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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (236 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Theresa Rebeck Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2010 ISBN: 9781400186600
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Tina Finn was standing at the edge of her mother’s newly dug grave when she first heard about her inheritance. Until this moment she’d been scraping by, living from one paycheck to the next. But all that was about to change.

Now Tina is the proud owner of a huge luxury apartment overlooking Central Park. Things couldn’t get much better, right? Wrong. Her half-brothers, left out of the inheritance, think that she has no right to the apartment, and they want her out—by any means necessary.

That’s how Tina went from standing on the edge of her mother’s grave to squatting in a twelve-room apartment in the center of New York. Now that she has it all, is she prepared to fight to the end to keep it?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rebeck flawlessly, uproariously captures what it means to covet that elusive, transformative, deluxe apartment in the sky.”

    USA Today

  • “A lighthearted look at the often dark world of New York City real estate.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Gavin skillfully portrays rebellious, black sheep Tina.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 KimKirt | 2/18/2014

    " I really had high hopes for this book, the plot just grabbed me straight away (3 sisters hoping to inherit a fabulous mega million huge apartment in NYC after their mother dies, and they stick one sister in the apartment basically to squat there while fighting with their mother's deceased husband's sons for the apt.) This book started slow and choppy for me, developed into a page turner partway through, then a rather plain vanilla ending. Often I found myself wanting to reach through the book and give Tina (heroine) a good shake as she was a little too meek for my tastes, especially to her evil and semi-evil sisters. And when she would get rolling, she'd stop short. Exasperating really. I wanted to be able to recommend this one, has a pretty good cast of characters, but I'm afraid the book as a whole fell short for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jo | 2/6/2014

    " Gave up on this :0( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 2/4/2014

    " I still can't decide if I liked this book or not. At times I couldn't wait to see where the story went next and at other times I felt the story line had no direction and was pointless. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lois | 1/27/2014

    " Too much swearing. Didn't read much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 1/25/2014

    " Interesting look at family dynamics and what is and isn't really important in life when the survivors of a second marriage fight over who gets possession of an eleven million dollar apartment property in New York City. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin | 1/8/2014

    " One if the worst books I have ever read. None of the characters are likable. The situations are ridiculous and outlandish. I can honestly say there is nothing about this book that I liked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 1/3/2014

    " Too awhile to get into this, but it ended up being a good story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheery | 11/19/2013

    " A complex story about inheritance. Children from two different families fight for the right to inherit and sell a Manhattan apartment. Rebeck does not reveal much and her plot intrigues. There are some gem quotes in her book, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 11/17/2013

    " Much better than I expected... was pleasantly surprised! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyn | 11/1/2013

    " I very much enjoyed this book about siblings who inhereted a NYC apartment from their estranged mother. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 10/19/2013

    " This is a very light book -- definitely summer reading. There is a certain Nancy Drew element in the way the protagonist snoops around the building, looking for clues and secret passages. But first person narrative is kind of witty, which helps keep you reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 9/19/2013

    " I thought this was a fantastic story. I never knew what would happen next. Romantic, insightful, family centered, and real estate/legal heavy...I would totally recommend it as a great summer read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Virginia | 8/24/2013

    " This was a quirky book. Are there really apartments like this and people like this? Very out of my range of existence but maybe that is what made it interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 -r- | 7/15/2013

    " Good, not great. There were some interesting story twists, but the dialogue was annoying at first. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 7/5/2013

    " Quirky book, liked the story and setting in NYC. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary sipp rigby | 5/2/2013

    " fun nyc book quick read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 12/23/2012

    " Could not put this book down. Great quirky characters and a fine story of the gossip and greed between people in a luxury co-op building in Manhattan. A few surprises, some intrigue and a little romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fibrelady | 12/21/2012

    " Engaging mind fluff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marie Paz | 1/6/2012

    " Didn't like the main character so much. But an easy read nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 4/18/2011

    " So close to home. Real West side Manhattan. Great development of family relationships; siblings coming into their own. And NYC coop politics! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caryl | 3/30/2011

    " A beach book read. Good New York background but otherwise not of consequence. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leah (packfan20) | 3/12/2011

    " This book had such great potential at the beginning. Sadly, it fell flat. The storylines had no direction and the book was just trashy and pointless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cory | 2/9/2011

    " Rebeck has a way of taking despicable characters who do awful things and that you could never really care about, and making you care about them deeply. It's amazing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/22/2011

    " Ultimately unsatisfying, but a fun, quick read about a family who (possibly) inherits a huge Manhattan apartment and their fight to keep it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 1/18/2011

    " loved it quirky characters and good story, fun read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 1/9/2011

    " Could not put this book down. Great quirky characters and a fine story of the gossip and greed between people in a luxury co-op building in Manhattan. A few surprises, some intrigue and a little romance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherry | 10/24/2010

    " I was enjoying the book for the most part, little slow to get into, but then it seemed the booked just stopped. Almost like the author reached X numbr of pages and said I'm done. Somewhat disappointing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leah | 9/15/2010

    " This book had such great potential at the beginning. Sadly, it fell flat. The storylines had no direction and the book was just trashy and pointless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 7/11/2010

    " Interesting look at family dynamics and what is and isn't really important in life when the survivors of a second marriage fight over who gets possession of an eleven million dollar apartment property in New York City. "

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About the Author
Author Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeck is a playwright whose plays include Bad Dates; Omnium Gatherum, which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist; The Scene; and Mauritius, which won Boston’s prestigious Irene and Elliot Norton Award and which premiered on Broadway in the fall of 2007. She has also published a book of essays entitled Free Fire Zone.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”