After waiting a year for another dose of Stephanie Plum, I unplugged my MP3 Player and felt disappointed and vexed. Thirteen was only OK and lacked the usual spice and LOL (laugh-out-loud) qualities that Janet’s other books seem to have. Ranger didn't seem nearly as unattainable nor dangerous (two of his best qualities) and the *heat* that usually seems to sizzle just under the surface, didn't even seem to get the temp to lukewarm this time around. Stephanie's life seems to be getting a little more sedate, it almost seems she should just let got of the Ranger wanderlust, marry Joe, and have babies. JMHO.
Well..whats to say....if you love Stephanie and Joe and Ranger and all the other delicious characters in her day to day existence you'll just love the ongoing soap opera saga that is her life !
Since Janet says she always knows how her books will end I won't spoil it...even tho we always have our own opinions of what we'd like to have happen!!! tee Hee !
and now...we wait, with baited breath for #14 !
Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum's best book ever, laughed all day, I will have to listen to it again to hear the parts I was laughing too much that I missed some. I just wish it was longer. I can't wait for #14.
As usual the ride with Stephanie is a hoot. No matter how ridiculous or how many cars Stephanie detroys I still find myself laughing out loud. We learn, still more, about Ranger and Tank in this book. As usual, Evanovich is flirting with the male ego's by allowing the relationship with Ranger to continue while Joe is still, very much, in the picture. The million dollar question, does Stephanie choose Mr. family man Joe or Ranger danger, the guy that 's not family man material???
Interesting that Joe is now seeing Stephanie as a woman capable of taking care of herself. Even more interesting who Stephanie called first at the end. This is why the Plumb series is so much fun. Keep'em coming Ms. Evanovich we love it all!!!
This was my first time reading a Stepanie Plum series book. I found it captivating and at times humorous. The combination styles between the author and narrator made for a great story. I will continue to purchase more in this series.
I've read the previous Plum books, but this is the first one I've gotten on audio, and it was really enjoyable. The narrator did a really good job. My main complaint of this series has been a lack of character growth, but it seemed a bit better this time. That quibble aside, if you've read the previous books, you know what to expect -enjoyable and fun with laugh out loud spots. Ranger fans will be pleased (go Ranger) and Morelli also plays a large part. Looking forward to fourteen.
This story is one example of where hearing the story can be more entertaining than reading the story. The 13th in the Plum series, if you don't count the holiday editions, LMT doesn't answer all the questions from the 12th book and certainly leaves you wanting more. While the reader may be disappointed with being left hanging on some plot points, the author is definitely building the story. Can't wait to see where she takes it!