Love the Stephanie Plum series, but this narrator just does not do justice to the characters. Sounds pretentious, but not funny. Needs a "Jersey girl" sound like the other narrators bring to the stories. Maybe this narrator is better with different types of novels.
I was super excited when 2,3, and 4 came out in unabridged form, but was confused when Lorelei King wasn't the narrator. I listened to 2 and it was okay. Took some getting used to, but entertaining. The 3rd one was awful. I took a chance on this one and it was okay. It takes a little getting used to but between the entertaining story and better (than #3) narration by Critt, it turned out okay.
I agree with everything said about the narrator. She is a good reader; she does not sound like a 20 something girl from NJ!!! Please pair up the narrators with the characters. She definitely needs to read for a 50+ character and would do a great job as long as the subject isn't too comedic... She has great pronunciation and diction, etc. I have nothing against CJ Critt, she is just soooooo wrong for Ms. Plumb!!!!!! That said it is a good book.
I loved the first three Stephanie Plum books and a large part of that was Lori Petty's reaading of the book. I didn't check and should have read the other reviews before buying the fourth book read by Debi Mazur. Petty's reading was a joy with a tough accent that completely fit the character. Now, with Mazur, she is a somewhat blase, bored 30 something. It's so sad - I loved the first three books and now I have to give up the series. It's like having really good food that was just right and trying to have it again only to find out a new chef has totally changed the recipe.
The plot for this book is nearly as good as Evanovich's laters, but if you've listened to books 7-11 which have a fantastic narrator, you'll likely find the narrator for this one disappointing. The voices are ordinary, rather than the utterly hilarious and engaging ones in the later books, and the narrator makes many of the characters seem a bit slow in the head.
I love all the Plum novels. This was actually the first one I read and I was hooked and had to read them all. But I don't like this narrator as much as Lorelei King, who reads for most of Janet Evanovich's books.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
All of it...the story, the narration....Stephanie!
The Drag Queen!!! lol this book was hilarious!!!!
Cj is always good....she nails the Burg accent perfectly...and is soooo funny!
same as the title...
I really like Stephanie Plum, but am hesitant to continue because of the narrator change....I hate that! But I just might, and there is always kindle...:)
I would, but they are all way ahead of me in this series!! Everybody I know loves Stephanie Plum, including my husband.
Well yes it did, but it was the characters that really kept me so completely distracted, even though I was cold and living on Vienna sausages and canned vegetables. Have to say I was so smart to download this prior to the bad weather....and would recommend it to anyone who needs to take their mind off a bad situation...it was very good to laugh.
That is a hard one, I mean, you have to love Stephanie, but Lula is two scoops of wonderful, as is Sally the drag queen. I am not going to get started with Joe or Ranger...or Grandma, they are all tremendous. I love CJ Crit, and I am really wondering what the heck this series is going to sound like with a different narrator, after this installment. CJ Crit reminds me of my big sister, and that is a serious compliment!
Think I answered that one already!
My husband and I both thought this was the best Stephanie Plum yet. I was hoping this form would ask for a tag line for the book, and I was planning to suggest:
Stephanie Plum-Her Life (and panties?) On Fire!
I was enjoying the book until the sex was included. I do not know why authors think a good book must have sex included. Would not have bought this one if I had known it was included.
I have started listening to the Wicked searies and am enjoying it very much.