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Everything Changes Audiobook

Everything Changes

To all appearances, Zachary King is a man with luck on his side. A steady, well-paying job, a rent-free Manhattan apartment, and Hope, his stunning, blue-blooded fiancee: smart, sexy, and completely out of his league. But as the wedding day looms, Zack finds himself haunted by the memory of his best friend, Rael, killed in a car wreck two years earlier, and by his increasingly complicated feelings for Tamara, the beautiful widow Rael left behind.
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Publisher's Summary

To all appearances, Zachary King is a man with luck on his side. A steady, well-paying job, a rent-free Manhattan apartment, and Hope, his stunning, blue-blooded fiancee: smart, sexy, and completely out of his league. But as the wedding day looms, Zack finds himself haunted by the memory of his best friend, Rael, killed in a car wreck two years earlier, and by his increasingly complicated feelings for Tamara, the beautiful widow Rael left behind.

Then Norm, Zack's freewheeling, Viagra-popping father, resurfaces after a 20-year absence looking to make amends. Norm's overbearing, often outrageous efforts to reestablish ties with his sons infuriate Zack, and yet, despite 20 years of bad blood, he finds something compelling in his father's maniacal determination to transform his own life. Inspired by Norm, Zack boldly attempts to make some changes of his own, and the results are instantly calamitous. Soon fists are flying, his love life is a shambles, and his once carefully structured existence is spinning hopelessly out of control.

Charged with intelligence and razor sharp wit, Everything Changes is at once hilarious, moving, sexy, and wise, a work of transcendent storytelling from an exciting new talent.

©2005 Jonathan Tropper; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Pithy observations on love, marriage, and corporate life give the book a graceful charm. Tropper continues to display a fine feel for romantic comedy in this enjoyable follow-up to The Book of Joe." (Publishers Weekly)

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    betsyg 09-20-06
    betsyg 09-20-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Good guy book"

    After I first started listening, I thought this was a guy-book (vs chick-book) because it had lots of references to guy noises and guy troubles. But I stayed with it and it turned out to be a good story so I would have to say I recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Gordon New York, NY 10-14-05
    James Gordon New York, NY 10-14-05 Member Since 2013
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    "It Ain't Your Average Family"

    I loved this book.

    Now for the bad part. While the protagonist's predicament moved me very much, there was a tendency on the part of the author to overwrite the melodrama. At times I wanted to scream, "Dude, enough is enough!" This is a dysfunctional family of major proportions and the reader can't help but feel Zack has contributed mightily to the tragic aura surrounding him.

    Scott Brick, who I normally love as narrator, contributed to the high pitch insanity with his over-the-top vocal gymnastics. Still, this reader realizes the lump in my throat is warranted and Everything Changes firmly plants me in a world created by a gifted author.

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    Devin D. Howell 06-15-05 Member Since 2014
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    "My new favorite author"

    After 2 Tropper books in 2 months, I'm ready for him to write some more stories! I love this book about essentially a "quarter-life crisis" and a man who can't seem to stop screwing things up once he gets started. I think we've all felt this way at some point or another and this book had me calling my mom and saying how I wasn't so messed up after all - compared to Zach, anyway. This book had me laughing out loud as I drove down the interstate and wishing I could stay in my car instead of going in to work. Easy listening and perfect for someone like me with a sarcastic streak the size of Texas.

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    Christine Petersburg, VA, USA 01-09-07
    Christine Petersburg, VA, USA 01-09-07
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    "Tropper on a bad day"

    This is Tropper at his worst - which is still pretty good and definately better than most. It isn't the Book of Joe, but it is a comfort for those of us who have a wonderfully caustic sense of humor.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rich0 Renton, WA 11-22-15
    Rich0 Renton, WA 11-22-15 Member Since 2015

    I'm a lone Wolf, I do what I want when I want!

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    "Yes It Does"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would I really enjoyed this story from top to bottom.


    What other book might you compare Everything Changes to and why?

    One Hit Wonder both Story's are about a man finding this way through this sometimes shit storm called life.


    What does Scott Brick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Scott Brick is one of the best. It's like when jack nicholson played joker then heath ledger played joker after you saw Heath's performance you where like Jack who?


    If you could rename Everything Changes, what would you call it?

    Shit Happens


    Any additional comments?

    Good Book get it now, right NOW!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert W Fernekees 03-28-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Not Tropper's best, but still entertaining"

    Tropper's best, but still entertaining. Some really funny parts but some of the characters, and the core plot construction became a little tiring for me.

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    marisa 12-17-14
    marisa 12-17-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved the book - the reader not so much"

    i read and listened to this while on a plane. I found myself turning off the audio for a majority. I found Brick's voice annoying as he put on falsetto and fake NY accents. the narration turned me off and took away a lot of the novel. i would not listen to another book Brick narrarates

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    Carri Austin, TX, United States 03-07-11
    Carri Austin, TX, United States 03-07-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Another good one"

    Love Johnathan Tropper and this one doesn't disappoint. At times it is laugh out loud funnymixed with the usualy poignancy of his other novels.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Fran Foster 07-26-14
    Fran Foster 07-26-14
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    "Beyond Depressing !!!!"
    What would have made Everything Changes better?

    Perhaps if Mr. Tropper had written it on a postcard instead of this pitiful attempt of a novel.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure, but it will certainly be more cheerful and fun than this mess !!


    What three words best describe Scott Brick’s performance?


    Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic !!!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Only for someone who enjoys hour after hour of sorrow, loss, misery, etc., etc.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry I wasted this month's credit on it !!

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    BR mom 05-07-05
    BR mom 05-07-05
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    "Just okay. Somewhat disappointing"

    I loved the Book of Joe and was excited to see Tropper's new novel on audio. It was just all right. Great characters, clever dialogue, and his borderline flip/ neurotic attitude -- all there and well done. I was also fine with the subject matter. But the "love story" (or non-love story) became too much of the focus. The whole idea of pointing to the one moment when "everything changes" is very appealing, but halfway through the book I started skipping over the romance things and moving on to the "interesting parts".

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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