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.
This is the first book that I received from Audible that was TERRIBLE.
Very tackless in so many ways. I was very disappointed in the whole 5 chapters, as I could not go on with this book.
This was my first audio book by Janet Evanovich and I was very disappointed. The storyline was interesting and I liked listening to the author reading the story but I just could not finish because of the language throughout the story. There were only several words per chapter that made me wince but it was enough that I could not finish the book and I will not purchase another book from this author again.
This book has too much foul language, uninspired sex, no story line, and is incredibly boring. It was an insult to my intelligence to read. I will not pick this author again.
I realize I'm in the minority, but how can so many people like a book with:
- almost no plot or sense of movement
- a ridiculous ending with no resolution
- one-dimensional characters (two dimensions is what these characters aspire to)?
I'll agree that there were some funny scenes and about 90 seconds of suspense, but seven+ hours is a lot to invest for such little return.
The narrator was decent - a little overblown on some of the accents, but she did a nice job of nailing the accents on the main characters. (However, am I the only one who noticed that Ranger's and Junkman's accents were virtually identical? What are they - flip sides of the same coin?)
I wish I could return this book and get a refund from Audible.
Sometimes I like mindless dribble. This book, however, was so dumb that it was just plain annoying. I gave it a good hour of listening. Hey, I paid for it. But life is too short for bad books. This is a very bad book. I am dumbfounded at how many people praised this book and so I guess there is a group of people that like this kind of thing and they probably vote Republican, watch every episode of Jerry Springer, scratch their nuts in public (and that's the women) and stay in their mobile homes during hurricanes. If you have an IQ over 45, you will probably not be able to tolerate this one.