I have "read" all ten of the Stephanie Plum stories and think this one will be my last. The first three are sensational, I laughed out loud! The next few were fair but lacked that "j'ne sai qua". (The intangile something, but still ok.) Numbers 8 and 9 were out and out lousey and 10, well lets just say its FLAT. Where is the comedy! This was the main aspect of the stories. The last time Grandma Mazur was side splitting funny was in number two. Maybe the stories aren't as bad as the reader. I don't know, I just know I don't want anymore.
I am sorry to say that I just do not like Lorelie King. She sounds as if she bored when reading, she also sounds as if she is reading. There is no umph or spark about her. She comes across like a bored socialite passing the time. Give me CJ Critt any day. She brings Stephanie Plum to life for me.
I guess from reading the other reviews I should have read the first few Stephanie Plum stories versus this one. I would hope the dialogue is smarter and the stories more interesting than Ten Big Ones. I mean really, who would write Lulla saying to Stephanie as her car is burning (I guess several things have burned in Stephanie's past), "Well, at least you have a love life," (perhaps not exactly in those words) as a method to bring the boy friend back into the story...Even I could think of a better way to do that!
I found this book a chore to listen to. The reader's various character voices were irritating, especially Lula and the grandmother. I finally deleted the selection from my MP3 player and gave up on hearing the ending. Maybe if I am recuperating from a major illness that keeps me confined I will try to finish this book, but the plot was just too thin to keep me interested.
Love the pace and how Stephanie always gets in trouble or just screws up and then ends up on top.
Its a toss-up between Sugar and Lula. They keep me smiling.
Heard the past few Plum series, she's getting it down pat.
I absolutely love this series, if these books won't crack you up than you have no funny bone. Entertaining, funny, flippant, and laugh out loud hilarious!