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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Hine Narrator: Aaron Abano Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781469200897
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Russell Wiley is in deep trouble. A media executive for the failing Daily Business Chronicle, his career is teetering on the brink of collapse, and his sexless marriage is fast approaching its expiration date. With his professional and personal lives floundering, it’s no wonder Russell is distracted, unhappy, and losing faith in himself. Making matters worse are his scheming boss, a hotshot new consultant, and the beguiling colleague whose mere presence has a disconcerting effect on Russell’s starved libido. Disaster seems imminent...and that’s before he makes a careless mistake that could cost the paper millions. Russell realizes he must take drastic action if he is going to salvage his career, his love life, and what little remains of his self-respect. Sardonic, edgy, and true to life, this gripping novel from author Richard Hine offers an insider’s view into a newspaper’s inner sanctum and the people who oil the wheels of the “old media” machine. Heralded by Publishers Weekly as “one part Glengarry Glen Ross and two parts Sophie Kinsella,” Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch is a debut novel that will delight any listener who has waded through the uncharted territories of the heart or witnessed the ironies of corporate life. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A winner in every way.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Briskly written entertainment.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/20/2014

    " Really enjoyable, quick read, if you are into publishing/newspaper business and the banal perversions of office politics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terrie | 2/17/2014

    " A bit reminiscent of Maxx Barry "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 2/7/2014

    " A humorous feel-good book about a person succeeding in corporate America. The descriptions of corporate "games" are very amusing - and true to life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/16/2014

    " Took a while to get where it was going. A light, different than I usually read book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheila Ward | 1/7/2014

    " I was disappointed in the book and found it hard going. I also found the ending a contrived cop out. The story started slowly, seemingly meandering nowhere then all of a sudden it took off in the last couple of chapters. Most unconvincing was the 'confession', no organisation would accept that behaviour without disciplinary action. There were too many characters which I found difficult to keep track of and had no sympathy for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L.C. Evans | 12/29/2013

    " Amusing tale of a middle manager who had to adapt or lose his job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shereese Maynard | 12/18/2013

    " Purchased it this morning. Can't wait to finish and talk about it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 J | 12/9/2013

    " I'm not sure why this book was on my booklist at all. It was a quick read with some poignant and some humorous moments, just wasn't anything that captured my imagination or piqued my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 12/1/2013

    " kept me interested to the end but not as good as I would have hoped "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 David Walsh | 11/26/2013

    " A cheapie Amazon download for Kindle, 'try this author out' section. Slow going initially, too many cliches about business/advertising world in the outset of the 21st Century and mass digital content. Gets cuter at the end, it deserved a happy ending because the first two-thirds was downer slog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yonaira | 11/21/2013

    " funny plot, very well written, enjoyable light read. really a great find for a $3.99 amazon special! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Corey | 10/12/2013

    " I loved the internal dialog about corporate double-speak. The protagonist's "squashed flat like a bug" feeling rings true to current work experiences. I could have done w/o the last 3 saccharine-laced chapters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 8/3/2013

    " Being a middle manager myself I could relate to Russell. He uses humor and avoidance to get through his day and in the end...well...don't want to spoil it for you...This was a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron Rowland | 7/17/2013

    " Incredibly clever and insightful story. Having worked in advertising and communications for 25 years, Richard Hine's character development is spot on in this witty and fast-paced read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 5/27/2013

    " I enjoyed this book. A humourous take on organizational culture that can hit close to home, and can certainly be appreciated by anyone in advertising or media. A little slow and underdeveloped at times, but still an enjoyable book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 5/21/2013

    " Good till the end when it jumps the shark and becomes completely detached from reality. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeffrey | 5/20/2013

    " I thought this should have been much funnier. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Djamila | 4/16/2013

    " the story just never takes off "

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About the Author

Richard Hine was born in London and began his career as an advertising copywriter. After moving to New York at the age of twenty-four, he held creative and marketing positions at Adweek; Time magazine, where he became publisher of Time’s Latin America edition; and the Wall Street Journal, where he was the marketing vice president responsible for the launch of the Journal’s Weekend Edition. Since 2006, Hine has worked as a marketing and media consultant, ghostwriter, and novelist. His fiction has appeared in numerous literary publications, including London Magazine and the Brooklyn Review. He lives in New York City with the novelist Amanda Filipacchi.

About the Narrator

Aaron Abano has narrated such audiobooks as the AudioFile Earphones Award winner The Starling Project by Jeffrey Deaver, as well as Russell Wiley Is Out to Lunch by Richard Hine, among others.