I was very disappointed with this book. It feels like the author phoned this one in. I'm a huge fan of the series, but this one just falls flat. There was very little plot and the dialog which is usually so great had a few laughs but that's about it. Come on Janet, let's put some effort into the next one...please!
Management consultant, video game player, avid reader of all types of books, and happily married father of four. I'll read just about anything, from Fantasy and SciFi, to mysteries and ChickLit.
Further adventures of Stephanie Plum, and more of the same from Evanovich. As usual, the bad guys are cardboard cutouts, and unusually, especially inept. An entertaining, and unsurprising, read.
or has the series gone south? I used to crack up constantly with the first several books, but this one has nothing new to add, very little plot, no character development, and it's not that funny -- IMHO.
I also am really tired of the poor femme always have to call one of her he-men for help.
When I first picked up One for the Money, I was spellbound. That spell lasted all the way through book eleven, through the fresh viewpoint and knee slapping hilarity that Evanovich has put into the Stephanie Plum series.
Unfortunately, around book twelve, the spell began to fade, and book thirteen is just more of the same. If you're still in thrall, you should definitely pick up this book and listen to it immediately. If, however, you're getting rather bored with Stephanie, this isn't going to surprise or amaze you.
I have to say honestly that I didn't finish this book. I managed to get through 7 minutes and 38 seconds before I was incapable of listening to the horrible voice characterizations. This is the first Stephanie Plum I've listened to but have read all books leading up to it in print. While the reader's narration and Plum voice were fine the characters of Connie and Lula were awful. Being such a fan I was unable to take Lula sounding like a bad black male voice and Connie sounding like some Midwest nosy neighbor as opposed to an Italian Jersey lady. I'm sad that I wasted the credit and even sadder that I have to go and buy the book as well.
This was my first audiobook in the Plum series so it took some getting used to but overall was done nicely. The comical situations were all very unique and therefore more hysterical than ever. The Ranger/Morelli saga is getting a little old but it works for the plot. All I can say is Enjoy!
I laugh my butt off everytime. Ms Evanovich is the greates and Lorelei King is the best! As far as I'm concerned it's the best. Ms Evanovich has not let me down yet when it comes to the Stephanie Plum character! Keep them coming!
This series is just a fun, light read. Laugh out loud funny. My 20+ something daughter and her friends have listened to part with me and ask for more! (They'd rather do a craft and listen to the book with me than watch a movie - go figure!) I also appreciate that there is some heat with Stephanie's love interests but nothing that would send me from the room when listening in mixed company!
Not really on the edge of my seat, but the story moves along quickly and keeps you wondering what antics Stephanie and Lola will get up to next.
Excellent performance, very distinct characterizations.
Laugh out loud funny
I love Janet Evanovich and Stephanie Plum. These books are my go to books when I want something mindless, easy listening that I don't have to think about or concentrate on. They are funny and enjoyable and Lorelei King does an excellent job with all the many many voices she does throughout the series!
If you start reading these, please keep in mind that they are easy listening! I enjoy a good historical book or a good sci-fi or other deeper books but for going to the gym, doing housework....these are the books!
Always entertaining and the characters are unbelievable at times but that's what makes all her books great.
Lorelei is Stephanie Plum.