I have loved this entire series - however, I must say Seventeen seems to be getting a little tired. Should there be an Eighteen, I think I will be absent.
A tad predictable but well done just the same! Was hoping for more, but still entraining. Characters are still great and the narrator is excellent!
New animal both grandmas. Steph is back in action. Where can I get some of that vardo. I was worried after 16 thought janet had slowed down but 17 is right back on track. great listen great actions. Lula is in prime form. Mooners got his job on. Ranger Ranger Ranger.
I always enjoy the Stephanie Plum novels because I love the lively characters. However, the murderer in this one was a little predictable. I knew who it was immediately... I'd like for Janet to keep me guessing a little bit in the next one. Either way, I still enjoyed the journey and eagerly await number 18!
Carol Deming Casey
99% of all of Janet eEvanovich's Stephanie Plum series have zany, crack-up scenes. This one did not - it was flat. It is as if she had a ghost writer on this one. Not the usual humor, the funny sayings. If it was Janet writing this one, it is as if she did it out of obligation, nothing else. The plot was scattered, the characters were disjointed. The characteristics of the characters were flat - no smokin' hot ranger, no Italian Stallion, no crack-up Grandma, even Stephanie's father was uncharacteristically talkative. Glad I didn't buy anything but the audio and kindle release. Sad to see this series stoop to this level. Maybe it is time for Stephanie to retire. I am giving this book 3 stars, but really, it is between 2 and 3 stars.
Ok, nobody ever said Stephanie Plum novels are "great literature", but for a fun escape from your daily grind, they are just what the doctor ordered. Not as many laugh-out-loud moments as in previous novels, and the culprit was pretty easy to label early on, but still worth the credit for a light and enjoyable summer listen.
Every year I look forward to the release of the latest Stephanie Plum book. These books are fun, sexy and just plain out make me laugh. And the latest book is no exception. They're not high class literature and I don't walk away from them feeling like I've experienced some cosmic revelation. They're just fun. And, I have to listen to the audiobook on every one of them. Lorelei King is amazing. I tried reading on of the actual books before and couldn't do it. I had to hear Lorelei King's narration. In short, if you want something fun and light-hearted to read, give the Stephanie Plum books a listen.
I love the humor in the Stephanie Plum series. Lula has to be one of the funniest characters Evanovich has written. But this book was definitely a re-hash of the same situations. I do expect Plum to trash cars, get covered in garbage, eat boxes of donuts and cake. But this book felt stale, short and without a significant plot. Even though the story was super short, I felt it dragged on! Like a previous reviewer, I knew the murderer early on as well. The vordo and the sex was funny, but also dragged on. Lorelai King is awesome, but I also felt cheated out of a credit. Will I "read" the next one? Yes. In the hope that Evanovich returns to her early "brilliance."
I've been a big Janet Evanovich fan and I love Stephanie Plum, but I have to agree that this series needs something fresh RIGHT NOW to keep it going. There were times when I felt this book resembled Mad Libs, the stories you fill out in grade school where everyone has the same story and you plug in different nouns to make it fresh and funny. I will probably stick with Janet and Stephanie but next time I will hesitate before using a credit. The best thing about this book is Lorelei King - she's amazing!