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3.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 53.17 out of 5 3.17 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Jackson Bennett Narrator: Richard Poe Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781449843335
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The Company Man takes listeners on a wild ride to 1919 Washington state, where a war is brewing between the McNaughton Corporation and its union workers. When the conflict’s latest casualty prompts McNaughton security officer Cyril Hayes to investigate, he’s soon caught up in worker claims that the corporation’s machines have minds of their own. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Bennett combines horror, science fiction, and alternative history in a slow-burning novel which is both a superb character study of an alienated individual and a critique of heartless capitalism.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Richard Poe dives headlong into this shadowy story, narrating at a swift pace with the gritty tone of the period steeped in his voice. The characters are well realized, and each has a clear, distinct sound that helps move the story along…Poe’s inspired reading keeps listeners tuned in.”


  • “Bennett does the seemingly impossible here. He’s written an alternate-history novel that measures up in every respect to Philip K. Dick’s masterful The Man in the High Castle…Bennett weaves mystery into this strange but still recognizable world, and the result is one first-class book. Don’t miss it.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • Winner of the 2012 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Paperback Original
  • A 2012 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original
  • Recipient of a 2012 Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ctgt | 10/6/2011

    " Good alternate history story with some steampunk vibe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 5/18/2011

    " Very disappointing. An interesting premise really went nowhere. An ambiguous and dissatisfying ending. Not nearly steampunk-y as I'd hoped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 5/11/2011

    " An interesting blend of noir/mystery, alternate history and steampunk. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 5/8/2011

    " Just the kind of book I want to read. Great sci-fi. Can't wait for my husband to finish so we can discuss, and then can't wait for book club discussion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 1/19/2011

    " Made it about a third of the way. Just wasn't for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 11/9/2010

    " Disappointing. Not nearly as good as Bennett's first book Mr. Shivers, which was one of the best horror novels I've read.

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About the Author
Author Robert Jackson Bennett

Robert Jackson Bennett’s 2010 debut, Mr. Shivers, won the Shirley Jackson Award as well as the Sydney J. Bounds Newcomer Award. His second novel, The Company Man, won a Special Citation of Excellence from the Philip K. Dick Award, as well as an Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original. His third novel, The Troupe, was published to high critical and popular acclaim. Born in Baton Rouge, he now lives in Austin with his wife and son.

About the Narrator

Richard Poe has worked extensively in movies, television, and on Broadway. He is best known for his portrayal of Gul Evek in three different Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He is a well-known and prolific audiobook narration who has won twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards.