One Fifth Avenue

Candace Bushnell, Author, Donna Murphy, Performed by
Candace Bushnell, Author, Donna Murphy, Performed by , read by Donna Murphy. Hyperion Audio $34.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-4013-9027-3
Reviewed on: 11/24/2008
Release date: 09/01/2008

Bushnell's latest offering tells the tale of a group of female Manhattanites who live out, or dream of living out, their fantasies in the Art Deco tower of One Fifth Avenue. The prose is reminiscent of the typical Bushnell drawl, which became so popular in Sex and the City . Although the writing is somewhat familiar, narrator Donna Murphy is refreshing in her inspired reading. Murphy displays a talent for interpreting characters on the page and giving them rich, textured voices and personalities that make listening a sheer pleasure. Though the story lacks originality, Murphy's performance brings a certain theatrical atmosphere to the tale, making it an enjoyable, visual listen. A Hyperion hardcover (Reviews, July 28). (Oct.)

The Best Books, Emailed Every Week
Tip Sheet!