In Office Hours

CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DC981
Released: Apr 12, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781609981525
Narrator/s: Alison Reid
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
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Description

IN OFFICE HOURS is the story of Stella and Bella, two intelligent working women who each fall for impossible lovers--at work. Kellaway's keen observations on the way in which affairs move from state to state are a sort of masterclass in office love, bringing to life both the excitement of illicit romance and the ridiculousness of business behavior and language with a sharp sense of humor. IN OFFICE HOURS is intelligent, funny, moving and agonizing, but it's also so painfully reconizable to any woman who has ever worked in an office or ever been in love. Kellaway hits a real nerve with her depictions of how people come to get into the emotional messes that we do and then how very difficult it is to get out again.

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Author(s): Lucy Kellaway

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eAudio
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Author(s): Lucy Kellaway
Narrator(s): Alison Reid
Product Number Z100019365
Released: Feb 07, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792776147
eBook
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Author(s): Lucy Kellaway
Product Number EB00279608
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781609416911

Professional reviews

"The challenge for narrator Alison Reid is to maintain a distinct voice for this novel's two female protagonists who work at the same London oil company. Both are involved in problematic relationships at work: Bella is involved with her boss, James, and married executive Stella is infatuated by her young Welsh trainee, Rhys. Overcoming the author's rhyming "Bella-Stella" challenge, Reid keeps the women distinct and adeptly conveys their obsessive loss of self-control, albeit with suitable British reserve. For the love interests, Reid brings a consistent accent to Rhys and has fun with the emotionally disconnected James, who is overwhelmed by desire one minute and in clipped office mode the next. A.B. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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