The story started out poorly for me as I did not care for the narrator. The tone and sound of the voice did not suit the character and it threw me off. There was nothing about it that kept me wanting to hear more. I finished it as I usually dol even though I may not care for the book. The story line felt immature to me, nothing challenging about it at all. I've read a few of Janet's books before and thoroughly enjoyed them. Would not recommend this one.
No. I'm ready to move on to FOUR
She is GREAT!!! Does all the voices soooo well!!
I love reading and listening to books and I hardly want to do anything else. I prefer fantasy & mystery books but I'll read anything...
Witty, Snarky, & Funny
I really enjoyed listening to this book for the simple fact that it's funny. While Stephanie is roaming around town trying to get her man she teams up with her favorite ex-prostitute and hilarity ensues. This is a great book because it's a good mystery but really your living a life in the day of someone you can relate to. I would recommend this book to anyone.
I really like how C. J. Critt is able to take on all the voices and even though they are similar they are different at the same time. It's really entertaining.
They don't make Candy store owners like they used to...
This is a great enjoyable, fun read. I like the change from gore and dark to mysterious and intrigue with a quirky sense of humor.
I listened to the first three books of the Stephanie Plum series narrated by C.J. Critt and I liked them all.
I do like the Stephanie Plum Series and plan to follow it through to the end. Yes, I will check out some of Evanovich's other books.
Truth is I haven't actually read one quite like this before although there are some other good ones I really like. Jim Butcher's Dresden File Series are awesome and comparable to this one, though set in a sci-fi kinda world. I usually read more sci-fi books, like Butcher's and one's like the Jeannine Frost's, Kat and Bone Series. Frost's books have lots of excitement and comedy too, although there is much more erotica. I also like Molly Harper's books, all of them. Laura Wright's, Eternal Series are really interesting too, although some of her language choices left me with the feeling you get when a large vitamin gets stuck in the back of your throat on its way down. Darynda Jones', Charlie Davidson's books are good too.
At first, I felt C. J. was the second worst narrator I had ever heard, but now, since these books took me on the "Goldi Lockes" hunt for the perfect narrator, I believe she was actually the best reader of the Stephanie Plum Series! Critt did at least make the exciting fight scenes exciting, and Grandma Mazur's comic relief scenes comical. So, yes, I would listen to another book narrated by C. J. Critt. I found a trick for listening to good stories read by narrator's who have reading styles that irritate me. I choose to think of them as a favorite aunt or uncle telling me about their life experience. This mental view makes me more patient and accepting of the narrator's vocal flaws. Most of the time it works!
I did see the One for the Money movie, and was disappointed at the character choices for Marelli, Lula, and Grandma Mazur. Glad the actors had work but sorry they were in those roles. With different actor's for those roles, perhaps someone like Adrian Paul as Marelli, Queen Latifah as Lula, and Betty White as Grandma Mazur, the movie would be an awesome series and I would definitely go to see it.
Yes, but I kept thinking that the narrator could be better; she was gulping for air (out of shape or maybe she is just too heavy) and was annoying.
The fact that she gasp every other sentence is too much.Why the producer or the supervisor doesn't correct this problem?
Please, please. please get a new narrator. I love these books and would like to listen instead of reading bc I don't have time to read, but I guess that I would have to make time now. I really like the characters and story. Janet Evanovich makes me laught so much with grandma Mazur, Stephanie, Morelli, Ranger and Lula.
lots a fun and what story
yes it did ,you never know whats coming next
I like how she reads the story ,but her voice is to old for stephanie
yes I take the dogs for a long walk and we are all happy
no matter which book I read JANET EVANOICH is wounderful
I can't stop buying the JE Plum books. Three reintroduces you to your long-lost friends and welcomes them back home. I feel like I know my way from Mrs. Plums house to Cluck in a Bucket to the Mall and back down Hamilton. Keep up the good work!
I'm enjoying this series very much. I don't get a lot done once I start a book - but I'm still enjoying them. The narration is great, perfect timing, and the stories and characters are fun. I'm glad there are about 20 books in the series.
Intriguing, kooky, and exciting
I love the story lines for all the Plum tales. I even like the reader, CJ, and quote her often- especially as Grandma Mazur!
not really - I listen to the story over and over though... and I still giggle!
Great books- I recommend them to anyone who likes comedy and crime!