Having created my own voices for the characters in this series after 12 books, my expectations may have been too high for any reader to achieve. Though a credible job I was disappointed with Morelli and Ranger. I felt the reader lost the characters at times. Lula and Connie were on target for me and Stephanie was OK, Grandma was better than average. As for the storyline, I think Evanovich has gotten back on track after some disappointing episodes in the series. The interview at the end was a bonus and provided some insight into evolution of the series. How long can Stephanie walk the tightrope between Morelli & Ranger without becoming slutty? Being Italian and surrounded by the men in the family, I can't imagine Morelli standing by much longer before leaving Stephanie. Cute and ditsy gets pretty old after awhile.
This is the janet evanovich that I have been hooked on for years. Stephanie Plum is at her best and in true form. I can never get enough of Ranger, joe and Lula! My husband and I listened to this book while traveling 5 hours to visit our family and we laughed out loud. Every year I wait for a new Stephanie Plum novel and it is always worth the wait. Thanks Janet and love to Stephanie, too.
I laughed so hard I almost drove my car off the road. This was by far the funniest Plum book yet! Maybe I need to have an exploding beaver at my next party!
This is one of my favorite audiobooks ever! I've read (and loved!) all the Stephanie Plum novels, but this is the first one I've tried listening to. This narrator does a great job with all the different voices and the pacing. The book works great as an audiobook -it's light and easy to follow and really had me looking forward to my daily walks! The only problem is the funny looks I get when I laugh out loud walking down the street! I loved it!
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.
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.