Prospect Park West

  • by Amy Sohn
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the perennially hot author and columnist Amy Sohn comes a smart, sexy, satirical peek into the bedrooms and hearts of Prospect Park West.Brooklyn's famed neighborhood of Park Slope has it all: the sprawling, majestic Prospect Park; acclaimed public schools; historic brownstones; and progressive values. The more upwardly mobile New Yorkers discover its virtues, the more that claiming a stake in Park Slope becomes a competitive sport.In the park, the coffee shops, and the playgrounds of the neighborhood, four women's lives collide one long, hot Brooklyn summer. Melora Leigh, a two-time Oscar-winning actress, frustrated with her career and the pressures of raising her adoptive toddler, feels the seductive pull of kleptomania; Rebecca Rose, missing the robust sex life of her pre-motherhood days, begins a dangerous flirtation with a handsome local celebrity; Lizzie O'Donnell, a former lesbian (or "hasbian"), wonders why she is still drawn to women in spite of her sexy husband and adorable son; and Karen Bryan Shapiro finds herself split between two powerful obsessions: her four-year-old son's well-being and snagging the ultimate three-bedroom apartment in a well-maintained P.S. 321-zoned co-op building.As the women's paths intertwine (and sometimes crash), each must struggle to keep her man, her sanity, and her play dates.


What the Critics Say

"Sohn weaves each individual story together beautifully....This is just too much fun." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Just dreadful

I gave it one star because Audible wouldn't let me give in zero. Everyone in this book is a horrible, self centered person. Even worse, this book has no end; it simply stops. Don't waste your time and money.
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- Margo Anderson

Nobody to love

All of the characters featured in this book were obnoxious, whiny, unlovable women. Their stories were no more compelling. I listened to it all the way through, hoping for some redeeming quality, but there was nothing. The only vaguely interesting aspect was that this is set in my neighborhood, but if I ever feel like I live amongst such gross people, I will probably move.
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- Quincy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-25-2009
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio