Written by Martha Moody - Audio book performed by Renée Raudman & Todd McLaren - Unabridged Fiction - 8 RETAIL EDITION COMPACT DISCS
- 9.5 hours
Publisher, Tantor Media (August 2007)
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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.
About the Author: Martha Moody was born and raised in Ohio. She graduated from Oberlin College and received her M.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she also completed her residency training in internal medicine. She has been married since 1985 to Dr. Martin Jacobs; they have four teenage sons and live in Dayton, Ohio. Moody was a private practice internist for fifteen years. Currently, she is retired from private practice and volunteers as medical director at a clinic for the working poor.
About the Performers: Actor and voiceover artist Renée Raudman has performed on film, television radio and stage. Renée's recent audiobooks include A Weekend to Change Your Life by Joan Anderson (Tantor), Don’t Look Down by Jennifer Cruise, Valiant by Holly Black, and Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk. She has also performed on numerous film, television, radio and theater programs. Her TV appearances include the recurring role of Phyllis on NBC's daytime drama Passions and several years voicing characters on The Simpsons. She is currently "Miss Butterbean" on the Cartoon Network's Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. She has had guest-starring roles on 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Drew Carey Show, and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, among others. In addition, you can hear her on several videogames, including Metal Gear Solid, Everquest II, So Com II, Buraiden, Gungrave OD, and Pursuit Force. Raudman has also done hundreds of voice-overs for TV and radio commercials.
Todd McLaren was involved in radio for more than twenty years in cities on both coasts, including Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. He left broadcasting for a full-time career in voice-overs, where he has been heard on more than 5,000 TV and radio commercials, as well as TV promos; narrations for documentaries on networks such as A&E, Discovery, and the History Channel; and films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit?