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And: A Love Story Within

Narrated by: Michelle J. Kaplan
Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
Categories: Drama & Poetry, Poetry
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And: A Love Story within is a self-transformational book written in poetic verse, stories within a story, of one woman's personal journey in the universal search for Truth, that's so relatable to others. In this audiobook, narrated by the author, Michelle Kaplan has magnified the themes of acceptance, self-love, and belonging, by incorporating original music written by Martin Kaplan and Mitch Rosacker. The various textures and layers of poems and songs allows the listener to create their personal experience of healing and connectedness.

©2018 Michelle J. Kaplan (P)2019 Michelle J. Kaplan

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Stunning!

I decided today was the perfect day to listen to And: A Love Story Within. I have never listened to an audiobook and was excited to experience it. It was one of those Sunday kind of days where I was quiet and introspective and this was exactly what I needed. This beautiful book of poetry and the sound of the author's voice opened my eyes to a new way to "read" a book. By hearing the affect in the author's voice, you can actually feel the experience, and you can understand what the author may have been feeling as she wrote her poems. The book also includes music written by her brother, which is perfectly interwoven through her words.

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Exquisite, unique, & powerfully moving!

Listening to this powerful collection of poetry, accompanied by original music by her brother, moved me beyond words. The author's insights, transparency, & invitation to reflect on our own lives, tied to songs that tell a story of their own, engaged me more than any audio book ever has, quite frankly. This was not just a "listen" ~ it was an "experience." WOW!

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Letting GO to let GROW!

And, A Live Story Within is poetry that beautifully captures the universal process of letting GO to let GROW. Love this book!

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  • Penny
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"The emotions come through and embrace you"

I was really excited to listen to "and:A Love Story Within" after having read the hard copy edition. Hearing Michelle's voice read her extremely personal poems brought the words and feelings they invoke to a totally different level. Her emotions come through and embrace you! These poems are her truths, yet also show us how we are all connected. The music included in this format greatly enhances the work as well. Highly recommend!!

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A Joy to Hear

It was one thing to read this book, and to now hear the personal emotion attached to each poem.... it has made "and: A love story within" one of the treasures in my collection. Every single verse gives me a "wow" moment... a connection. Wonderful to have this, to go back to, for clarity and affirmation in knowing that so many of us are on a journey to find our own personal truth. I LOVE the music also included in this audiobook. Truly makes this a favorite. <3 Highly recommended!

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Beautiful and compelling journey within!

Every single poem is an opportunity to reflect on the beauty and mystery of being human. Michelle Kaplan has the rare gift of being able to share the raw emotions of her journey through life. I love how she writes, how she speaks and the music written and sung by her brother is a delightful surprise and addition to the book. I couldn't stop listening and will return over and over as this book gives me permission to listen to the whisperings of my own inner voice.
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A journey for us all...

Michelle Kaplan’s “and: A love story within” is a free verse exploration of a woman in search of her truth, her essence, her purpose. Each poem may germinate from a personal experience, but it blossoms into a universal truth, speaking not only to women but also to the core of the human condition. Varied in theme, her poems range from the trials of daily life to the challenges that shape that life.

Michelle’s literary voice is honest and her observations perceptive. Narrating her own work, Michelle is engaging and soothing, drawing her listener in and encouraging that listener to connect with similar experiences. Adding to the listening experience is the original music interspersed throughout.

If “and: A love story within” is a woman’s search for her truth, Michelle Kaplan clearly has discovered hers and encourages all of us to do the same.