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Obsession of the Heart Paperback – October 11, 2013
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My very first memory of life was the sound of my mother's glorious voice singing to me, most likely a Brahms lullaby, and I'm convinced that is why music always has a delicious way of creeping into my writing and becomes one of the most important elements. I spent twenty years in Europe because of my father, who was with the U.S. Diplomatic Corps, and my mother who was an opera singer. I worked mainly as a simultaneous interpreter and translator as I am a linguist and speak several languages, five of which are fluent. Because of my exposure to people of different nations my writing includes many foreign settings and cultures. I am a proud mother of a gallant Marine who served in Iraq, and among the members of our household you will find Louie the cat, so named because of his clawing love of Louis XV and XVI furniture, and surely thinks he must have been a fearless Marine in one of his former lives. iTunes has ranked 'Peace of Music' #1 in their TOP BOOKS. Besides 'OBSESSION OF THE HEART', 'PEACE OF MUSIC', 'SPLIT-SECOND LIFETIME' and 'AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 QUOTES ON PHOTOS', two of my short stories have been published in 'Miraculous Moments; True Stories Affirming that Life Goes On'. For more information please visit my website: www.4AGAPI.com or contact me at: Denise@4agapi.com Blog.4Agapi.com
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Now, in Obsession of the Heart, Davina, an internationally acclaimed singer, is concerned for her friend Jean, the victim of a stalker.
In her own unique style, Denise Kahn sets the stage and builds the action. She sweeps the reader from city to city, country to country. At the same time, she adroitly moves the story back and forth in time, with ease and seamless transitions.
The audio had an echo in the background. It sounded like Denise spoke in a hallow tunnel. The music inserts indicated a chapter change. If I read this myself I would have had a different experience than the one I listened to. While I appreciate her fluency with the foreign languages used, I became too distracted by the amount of languages used. There are some books that sound great as an audio and others that don’t translate well into audio. In my opinion, this story with all its content didn’t translate well into audio form. The travel compilations of Davina’s life as an international singer are confusing in audio form.
I appreciate the creative mind of Denise, I felt the variety of characters being introduced and the many locations was cumbersome to follow along with in audio format. I needed the ebook to follow along.
Davina Walters’ character is an international singer with a flare for foreign languages.
This story follows the life of Davina Walters and the danger that follows her when she becomes friends with Jean. Denise waited until chapter thirteen before introducing Jean whom became fast friends with Davina. Davina was on tour traveling the world performing her music and along the way she encountered many people and problems. Very little suspense was to be had until the end. Many relationships were formed. Much traveling encountered. Some singing was performed.
Overall the narration by Denise was okay. An echo could be heard when she spoke into the microphone. I would have preferred dual narrators to help separate the male and female characters with as many characters this story had.
Performance by Denise was good with her flare for foreign languages. Music played an intricate part in this book.
Story was long and cumbersome. If I read this I would have skimmed the chapters. Too much was going on to follow by audio. I was determined to finish.
I found this story to be only just okay. Nothing really made it stand out for me. In fact it's rather easily forgotten.
The narrating was not very good. It brought a just okay story down even more in my opinion.
I've been an audiobook enthusiast for so many years. In "Obsession of The Heart"-I was fascinated, entertained, and did not want it to end. I love that Denise narrates. Her accents were amazing! I am Portuguese, and that is only one of the many she employed, but did it spot on. This audiobook is action packed with an excellent plot line. This is my first Denise Kahn experience. I can't wait for my next. Denise Kahn is talented, evoking so many emotions from the reader. I'm hooked. I plan on listening to all her books. I love them!
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
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This is a well constructed story.
This is the 2 of 3 but I listened to it as a stand alone and it was fine.Read more