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Audible narration by Lea Salonga (Aladdin)
A split-screen view of the tech industry’s underbelly--and the unifying campaign of two distant women seeking to expose their employer--by Lisa Ko, award-winning author of The Leavers.

In this eye-opening short story, a tech reporter’s mistake unites two women eight thousand miles apart. One in New Jersey, one in the Philippines. Same name: Sandra Guzman. Same job: content moderators for a mega social media website. What transpires between them is a friendship that changes their perceptions of each other’s privilege and challenges the power of the very industry they work for.

Lisa Ko’s The Contractors is part of Out of Line, an incisive collection of funny, enraging, and hopeful stories of women’s empowerment and escape. Each piece can be listened to in a single thought-provoking sitting.

©2020 Lisa Ko (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • jen4choice
  • 11-09-2020

Disparities abound

I love what the author did, juxtaposing two women who share the same name and same job for the same company halfway around the world. But I hate that this story is true for so many - and can’t bear to think about what a job like that would do to a person’s soul, day after day.

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  • Maureen
  • 03-09-2020

interesting and we'll read

I found trhe context and characters interesting and believable ~ though the story is far-fetched.

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  • Kathy Campbell
  • 08-09-2020

Extra stupid

Couldn’t get past the first 10 minutes. Why are authors writing this filth? Very disappointed with audios free books. I’ll probably end my membership

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