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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,437 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Max Barry Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Taxation has been abolished, the government has been privatized, and employees take the surname of the company they work for. It’s a brave new corporate world, but you don’t want to be caught without a platinum credit card—as lowly Merchandising Officer Hack Nike is about to find out. Trapped into building street cred for a new line of $2500 sneakers by shooting customers, Hack attracts the barcode-tattooed eye of the legendary Jennifer Government. A stressed-out single mom, corporate watchdog, and government agent who has to rustle up funding before she’s allowed to fight crime, Jennifer Government is holding a closing down sale—and everything must go.

A wickedly satirical and outrageous thriller about globalization and marketing hype, Jennifer Government is the best novel in the world ever.

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  • Wicked and wonderful. . . . [It] does just about everything right. Fast-moving, funny and involving. The Washington Post Book World
  • “Funny and clever. . . . A kind of ad-world version of Dr. Strangelove. [Barry] unleashes enough wit and surprise to make his story a total blast. The New York Times Book
  • “May be the most fun you’ll find in a bookstore this year. . . . Full of wit, humor and imagination, Jennifer Government ultimately pulls off its over-the-top conceit. Time Out New York
  • “A riotous satirical rant. . . . [Its characters’] excesses . . . make Barry’s world of unregulated corporate greed and unrelenting consumerism so frightening and funny. Entertainment Weekly
  • “The plot rockets forward on hyperdrive . . . fresh and very clever. The Boston Globe
  • “[A] devilish satire that made me laugh out loud. Dick Adler, The Chicago Tribune

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Beth | 2/16/2014

    " What a great book and such a quick read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kurt Werle | 2/10/2014

    " Is it wrong of me to compare this with Snowcrash and say that it was kinda lame? It feels like it isn't even in the same category. But... dystopian future where the role of government is more or less reduced to the standing of a multinational, where folks are strongly associated with their multinational[s]... Whatever. I vote: don't bother. "

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

    " Good plot, but kind of a lot of profanity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julia | 1/30/2014

    " worthy read that I picked up solely due to George Clooney's involvement with the screenplay. "

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