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Publisher's Summary

A side-splitting and heartbreaking tale, now a major Hollywood movie starring Tina Fey, Connie Britton, and Jason Bateman.

Poor Judd Foxman returns home early to find his wife in bed with his boss - in the act. He now faces the twin threats of both divorce and unemployment. His misery is compounded further with the sudden death of his father.

He is then asked to come and 'sit Shiva' for his newly deceased parent with his angry, screwed-up, and somewhat estranged brothers and sisters in his childhood home. It is there he must confront who he really is and - more importantly - who he can become.

Funny, moving, powerful and poignant, This Is Where I Leave You is the fabulous follow-up to How to Talk to a Widower and Jonathan Tropper at his best. Read by Ramon de Ocampo

©2009 Jonathan Tropper (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Jacqueline Curbishley
  • 10-20-14

Hilarious

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have already recommended 'This is Where I Leave You' to many of my friends as I found it to be extremely funny and well written.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the interaction between the family members.

Which character – as performed by Ramon de Ocampo – was your favourite?

I couldn't fault Ramon de Ocampo's depiction of any of the characters. He was the perfect narrator.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book had me howling with laughter.

Any additional comments?

It isn't often I say this, but I will probably listen to this book again. I am sure it will make me laugh just as much as it did at my first listen.<br/>

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Michelle L.
  • 07-25-15

zips along

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes, this book for me contains the prefect balance between understanding the complecities of loss through the medium of humor

What was one of the most memorable moments of This Is Where I Leave You?

when judd find the photo of his mother that had been so well cared for by his father and he appricated the depth of love felt between them both

Which scene did you most enjoy?

i like the scene where the brothers cuase chaos at the synagogue

Any additional comments?

this book felt like an accurate account of a modern day family with a sprinkling of poetic licence for that little add of humourous favouring

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • michael
  • 07-09-15

Excellent

Brilliant story and narrator. Wit combined with sadness and great characters. Explicit with plenty of bad language so if that's not your thing. think twice. But you'll be missing out

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  • Mrs W.
  • 07-23-15

A Jewish wake

Interesting story line, well enough built characters, but takes too long to captivate listener. Flat reading !

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  • Kim
  • 12-21-15

One Dimensional and Dull

The premise of the story sounded interesting; a Jewish wake, a seven day shiva that brings family and friends together to reminisce. I prefer short reviews with little detail that say whether the listener liked or disliked the story; I do not like too much detail because I fear that might spoil the listening for me if I choose to listen to the book however giving any details in this review cannot spoil this story!

The story begins with the protagonist's detailed description about his soon to be ex-wife having sex with his boss (who is a sexual relationship advisor on the radio).

Later during the shiva, the protagonist remembers he had sex with his sister-in-law before she got married to his brother. Another brother, or it could have been the same one (I had lost interest) was overheard having sex with his wife.

We are then treated to the sexual appetite of his mother, who we are told had previously enjoyed the attentions of his father (the deceased) and was now responding to the covert attentions of a widower who had called to pay his respects. The implication being they would be having an intimate relationship as soon as the shiva was over.

The story, that I listened to, was one dimensional and so, obviously, boring.

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  • Lee
  • 12-28-14

Worth perservering

By the end of this book, I was really enjoying the characters and the way their fathers life and death affected them all. The start was slightly tedious although I realise now, that in order for the characters to have growth, they needed to be a bit annoying to begin with.
Definitely worth a listen.

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