Reviews for Everything Changes : Library Edition

AudioFile Reviews 2005 October/November
Zachary King has it all--beautiful fianc┼Że, high-level job, cool apartment. But when a cancer scare invades his placid world, he begins to make risky decisions, with life-changing consequences. Scott Brick performs the first-person narration with irony, sarcasm, and vulnerability. Given the story's New York setting, Brick's natural speech patterns provide realism in tone and inflection as listeners enter Zack's world. His portrayal of Zack's Viagra-charged alcoholic father deserves mention, as the men's shared history shapes Zack as a person. Brick's performance captures the regret and bravado present in many of the story's relationships, and gives Zack's response to his father all the rage and tenderness it deserves. R.L.L. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine

Library Journal Reviews 2005 October #2

In Tropper's (The Book of Joe ) new book, protagonist Zach King faces serious problems in his apparently very happy life. He has a well-paying but unsatisfying dead-end advertising job and lives rent free in the apartment of a rich friend who spends his days watching endless TV reruns. Zach is about to marry a beautiful woman from a wealthy family, but he is not totally sure he is in love with her. He has very strong feelings toward the equally beautiful widow of his best friend who was killed in a car wreck two years before. And finally, his father, who walked away from his family 20 years ago, reappears and wants to reestablish ties with Zach, his two brothers, and his mother. As with Tropper's previous work, this story of family problems and personal crisis is well told and has a range of interesting and humorous characters. Scott Brick does an excellent job reading this enjoyable and touching work; recommended for larger collections.--Stephen L. Hupp, West Virginia Univ., Parkersburg

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