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Gabra Zackman's steady and grounded narration lays the foundation for the storytelling...
Audiofile review of The Telling
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
Her 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.
From the Audible website for The Sophie Katz series, Book 4
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
Here's my AUDIOBOOK DEMO
1. Men and Dogs by Katie Crouch
(southern dialects, folksy, poignant tale)
2. All Over You by Sarah Mayberry
(Harlequin romance, sensual, intimate)
3. It Takes a Pillage by Nomi Prins
(a forthright indictment of the banking system)
4. The Telling by Ursula K. LeGuin
(sci-fi, dialects, fantasy)
5. The Underneath by Kathi Appelt
(award winning children's folktale)