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3.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 53.38 out of 5 3.38 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Michael Pratt Narrator: James Daniels Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 ISBN:
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As a child, Peter O' Banyon's life changed irrevocably when his family was killed in a car accident. He was sent to live with his Uncle Billie, the keeper of the Port Hope Lighthouse in Massachusetts. From Billie, he learns the secret of keeping love alive, even when tragedy strikes.

World War II takes Peter away from the lighthouse and his beloved Anna, but he isn't prepared for the ravages of war and the brutality that can kill a man's soul. But Peter is tested even further when he returns home. Can he learn the lesson of the lighthouse keeper? And at the end of his life, can he pass that lesson on to his daughter?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 2/15/2014

    " Another touching read by Mr. Pratt. Made me cry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elliedakota | 2/8/2014

    " Taught me quite a bit about the tank role in WWII Africa, something I was not aware of. The different perspectives kept it interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 2/6/2014

    " Loved it! Heartbreaking choices. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/31/2014

    " Sad, but good book. Life is hard but great all at once! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/20/2014

    " I really loved this book. It was a beautiful story and I confess part of the reason I loved it was because it had scenes in County Cork Ireland where my great grandmother was born and raised. This story had me in tears and while tragic it was spiritual and peaceful for me. I give it a rare 5 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darla | 1/17/2014

    " I would rate this book 2.5 out of 5.0, to be honest. The author is not very good, to the point of, I hope that I can do much better than this at my first attempt at a novel! It is NOT his first, either! The story is a good one but he skips and skims along; perhaps to keep it short? He could add so much more "beef" to it by developing the supporting characters and adding detail. Obviously, they are not necessary to the story but I feel that it would just make it a better read, overall. The fact that the men come from bad situations, questioning the fairness of life, mad at God and the world, then turn around because of the faith and love of others who are important to them, is compelling. To believe in the premise that one's love for another can bring them to God and His light, is fantastic. Seldom have I met anybody that attributes the goodness in their life to the love of just one person. Interesting, just not well written. "

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

    " Sweet tale. Dad dying of cancer recounts life story to daughter. I nice family saga. Nothing spectacular. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/7/2014

    " Sweet little love story - skipped a lot of the war time action. Not really my thing but the rest of the book was very sweet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 1/2/2014

    " A bit melodramatic in parts, but all in all a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 12/26/2013

    " If you have lived on Cape Cod or even just visited, this will feel so familiar. Interesting tale of a man who has shunned the world to live on an island and keep the light. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannette | 12/14/2013

    " This is a story of two men of the same family who live a hard life only to be rewarded in the end. This book is heart breaking and heart warming. Keep a box of kleenex near by. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roy Lobodzinski | 11/17/2013

    " Good but some slow spots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 11/12/2013

    " A good reminder that we can get through anything with God's help and love. We need to let our light shine as a lighthouse for others to see so they can continue on throught the storms as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 11/7/2013

    " Sad, but definately, worth reading. The writing was good too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 SoCalMediaSurfer- MiccilinaPiraino | 10/23/2013

    " I really like Kathleen and her father. As he weaves tales of relatives and events, she learns much more about herself than she does about her family. Sweet and yeah, really emotional but that is a good thing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 10/19/2013

    " Book was surprising. Did not expect it to talk so much about WWII. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 6/26/2013

    " Another enjoyable read by James Michael Pratt. He sure knows how to write tear-jerkers. My favorite of his though is "The Last Valentine". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 5/15/2013

    " Light hearted and touching. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shauna Thompson | 5/6/2013

    " I Love Lighthouses, and my father served in WWII in the same locations. So the book was interesting to me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maree | 4/14/2013

    " I read through chapter 5, just to give it a chance. Too sappy and I can't stand the Irish accent that the author is trying to give the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 1/16/2013

    " I thought the book was too depressing. I did like some of the life and moral lessons in the book. So if you plan to read this book then break out your tissue box!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Callie | 11/19/2012

    " Could only do 60 pages and had to quit--lifes too short to read books that keep making me shudder. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 11/5/2012

    " "I loved her, God. That's why I couldn't let her go. But now I CAN thank You... for allowing her to be in my life at all." pg. 271 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lavada | 10/7/2012

    " A little too mushy for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug | 10/1/2012

    " It is a great read with a terrific life message. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda Wells | 8/29/2012

    " Technically, I guess I finished this- if reading the first chapter and the last counts as finishing it. It struck me as sappy and simplistic, and after reading the end, I'm glad I skipped the middle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 7/19/2012

    " I read this book because it was listed as a "staff favorite" at the library. It could have been a great story, but WAY too cheesy for me. The ending was ridiculous. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Padgy | 2/23/2012

    " This just wasn't for me. Couldn't finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee | 9/20/2011

    " Sweet and sad story. Good moral. Rather forgettable otherwise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Red:head:heather | 7/19/2011

    " Beautiful story. Couldnt put it down for a second. A book I will keep and cherish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 5/6/2011

    " Another enjoyable read by James Michael Pratt. He sure knows how to write tear-jerkers. My favorite of his though is "The Last Valentine". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/29/2011

    " It started off really good...then the middle of the book it lost my interest "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 2/25/2011

    " I read this book because it was listed as a "staff favorite" at the library. It could have been a great story, but WAY too cheesy for me. The ending was ridiculous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 7/12/2010

    " Book was surprising. Did not expect it to talk so much about WWII. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maree | 12/26/2009

    " I read through chapter 5, just to give it a chance. Too sappy and I can't stand the Irish accent that the author is trying to give the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 11/14/2009

    " This author reminds me very much of Nicholas Sparks.

    His stories are beautiful, well-written, and involve some kind of lost love or heartache, but they have good endings that you feel good about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 9/13/2009

    " A good reminder that we can get through anything with God's help and love. We need to let our light shine as a lighthouse for others to see so they can continue on throught the storms as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurie | 5/16/2009

    " While an easy quick read, I found it depressing without being redeeming. I dunno, maybe I just didn't like the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/19/2009

    " A very quick read. Good characters, a little too sad but good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 2/7/2009

    " Another touching read by Mr. Pratt. Made me cry. "

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About the Narrator

James Daniels is a labor organization attorney who performed Shakespeare in London, received a Grammy nomination for his audiobook narration, and wrote the hard-boiled noir mystery Ghost Bride. He and his family live in the Midwest.