Every Note Played

By Lisa Genova
Read by Dennis Boutsikaris  and Dagmara Dominczyk , with an afterword read by Lisa Genova

8.05 Hours 03/20/2018 unabridged
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From neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice comes a powerful and heartbreaking exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and what it means to be alive.An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Every finger of his hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing across the keys and striking each note with exacting precision. That was eight months ago. Richard now has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. His fingers are impotent, still, devoid of possibility. The loss of his hand feels like a death, a loss of true love, a divorce—his divorce. He knows his left arm will go next. Three years ago, Karina removed their framed wedding picture from the living room wall and hung a mirror there instead. But she still hasn’t moved on. Karina is paralyzed by excuses and fear, stuck in an unfulfilling life as a piano teacher, afraid to pursue the path she abandoned as a young woman, blaming Richard and their failed marriage for all of it. When Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard’s muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it’s too late. Poignant and powerful, Every Note Played is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness.

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A March 2018 LibraryReads Pick

From neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice comes a powerful and heartbreaking exploration of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and what it means to be alive.

An accomplished concert pianist, Richard received standing ovations from audiences all over the world in awe of his rare combination of emotional resonance and flawless technique. Every finger of his hands was a finely calibrated instrument, dancing across the keys and striking each note with exacting precision. That was eight months ago.

Richard now has ALS, and his entire right arm is paralyzed. His fingers are impotent, still, devoid of possibility. The loss of his hand feels like a death, a loss of true love, a divorce—his divorce.

He knows his left arm will go next.

Three years ago, Karina removed their framed wedding picture from the living room wall and hung a mirror there instead. But she still hasn’t moved on. Karina is paralyzed by excuses and fear, stuck in an unfulfilling life as a piano teacher, afraid to pursue the path she abandoned as a young woman, blaming Richard and their failed marriage for all of it.

When Richard becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard’s muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it’s too late.

Poignant and powerful, Every Note Played is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrators Dennis Boutsikaris and Dagmara Dominczyk bring to life this compelling story…Boutsikaris gets inside the mind and spirit of Richard…As the disease progresses, we hear in Boutsikaris’s voice the painful struggle as communication becomes more challenging. Dominczyk brings complicated layers of anger, regret, resentment, confusion, and love to the voice of estranged wife Karina…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Only Lisa Genova could bring such honesty and grace to the war against ALS. Searing writing and a must-read.” Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author
“Unsparing in her depiction of the disease’s harrowing effects, neuroscientist Genova also celebrates humanity and the rewards of asking for, and offering, forgiveness.” People magazine
“An expertly written depiction of the toll a ravaging disease takes on both the body and the heart.” Marie Claire

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Author Bio: Lisa Genova

Lisa Genova is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Left Neglected, Inside the O’Briens, and Still Alice, among other books. Still Alice was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Kristen Stewart. She has been featured in major media and travels worldwide speaking about the neurological diseases that she writes about. She graduated from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English