Would you listen to Apart from Love again? Why?
I'll listen to Apart from Love again because I so enjoyed the interplay between Heather Jane Hogan and David Kudler, the two narrators.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Ben was my favorite character. David Kudler brings Ben to life with sensitivity and grace, subsuming his narration in the story and letting the character come forth. Ben's story is at times heart-rending, and would be easily over done but a narrator of lesser skill.
What does David Kudler and Heather Jane Hogan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The combination of Kudler's Ben and Hogan's Anita makes the tension of the book crackle with life; Anita's southern accent and Ben's underlying musicality (even to sometimes singing his lines), are unique to the narrators' interpretation of this sometimes tragic story.
If you could take any character from Apart from Love out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Definitely Ben, for his view of life as a melody with white keys and black.
Any additional comments?
A deep and complex tale, well worth hearing more than once.