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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Douglas Kennedy Narrator: John Slattery Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ned Allen is a young, upwardly mobile, ad salesman for a successful computer magazine. Several years into his career, he's confident that he's finally left his small-town roots behind, and that the sophisticated Manhattan world he covets is his forever. His wife, Lizzie, is also flourishing at a prestigious public relations firm. Life, it seems, is just where they want it.

Until Ned is faced with a seemingly clear-cut moral choice that pulls the bottom out from under his feet. Ned's company is sold and he's suddenly and brutally fired, the circumstances surrounding his job loss rendering it impossible to land elsewhere in the industry. When a supportive yet frustrated Lizzie accepts a temporary job in Los Angeles, Ned's downward spiral is nearly complete.

Salvation appears in the unlikely form of an old high school friend who is working for Jack Ballantine, a former real estate tycoon with a shady past who has recently made a much-heralded comeback. When, against his better judgement, Ned accepts a job working for Ballantine's latest venture, an offshore private equity fund, he tells himself it's just another job. But it turns out that Ballantine has other uses for Ned... Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “The suspense is chilling…The Job is a nightmare to relish.” 

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Rattles towards its conclusion like a runaway train. Like a good salesman, Kennedy really knows how to close.” 


  • “A blender-made book: Take The Firm, throw in some Liar’s Poker, and puree.

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A quick-paced, fascinating look at the cutthroat world of salesmanship and corporate downsizing.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barbara | 1/30/2011

    " this was a bit different from the other Kennedy novels. I also wonder how it turns out in the end will the couple get back together or not. I hate when that happens. Lot of information and a love twist which tends to be a typical Kennedy trait. Good book but not one of his best in my opinion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anita | 12/17/2010

    " Another Kennedy book that I really enjoyed. Past faced, grabbed my attention right away. and the downward spiral of the main character is so believable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristy | 8/17/2010

    " Another excellent book I discovered by Kennedy - a "new to me" author. His writing is so real. This was an easy, compelling read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Barbara | 6/28/2010

    " very good book. turned wacky but good read. "

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