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- A Novel
- By: Nicole Krauss
- Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
- Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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.
- By Anonymous User on 09-28-17
Worst Audible reader ever
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.