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Eliraz Shor

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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 141
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 132

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.

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  • By Anonymous User on 09-28-17

Great book, poor performance

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-19-18

I love Nivle Krauss' work, still need to ponder this one a little and review the different connections between the plotlines. The performance was disappointing tough, there are a lot of mistakes in the Hebrew pronunciation and the reader's voice sounds mechanical when she dubbs some of the characters.