All Is Not Forgotten

Wendy Walker, read by Dylan Baker. Macmillan Audio, , unabridged, 4 CDs, 11 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-1-4272-7412-0
In Walker’s novel, a controversial mind-altering drug erases a rape from teenager Jenny Kramer’s memory. Her parents, Tom and Charlotte, consider it a kindness when the drug works. But Jenny is stuck with damage to her body and a sense of fear and unease that, to her, have no cause. Dr. Alan Forrester, the story’s narrator, is a psychiatrist who eventually treats Jenny and others connected to the rape. The doctor’s approach to the story is professional and clinical, interrupted by his views on psychopharmacology; the book is more case history than thriller (except for certain sequences). Actor Baker has no trouble presenting most of this tale of rape and its aftermath in a voice as bloodlessly objective as the author intended. He does display emotion when necessary—­­such as when depicting Charlotte’s close-minded denial, Tom’s obsession with finding the rapist, and Jenny’s tragic decline as she searches for an explanation her increasing trauma. A St. Martin’s hardcover. (July)
Reviewed on: 05/30/2016
Release date: 07/12/2016
Genre: Audio
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