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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicole Krauss Narrator: Richard Poe, Celeste Ciulla Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2002 ISBN: 9781461804086
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Nicole Krauss’ Great House was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Man Walks into a Room follows Samson Greene, who, during the removal of a brain tumor, loses his adult memories. Feeling lost as an outsider in his own life, Samson agrees to participate in a scientific experiment in which memories are grafted from one brain to another. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Great nuance and sophisticated prose that seduces you with its cadences…You’ll savor the [end]—and be hungry for future work from this talented author.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Mysterious and compelling…Krauss brings to her work a poet’s gift for seizing upon small but potent details…A novel that…is hard to forget.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “A deft comedy of unfamiliarity…A lucid consideration of the metaphysics of mind-shuffling…Krauss celebrates the anything-but-simple art of human connection.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “A meditative debut novel about the pleasures and dangers of forgetting…A chilling addition to the annals of amnesia lit.”

    Village Voice

  • “A deeply philosophical novel, one that strikes upon the nagging paradoxes of modern life…With the character of Samson Greene, Nicole Krauss puts a human face on these concerns, and—in prose that shimmers with intelligence—tells us his potent and memorable story.”


  • “A provocative first novel…Beautifully written, intellectually engaging…Krauss has a remarkable feel for what is ultimately unfathomable.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Memory and the ramifications of losing it are explored with all the precision of a CAT scan…Charges bravely into a tangle of difficult questions.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “Unique…Intriguing…It is impossible to read this book without wondering what you would do in the same situation; that reason alone is enough to pick it up.”

    Denver Post

  • “Ambitious, cohesive, intelligent, precise, and accomplished…Remarkably fresh…Everything in this novel works.”

    Raleigh News and Observer

  • “An incisive novel of self-invention.”


  • A 2002 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Prize for First Fiction Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deb | 10/8/2011

    " i think my disappointment was in i was expecting something different "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taryn | 8/28/2011

    " The story of a Columbia professor who is found wandering in Nevada without a memory. Beautiful writing, intriguing story. Very interesting questions to ponder: do our memories make us who we are? Where is our “self” located in our bodies? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 8/18/2011

    " Not as captivating as her later one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 8/18/2011

    " Loved the writing all the way through... enjoyed the plot of the first half and then it lost steam "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anjaly | 8/17/2011

    " It started out so promising with a hint of a memory loss romance and science fiction but the story turned confusing and became this cry for sanity as he suffered through his loss. His journey is quite remarkable and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Spencer | 8/17/2011

    " Took a bit to get into. Was immaculately written, but not near as compelling or moving as some of her other work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martine | 8/9/2011

    " Excellent. Thought-provoking. If you were to lose all your memories from the age of 12, all your experiences and thoughts and knowledge, who would you be - the same person? or a different person? What makes us who we are? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathleen | 8/5/2011

    " Kraus' book has such an interesting beginning, but I just got lost in the middle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chiara | 8/2/2011

    " Here, Krauss is searching for her soul. Then came The History of Love and she found it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lara | 7/29/2011

    " Although I quite enjoyed this book, it didn't grab me. I found myself reading it intermittently. I prefered The history of Love to be honest. "

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