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Christian Ashley

Los Angeles, CA | Member Since 2014

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  • Apart from Love

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Uvi Poznansky
    • Narrated By David Kudler, Heather Jane Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Secrets, passion, betrayal... Coming back to his childhood home after years of absence, Ben is unprepared for the secret, which is now revealed to him: his mother, Natasha, who used to be a brilliant pianist, is losing herself to early-onset Alzheimer's, which turns the way her mind works into a riddle. His father has remarried, and his new wife, Anita, looks remarkably similar to Natasha--only much younger. In this state of being isolated, being apart from love, how will Ben react when it is so tempting to resort to blame and guilt? "In our family, forgiveness is something you pray for, something you yearn to receive--but so seldom do you give it to others."

    Aaron P. Lazar says: "A Literary Masterpiece!"
    "The characters truly come to life"
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    If you could sum up Apart from Love in three words, what would they be?

    Full of Surprises


    What did you like best about this story?

    I had already read Apart From Love before listening to the audio version and I had previously found myself amazed by the author's brilliant story telling when I read it. With the audio book, it may have seemed clearer that they were recording themselves but it is hard to say since I had read the book already. Anita and Ben jumped out at you with their quirky personalities shining through their voices.


    What about David Kudler and Heather Jane Hogan ’s performance did you like?

    The show of emotion was wonderful for both Kudler and Hogan.


    Who was the most memorable character of Apart from Love and why?

    Ben and Anita are the most memorable characters in this complex story.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Rise to Power: The David Chronicles, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Uvi Poznansky
    • Narrated By David George
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    Here is the story of David as you have never heard it before: from the king himself, telling the unofficial version, the one he never allowed his court scribes to recount. In his mind, history is written to praise the victorious—but at the last stretch of his illustrious life, he feels an irresistible urge to tell the truth. In the first volume, Rise to Power, David gives you a fascinating account of his early years, culminating with a tribal coronation. Rooted in ancient lore, his is a surprisingly modern memoir.

    Jennifer Garcia says: "Engrossing, Personable, and Poetic"
    "Fabulous!"
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    What made the experience of listening to Rise to Power the most enjoyable?

    Uvi Poznansky combined her superb knowledge of Biblical history and her amazing sense of humor to create David’s story. In Rise to Power, David is looking back on his life and telling not only his story, but how he thought and felt at the time.
    Because Rise to Power is told in first person by the protagonist, David, his-story literally comes to life!


    What did you like best about this story?

    With David at the center during a time of war and constant upheaval for the people, his story, as written through Poznansky and narrated by George, made me laugh out loud more times than I could count. Rise to Power in many ways, makes sense of some of the difficult to understand and nonlinear parts of the Bible.


    What about David George’s performance did you like?

    George was expressive, articulate, and engaging. Very professional - serious when he should be and appropriately amused when called for.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have liked to listen to Rise to Power for it's entirety but did it over a few nights.


    Any additional comments?

    Of all the audiobooks I've listened to thus far, Rise to Power has been my favorite.

    Sherri Christian

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Twisted

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Uvi Poznansky
    • Narrated By Heather Jane Hogan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    In this unique collection, Uvi Poznansky brings together diverse tales, laden with shades of mystery and the macabre. There are four of them: "I Am What I Am;" "I, Woman;" "The Hollow;" and "The One Who Never Leaves." Here, you will come into a dark, strange world, a hyper-reality where nearly everything is firmly rooted in the familiar-except for some quirky detail that twists the yarn, and takes it for a spin in an unexpected direction.

    Amazon Customer says: "Four women, four fates, one mystical tapestry"
    "Enchanting"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Twisted to be better than the print version?

    As I love to read, it is difficult to compare, but I have enjoyed every second of hearing it. Twisted is perfect for narration.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love the wife of Job in I Am What I Am.


    What does Heather Jane Hogan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her narration was perfect.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Definitely, I laughed.


    Any additional comments?

    As I mentioned earlier, Twisted is well suited as an audio book with its four artistically described tales. The recording quality was outstanding.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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