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Jennifer Government - A Novel

Max Barry

Jennifer Government is Here to Help! In Max Barry's twisted, hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations (except for a few deluded holdouts like the French); taxes are illegal; employees take the last names of the companies they work for; The Police and The NRA are publicly-traded security firms; the U.S. government may only investigate crimes if they can bill a citizen directly. It's a free market paradise! Hack Nike is a lowly Merchandising Officer who's not very good at negotiating his salary. So when John Nike and John Nike, executives from the promised land of Marketing, offer him a contract, he signs without reading it. Unfortunately, Hack's new contract involves shooting teenagers to build up street cred for Nike's new line of $2,500 sneakers. Scared, Hack goes to The Police, who assume he's asking for a subcontracting deal and lease the assassinations to the NRA. Soon Hack finds himself pursued by Jennifer Government, a tough-talking agent with a barcode tattoo under her eye and a rabid determination to nail John Nike (the boss of the other John Nike). In a world where your job title means everything, the most cherished possession is a platinum credit card, and advertising jingles give way to automatic weapons in the fight for market share, Jennifer Government is the consumer watchdog from hell. Jennifer Government is the kind of novel that can become a byword--a Catch-22 for the New World Order, a satire both broad and pointed, deeply funny and disturbingly on-target. From the Hardcover edition.

Jennifer Government is Here to Help! In Max Barry's twisted, hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations (except for a few deluded holdouts like the French); taxes are illegal; employees take the last names of the companies they work for; The Police and The NRA are publicly-traded security firms; the U.S. government may only investigate crimes if they can bill a citizen directly. It's a free market paradise! Hack Nike is a lowly Merchandising Officer who's not very good at negotiating his salary. So when John Nike and John Nike, executives from the promised land of Marketing, offer him a contract, he signs without reading it. Unfortunately, Hack's new contract involves shooting teenagers to build up street cred for Nike's new line of $2,500 sneakers. Scared, Hack goes to The Police, who assume he's asking for a subcontracting deal and lease the assassinations to the NRA. Soon Hack finds himself pursued by Jennifer Government, a tough-talking agent with a barcode tattoo under her eye and a rabid determination to nail John Nike (the boss of the other John Nike). In a world where your job title means everything, the most cherished possession is a platinum credit card, and advertising jingles give way to automatic weapons in the fight for market share, Jennifer Government is the consumer watchdog from hell. Jennifer Government is the kind of novel that can become a byword--a Catch-22 for the New World Order, a satire both broad and pointed, deeply funny and disturbingly on-target. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Jennifer Government is Here to Help! In Max Barry's twisted, hilarious vision of the near future, the world is run by giant American corporations (except for a few deluded holdouts like the French); taxes are illegal; employees take the last names of the companies they work for; The Police and The NRA are publicly-traded security firms; the U.S. government may only investigate crimes if they can bill a citizen directly. It's a free market paradise! Hack Nike is a lowly Merchandising Officer who's not very good at negotiating his salary. So when John Nike and John Nike, executives from the promised land of Marketing, offer him a contract, he signs without reading it. Unfortunately, Hack's new contract involves shooting teenagers to build up street cred for Nike's new line of $2,500 sneakers. Scared, Hack goes to The Police, who assume he's asking for a subcontracting deal and lease the assassinations to the NRA. Soon Hack finds himself pursued by Jennifer Government, a tough-talking agent with a barcode tattoo under her eye and a rabid determination to nail John Nike (the boss of the other John Nike). In a world where your job title means everything, the most cherished possession is a platinum credit card, and advertising jingles give way to automatic weapons in the fight for market share, Jennifer Government is the consumer watchdog from hell. Jennifer Government is the kind of novel that can become a byword--a Catch-22 for the New World Order, a satire both broad and pointed, deeply funny and disturbingly on-target. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Frederic

Length:

4h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:30


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:16


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:35


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:36


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:54


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:25


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:25


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:23