The Office of Desire

The Office of Desire : A Novel

By (author) Martha Moody , Narrator Renee Raudman , Narrator Todd Parker McLaren

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From the author of the runaway bestselling novel "Best Friends" comes a smart, touching novel about the intimate yet fragile relationships among five very different people, thrown together in a small medical office, and how each life affects the others. Alicia, Brice, and Caroline are the ABCs three close friends who have been brought together while working at the cozy medical practice of Drs. Markowitz and Strub in Midburg, Ohio. But when Alicia and Dr. Strub begin an affair, a dramatic chain of events ensues that gradually but drastically alters the office environment ultimately requiring all five coworkers to redefine their relationships to one another. As Dr. Strub's romantic life is thrown into turmoil, Dr. Markowitz is faced with the dire illness of his own wife and the secret life she has kept from him. Nurse Alicia withdraws to focus on her prodigy son; receptionist Caroline enters into a strange romance she previously would have dismissed; and office manager Brice, his once-ordered world disintegrating, is set dangerously adrift. Finally, a questionable business venture that evolves into financial scandal precipitates a monstrous tragedy that threatens to destroy everyone involved. Warm, moving, and witty, "The Office of Desire" offers an insightful look at human nature that will appeal to those who loved Moody's previous novel and anyone else who has worked in an office."

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  • CD-Audio
  • 139.7 x 165.1 x 27.94mm | 226.8g
  • 01 Sep 2007
  • Tantor Media, Inc
  • Old Saybrook, CT
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1400105129
  • 9781400105120

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Martha Moody, a private practice internist for fifteen years, currently volunteers as medical director at a clinic for the working poor. Renee Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator and actor. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has earned a number of "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, and her narration of "Homer's Odyssey" by Gwen Cooper was selected by "Library Journal" as one of the best audiobooks of 2009. Former radio broadcaster Todd McLaren has been heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials; narrations for documentaries on such networks as A&E and the History Channel; and films. His book narrations have earned him a prestigious Audie Award as well as a "Publishers Weekly" Listen-Up Award.

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"Played to the hilt by Renee Raudman and Todd McLaren." ---AudioFile"

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