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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2012
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Fantastic read! Thoroughly enjoyed the experience
, reading on my new Kindle and not having to worry if I was reading the books in the right sequence as Series came in a boxed set that flowed through in order! The Fifth Avenue Series Boxed Set
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 19, 2012
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this series reminded me what i loved abt reading. it was exciting all the way! i was constantly surprised.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2012
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I loved the first book, Fifth Avenue. Plenty of drama, intrigue and sex and there was explicit violence so if you don't like that, beware. The characters were well developed and made you care about them. The second book, Running with the Bulls was interesting, but violent. The third book, Manhattan, was good, too, and did a good job of continuing the first story. I can't wait for his new book in the series!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 2013
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I bought the three books in this series as a set on my Kindle. Little did I know...

Book 1: Fifth Avenue. Unlikeable, unsympathetic characters, shock value scenes, unrealistic plot elements (putting 25 year old Leana with no real work experience in charge of a major hotel...and she accepts it as her due), two families so morally bankrupt that they engage in everything from bribery, to assault and murder for hire. Are they the the mob? No, they are contemporary "captains of industry." In fact, the actual mob character that was included, Mario, was among the more sympathetic characters. Go figure.

Was reading about their plotting, conniving and scheming entertaining? No. Was the major antagonist's endless rumination of how he has been done wrong entertaining? No. The story simply moves from one sickening act of violence to another. Reading the plotting of a deranged psychopath as he exacts his revenge on an equally conniving family is hardly the stuff of entertainment. As far as characters are concerned, I was unable to work up much interest in any of them. One, however, did catch my attention, and not in a good way: Leana Redman. I spent the entirety of the book in awe of her shallow, self-centeredness. Most of the time I found her too stupid to live. If that was the author's intent with her character, then kudos, Mr. Smith, you succeeded admirably.

Finally, there was a sufficient number of errors in the conventions of writing missed in the editing process that they were noticeable and distracting. This could have so much better if the author had chosen to exercise a little restraint in his use of shock-value violence. There are many ways to build tension and suspense. Mr. Smith just chose the easiest way.

Book 2: Running of the Bulls. 10% of the way into the second book and I am done. This one opens with the beating and cold-blooded murder of two people. That's all she wrote for me. If I wanted this kind of entertainment I'll read the daily newspaper or watch the nightly news.

I am not a wimp, but for all the reasons I gave in my review of the first book in the series, I believe that this author, by choosing violence and murder to drive the action, has chosen the lowest common denominator. Needless to say, I will not be moving on to book three.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2013
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The writing was not wonderful and I felt the story was unrealistic, a bit convoluted, and much too gory. Blowing up a whole city block was totally unnecessary and added nothing to the story.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2013
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I must be reading a different set of novels. I can't stay interested long enough to finish the first one. The writing is choppy, the characters have no depth, rather like caricatures of individuals than real people, and the author's voice is choppy and uninteresting. I am so happy I downloaded these for free!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2012
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After scanning reviews I was expecting to really like these books. Don't get me wrong, they aren't terrible but I just ended up feeling very "meh" about them. I couldn't even bring myself to care enough to read the final novella in the set. I think it's just that I never really cared about what happened to any of the characters. One other note, even by ebook standards the editing of this "box set" is atrocious. There were whole sentences that didn't even make sense, and I had to stop and ponder what the sentence should have said.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2012
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I have to say - I found the first book exciting, a page turner, and was disapointed when i got to the end, the second book was a little slow to start in that i kept trying to associate it with the first, but the third tied it together beautifully, a great read and only finished it today, cant wait now for the next book,
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2012
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I took a chance on these books because of the reviews and the price, & the reviews were wrong and the price is also. These are better than the reviews by a longshot and the price should be even more than it is.
I won't going into the plots since others have , but the writing is crisp and well done and by page two I was hooked. They are a great way to spend a few nights curled up with.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2012
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I admit, I got this series on Kindle because it was free and I am a mystery lover. From the very first minute I started reading, I was hooked. I was up until the wee hours reading, I did not want to go to sleep, I wanted to see what was going to happen. I cannot wait until the next book in the series,I am keeping my eyes open, waiting impatiently and will gladly pay this time. A must read for mystery/thriller lovers
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