I've been in the audiobook business for over 15 years, beginning when they were still called "Books on Tape." To date, I've recorded over 500 audiobooks in all genres.
I'm an Audie and Earphones award-winning narrator who is equally at home recording romance, memoir, sci-fi, and fantasy. I work in a home studio as well as studios all over New York City. I'm sometimes referred to by the handle "Audiobook Goddess."
I specialize in Witches and Rage and am often known as the "Ben Stein" of audiobooks.
By Isabel Allende, Narration by Gabra
Assembling a feast of fascinating facts about the aphrodisiac powers of food and drink, internationally acclaimed author Allende serves them up with both convincing admiration and irreverence. Aphrodite celebrates the sensual life with joy and imagination, as well as a naughty sense of fun, making it an irresistible feast of the senses.
I'll Be Gone In The Dark
By Michelle McNamara, Narration by Gabra
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Gabra narrates this #1 New York Times Bestseller.
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"Zackman’s ability to change tone, from high-pitched to deep and feminine to breathless, brings the book and its personalities to life. Listening is a journey that takes more than 28 hours, but with Zackman at the mike, every page brings a new reason to continue." - Audiofile review of Marjorie Morningstar
"Each narrator in this romantic comedy is perfectly cast, providing just the right voice, accent, and touch to make his or her character interesting, funny, and larger than life. Chas's Southern accent is charming and suave, and Legs's own voice is sultry and hot. The result is a winning combination." - Audiofile review of Game On
"Hearing the innermost thoughts of a misguided character can be even more unsettling than reading them on the page—especially when the narrator’s performance is so convincing. Zackman slips between the characters effortlessly, depicting each one with sensitivity and grace." - Audiofile review of Men and Dogs
"...narrated by Gabra Zackman in an insistent voice that hovers somewhere between a revelation and a whisper." - Washington Post review of I'll Be Gone In The Dark
"Gabra Zackman's steady and grounded narration lays the foundation for the storytelling..." - Audiofile review of The Telling
"[Zackman's] low, mesmerizing voice captures the loneliness, loyalty and love that bind the improbable little family together." - Washington Post for The Underneath
"It's risky for an audiobook narrator to spin through nearly two dozen characters — plus a plot hooked to the paranormal — to claim believability. But Zackman teases out subtle voice distinctions and accents (Italian, Russian, Yiddish) until the prospect of communing with the dead seems slightly more believable than Sophie landing a fully renovated, three-bedroom house in Ashbury Heights. Prime real estate, after all, trumps ghosts." - Audible for The Sophie Katz series, Book 4