I have had Audible as a service even before Amazon bought them. I love listening while driving to work hooked to my in-car bluetooth audio.
There was a new twist and a new spin but I was looking for some more excitement. Without spoiling the book for those yet to experience it, the Morelli and Ranger situation takes another turn...I hope 18 is better and not so predictable
I have listened to several of Janet Evanovich books. This is by far the funniest I have listened to. I was laughing out loud. The narrator is the best. I love the voices she uses for each character.
I bought this because some of the reviews said this book was better than the last couple. It isn't. It's the same thing over and over again. Loved the humor in the earlier books but it's just getting old. I listened to about an hour, then skipped to the last 5 minutes or so. That was enough for me. I won't be purchasing Eighteen (if there is one).
Lorelei King has been an excellent reader for the Stephanie Plum series . . . but, she was given such a weak book to read that it doesn't matter. The story is vacuous and the series has lost it's spark. This book, like the last few, is a feeble attempt to keep a series going that the author appears to have lost her enthusiasm to make a sincere effort. Evanovich needs to make a decision . . . make an effort to capture the essence of the earlier books of this series or end it. I was sure there was something wrong when the books was nearing it's end because it's so short.
I can't wait for the next book.....this series is a must read for those who love to laugh! The characters are hilarious...and the narrator reads with affect and personality! LOVE all of these Stephanie Plumb books!
Overall I liked this story. I found it a bit predictable as I was able to guess the killer pretty early on but it was still a good listen. Lorelei King does a good job narrating, especially Lula's part.
These characters are just too funny. I love Lula! She is just too funny. How these two 'bail bond women' get anything done is hard to believe but once you 'get into their lives' it all just makes sense. Stephanie's family is perfectly balanced, at once real and consistent with the culture the author has developed for them. Grandma Mazor is a trip. Along with Lula she's a true jewel in the series. And Stephanie's 'boyfriends' are interestingly similar and different. Both are likeable and one can imagine the two of them working together and separately to save and 'get' her.
Smokin' Seventeen was just a funny funny read no matter what the specifics of the plot. The Stephanie Plum books are consistently good. The plots are original albiet unbelievable but who cares? They are funny and they work!
I was a little disappointed in this book, it was like a half a book to me, something was missing though I cannot put my finger on it. I hope the next one is up to the author's normal standards.