The Family Man

  • by Elinor Lipman
  • Narrated by Jonathan Davis
  • 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A hysterical phone call from his ex-wife upends Henry Archer's well-ordered life - and brings him back into contact with the child he adored: Thalia, now 29, an aspiring actress. Hoping it will lead to better things for her career, Thalia agrees to pose as the girlfriend of a current horror-movie luminary who is down on his romantic luck.When Thalia and her complicated social life move into the basement of Henry's Upper West Side townhouse, she finds a champion in her long-lost father, and he finds new life - and maybe even new love - in the commotion.

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Very enjoyable!

This is a fun book - listening to it is a pleasure. Lipman is at her witty, wry and warm best. I've read all of her books and recommend "The Inn at Lake Divine" to intelligent friends who are looking for a good book to take their minds off of their troubles. I will certainly add "The Family Man" to my list of recommendations and in particular this audio version to my friends who need a "light listen" instead of a "light read." I mean no insult by the word "light." Lipman does tackle serious themes, but she does so with a fresh and gentle approach that doesn't feel preachy or taxing.
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- Lisa

I totally recommend this book.

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

Yes, very sweet and entertaining.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Henry because he was so open to change in his life.


Have you listened to any of Jonathan Davis’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I never listened to one of his performances.


Any additional comments?

This isn't the type of book I normally listen to but I am so glad I did. It was awesome.

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- Christine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2009
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.