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.
In this novel you will find out more about the mysterious Ranger! I have read or heard all of the books in this series. I will never read another one but will always listen to any additions to the series. Why? The reader is par excellence! Her voices are so good and really in character. I particularly enjoy Lucy. I have laughed out loud many times listening to the dialogue. This series in not plot driven as the plots are all quite similar, but the characters are fascinating.
These stories are just laugh out loud good. An odd combination of bounty hunting, humanity, triangular relationships and a truly bizarre yet extremely entertaining cast of family and co-workers.
Do yourself a favour, listen.
Funny, fast, great narration and an story line full of twists and turns. Add that to a host of very interesting characters, and you've got a great book!
The only negative, and the positives dramatically outweigh it, is the ending is a bit abrupt. Other than that, buy and enjoy the ride!!!
Enjoyed the perils of Stephanie again. All the characters are entertaining and each makes a little progress in their lives in this story. Especially enjoyed the surprise ending. The reader does a good job with the various voices. Some of the men sound a little conjested, but maybe they are - doesn't detract from the story though.
Reviewer "sharol" is right about Ms King as a narrator, but wrong about "To the Nines." King narrarated that book as well. "To the Nines" was the first Evanovich book I listened to or read. Ms King's characterizations made that book very entertaining and had me wanting more. Unfortunately, my second Evanovich book was narrated by Debbie Mazar, and while she is not bad, she doesn't hold a candle to Lorelei King. Evanovich's stories are solid. Listen to those narrated by King, read the others.
I'm a huge fan of Evanovich's books, and have read them all. When I saw Ten Big Ones offered by Audible I jumped on it. What a huge disappointment! I feel the narrator is so poor, the attempts at character voices so distracting, I can't even finish it. I was totally optimistic about enjoying this easy, fun author, but what an unfortunate surprise. I wouldn't choose another one with this narrator, but I will read the paper copy of this book.
The author had been strongly recommended by a close friend, so I decided to try this one. I was VERY bored, very fast. I guess the story is the equivalent of a Road Runner cartoon for adults? Shallow, and I guess the only point is how very, very clever the author is verbally? I couldn't take it after the first three hours.