Look beneath all the power and all the wealth that represents New York City's Fifth Avenue, and you'll find greed, blood, revenge.
In the thriller Fifth Avenue, each intermingles within a revered society that is unprepared for what's in store for it when one man finally strikes in an effort to destroy another man for murdering his wife thirty-one years ago.
Louis Ryan is that man. George Redman, his wife, two daughters and their close friends are his targets. Both men are self-made billionaires who came from nothing to stake their claim to Fifth Avenue. But when Louis Ryan hires an international assassin to literally rip the Redman family apart, a series of events that can't be stopped catapults them all through a fast-paced, hard-edged thriller in which nobody is safe.
Secrets are revealed. The Mafia get involved. And George's two daughters, Celina and Leana Redman, come to the forefront. More than anyone, it's they who are caught in the throes of their father's past as Louis Ryan's blind desire to kill them all takes surprising turns in his all-out effort to see them dead.
©2010 Christopher Smith (P)2012 Christopher Smith
"Such a tangled web of family intrigue...."
I would love to listen to it again but I am sorry George the narrator sounded like he was whispering throughout - maybe it's my old ipod.
The intrigue, the family plots, the twists and the agony of family money and power can be felt as Christopher unfolds his story to us.
Only to the narration but I will read Christopher Smith again.
"Good story but horrible reading"
Thrilling entertainment ( the book version)
I was reading the book and bought the audio version too for not have to stop, while having the hands occupied, but : what a horrible whispering... destroying all the joy of listening. Unfortunately I have not listen to the track before buying it!
I recommend to do that first!
Now I'm reading the second book "Running of the bulls", but the audio version is also narrated by George Kuch! Bad luck!
In my opinion Scott Brick would have been the better - if not the best- option for a good thriller like this.
Everything- this is horribly narrated- delivered with a creepy yet boring monotone with a ssssnake like leaky tire hiss in almost every word. The writing couldn't be more adolescent with choice of words and dialogue. This just screams very tacky mini-series on some bad cable channel.
I never would have published this attempt at literature.
See all of the above. I recommend using credits elsewhere if you're a subscriber. If you're not- a martini in a 5th Avenue hotel is cheaper- and goes down more smoothly.
"The first and the best!"
Have read Fifth Avenue twice, each time liking it more. Now, listening to it has created an even more solid story line. George Kuch is an outstanding narrator. I have also purchased two other Christopher Smith books on audible and look forward to listening to them as well.
"Why is he whispering?"
OMG the narrator whispered through the entire reading. I had to have the volume all the way up. It made it harder to get through. However, the story was good; a little drug out in some places but not enough to give up on it. One pet peeve: saying "draw" instead of "drawer".
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