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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (754 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Francine Prose Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN:
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Vincent Nolan, a young neo-Nazi, walks into the Manhattan office of World Brotherhood Watch, a human rights foundation headed by a charismatic Holocaust survivor, Meyer Maslow. Vincent announces that he wants to make a radical change in his life. But what is Maslow to make of this rough-looking stranger who says that his mission is to save guys like him from becoming guys like him?

As he gradually changes, Vincent also transforms those around him; including Maslow; Bonnie Kalen, a devoted believer in Maslow's crusade against intolerance and injustice; and her teenage son, Danny.

Masterfully plotted, darkly comic, A Changed Man illuminates the everyday transactions in our lives, exposing what remains invisible in plain sight. Remarkable for the author's tender sympathy for her characters, A Changed Man poses the essential questions: What constitutes a life worth living? Is it possible to change? The fearless intelligence, wit, and humanity that inform this novel make it Francine Prose' most accomplished yet. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Shields-Szostak | 2/18/2014

    " 1st edition, signed by author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trina | 2/18/2014

    " This was at first too satirical for me, but it grew on me, and I thought the ending was really great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanna Vaught | 2/9/2014

    " i slogged through this. this book is the literary equivalent of the film "crash" except far more trite and broadly drawn, and frankly offensive seeing as how it was written by a woman and the female characters are one-dimensional to the point of disintegration. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Luckyfrgg | 2/5/2014

    " Beautiful book about marking yourself - a great follow-up if you've read Blue Angel "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alice | 2/1/2014

    " 13 CDs later - we listened to this up and down the East coast - all I can say is ich. Sometimes funny, always ironic, with characters that one ends up not caring about and not being able to imagine their life after book.To focused on keeping us guessing who is the changed man (or woman) the holocaust survivor, the neo-nazi, the drugged out teenager or the helicopter mom. I ended up not caring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 1/14/2014

    " This is a page turner and kind of amusing if you work for a non-profit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Troy Vistro | 1/11/2014

    " This book began with great character development however ended with a trite and cliche ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martinxo | 12/19/2013

    " Really enjoyed this, my second book by Francine Prose. She is a good writer and enjoys poking fun at the absurdities of political correctness (from a liberal perspective). Great stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 12/11/2013

    " I enjoy the hell out of Francine Prose. Plus, bonus on her last name. Know what I mean? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 11/10/2013

    " Interesting story about how a person can change their life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 11/5/2013

    " Overworked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 10/22/2013

    " While this was a fantastic read, it just didn't measure up to Blue Angel, one of my all time favorite books, ever. Even so, A Changed Man was definitely readable, enjoyable, and memorable down to the core. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 8/16/2013

    " Liked this but expected it to be funnier and the satire to be a bit more biting. An entertaining read but a lttle disappointing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 2/21/2013

    " Great book, couldn't put it down. Also includes fictionalized versions of people we know in the field of Holocaust remembrance. Very interesting from that perspective, too, but familiarity with the field is definitely not necessary. Just makes it a little juicier! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 1/16/2013

    " This book is amazing. A neo-Nazi turns up at a non-profit headed by a Holocaust survivor and says "I want to help prevent guys like me from becoming guys like me"... the story is funny and beautiful and the characters are great and basically, the book is just really, really, really good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justine | 1/6/2013

    " This book is good but is pretty intense watch out! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daisy | 9/5/2012

    " Francine Prose really sucks. I couldn't even finish this book. Dumb. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Troy | 8/17/2012

    " I really wanted to like this book. But I think at times Prose's writing ended up too mired in style, and lost me as a reader. 'What is charismatic Holocaust survivor to think when a rough-looking young neo-Nazi walks into his office?' - it's not worth the effort to find out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elise Jensen | 6/26/2012

    " Eh...not my thing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jhoanna | 6/7/2012

    " Bleh. I gave up after 50 hard-fought pages. Can I get my money back? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen Mandly | 4/11/2012

    " A Changed Man had a great premise that I don't think was fully realized. All the characters started out great, but then they just became to whiney and self-involved. Not her best. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurel | 1/26/2012

    " The idea of this book was better than the actual book. Had to force myself to continue to the end. next... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami | 10/17/2011

    " Ok, this book is already making me late to work - I keep wanting to curl up & read more in the morning. Either I really like it or I'm looking for an excuse not to go to work . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reg Carter | 9/13/2011

    " Absolutely in love with Francine's writing style. It's so fluid and well paced. Voice and pace of this writing hooked me. I plan to read more of her work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katrina Bergherm | 8/26/2011

    " Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think it could be improved. Some ideas were repetitive while others left undeveloped. As for the romance...eh, could have left that out....too predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb Holden | 5/31/2011

    " Interesting premise but it could have been a better plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 5/3/2011

    " Interesting premise but it could have been a better plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/12/2011

    " This is a very nuanced novel that raises questions about the black/white nature of morality. If I ever become a professor, I would definitely teach it in an Ethics class. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/17/2011

    " I could barely bring myself to finish this nonsense. The only reason I brought myself to get to the last page is my desire to include it in my "52 Books" challenge, and didn't feel right about it unless I got to the end.

    Horrible. Poorly edited. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lety | 12/29/2010

    " It was an okay book. Good story-line, a little too predictable for my taste with an anticlimactic attempt at creating some kind of romantic ending. The beginning was the best part for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 12/6/2010

    " Thought the ending was ridiculous. Not worth the time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 9/18/2010

    " This has been done before, and done better.

    Though I love this:

    "Okay. Listen. What did the blind man say the first time he touched a matzoh?"
    Meyer shrugs. He's waiting.
    "Who wrote this shit?" Sol says. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami | 8/12/2010

    " Ok, this book is already making me late to work - I keep wanting to curl up & read more in the morning. Either I really like it or I'm looking for an excuse not to go to work . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jscorse | 7/23/2010

    " Good attempt at a redemption story but not very believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katilo | 3/18/2010

    " Didn't love it; didn't hate it. I think it could be improved. Some ideas were repetitive while others left undeveloped. As for the romance...eh, could have left that out....too predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariel | 10/13/2009

    " Quality characters and an intriguing plotline: a neo-Nazi visits a brotherhood watch organization to help them help others from becoming prejudiced and bigoted like he was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoJo | 9/10/2009

    " It was a bit2 wordy @ times for my taste, But
    it was funny & i really did enjoy it. =) "

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About the Author
Author Francine Prose

Francine Prose is the author of many bestselling books of fiction, including A Changed Man and Blue Angel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, and the nonfiction New York Times bestseller Reading like a Writer. Her novel, Household Saints, was adapted for a movie by Nancy Savoca. Another novel, The Glorious Ones, has been adapted into a musical of the same name by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, which ran at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre at Lincoln Center in New York City in the Fall of 2007. She is the president of PEN American Center.

About the Narrator

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.