The Assistants

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.82 hours)
Product Number: Z100101687
Released: May 03, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780147524959
Narrator/s: Jorjeana Marie
Publisher: Books on Tape
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"Ocean's Eleven meets The Devil Wears Prada" (The Skimm) in this hilarious, razor-sharp debut novel about a group of overeducated and underpaid women who decide they've finally had enough... Rule #1: All important men have assistants. Rule #2: Men rule the world. Still. Rule #3: There is enough money. There is so much money. Tina Fontana is a thirty-year-old executive assistant to Robert Barlow, the CEO of Titan Corp., a multinational media conglomerate. She's excellent at her job and beloved by her famous boss—but after six years of making reservations and pouring drinks from bottles that cost more than her rent, the glamour of working for a media company in New York has completely faded, but her student loan debt has not. When a technical error with Robert's expense report presents Tina with the opportunity to pay off the entire balance of her loans with what would essentially be pocket change for her boss, she hesitates. She's always played by the rules, but this would be a life-changer. As Tina begins to fall down the rabbit hole of her morally questionable plan, other assistants with crushing debt and fewer scruples approach her to say that they want in. Before she knows it, she's at the forefront of a movement that has implications far beyond what anyone anticipated...

Author(s): Camille Perri
Original Publish Date: May 03, 2016

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Author(s): Camille Perri
Product Number EB00620810
Released: May 03, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: #9780698180802

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"Bridget Jones meets Working Girl in this audiobook, and holy moly, is it fun. Tina Fontana is the assistant to a New York media titan who resembles Rupert Murdoch, but with charm. She and the other assistants at Titan Media are underpaid by some of the richest executives on earth; Tina accidentally finds herself embroiled with an angry posse of underlings intent on rearranging the distribution of wealth in their personal universe, or at least paying off their student loans. Jorjeana Marie puts this diverse and hilarious cast of New York characters through their many-accented paces like Dorothy Hamill landing a triple axel. In every paragraph. Her warm, bright tone creates just the right mood, and her pacing, balancing humor and looming disaster, is perfect. B.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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