Also a Stephanie Plum fan. This book felt like the same characters in a different setting. Won't read any more of these.
I love Janet's books but there is just something wrong with this entire book. She uses the same person who reads for the Stephanie Plum books so all the way thru the book you think the main character is Stephanie. The ending is ridiculous, well the beginning and middle also. I normally don't write reviews and love most everything I read but this one just needed some feedback.
Diesel belongs in Trenton with Stephanie, not in MA on some improbable magical quest! The entire premise of this story is hard to accept and it's not well enoughed imagined to make it come alive. I love Janet, but this is not her genre and Diesel feels like he's two timing a good and longstanding friend, never a comfortable feeling.
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I'm not a big Evanovich fan, but my sister and I listened to this audio book on a five hour trip last week, and it kept us laughing all the way. We are both looking forward to the next one in the series.
This book was very odd. The character, as noted by others, was virtually identical to Stephanie Plum. Except she had a southern accent and can't speak English, which was unfortunate since she is supposed to be from New England. Every time the narrator dropped the 'g' on every 'ing' word she said, I expected her next word to be 'fixin', i.e. fixing without the g. Stephanie loves food and obsesses about it. Well, so does Lizzy. I expected Lizzy to exclaim "Pie!" at any moment. Nope. But she does exclaim about muffins and pork chops! And having a secondary character whose only purpose seems to be to yell "Twatgobble!" and similar nonsense on and on is not funny, nor entertaining.
Honestly, it was a low rate, not very fun, and not funny at all, Plum book. But a very, very boring version of one. Where was the fun? I realize that the Plum series is not higher reading, but they are fun and lively and entertaining. This was none of those things. The book is only about 6 hours long, but seems tedious by the second hour. And it doesn't get any better as the book goes on.
I did not like this book at all. It seemed like the plot was geared more toward teenage girls. The characters and dialogue were "silly" to put it politely. Also the narrator had terrible inflection that made every female character sound simple and ditsy. I would not reccomend this book to anyone.
I have always enjoyed Janet Evanovich's story telling. Her stories often take unexpected turns.
She is excellent
Diesel is a lot of fun
I really enjoyed Wicked Appetite but I would not listen to it again.
The story had a nice fresh twist on the deadly sin of gluttony. It kept my interest and was very witty. I caught myself laughing out loud more than once. The characters were fresh but completely believeable.
I loved the story line. It was funny and scary. I listened to Wicked Appetite on my Ipod while I was working and it made my night go so fast. It's one you just can't stop listening to.
Diesel. He is just so awesome. I liked his character in the Stephanie Plum series and he's just perfect in this series.
Lorelie King is amazing. She makes every character believable. I always look for books that she reads.
It was all just so funny and entertaining.
Can't wait for the next book.
It was light reading and not real deep. Easy to listen to in the car.
Yes. I love the Stephanie Plum series and this book was a holdover under her new book was released.
The characters very much mirrored the Stephanie Plam cast. It might have helped some if it were a different narrator to separate the 2 series. King does a great job with the Stephanie Plum books.
It was a good easy read. Entertaining enough for me to finish. Cute in some parts.
I will probably go ahead and read the second in the series. Though I still love the Plum series, it always feel like such a long time to wait and this will fill the gap.