past as well as the story of the mother and daughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia Solla | 11/9/2013

    " This book was exceptional. Mary Alice Monroe makes the characters so real. The story and characters are well developed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie McGinty | 11/1/2013

    " Perfect summer read.......... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorie | 8/14/2013

    " This was an interesting book about the lowcountry shrimping industry and the trials of marriage. I will read her other book because she is from SC. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christe | 6/24/2013

    " Excellent book from Mary Alice Monroe! I just love this author & this book didn't disappoint! It's a wonderful story of love, renewed relations & family. A little suspense thrown in as well. Love it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jess | 1/4/2013

    " I think a hundred Hallmark cards stapled together would have made me want to barf less. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 11/5/2012

    " This was my introduction to MAM and I say WOW! I love the Low Country of SC and want to move there. This story took me there with sound and smell and everything! I felt like I knew the characters as well as the place. Ms. Monroe is a master storyteller. I can't wait for more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nadine Brown | 10/21/2012

    " Library book, picked up in error. Thought this was Mary Monroe who wrote 'deliver me from evil'. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi | 3/1/2012

    " Really enjoyed this book. My favorite by her is the Beach House and this now comes in a close second. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat | 11/2/2011

    " I love Mary Alice Monroe's books but this one was disappointing. Weak characters and a weaker plot told through flashback. Yawn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 10/26/2011

    " Loved this one! If you are a Mary Alice Monroe fan, you will, too! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Stina | 9/12/2011

    " This book was boring as hell... there wasn't one character I gave a crap about and it was painful to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 4/22/2011

    " Oh My Gosh! This was the best book. Some great lines that will really make you think about things in your life. I Loved it!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 4/10/2011

    " Love books about the Low Country of South Carolina "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 4/9/2011

    " A compelling story of the life of a shrimper and his wife as he struggles to survive a day on his boat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 4/8/2011

    " This was my introduction to MAM and I say WOW! I love the Low Country of SC and want to move there. This story took me there with sound and smell and everything! I felt like I knew the characters as well as the place. Ms. Monroe is a master storyteller. I can't wait for more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeannie | 11/24/2010

    " I liked this book, and enjoyed the description of McClennanville, SC and the shrimping indusrty as well as the lives of the people. I think Monroe did a good job taking us from the story of today and the past as well as the story of the mother and daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Hill | 11/7/2010

    " A good weekend book; easy read with just enough romance. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jess | 10/15/2010

    " I think a hundred Hallmark cards stapled together would have made me want to barf less. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 9/5/2010

    " I learned a great deal about shrimping from this book - timely with the recent oil spill and all of the coverage concerning the seafood industry. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 8/9/2010

    " I really do enjoy a little Mary Alice Monroe now and again. This story is filled with passion -- for shrimping and for their marriage and the ebb and flow of their lives. It's also a reminder of how to get back to what's important. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris | 6/20/2010

    " Loved this one! If you are a Mary Alice Monroe fan, you will, too! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pat | 5/28/2010

    " I love Mary Alice Monroe's books but this one was disappointing. Weak characters and a weaker plot told through flashback. Yawn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/19/2010

    " A bit of a predictable ending, but a fun read nonetheless! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 2/10/2010

    " that marriage takes work, and love prevails "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toby | 1/16/2010

    " I like the way she writes, but this one was slow! A lot of description of life on a shrimp boat! It was a great love story, though, so worth the read. "

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About the Author
Author Mary Alice Monroe

Mary Alice Monroe is the author of nearly two dozen novels, several nonfiction titles, and award-winning children’s books. Her body of work reflects her commitment to the natural world through literature. She has served on the faculty of numerous writer’s conferences and retreats and is a featured speaker at events, both literary and conservation. Her books have achieved several bestseller lists, including the New York Times, SIBA, and USA Today, and are sold worldwide. She has been awarded the SC Center for the Book Award for Fiction, the International Book Award for Green Fiction, the Career Achievement Award for mainstream fiction by RT Book Reviews, and the South Carolina Book Festival Literary Excellence Award.

About the Narrator

Sandra Burr is an AudioFile Earphones Award–wining narrator. She has read more than one hundred books in her career, including the New York Times bestselling Cedar Cove romance series by Debbie Macomber.