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  • Forest Dark

  • A Novel
  • By: Nicole Krauss
  • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 136

Jules Epstein, a man whose drive, avidity, and outsized personality have, for 68 years, been a force to be reckoned with, is undergoing a metamorphosis. In the wake of his parents' deaths, his divorce from his wife of more than 30 years, and his retirement from the New York legal firm where he was a partner, he's felt an irresistible need to give away his possessions, alarming his children and perplexing the executor of his estate. With the last of his wealth, he travels to Israel with a nebulous plan to do something to honor his parents.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • immediate Re-read

  • By Anonymous User on 09-28-17

Worst Audible reader ever

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

Would you try another book from Nicole Krauss and/or Gabra Zackman?

Never will I listen to Gabra Zackman again. I would read more by Nicole Krauss.

Would you recommend Forest Dark to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend that they read a hard copy and not listen to Zackman.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Shockingly horrible tic--Zackman begins virtually every sentence with a bad case of vocal fry in a lower, nasal register voice and segues in same sentence into a normal voice. This tic ruined the book for me. I bought a hard copy and will finish it.

Any additional comments?

Listen to Zackman's reading and you will fire her immediately.