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    • The Good Nanny

    • By: Benjamin Cheever
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Expert satirist Benjamin Cheever, author of Famous After Death, uses his dark sense of humor to deliver another searing look at suburbia. Literary editor Stuart Cross and his wife Andie, a film critic, hire the talented Louise to be nanny to their two young girls. Louise’s perfection, however, begins to irritate the ambitious, but less accomplished Stuart and Andie, and soon the parents’ jealousy gets the better of them.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A surprise, and not in a good way...

    • By Pamela Harvey on 07-14-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Secret Society of Demolition Writers

    • By: Michael Connelly, Sebastian Junger, Benjamin Cheever, and others
    • Narrated by: Alan Sklar, Ellen Archer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    In the spirit of the demolition derby, where drivers take heedless risks with reckless abandon, welcome to the first convocation of The Secret Society of Demolition Writers. Here is a one-of-a-kind collection by famous authors writing anonymously and dangerously. With the usual concerns about reputations and renown cast aside, these 12 daredevils have each contributed an extreme, no-holds-barred, unsigned story, each shining as brightly and urgently as hazard lights.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed at best

    • By John on 02-01-07

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Selling Ben Cheever

    • Back to Square One in a Service Economy
    • By: Benjamin Cheever
    • Narrated by: Benjamin Cheever
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ben Cheever was a senior editor for Reader’s Digest for 11 years and has published three novels. In 1995, however, his latest book proposal had been rejected, so he went looking for work. This is his wry account of the dozen jobs he held as an entry-level employee in the service sector. He gained a new respect for the millions of people who work long hours for low wages. Now that downsizing is a permanent part of the workplace, his observations provide a valuable perspective of how our jobs define who we are.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Famous after Death

    • By: Benjamin Cheever
    • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
    • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    As a child of the esteemed writer John Cheever, Benjamin Cheever grew up in a household filled with books. For 11 years, Benjamin worked as an editor. When he started writing, however, he found his literary voice in satire. Famous After Death is a darkly comic look at some of America’s favorite obsessions.

    Regular price: $18.89