The Flood by Émile Zola (Free Audio Book)
Narrated by R.S. Steinberg
This is the free audiobook edition of the novel The Flood which was written by Emile Zola. The story revolves around a humble French family during a catastrophe that destroyed their farm house and their livelihood with it. The story is taken from the point of view of the father of the family. The story itself shows how powerless we are in the face of Mother Nature’s wrath and how all we could do is to hang on, survive and pick ourselves up during and after such horrific events.
While the story itself is quite bleak, there are rays of hope that are sprinkled throughout the family’s ordeal such as their love and care for each other and what could possibly humanity’s greatest trait: hope. This free audiobook is narrated by R.S. Steinberg who perfectly presents the tense moments with his subtle changes in his nuances and tempo.
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