Just nothing like the earlier books .A shame as I always loved the books in this series but last few were not anywhere near as good and this was just not something I wanted to even finish listening to..Wish I had waited would not get it given a second chance.
It is book 16, the characters are familiar, established, and yes still funny. Evanovich's writing and King's delivery makes for good entertainment and even manages to make me laugh out loud.
If you have never read one of Stephanie Plum adventures go to the beginning (One for the Money) and fall for this slightly insane woman bounty hunter who has terrible (but funny) luck with cars, truly insane friends, family and criminals.
I have listened to Lorelei King narrate this series long enough that she feels like and old friend. While there are certainly struggles for any author to keep a series fresh across this many titles (16 + 4 Between the Numbers), I still feel like the characters are worth a visit. I think the best part of these books is the humanity of the characters and their daily struggles.
This particular installment focuses on Vinny, a degenerate bail bondsman that has run up a significant gambling debt and must "face the music." It's not my favorite of the series, but there are the trademark things to love, a little humor, some tenderness, and plenty of romantic tension.
If you are a fan of this series ... you will recognize the things you love about Stephanie and the gang!
Very much like this author
after 16 it is still fresh!
Lola of course!
too funny not to laugh
This is a great series, Janet E keeps it fresh even after the 17 I have read so far. Love the characters and especially the narrator!! Thanks!
I prefer to listen to my books
Stephanie, she stumbles right into success!
When they shot at the mobsters in the bails bond office
If I had the time I could have listened to it from start to finish
I had waited eagerly for this book. I am now about half way through. Janet take a vacation from writing and regain your delightful twists and turns. I can't believe the same person wrote the dumpster dive in a previous book. Stephanie deserves better! Bring her back to life.
I struggled through the end and warned my friends not to buy the hard cover book, but wait for the paperback if they still want to read it. I was very disappointed in the explicit "game" language for the convention. Janet, you have always been very good with sexual implications, but being explicit is not the style of writing we want from you. Sixteen lacked interaction between Stephanie, Ranger, and Joe. So sad...
I prefer a series for traveling; one that is fun, entertaining, and clever to the point of distraction.
I like all of the numbered Janet Evanovich books. They are fun and very entertaining. Stephanie is like a grown up, contemporary Ann of Green Gables, always getting in trouble, but never on purpose. I have an extra set of the series in paperbacks, that I use to introduce reading to non-readers; works every time. I have enjoyed listening to the Stephanie Plum series while I travel. I get to laugh a lot and I really look forward to my daily traveling just so I can hear the stories. Sometimes, I don't even want to get out of the car. What I like best is that there is just not one story line in a book, there are usually quite a few, but they all come together in the end. Janet's characters are a hoot!
The reader and the humor in the book
Lula and Grandma Mazer
She is a fantastic reader and does a great job with altering her read for the different characters.
I don't know!