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  • The Office Party

  • Holiday Homecoming, Book 1
  • By: Whitney G.
  • Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Joe Arden
  • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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The Office Party

By: Whitney G.
Narrated by: Erin Mallon,Joe Arden
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Summary

I can’t believe that I pulled my boss’ name for our company’s annual Secret Santa tradition.... 

As the devil incarnate, this infuriating, cocky bastard never gives us the holidays off, and he honestly expects us to be grateful for his generous alternative: The Office Party. 

It’s a mandatory, all-expenses paid trip for two weeks at a surprise luxury resort - where we still have to work 12 to 15 hours a day. 

I’m so over this.... 

So I put zero percent effort into his gift. I tear the tag off whatever my sister gifts me, add a five-dollar Amazon gift card, and hand it off to him. 

It’s not until my sister sends me a text that I realize how terrible of a decision that was. 

Georgia: Why haven’t you sent me a "LOL" about the brand-new vibrator I got you? I really do hope that you use your boss’ face as a muse, like my note says. 

If that’s not bad enough, this year’s "luxury trip" will be in my hometown - the place I've avoided for years. At the resort that my grandmother owns.... 

If the universe gets me out of this, I will never "regift" anything ever again....

©2020 Whitney Gracia WIlliams (P)2021 Whitney Gracia Williams

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I thought the story was great it was funny I listened to it before I read it the two people that narratied the story were good and were easy to listen to x x

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  • 21-04-21

Erin Mallon

The worst narration ever...I have yet to finish ANY of her stories, that is how painful her voice is. I was looking forward to the story, but was immediately all ruined by her DRAGGING the sentences like a ten year old reading a diary.

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  • Lhr
  • 16-08-21

cute enough

I am curious why Erin was the narrator when the cover of the book pictures a woman of color. Not very good casting.

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  • Lori Sang
  • 11-04-21

Fun story!

Fun story! An annual destination office party. Sounds like it would be loads of fun. Wish my office party was this creative and lit. LOL!
A short listen and Joe Arden & Erin Mallon were both fantastic in their respective performance.

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  • cleopatra
  • 03-12-21

Not a fan of female character or narrator

The story was cute but the only indication that the female character was POC was the picture (I to go back to look at it)and the mention of AKAs. Some one please explain why there wasn’t a POC narrator?

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  • Mom and Wife who loves romance😍
  • 10-04-21

Loved twice over...

I read this book when it came out in kindle unlimited and absolutely loved it. There is not many books by this author that I do not like, even if she only releases a book twice every two years!! I really wish that she would get it together and release more books. Before she loses her fan base. Anywho just a little rant. 5 stars for me ❤

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  • johari
  • 07-09-21

White voice actor playing a black character

I can’t believe I am writing these words in 2021. I could not get five minutes in because I realized that although audible advertised this as a multicultural romance and the cover features a black woman, the voice actress is white. You can’t advertise diversity and then take the acting opportunity from a woman of color. DO BETTER AUDIBLE.

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  • John
  • 12-04-21

Really fun book

That was lots of fun. Great job Whitney as always. The narration was great as always

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-21

Good Book

I wish this book was longer. It was funny and I recommend it to everyone.

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  • Theresa Martin
  • 11-04-21

Great "I hate my boss" holiday quickie!

I absolutely loved this holiday novella. Sure, it wasn't enough, but I'll take pretty much whatever Whitney writes. Her office romances are great.

Garrett, the company CEO, and horrible Christmas Grinch. Savannah, advisor to the CEO. Garrett works his employees very hard, and yes he's not so popular w/all the work he demands. But according to him, he pays them better than other companies, and it doesn't seem that anyone is leaving. Garrett and Savannah have an adversarial relationship, but under all the layers of snark, unreasonable deadlines, awful dates and boyfriends--they seem to be friends. Ask them, and they'll both deny it.

Garrett has this annual tradition of a two-week Christma party. It's mandatory, and there is a LOT of work expected to be done during this time, but it's an all expenses paid trip to a luxury resort. A beautiful, decadent, and wonderful work retreat. I really liked the concept of this, and how employees see their bosses and coworkers. Also, how the relationship between Garrett and Savannah slowly unfolds. Not a lot of shockers, but an enjoyable read during a sucky year. I wish it was longer, but enjoyed it nonetheless.

Erin Mallon and Joe Arden do an amazing job narrating Savannah, Garrett, and all the others!

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  • JB
  • 20-07-21

Fantastic

So funny and enjoyable. Joe Arden and Erin Mallon are so perfect together and Whitney G is amazing. I have never laughed so much at work.

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