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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,425 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Candace Bushnell Narrator: Cynthia Nixon Publisher: Hyperion Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN:
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In her fourth novel, Candace Bushnell writes about three powerful New York City women at the top of their fields, each navigating her way through business, relationships, scandal, success, and betrayal.

Nico O'Neilly is the ultimate executive: cool, glamorous, and always in control. The editor-in-chief of Bonfire magazine, Nico is poised to take over the entire division of the company. Nico has a stellar career, a well-respected husband, and a teenage daughter whom she adores; but the romance has gone out of her marriage, and she is tempted to find refuge in the arms of a younger man. If she does, will this derail her secret ambition to become the first female CEO of Splatch-Verner?

Wendy Healy is the president of Parador Pictures. The mother of three children (actually four, if you count her husband), Wendy's hard work has propelled her to the top of the cutthroat movie business. Her nonstop career has made her too busy to notice that her marriage to her metrosexual husband is about to unravel. Can Wendy save her most important production: her family?

Victory Ford is the darling of the fashion world. Fiercely idealistic and immensely talented, Victory can hardly keep up with her own ideas. She's created a fantasy career as one of New York City's top designers, but when she begins dating a cosmetics billionaire, she not only questions what it's like to find love, but what it's really like to succeed in big business. And why shouldn't a woman be as rich as a man?

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 2/20/2014

    " Great, fun read! Must be something about NYC and the excitement that seems to go on there! I like these entertaining reads! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Polly Vous Francais | 2/13/2014

    " Mostly shallow, and the 3 main characters were hard to discern one from the other for most of the book. BUT compelling reading in terms of understanding how a certain upper echelon of NYC society functions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mamizeit | 2/9/2014

    " Here we get to follow Bushnell`s new heroines through the minefield of work, love and life at the top, but it never really hit the spot as SATC did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ivynagel | 2/8/2014

    " Brain candy, and nothing more. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karla | 2/3/2014

    " This was an okay read, but it lacked much of a point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisha | 1/29/2014

    " So far it's awesome..women can definitely relate to the characters in this book from a personal standpoint "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 1/29/2014

    " I picked up a copy of this book at Goodwill because I needed some brain candy. As such, it was diverting. The story is amusing, and it was a quick, fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeana | 1/22/2014

    " I read this book to know the characters first, before watching the new television show. It's a classic Candace Bushnell, I-am-woman-hear-me-roar. And while I can appreciate a little bit of feminisim, this is a little over the top for me. I did learn a couple interesting things along the way though, and that was when you let someone pay for you at dinner, you automatically gain a "position of power" over the person you're paying for. Interesting, when you think about back when you were dating and let the guy pay for you. Anyway, it was an interesting book and I enjoyed it somewhat. BTW, if I could have given this three and a half, I would have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Mathews | 1/19/2014

    " This book is fun! I kept shaking my head as the main character did more and more self centered things. Some how Bushnell takes a truly unlikable person and endears her to your heart. In the end you are rooting for her to show some side of humanity. I love all of this authors books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 1/13/2014

    " Same formula as Sex and the City, but a good read all the same. Just different names for the characters, with slightly different careers paths and story lines. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/9/2014

    " Easy to read Sex in the City type book, great for reading whilst lying on a sun lounger with a cocktail in hand (which is exactly what I did). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Opjeshke | 1/4/2014

    " Nice, but the happy ending disappointed me "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 12/31/2013

    " Great easy read. Very entertaining and fun. Highly recommend it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anh | 12/29/2013

    " Didn't get very far in this book...had to put it down and never picked it back up. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacq's | 12/9/2013

    " Same author as Sex and the City. Great story about 3 very successful women in NY "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katya | 9/28/2013

    " Definitivamente un libro para las fans de sex and the city... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Virginia | 9/1/2013

    " not as good as Trading Up by any means...too "sex and the city" esk without the valid societal points... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginnine Panjoj | 8/16/2013

    " Took me a while to get into but glad I stuck it out. It did pick up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jencey/ | 3/19/2013

    " The book was okay. I think I would read something more recent by this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Fratus | 3/6/2013

    " I feel like I was only interested in some of the characters. Loved Victory's character, like Nico, and I was not particularly interested in what Wendy had going on...maybe it's because I don't care for Brooke Shields... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catheron | 1/7/2013

    " Decent book, but not as good as I expected. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brandie | 11/16/2012

    " I tried listening to this on cd in my car - but couldn't get into it. It seems really boring. Maybe if I have the opportunity to actually read the book, I may try again. But if not - oh well. Gave it a shot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Courtney | 9/23/2012

    " I can't believe I'm saying this, but the show is FAR superior. Definitely Ms. Bushnell's worst book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Top | 4/11/2012

    " Got this for the flight to Ireland...definately a fun beach read. No Sex and the City but I still liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meghan Gerrity | 9/6/2011

    " I liked this book so much better than her others for some reason. I like that the characters had 3 seperate stories that were intertwined at certain times. It was an easy, fun read. Definitely not deep by any means, but if you are looking for a fun beach/commuting read, this is the one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristin | 8/11/2011

    " This was a very quick read. While it was entertaining, I found myself annoyed with the characters and what they found important. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah | 6/12/2011

    " Eh, it was ok. Not much of a plot line and the author went on and on about the differences in male power vs female power. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 5/22/2011

    " it wasnt terrible but it wasnt amazing either, bits of it were entertaining enough but it wasnt as good as sex and the city. the story was much of the same really and the characters were a bit lifeless. all in all not bad for a quick beach read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 5/16/2011

    " I really liked this book. This author is very good and I would like to read more from her if she writes more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/11/2011

    " All about successful women in NYC. Interesting how it discusses & explores gender roles in relationships and the work world. Unfortunately, the ending was anti-climactic; when things got worse for the characters towards the end, they were simply, almost suddenly, resolved. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarahlynn | 5/4/2011

    " Meh. Although I think the book was better than the short-lived TV series. Name-dropping, a complete lack of any sort of moral compass, blind characters, skewed priorities, and unremitting materialism . . . not for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefanynicotia | 5/4/2011

    " sometimes i just need some trashy fun. this book satisfied my needs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 4/28/2011

    " It started out as a really good girl book, but sort of dragged on and ended just ok. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaarin | 4/27/2011

    " A great guilty pleasure read. Bushnell does a great job of putting forth a case about the lack of women in high-powered positions and the challenges to get to the top. But, she does it in an entertaining way that makes for a fun, frothy book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 4/9/2011

    " I nice easy read. I enjoy Candace Bushnell's style in general. I did find the characters a little annoying at times. I really wanted to slap some sense into them.

    I also found it ended much too abruptly and certain issues weren't resolved such as the Wendy/Shane storyline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 3/31/2011

    " Good quick guilty pleasure read- I meant this as a book for my commute but quickly found that I couldn't put it down. It sucked me in but the content being mediocre earned it only 3 stars, rather than more. Now I'm back to Anna Karenina... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marie | 2/22/2011

    " could not even finish the book - tried twice. i love sex and the city but this book just went nowhere "

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