The Music of Us

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joyce K. Retherford on 05-29-16

True Love Renewed Every Day

What did you love best about The Music of Us?

This story is a wonderful story about finding true love that lasts forever. Nothing can change the course of unconditional love--not even mental illness. Marriage vows are a pledge that are meant to last forever and this story is such a glorious example of how love can last through "sickness."

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lenny is the main male character. The story is told from his point of view. He is an honest and loving guy who lives his entire life doing his very best to be a loving son, friend and husband. He is loyal and faithful and is a really nice guy.

What about Don Warrick’s performance did you like?

Don Warrick's performance was inspiring. As the moods of the story change, Don manages to convey each scene with gripping intensity. The reader is drawn into the story and becomes engrossed in what is going to happen next.

If you could take any character from The Music of Us out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would like to meet Natasha and get to know more about her life. She has deep emotions and it would be interesting to know her innermost thoughts.

Any additional comments?

I won this audiobook in a "Mother's Day Event" on Facebook in which several authors shared audio samples of their books. It was a wonderful opportunity to receive a book in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank Uvi for this gift to hear this beautiful and touching story of true love through the years.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Convoke on 01-20-16

Sensitive, lyrical, powerful work

What made the experience of listening to The Music of Us the most enjoyable?

I loved the way the Don Warrick translated Uvi Poznansky's wonderful story to audio: After listening, I felt as if I'd seen the tale on film.

What did you like best about this story?

I am a fan of Uvi Poznansky -- her fresh look at reality through her characters' eyes always enthralls me. So, although I love the narration, it is the respectful and sensitive way that the narrator translated the dramatic values of Poznansky's prose that most fascinated me.

Which scene was your favorite?

The moment Lenny met Natasha, and then Ben's moment of discovery.

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

Music for the Soul

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5 out of 5 stars
By Aaron P. Lazar on 01-16-16

A Beautifully Narrated Tale of Love and Loss

I read The Music of Us a few months before this audiobook came out, and loved it so much I jumped at the chance to listen to the characters as portrayed by Don Warrick.

Uvi Poznansky is a literary tour de force in a contemporary age when the quality of writing often takes a back seat to the quick thrill, or to be more precise, the quick buck. She writes as she paints, with careful, vibrant strokes of amazing clarity and color. Whether you are a reader or writer, teacher or student, you owe it to yourself read her work. You will be transported to a world where life is examined from a poet’s point of view, where you live in vignettes so real that you can’t help but love and care for the characters.

I have read and listened to all of Poznansky’s work, but this book resonated more deeply with me than all the previous titles, which I truly enjoyed. I suppose it is because I am an inveterate romantic. I ached for the young, “flashback” characters to come together. I shouted at them to wake up and smell the coffee when they missed opportunities to get together, and I reveled in the sweet endings when they finally connected.

The atmosphere of the 1940s is beautifully portrayed, and on a secondary level only to the (mostly) unrequited love story, it was my next treasured experience while reading this book. I loved the sounds and sights of the era, the music, the cars, and the lifestyles so well depicted. It was a fascinating dip into the life of those dynamic times.

Don Warrick is simply amazing. I loved his voice for the main character, Lenny, which was perfect for whatever age the character spoke from, whether middle aged or young. The other characters were amazingly portrayed and consistent throughout the story - Natasha, her annoying but delightful mother, Lenny's Uncle Schmeel, and even the announcer at Carnegie Hall who had me thinking, "Ed Sullivan," by his unique voice and pronunciation. Emotions flowed from Mr. Warrick's voice in such a way that you couldn't help but choke up or feel excited for "him," and the characters. But most surprising was this amazing narrator's singing voice. I loved hearing him sing various snippets of imaginary songs from the forties, and also lullabies sung by Natasha's mother, etc. They were beautifully done and his voice is very enjoyable.

If you are aching for a lyrical listen, for something above and beyond the usual offerings in the field of fiction, I highly recommend you pick up a copy of Uvi Poznansky’s The Music of Us.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jan M on 03-01-18

So much more than I expected!

What a well written book regarding mental health. I fell in love with Lenny and Natasha. Their story has so many facets. The narrator did a spectacular performance with his emotions and character voices. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. This book is a standalone listen and part of a series. I loved how the author wrote such a love story that spans time and is beautifully written. I will definitely listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Aurora Dawn on 02-19-18

Melalncholy Memories

Framed by the departure of his son for Italy and an appointment for his ailing wife's medical tests, a man remembers back to happier days when he first met and fell in love. Beautifully told. Natasha is beautiful, innocent and, even as a 16 year old, a melancholy soul, beautifully crafted by the author's loving touch. Lenny is brash, and funny and eternally hopeful, and the America they are set in, early in WWII is a world that is portrayed with a lyrical language that is at once beautiful and dream like - a world that can only exist in that "still life" the title refuses to.
Like the other books in this series, Natasha and Lenny's story is one every lover of great literature should read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Valerie on 04-21-17

A beautiful and elegant love story

I love Ms. Pozanski's work and this one did not disappoint. She tackles a difficult and tragic subject, yet turns it into a delicate and compelling love story. Her characters are vivid, and the prose...lovely. I found the narrator a bit distracting though when he sang the lyrics, and sometimes the variation in characters was discordant.

However, I still highly recommend this book, because Ms Posanski's style compensates painting the beauty of the music in their love.

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