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The Weight of Ink

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Rachel Kadish

Narrated By: Corrie James

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: June 2017

Duration: 23 hours 21 minutes


Set in London of the 1660s and of the early twenty-first century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city; and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of seventeenth-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation. Enlisting the help of Aaron Levy, an American graduate student as impatient as he is charming, and in a race with another fast-moving team of historians, Helen embarks on one last project: to determine the identity of the documents' scribe, the elusive "Aleph." Electrifying and ambitious, sweeping in scope and intimate in tone, The Weight of Ink is a sophisticated work of historical fiction about women separated by centuries, and the choices and sacrifices they must make in order reconcile the life of the heart and mind.


  • Anonymous

    I loved the story and the writing. The narrator could have done better with her American accent and Hebrew pronunciations.

  • Ria P

    Unfortunately while the story was quite good I found the quality of the audio less so.

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