Linnea Tanner weaves Celtic tales of love, magic, adventure, betrayal and intrigue into historical fiction set in Ancient Rome and Britannia. I am thrilled to find her review of my story and of the narration of the audiobook edition, A Favorite Son:
A favorite son written by Uvi Poznansky and narrated by David Kudler retells the biblical story of Jacob and Esau. The story is told from Jacob's point of view which a modern audience can relate to. As an older man, Jacob tried to explain why he stole his older brother's inheritance as he recounts his youth. Author Poznansky masterfully characterizes Jacob as an intelligent and self-reflective man who deeply regrets tricking his older twin, Esau, into exchanging his inheritance for a savory stew. The most poignant scene is when Jacob's mother, Rachel, convinces Jacob to deceive his blind father, Isaac, into believing he is Esau. In doing so, Jacob steals his older brother's blessing and subsequently the entire inheritance. This is a moral tale of the consequences of a parent favoring one child over another and pitting one against another to gain the father's blessing as a favorite son. I highly recommend the audio-book because David Kudler delivers a heart-wrenching performance that capture Jacob's sorrow and guilt as he narrates the story.