We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
Split-Second Lifetime Audiobook

Split-Second Lifetime

Regular Price:£19.39
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
    • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

On a business trip from the US to Paris, Jebby meets Dodi on a flight. Jebby is an ethnomusicologist, and Dodi is an international photographer. They are immediately attracted to each other, but from the very first moment Dodi triggers what seems like past life memories for Jebby of a poignant and passionate time they shared together. As Jebby tries to figure out if she is "losing it" or if past lives really do exist, they embark on a path of adventure and romance where lifetimes and cultures interweave in modern day Paris, Uzbekistan, and in the old Southwest. Jebby and Dodi live their unusually diverse and rich adventure and romance, surrounded by an international cast and superb musicians. At the same time Jebby discovers where the Hopi originated from, that death is not a finality, love transcends lifetimes, and music is eternal.

©2013 Denise Kahn (P)2017 Denise Kahn

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Norma Miles 28/01/2018
    Norma Miles 28/01/2018
    HELPFUL VOTES
    170
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    551
    489
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Caravanserai mobile, music - and guano."

    Meeting for the first time on a 'plane en route to Paris, passengers Dodi and Jebby feel an immediate attraction to each other, which feeling becomes love and they have been together, when this story commences, for seven years. This is not a romance but it is a love story because, with the meeting with Dodi, Jebby, from whose point of view this story is told, also begins to have visions, flashbacks which entirely consume her, to another couple in the long past, Hopi Indians, and their story as well as the present day one, intertwine together throughout the book.

    Jebby is a recorder of music whilst Jodi is a renowned magazine photographer and together, with Mickey and Minnie, Jenny's assistants, they travel the world recording and taking pictures in exotic and remote locations. The scenery and ambience of the different locations is beautifully, visually given to the reader with a light and exquisite touch. The whole book is one of delight and exploration, of the places visited, it's music and history and myths, it's peoples - and always there is also the ongoing story of the other life, the customs and loves of the Indian couple.

    It is hard to express in a few sentences the beauty and strangeness of this truly delightful story and the fascination aroused in the reader of the lives both present and past. Denise Kahn is a writer of great skill and she has proved, with this book, her ability as a narrator also. With clarity and perfect gentle pacing, she relates this complex tale, always capturing not only the musicality of the text itself but also giving clearly differentiated and appropriate voice to all of her protagonists, both male and female. Even her accents, of which there are many in this cosmopolitan story, seem perfectly reproduced, the only exception being that of Mickey, one of the travelling companions and assistant to Jebby, who is Australian - but without the destinations Aussie twang.

    As mentioned previously, this is a love story, love of life, of music, of food and ideas and of a couple.And how love can endure beyond physical death.
    My profound thanks to the rights holder of Split-Second Lifetime for gifting me a complimentary copy via FAFY, at my request. It is a wonderful, even inspiring book which demands the listener's full attention but which I have no hesitation in recommending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Zoe
    15/05/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Split second lifetime"
    Any additional comments?

    The story develops around music, which is the center of the novel. Kahn’s writing is lyrical and magical. Her main character Jebby is a music ethnomusicologist, and she takes the reader on a journey of discovery of the music in Central Asia. Jebby and her team are producing a series of CDs on native music from around the world. She meets Dodi on the plane before she embarks on her journey Very entertaining book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sairaika
    South Africa
    12/12/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A lovely read!"

    A really interesting and exciting read!

    Such a fantastic read that is full of mystery with a powerful message.

    Beautiful narration! Was so engrossed in this story because of the narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • ShanCol19
    Seattle
    15/09/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Lovely Story"
    Where does Split-Second Lifetime rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to some really great ones, so this one isn't at the top, but it's decent.


    Did Denise Kahn do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, she did. There's also a male narrator that does the male voices, or at least I think there is. If Denise does the male voice too, I'd be shocked!


    If you could rename Split-Second Lifetime, what would you call it?

    Journey for Love


    Any additional comments?


    This a really interesting story, that isn't the usual type of thing I read, but I really enjoyed the story! This book deals with love through time, and the characters are on a wonderful journey through Uzbekistan, where they meet some interesting people in their quest to discover some unique music. This story has a lot of heart, and I found the story wonderful. The only that hit weird with me was some things in the end that I felt took me too much out of the story, but overall, I enjoyed this book. I listened to the audio version of this book, and the recording isn't the best, but as the story progresses I enjoyed the listening experience. The narrators do other accents, which I think they both did a great job with, so in the end, I liked the listening experience.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joyce K. Retherford
    Gulf Breeze, FL
    31/08/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Time Travel Full of Mystery"

    When one listens to this book one must not be distracted. This is an intricate story about a couple who meet randomly but soon discover they knew each other in past lives. Wonderfully narrated by the author herself, Denise has a pleasant way of telling her story. I'm not usually a fan of this type of book but this one was so intense I had to keep on listening. I'm glad I did. Thanks to the author for gifting me this audiobook in exchange for a review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Julie Garrett
    Gallipolis Ohio
    27/07/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Really enjoyed"
    Any additional comments?

    I suggest you listen to this when you can really sit and listen. Some of it at the beginning can get confusing but it does all come together nicely. I really enjoyed learning so much about music. The author did a really good job developing the characters. The narrator did a great job. The story was very enjoyable. I highly recommend this book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daman
    09/06/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A unique and interesting story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Split-Second Lifetime to be better than the print version?

    Narration was good and did the story justice. Story was unique and powerful with a message.


    Any additional comments?

    This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Karen M.
    07/06/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love Is Eternal"
    Any additional comments?

    When Jebby meets Dodi, she begins to have what she first believes to be visions or hallucinations. Though they are strangers, they both feel an instant connection as if they have always known one another. As they travel the world together, Jebbi wonders if her visions are really memories of a past life with Dodi.

    Split-Second Lifetime was a beautifully written story but I will admit that I was a little confused in the beginning. Once I realized that the two stories were past life and present, I quickly became more engaged. Ali, their guide in Uzbekistan, was a truly wonderful character. I also loved the "guano" story at the beginning and liked the bits of humor throughout. Music played a central role in the story and it was interesting to learn about instruments of different cultures. The narration was well done considering that the characters had so many different accents and the pacing was very good. This was a very entertaining story and I would recommend Split-Second Lifetime.

    I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review is my honest opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Catrina P
    29/05/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Split-Second Lifetime"

    It's amazing how sometimes things just feel like they're meant to be. That's how it was when Jebby and Dodi met on the airplane. It was as if they'd known each other forever... and just maybe they had.

    As they embarked on their adventures, Jebby began having glimpses of the ancient past, and another couples adventures, but what did it all mean?

    I was mesmerized by how the author led us on the journey of discovery. She also did a fantastic job narrating the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon CustomerBeliever
    15/05/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Confused the heck out of me"

    I got this book via audiobook boom. This story was so confusing. first I was in one person's story then in another then back to the first. I am not sure if this was supposed to be a book of individual dreamscapes or what. The narrator was very good but the story did not resonate with me. Perhaps I listened to it when I was tired and therefore did not understand the concept. I just did not get the stories or story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • DK
    29/11/17
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not For Me...But A Quality And Well Performed Book"


    *I was given this book in exchange for my unbiased review. Unfortunately, this book was not for me. It included time travel from the 2 main characters. However, Denise Khan is a very talented writer and performer. This is not a negative review of the book, because I did not finish it. I could not 'get into it' because of the genre.

    Consider following me on Audible. If you found my review helpful, please select 'helpful' below. Thanks.

    Story/writing: 3.5 stars
    performance: 4 stars
    overall: 3.75 stars

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.