We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
One Fifth Avenue | [Candace Bushnell]

One Fifth Avenue

One Fifth Avenue is THE building - the chicest, the hottest, with all the best people. Within its luxuriously thick walls the lives of New York City's elite play out. There is Schiffer Diamond, an over-40 actress who had given up making movies and moved to Europe, until the call to come home gave her the chance to prove that women of style are truly ageless. And there is spoiled, self-assured Lola, whose mother is determined to launch her darling daughter into society and the arms of the right man by clawing her way into the building.
Regular Price:$27.97
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

In her wonderfully witty fifth novel, best-selling author Candace Bushnell tells the stories of five women living in Manhattan's swankiest apartment building. One Fifth Avenue is THE building - the chicest, the hottest, with all the best people. Within its luxuriously thick walls the lives of New York City's elite play out.

There is Schiffer Diamond, an over-40 actress who had given up making movies and moved to Europe, until the call to come home gave her the chance to prove that women of style are truly ageless.

There is spoiled, self-assured Lola, whose mother is determined to launch her darling daughter into society and the arms of the right man by clawing her way into the building.

There is Annalisa, a reluctant socialite who has renounced her law career to be the perfect wife to her workaholic husband, and Winnie, who is married to an underpublished writer and has been the family breadwinner too long for her own - and her marriage's - good.

And there is Nini, a glamorous grande dame who has lived at One Fifth Avenue for decades and seen everything from her penthouse view.

No one else can capture New York with the brilliant wit and flair of Candace Bushnell.

©2008 Candace Bushnell; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"One Fifth Avenue is all things an escapist read she be: quick and wicked and wry. There's a blown-out bitch to root against, a star-crossed couple to root for, and a Tim Gunn-style best friend who deserves his own book. Great, guiltless fun." (Entertainment Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.4 (17 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
3.3 (7 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (1)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
3.3 (9 )
5 star
 (2)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    emily mount eliza, Australia 10-21-13
    emily mount eliza, Australia 10-21-13 Member Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    10
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "easy read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Fifth Avenue to be better than the print version?

    yes cause I really enjoy carrington macduffie as an audible reader


    What did you like best about this story?

    the look into the lives of the upper class & super wealthy characters


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Frances 04-28-12
    Frances 04-28-12
    HELPFUL VOTES
    21
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    48
    47
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    16
    12
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A really enjoyable read"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Fifth Avenue?

    As usual, Bushnell writes about a most eclectic group of people, all money hungry, selfish, greedy, promiscuous and never satisfied with what they have. The most normal character in the book was an adolescent boy. Everybody has more money than they know what to do with it, but never enough. I was both appalled and entranced. It was like reading porn. Is utterly pointless, but you cannot put it down. You have two men that think with their lower body organs instead of their actual head, a woman that will sleep with whomever to live in a particular building, an actress that is weary of lying in the bed she made, a mom with a married life very similiar to the rest of us folks, an old busy body, and of course, a possibly gay fellow. And let us not forget the filthy rich and high and mighty upstairs. This book follows their lives and it is shocking how their choices and situations entwine. I could not put it down. Bushnell somehow does it again. There is quite possibly a moral in this novel. "Treat others as you would like to be treated.." OR "Be nice to a fellow today cause he may be your boss tomorrow." One never knows who will rise above or fall below. You may be pleasantly surprised.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-2 of 2 results
Sort by:
  • Ms. J. Mullins
    UK
    8/8/10
    Overall
    "Not bad"

    This story is not as good as Sex and the City but not dreadful either. It has lots of enjoyable points but I wouldn't say I was gripped by it. Good for casual listening. Would recommend it if you like chick lit type books although this is a little heavier in places than some.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-1 of 1 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.