Stephanie Plum and her sidekick, Lula, are laugh-out-loud hilarious. Stephanie is no superhero bounty hunter (her gun is usually at home in the cookie jar when she needs it most), but she always gets her man. The action is fast. The romance is hot and humorous at the same time. Even the villains are quirky and amusing. If you enjoy a bit of chaos and wreckage, Stephanie always finds a way to utterly destroy one or more cars in evermore spectacular fashion.
I can't understand why these books have never been made into movies. (With Jill Hennessy from "Crossing Jordan" as Stephanie Plum and Antonio Banderas as Ranger...simply delicious).
Listen and laugh!
This one is great fun, terrific pace, and engaging characters. Lulu's diet schemes are worth the read!
I found this book to be amusing, and the plot to be somewhat obvious. Perhaps I'm spoiled by my enjoyment of Michael Connelly and Tom Clancy - suspenseful, detailed plots that catch you up and drag you along. I found Janet Evanovich's work to be uninspired and cute. The characters are more caricatures.
My mistake. Should not have ordered. Deleted the book after
Early on in the book, I was thinking a one star rating, but the witty humor bumped it up one star - actually one and a half a stars - but no half star ratings are available, so I rounded down. The plot was not very elaborate, and in some places had me saying - "wait a minute - what about........." or "I'm not quite buying that - to far fetched......", but most importantly, I thought there was little character development. We 'saw' and 'heard' what the characters did and said, but little about who they really were or maybe why. The dialogue was mostly guarded - rhetorical, with little insight into only one or two minds. There was ample opportunity to do that, but for whatever reason, the author chose not to. In some respects, I felt like I was reading a screenplay - a movie script - rather than a novel. On the other hand, I just finished Ender's Game - a brilliant novel, so maybe my standards were set quite high. Retrospectively however, I'm still not going above 2 1/2 stars on this one.
An 'action-mystery-romance' novel, it's way too cute for its own good. Downright silly sometimes, and the action gets a bit slapstick. The characters are also more stereotypical than real. I kept wondering why the heroine couldn't figure out who the bad guy was (it was pretty obvious) and why I was still listening.
This is classified as comic thriller mystery. Unfortunately, it's actually farce, yet rarely funny. The mystery is more of a side element to the ridiculous characters and "episodes." I'd call it a waste of time, considering all the better titles that are available.
I've never written a review before, but in this case, I must warn my fellow listeners! If an entire book can be written without any research, then I think this is it. I found the storyline boring and unimaginative. It lacks any interesting dialogue. In addition, this narrator suffers through the characters as if she is saying the same thing over and over (which happens when the narrator has not read before narrating). I'm sorry if this sounds so harsh, but, of course, it is only my opinion.