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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (311 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lucy Kellaway Narrator: Anna Fields, Simon Vance Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781482977868
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A compulsively readable, hilarious novel told through the e-mail messages of Martin Lukes. Martin Lukes is a man who is good at taking credit where it isn’t due; a man who works hard at personal growth but consistently lets down everyone around him; a man who communicates with his sons by e-mail and fails to notice how smart his wife, Jenny, really is; a man—in short—who loves jargon but totally lacks understanding. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This funny and perceptive novel cannot be recommended too highly.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “A book that is much funnier than the contents of any actual out-box.”

    New York Times

  • “If there is any justice in the world, this book should become an instant classic.”

    Financial Times

  • “Lukes is an hilarious bundle of corporate clichés… A more effective, and certainly more enjoyable indictment of corporate power than a shelf-load of anti-capitalist, anti-globalization protest books.”

    Guardian (London)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 2/19/2014

    " Martin Lukes probably went to school with Adrian Mole! I laughed, I cringed. Very funny, backs up all my prejudices concerning large corporations! I say, go freelance, it's the only way! 'I'm smiling at you'! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 2/14/2014

    " This is one of the funniest books I have read in a long time. Written in email format it is a fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MaryAnn | 2/4/2014

    " British comedy written in emails and text messages--corporate satire. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 KarenLee | 1/14/2014

    " I found this book to be just "ok". I listen to Lucy Kellaway's podcast of her Financial Times column and find her to be wickedly funny. The book was funny, but might have been better if I'd read it on a weekly basis, rather than all at once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 12/22/2013

    " I read some of the reviews of this one and can understand why a lot of people didn't like it but I thought it was really good. The main character really is atrocious but I did laugh out loud at times. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris | 12/2/2013

    " Arguably better when it was weekly installments in the the FT. Lucy Kellaway remains one of my favorite FT journos, and I'd easily read a collection of her regular columns. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle Shaw | 11/28/2013

    " It was pretty good. An easy read and pretty funny if you have worked in the corporate world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corey | 11/25/2013

    " I just reread this one and found it 22.5% better than it was the first time I read it. It's just full of creovation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kay Mcaloney | 7/14/2013

    " Loved it! I love Lucy's writing in the Financial Times so I thought I would enjoy the book. Martin is so unaware of himself it was funny to read but you can totally picture all the emails in any work environment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 5/1/2013

    " Funny.....true from a crackberry perscpective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trinity | 4/3/2013

    " i enjoyed the format for this story. i'm glad it was set in britain, otherwise it might have felt a little too close to the truth to be funny. i needed the cultural distance to laugh at the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacquie | 8/20/2012

    " A wonderful mockery of those of us who rely on Blackberries... insightful and just fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 7/10/2012

    " Cute but could of done without Pandora. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nix | 6/28/2012

    " An absolute hoot - a must for anyone working in the create industries - 'creovation' is a new addition to my lexicon!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Naomi | 6/18/2012

    " Just a little bit pointless and no where near as funny as I was expecting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clarisa Doval | 1/23/2012

    " Diagonal reading, but ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ainsley | 5/27/2011

    " Not unlike "The Office" in book form - cringes and giggles in roughly equal measure... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 4/24/2011

    " Cute but could of done without Pandora. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabrielle | 2/7/2011

    " This book is 22.5 better than my 5 star review. This British satire of the modern businessman is in one word: Hilarious! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lawrence | 8/5/2010

    " Absolutely hilarious in its exposé of the truth of the conceits within which we can all find ourselves living if we let our lives become small enough. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 7/23/2010

    " Bridget Jones, enterprise executive version. Oh, and male. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 6/27/2010

    " Very funny, very Creovative (TM)

    --
    For an E clone "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alyce | 6/6/2010

    " A fast-paced, easy read that made me laugh out loud often...
    should be recommended reading for anyone in corporate life
    as a cautionary tale! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 2/19/2010

    " Funny! This book has the jargon down: "co-jointly," "22.5% better than my best," etc. I swear I've gotten emails exactly like some of the ones in this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 2/1/2010

    " It was pretty good. An easy read and pretty funny if you have worked in the corporate world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trinity | 11/23/2009

    " i enjoyed the format for this story. i'm glad it was set in britain, otherwise it might have felt a little too close to the truth to be funny. i needed the cultural distance to laugh at the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josie | 10/19/2009

    " What a great read. I loved that it was written in email entry format, and found myself wanting to slap Martin repeatedly throughout the read! A refreshing change to read after some very heavy reads recently! Strive & Thrive!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jigesh | 8/3/2009

    " This is a good relaxing funny read. Novel idea to write the book in the form of email conversations. You love to hate the central character Martin Lukes. I would highly recommend the book to someone who is looking for something light to read. "

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About the Author

Lucy Kellaway is the management columnist at London’s Financial Times. She has become well known for her pointed commentaries on the limitations of modern corporate culture and was named Columnist of the Year at the 2006 British Press Awards.

About the Narrators

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with fifty-eight Earphones Awards. He has won thirteen prestigious Audie Awards and was Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.