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  • Home

  • By: Uvi Poznansky, Zeev Kachel
  • Narrated by: Kathy Bell Denton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 7

Imagine the shock, the sadness, when a daughter, while mourning her father's passing, discovers her father's poetry in her childhood home, the work he had never shared with anyone during the last two decades of his life. Six years after that moment of discovery, Uvi Poznansky presents a tender tribute: a collection of poems and prose, half written by her, and half by her father, the author, poet, and artist Zeev Kachel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Soul-Touching

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-31-14

Elegant and Elegiac

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-24-13

If you could sum up Home in three words, what would they be?

Elegant and Elegiac

What other book might you compare Home to and why?

No comparison.

Have you listened to any of Kathy Bell Denton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I've not heard Kathy Bell Denton's other performances.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Elegant and Elegiac

Any additional comments?


In a day and age when much of the music in poetry has died, you can now hear the voices of father and daughter singing their harmonious duet in Home. Uvi Poznansky takes you with her through that tunnel of memory into her father’s lost world, into his river of poetic dreams, a narrative that flows with the voice of longing, lament, and loneliness, on to the day his immortal soul stands by his grave in “I Plucked a Wildflower.” Transcending all past yearning, Zeev Kachel sings no funeral dirge for himself, but a magical song of release.

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  • A Favorite Son

  • By: Uvi Poznansky
  • Narrated by: David Kudler
  • Length: 2 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13

This story is a present day twist on the biblical story of Jacob and his mother Rebecca plotting together against the elderly father Isaac, who is lying on his deathbed, in order to get their hands on the inheritance, and on the power in the family. This is no old fairy tale. Its power is here and now, in each one of us. Listening to Yankle telling his take on events, we understand the bitter rivalry between him and his brother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful and Haunting

  • By James D. on 09-11-13

A Shining Light!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-13

Would you consider the audio edition of A Favorite Son to be better than the print version?

I don't know, I haven't read the print version.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything. The writing, the narration... it was all brilliant.

What about David Kudler’s performance did you like?

I couldn’t imagine anyone, anyone at all, dramatizing the story as brilliantly as David Kudler!

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

I believe so.

Any additional comments?

I’d encourage Uvi to write more such biblical accounts, convince us further just how human these characters are, show us their flaws, their hopes and dreams, take us deep into their psyches and allow us to know them more intimately, as she has here. More. Give us more!

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