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'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!
Ok yes do all the book sound the same. However if you just want to listen to something while doing other things the books are great, and they are funny. And yes you do know how the end early on,again they are funny though.
Yes, this book had the same basic storyline as the last 16 books. And, yes I knew who the bad guy was before the book was halfway over. But, I listen to these books for their entertainment value, and I found myself chuckling just like I had in the other 16. Lorelei King does an amazing job with her narration. I feel like I know the characters personally, and would recognize them if I ever was in a Cluck in a Bucket at the same time that they were there buying their fried chicken! And, "the vordo" added just a wee bit more excitement to Stephanie's relationship dilemma.
As always, I enjoyed the newest installment of the Stephanie Plum numerical series.
The only problem is that some of the staples of the series--Steph's oft-repeated foibles--are beginning to lack any sense of newness. For example: You know that Plum is going to have at least one car trashed per book, but the ways in which those cars get destroyed seems to have been more surprising and/or creative at one time. Could be that it's just not possible to keep a recurring comic character fresh. Will leave that for others to figure out.
All that aside, I'm still plum-crazy for Stephanie and her adventures. I'm not sorry I bought this one.
Thank you Janet!! Just wanted to say AWESOME JOB! I love all of the Stephanie Plum characters. I will not say much, just that you rock! Mystery, death, sex and pure laughter all the things I love in a book.
Two thumbs up!!
Unfortunately Janet's books are becoming very predictable. Took me forever to finish because I became very bored with it. Didn't hold my interest like previous Stephanie books. Guess its time to find another author.
As usual, this was funny and fast-paced, and I like the narrator, which is a big part of any audio book. And I am definitely looking forward to the next one. Stephanie Plum is a disaster magnet and it just makes reading the book delightful.