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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,887 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Tropper Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9781415923672
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Jonathan Tropper’s novel The Book of Joe dazzled critics and readers alike with its heartfelt blend of humor and pathos. Now Tropper brings all that–and more–to an irresistible new novel. In Everything Changes, Tropper delivers a touching, wickedly funny new tale about love, loss, and the perils of a well-planned life.

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 fiancée: 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 twenty-year absence, looking to make amends. Norm’s overbearing, often outrageous efforts to reestablish ties with his sons infuriate Zack, and yet, despite twenty 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.


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Quotes & Awards

  • Jonathan Tropper is the new breed of novelist who writes for men and women with equal ease and grace. Everything Changes is a wonderful and engaging comic novel about the possibility of new life in the midst of emotional disaster. Haven Kimmel, author of The Solace of Leaving Early
  • Women: Want to know how men think? Here's a smart, funny, brutally honest, much-needed guy's point of view on how messy love can be. Jonathan Tropper makes me laugh and breaks my heart at the same time. Lolly Winston, bestselling author of Good Grief

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois | 2/20/2014

    " Witty. Touching (the description of the car wreck that kills his friend is hard to take). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ari | 2/18/2014

    " While I didn't dislike the book, I had a hard time getting into it. The author's writing style is unique and at times unexpected (though that could just be the male persona, in general), but there were a number of times when I put the book down and thought, "Do I really want to finish this?" I'm glad I made it to the end, but this is not high on my list of books I'd recommend. Easy read, good insight into a man's perspective. If that's what you're looking for, this could be the book for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allie | 2/12/2014

    " Apparently Jonathan Tropper writes nearly the same book over and over again. Am I complaining? No. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon Lipson | 1/18/2014

    " Possibly Tropper's best book. He's rather good at the wise-cracking, sarcastic, weary, Jewish, New York schtick and it all comes together here. I read it a while ago and don't recall the detail well enough to provide a more in-depth analysis. Certainly recommended though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meet Jayne Jetson | 1/5/2014

    " Folks with a startling sense of humor will enjoy Tropper's insights. Not for the weasily offended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Drennan Pavia | 12/31/2013

    " Excellent! The best Tropper book I've read yet. Smart, funny dialog; real characters and realistic story; heart-breaking and heart-warming at the same time. Read this book now! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabrielle | 12/31/2013

    " I love Tropper but this one felt like it was written explicitly to be a movie. Which I guess I'm saying wasn't a great strategy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serge | 12/31/2013

    " Once again, Tropper demonstrates his writing genius... and his inability to end a book in a manner not befitting a predictable Hollywood drama. I've yet to read anything that tops widower, but his wit and writing prowess are undeniable when one does inevitably stumble across them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 12/28/2013

    " This was my least favorite of the Tropper books I have read thus far. One can tell that he has grown as an author over time. The book came together at the end and had an unexpected twist, which made me like it more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anthony | 12/20/2013

    " Great and Funny read, not as good as book of Joe but it was still great and classic Tropper! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jillian | 12/8/2013

    " I needed somehting I knew I woudl like... "

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

    " I enjoy Tropper's books, but having read them all to date, it seems like he has a basic formula and just changes the details. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasha | 11/9/2013

    " I'm on a Jonathan Tropper kick right now and I liked this one the best so far. When I can read it quickly and it keeps my attention, then it's my idea of a good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 11/4/2013

    " I am thinking Cool now I don't have to write my autobiography. I will just point to this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 8/23/2013

    " another good one, worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon Myers | 8/4/2013

    " Second book by his, same as the first. I little bit less sympathetic toward the main characters and ends a li'l worse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 5/25/2013

    " My least favorite of Tropper's, but thats not bad. I love his books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eden | 5/24/2013

    " I liked this one better than Tropper's "This Is Where I Leave You." There's a lot more heart and humaness in this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 4/19/2013

    " Another witty read from Jonathan Tropper. His dialogue is seamless, characters relatable, and story telling never fails to impress me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine | 12/15/2012

    " eh. i liked his new book much better, "this is where i leave you" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 11/24/2012

    " This is the first book I've read by Jonathan Tropper. He reminds me of a fusion between Richard Russo and Nick Horby, which is probably why I liked his style so much. I'm looking forward to reading his other books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathy W-S | 9/11/2012

    " I got to page 79 and skimmed the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 5/7/2012

    " Good, entertaining and quick read. Great for the beach or a long plane ride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tally | 1/15/2012

    " Cute but a bit forced. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 10/8/2011

    " Love me some Jonathan Tropper! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dena | 4/24/2011

    " Somewhere between two stars and three...can't really decided. Quick read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 3/12/2011

    " This book was much better than the first Jonathan Tropper book I read. It was funny, sad and somewhat predictable which is okay with me. I really liked the easy writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 2/27/2011

    " His books are thoughtful, entertaining reads about relationships but from a man's perspective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 2/26/2011

    " Good, but not nearly as good as the other two Tropper novels I've read. This one lacked character development and even dropped one character without finishing her story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriella | 2/20/2011

    " This is the 3 rd book I've read by this author. This is where I leave you is still my favorite but this was no dissapointment either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 2/20/2011

    " Not a stand out, but worth reading if you enjoy JT. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jocelynn | 2/19/2011

    " I was sad that it ended and I was unable to see how all of the characters lives turned out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin | 2/12/2011

    " This was just an ok book. It wasn't very exciting, and it was kind of predictable. I didn't really get into the characters and the father was very unlikeable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 2/3/2011

    " Another great Jonathan Tropper novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy T | 1/28/2011

    " This book made me laugh out loud and also made me think about how fast things can change in our lives. I really enjoyed this book. "

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About the Author
Author Jonathan Tropper

Jonathan Tropper is the author of How to Talk to a Widower, Everything Changes, The Book of Joe, Plan B, and This Is Where I Leave You. He lives with his family in Westchester, New York, where he teaches writing at Manhattanville College.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.