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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,420 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Erin Duffy Narrator: Robin Gwynne Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When other little girls were dreaming about becoming doctors or lawyers, Alex Garrett set her sights on conquering the high-powered world of Wall Street. And though she's prepared to fight her way into an elitist boys' club, or duck the occasional errant football, she quickly realizes she's in over her head when she's relegated to a kiddie-size folding chair with her new moniker—Girlie—inscribed in Wite-Out across the back.

No matter. She's determined to make it in bond sales at Cromwell Pierce, one of the Street's most esteemed brokerage firms. Keeping her eyes on the prize, the low Girlie on the totem pole will endure whatever comes her way—whether trekking to the Bronx for a $1,000 wheel of Parmesan cheese; discovering a secretary's secret Friday night slumber/dance party in the conference room; fielding a constant barrage of "friendly" practical jokes; learning the ropes from Chick, her unpredictable, slightly scary, loyalty-demanding boss; babysitting a colleague while he consumes the contents of a vending machine on a $28,000 bet; or eluding the advances of a corporate stalker who's also one of the firm's biggest clients.

Ignoring her friends' pleas to quit, Alex excels (while learning how to roll with the punches and laugh at herself) and soon advances from lowly analyst to slightly-less-lowly associate. Suddenly, she's addressed by her real name, and the impenetrable boys' club has transformed into forty older brothers and one possible boyfriend. Then the apocalypse hits, and Alex is forced to choose between sticking with Cromwell Pierce as it teeters on the brink of disaster or kicking off her Jimmy Choos and running for higher ground.

Fast-paced, funny, and thoroughly addictive, Bond Girl will leave you cheering for Alex: a feisty, ambitious woman with the spirit to stand up to the best (and worst) of the boys on the Street—and ultimately rise above them all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I’m crazy about Bond Girl. Erin Duffy is a fresh, funny, and fabulous new voice in literature…Great story. Delicious debut.”

    Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of The Shoemaker’s Wife

  • Bond Girl is a sparkling debut, smart and snappy but never weighed down by financial terminology. Who knew Wall Street could be this much fun? A-”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Writing with an addictively acerbic sense of humor, Duffy gives readers a sassy new heroine and an unforgettable tour of financial trading.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Told in first person in Alex’s voice—and what an appealing voice it is, one that makes Alex likable from the first page—Bond Girl is a smartly written comic novel that’s great fun to read.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “If you’re looking for a great weekend retreat or a great book for the beach, look for this one. For any woman who’s ever had a love-hate-detest relationship with a job Bond Girl is truly perfect.”

    Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jodi Outland | 2/16/2014

    " Loved this book!! Funny and smart! Our business editor in our paper reviewed it and highly recommended it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by EMP | 2/6/2014

    " 2.5 stars. Quick, easy, entertaining read. I'm pretty sure the author wasn't going for much more than that and my expectations were met. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Faith Baine | 1/31/2014

    " This was a decent read. It was written well and had several really funny moments. Alex, the main character was likable and you could relate to her. The book had good flow, especially for a first time writer. I would have rated the book higher if the story went where I wanted it to go. But besides that, it was a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenk | 1/28/2014

    " Entertaining and well-written for a lighter read. Although the subject could go deeper, it mainly sticks to the normal mess of personal relationships and self-doubts of all check lit books. This doesn't require brainpower to immensely enjoy it, and the writing quality and likability of the main character sets it above other books of this nature. "

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