The Privileges

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Author(s): Jonathan Dee
CD - unabridged
Audio (9 discs)
Product Number: C5598
Released: Nov 18, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449824532
Narrator/s: David Aaron Baker
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Jonathan Dee is the critically acclaimed author of Palladio. With The Privileges, Dee crafts a "suspenseful, melancholy, and acidly funny tale" (Booklist). In it, ambitious couple Adam and Cynthia Morey marry straight out of college and have two children. Then Adam, unfulfilled with his job at a private investment firm, becomes involved in insider trading and gains excessive wealth for his family. But as Adam and Cynthia discover, money can't buy happiness. "Thoughtful and bracingly unpredictable ."-Kirkus Reviews

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The Privileges
Product Number: BX00008024
Product Number:Z3678
Product Number:C5598

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eAudio
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Author(s): Jonathan Dee
Narrator(s): David Aaron Baker
Product Number Z3678
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461807025
eBook
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Author(s): Jonathan Dee
Product Number EB00165352
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9781588369208

Professional reviews

"Jonathan Dee's sharply observed story of a privileged couple who become rich beyond their dreams, and beyond their capacity for happiness, is one of the outstanding novels of this past year. This outstanding production allows David Baker to exercise the full range of his vocal skills. At one point he's even called upon to sing--a task he performs sufficiently well, in context. The story is part social satire, part human comedy, and Baker delivers its wry objectivity and its underlying confusion and heartache without strain or contrivance. Often, one forgets he's rendering character voices and connects directly with the characters and scenes--surely the objective in good storytelling. Faithful to the text in pace and tone, his fine reading enhances the moral understatement that attends this story of insider trading. D.A.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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