Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.
- Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman
- Narrated by: Grover Gardner
- Length: 5 hrs and 40 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 26-06-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperAudio
With a colorful cast of characters including Truman Capote, Edith Head, Givenchy, "Moon River" composer Henry Mancini, and, of course, Hepburn herself, Wasson immerses us in the America of the late fifties before Woodstock and birth control, when a not-so-virginal girl by the name of Holly Golightly raised eyebrows across the country, changing fashion, film, and sex for good. Indeed, cultural touchstones like Sex and the City owe a debt of gratitude to Breakfast at Tiffany's.
In this meticulously researched gem of a book, Wasson delivers us from the penthouses of the Upper East Side to the pools of Beverly Hills, presenting Breakfast at Tiffany's as we have never seen it before - through the eyes of those who made it. Written with delicious prose and considerable wit, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. shines new light on a beloved film and its incomparable star.
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By J. C. on 23-08-12
The narration is great. The book is wonderful, a real inside look into the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's and other movies of the time, and what life was like back then. Tells about the producers, directors, and actors. Interesting insights into the lives of actress Audrey Hepburn and author Truman Capote, revealing how their lives and loves went, for better or worse. Really great listen! It is really amazing.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Rina A. Stein on 05-07-12
It went so fast!
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
If you are a movie nut and love reading about behind the scenes you will love this book. I am crazy about Audrey anyway. She survived the Nazi invasion and she was just a young girl. She went on to be such a star and made wonderful movies.
What did you like best about this story?
The inside look at Audrey Hepburn's personality.
What about Grover Gardner’s performance did you like?
What is not to like? He is just the BEST,
Any additional comments?
This was an interesting and fun look at that time and how times were changing.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful