I am married with 2 children. I work for the state of Oklahoma and I love listening every chance I get.
My wife has read everyone book in this series, twice. She laughs so hard and tries to read to me the funny parts, but without any context it just went over my head. She asked me to read the first book and promised me I would love it. I'm a slow reader, but thanks to Audible I was able to fullfil my promise to her. Unfortunately for her, I didn't enjoy this book as much as she did and I'll tell you why.
This book was well written and the core of the story wasn't half bad. But this book was very much made for women. Not that that's a bad thing, but being that I'm not a women...I felt like I walked into a room full of my wife's friends and they were in the middle of talking about all the things that upset them about their men. Guys, you know that feeling...with the eyes and the silence...yes...it's like that.
From my wife's point of view: I can see what she liked about it. It's a story of strong women, who overcome person and life problems. That part is inspiring. However, the otherside to that coin, every guy is a pig. All they did was make inappropriate comments and show little respect to women.
So, I would recommend this to women everywhere. Guys, I would recommend a good zombie story...not this book.
Love to read, and love to hear a book read to me.
A better book and a better reader. I enjoyed the movie, and thought I would like the book better - isn't that always the way it works??? But the book isn't very well written and isn't original or especially interesting either. And the reader is trying too hard to sound like she's from "Joisey" and she stepped all over what little humor there was. I certainly wouldn't bother with another of the Stephanie Plum books. Bleh.
Probably not. Quite over-rated.
Quite disappointing. Why are these books so popular?
Oh well. Now I know.
I love Evanovitch. I always consider her books to be great, light fun. Therefore unfortunately, I didnt listen to the sample.
Performance was at best mediocre and the production value was such that I could hear the narrator breathing after every sentence. It was hugely distracting.
Having read the book and being addicted to audiobooks I tried hard to give it a go. I abandoned this one very early on - it was simply awful.
NO! I find her heavy breathing every sentence highly distracting and too little personality with characters and accents.
It was okay - got better in the second half - but I don't think I'm going to go out of my way to read anything further in this series. Maybe Stephanie goes on to become quite a competent bounty hunter; but in this book, she basically stumbled her way into everything, and I'm not that interested in reading about incompetent women who are in constant need of rescuing. There are other detective/mystery series out there who do strong, capable female characters, I'll look for them.
These books are so fun and entertaining to listen to, I love them. I am listening to the complete series. I laugh out loud at the characters and the things that they say and do. I also enjoy listening to C.J. Critt, I wish she narrated all of them, I think she does an excellent job.
Entertaining chick lit
The narrator captures the sinister voice of a guy who threaten's Stephanie Plum, the story's heroie.
Quick listen that had me giggling on several occasions.
It was interesting to read a book written in the 90's before cell phones and see how limited and unsafe everyone was in their abilities to communicate (and call for help) if there was no phone in the house or a pay phone nearby.
Performance was great - chilling when reading the "bad-guy" parts and sassy when reading Stephanie Plum. Exactly how I would have read it in my mind.