- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 7 hours and 43 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Uvi Poznansky
- Audible.com Release Date: February 27, 2014
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00IP4I08W
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Rise to Power: The David Chronicles, Volume 1 Audiobook – Unabridged
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"Rise to Power" chronicles exactly that: David's rise from obscurity to the throne of Israel. All the elements of the Biblical story are here, and the beautiful psalms and songs of David, but the author gives us a look behind them to the human beings who lived and struggled to create them. It's a fascinating approach, and it makes a distant age more accessible to modern readers.
Like her other works, the use of language in "Rise to Power" is simply beautiful - the author's artistic training shows through in the way she carefully uses words to paint images and draw forth emotion. It's simply a pleasure to read Uvi Poznansky's prose.
I'd highly recommend this book, and I'm looking forward to the next book - "A Peek at Bathsheba".
David explains his life and the creation of the legend that is David. So there are reveals, confessions and decisions leading to David himself just trying to survive.
Most people dont know David as young person formulating a plot and creating his ambitious life. David was not only a poet and writer but he was a musician.
, this time for her marvelous portrayal of the Biblical King David. Her David, although fictional, is not the perfect figure sculpted by Michelangelo. Nor is he strictly the David of the Bible. With his human failings, the David she has created is a bit of a departure from the legend.
I would say the book is also a modern tale. The way it is written in terminology that doesnt need a dictionary or interpreter. The author also adds to the story how women just adored David. He was pursued by many. In this time, David, had many wives as was the lifestyle.
As far as David’s alleged affairs, I was wondering how he kept up. He had twenty children with as many as weight wives. Shocking to me, by the way.
If you love history as a base with a modern flair PLEASE read this. I found it an excellent impression of all the is David. I’m really looking forward to the sequel.
Rise to Power is a Bible story retold in modern language, acutely surveyed with an eye for beauty as only Uvi Poznansky is able.
"No need to hide behind that curtain, up there," says Bathsheba. "What, you think I haven't noticed? You think I care?"
"I know you don't," I say, gloomily.
Feeling uninvited should not come as a surprise to me--but somehow it does. Hell, what was I thinking? That she will accept me with open arms, like every other girl I know?
I kneel down by her side, which forces me to adjust the crown, because it is now tilting on my head.
Of course, most of us have heard the story of David versus Goliath. But in "RISE TO POWER (Book of David), the author takes a different path. Much like the composer Salieri in "Amadeus" or the main protagonist, Benjamin Britten, she begins the book with an older, hopefully wiser King David, forced into quarantine and all the while ruminating about his life. A bountiful life filled with his beginnings as a court musician to King Saul, his private ambitions, and ultimately, his lust for power overriding everything.
As the book progresses, we realize this is a great story about the young lying in wait for the old to decline--a time old tale, told this time as an ancient lore (albeit with a lot of modern phrasing), where Philistines, concubines, and battles reign supreme and human foibles are presented for what they are––man's weaknesses throughout time. VERY well told!