This book was good...but as the series continues it gets much better. Also CJ Critt is not as good as Lorelie King who picks it up around book 8.
Take an out-of-work Jersey girl, put her in a career as a Bounty Hunter. This is a great introduction to likeable characters, great humor, action and a touch of romance. All of these add up to an enjoyable listening experience.
From scene-to-scene, Stephanie finds many ways to get in trouble - and make people want to choke her.
When Stephanie achieves her goal. I don't want to spoil the plot here, so that is all I'll say.
Yes, at first I didn't enjoy the listening experience because of the Jersey accent...not one of my favorites. However, I appreciate Ms. Critt's strong performance, befitting the personality of the lead character. I also have to say I laughed out loud many times throughout the book.
From what I have been able to determine, this book was written in 1994. The author spends much time describing Stephanie Plum's daily wardrobe, which appears to be very "Flashdance". It was a fun walk down memory lane, but I wonder if younger readers today will be able to appreciate the clothing details as much as those of us who lived through the time period ourselves. However, the rest of the book is very current and will be enjoyable by all.
This is my second 'reading' from this author and this was just as entertaining as the first book I read. I'm planning on reading her books from the beginning.
I read this in paperback years ago when Evanovich first started the Stephanie Plum novels. It was a cute, fun little read. It's not a mindbender by any stretch, and the series isn't meant to be. If you want a novel that you can just listen to, without trying to figure out clues and wait on plot twists, this is for you.
The novels are entirely suited for teenagers; no graphic sex. They see worse on TV.
The narration here is a bit aggravating to me; I think perhaps someone else would do better--maybe the woman who reads the Sookie Stackhouse novels.
Overall, a cute little series that you can relax with.
This was the worst narration I've ever heard. The gasping for breath before each sentence becomes a complete distraction. Within a chapter, I spent my time going nuts over the breathing rather than listening to the story. I ended up spending time waiting for her next gasp rather than caring about the actual words.
I stupidly bought the first 3 Plum novels unheard, assuming the narration would be on par with Lorilei King; I was mistaken. I couldn't finish this book because of the narrator.
So many reviews don't mention the wheezing, so I can only assume that it's more evident on headsets or that others don't let bad editing and gasping bother them. Boy, I wish I were one of those!!
Great characters, good naration. Fun read
Stephanie plum - spunky
Enjoyed the naration and voices
Girl superhero - catches bad guys her way while maintaining personal style
Maybe not again b/c i am moving on to the next book.
Oh yes!! It was very captivating. I was disappointed to get out of my car most of the time lol!
Grandma Mazer (sorry if the spelling is wrong!)......she was hilarious!!
I did laugh a whole lot! Stephanie was an amazing and hilarious character.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book and i am so excited to listen to the next part of the series!
I enjoyed listening to this action filled detective story.
The humor in the situations kept me interested.
A good vacation or beach audible.
couldn't put it down!
just a fun and well written book
get ready for the ride Stephanie Plum is a character you won't forget
just save your credits for the next book in the series as they show up - trust me