Illumination Night

  • by Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by Suzanne Toren
  • 7 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Beginning on the night of the Grand Illumination, a festival of lanterns held each summer on Martha's Vineyard, this novel is a modern chronicle of a marriage and a bittersweet exploration of an extraordinary passion. Illumination Night follows the lives of a young blond giant who is as beautiful as he is frightening; an old woman at the end of her life whose last mission is to save her granddaughter's soul; a family torn apart by a wife's fears and a husband's unrealized desires; and the high school girl who comes to Martha's Vineyard against her will, who steals husbands and cars, and who will bring everyone together in a web of yearning, sin, and ultimate redemption. Both riveting and reflective, this is a story that brings to light the talent that has made Alice Hoffman an acclaimed bestselling author.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Horrible...

Seven hours and forty eight minutes of my life that I will never get back... I only finished it because I paid for it, but should have just deleted it and taken it as a loss.
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- Mary Sunshine

Not the best I've listened to

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No, pretty dreary cast of characters.


How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

A couple characters that weren't so depressed or depressing would help.


What does Suzanne Toren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Just reading through all the way deserves a medal. She did a fine job.


Any additional comments?

Sounds like they need a good shrink in this town with so many mentally troubled people.

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- LB in Dallas "marlin515"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-22-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.