"A job at Cray McKinley is whatever you make of it. For the real high flyers, there's no limit to what you can achieve."
Abby is a high flyer. But she's not your average banker. Driven by something other than money and status, she has her own reasons for climbing the ladder. And so does Mike. An ambitious young graduate with an equally impressive CV, Mike is in it for the six-figure salaries and fast cars. He's got the skills, the grades and the swagger to make it all the way to the top.
But neither Abby nor Mike is prepared for the life that awaits them behind the mirrored glass doors. In a world where verbal abuse is commonplace, greed is everywhere and sexual harassment is just part of the fun, the young bankers are forced to find new ways to compete - and not just against one another.
Based on the author's experiences as a junior investment banker, Golden Handcuffs is a fresh, gripping insight into life inside a Wall Street bank and what it really means to sell your soul to the City.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
It is way too long.
Would you recommend Golden Handcuffs to your friends? Why or why not?
I would recommend it to any young person looking to get a position in banking or any highly paid corporate position but can't think of any of my friends I would recommend it to.
What three words best describe Anne Day-Jones’s voice?
British, pleasant and well-paced.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
I'd watch if it ever came on Netflix just to see how it was different from the book.
Any additional comments?
The book truly paints a grim picture of the experience of working in the banking industry. The horrible greed and deceit fostered by competition to climb the corporate ladder would make it hard to trust co-workers. Any young person who wants to go into banking should read (or listen) so they'd know that the prestige of the position and the financial rewards may not be worth the abuse they would face.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. Exciting storyline with likeable and believable characters.
What did you like best about this story?
The lead character Abby. You really feel you get to know her and her position.
Which scene did you most enjoy?
When Abby stands up for herself and her hard work.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
My Life With The Bankers
Any additional comments?
Another great title by Polly Courtney and yet another fine performance by Anne Day-Jones. Enjoyed from start to finish