Heartbreak and grief touch every soul at least once in a lifetime and Ranata Suzuki translates those raw emotions into words. In this stunning audiobook adaption of The Longest Night, award winning audiobook narrator Mhairi Morrison delivers an authentic and stirring performance bringing conviction and emotional depth to the books strikingly poignant quotations and powerfully emotive poetry. The result is an artfully created emotional journey that immerses the listener in this mournful lover’s journal that explores a side of love that is deep, dark and hauntingly beautiful.
Each of the book’s elements are skilfully narrated, revealing fragments of thoughts and feelings that seem almost to belong to the listener as years of painful longing are condensed into the context of a single night.
The journal begins with ‘Sunset’, in which poems convey the initial feelings of shock and loss first felt when a relationship with a loved one ends. As the poetry descends into an emotional downward spiral, the book progresses into its next chapter, ‘Darkness’, in which emptiness, jealousy, sorrow and despair are passionately portrayed.
The concluding chapter, ‘First Light’, sees the gradual dawning of a new outlook. The final poems express a gratitude for what once was, an acceptance of what now is, and come to the uplifting conclusion that even though a relationship can be fated to end tragically, the memories gained and lessons learned from it are, in their own way, treasured gifts that will last a lifetime.
An audiobook for anyone who has found themselves separated from someone they love no matter the circumstance, The Longest Night is a companion for the broken heart on the painful emotional journey that is losing someone you love from your life. Its words serve as a comforting reminder, whether you are travelling this road or have recently completed this journey yourself, that despite the loneliness you may sometimes feel along the way none of us walk this path alone.
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