In 1970, Lenny can no longer deny that his wife is undergoing a profound change. Despite her relatively young age, her mind succumbs to forgetfulness. Now, he goes as far back as the moment he met Natasha, when he was a soldier and she a star, brilliant yet illusive. Natasha was a riddle to him then, and to this day, with all the changes she has gone through, she still is.
Digging into the past, mining its moments, trying to piece them together this way and that, dusting off each memory of Natasha, of how we were, the highs and lows of the music of us, to find out where the problem may have started?
To their son, Ben, that may seem like an exercise in futility. For Lenny, it is a necessary process of discovery, one that is as tormenting as it is delightful. He often wonders: can we ever understand, truly understand each other - soldier and musician, man and woman, one heart and another? Will we ever again dance together to the same beat? Is there a point where we may still touch?
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True Love Renewed Every Day
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Joyce K. Retherford "I am a working woman in a man's world but it's ok because I really love being around men !! I've been happily married for 48 years!"
Sensitive, lyrical, powerful work
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.
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.
The moment Lenny met Natasha, and then Ben's moment of discovery.
Music for the Soul
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