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
I think the story is good, but the narration was so hauntingly slow, and non conversational that I couldn't really digest the full story to be sure whether it is good or not! I don't know how much money was made on this but, truly, we, the audience have been taken. I think the author should re-release this piece with a narrator who reads the story with "conversational quality" and has the ability to alter their voice to do justice to the story. I am sorry but, this narrator, though she has a wonderful voice, destroyed the story for me. I got the book because I see that later in the series the narrator is changed, but the problem is: I can barely get through these in order to get to the others!
Use a Narrator with the ability to alter his/her voice for character variations, and read with "conversational quality".
Unfortunately, she was unable to alter her voice significantly for character variations, and read with "conversational quality". Her reading was hauntingly slow with distractedly loud gasps for air.
To be honest I cannot really say I know all of the characters because the narration was so distracting that I spent most of the time frustrated, wondering if the author took the time to hear what I was hearing, and why would the publishers steal my hard earned money for such a poor offering! Thanks to audible for refunding my money, but I really would have preferred to relax with a fun, smart, funny story!
I like the character & the overall story line. Will be continuing on with the series as I think the concept is interesting.
I've read several of these and laughed my tail off, but listening is even funnier. I don't think I have ever laughed more while reading or listening to any other books. If you want to forget the woes of every day life, and have some chuckles, I strongly recommend these books. Don't get me wrong, these books are definately adult oriented and have serious content, but OMG they are funny.
Not that i know of. I was concerned about the reader after reading some of the reviews. I don't share the opinion of the negative comments made about her, and hope people don't avoid the books because of them. She does take kinda heavy breaths, but I had no problem discerning between the characters, and overall I think she does a wonderful job!
Go for it, the books so far just keep getting funnier and funnier!
I really love the characters and enjoyed the first book so much that I would listen to the whole series. I cannot read the books and so need to get audio versions. Sadly, some are not available in my country.
In addition, I am so sorry to see that many of the books are only available in abridged form. You miss so much of the story and character development in the abridged forms and they are so expensive that I am sorry to say I won't listen to any of them unless they are brought out unabridged.
I love to listen to to everything from self-help books to Clive Cussler.
I guess I would. The story is great, the narrator needs medical attention.
I love the story and all the characters that Janet created
I have my doubts that I would try another of Critt's performances, I never could decide if she has a head cold or COPD. She has got the be the noisiest breather that I every heard.
Made me laugh a time or two.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
It is pretty good...not really complex however a clever storyline.
Most of the time...it was enjoyable
Good performance of all characters
I giggled a bit
Not exactly sure where I'd rank it...It is definitely one that I will listen to over and over. That in itself makes it a favorite.
Pretty much. Laughter, excitement, drama,
Laughed and Laughed, then laughed some more.
Explanation of C J Critt's performance. Her voices were fine but you could hear loud inhalations like a smoker inhaling and there were extremely long pauses, so long that you would think the book was over. These things detracted from the enjoyment of the book.
In the past, I had read and listened to Stephanie Plum Novels. However, I took advantage of one of Audible's excellent specials to purchase series books and selected this first book by Janet Evanovich.
What a fun read! Stephanie explains her checkered past with Joseph, starts her employment with her cousin Vinnie, the bondsman, and meets Lula, the streetwalker, for the first time.
If you have never read a book in this series, definitely start here. If you are acquainted with Stephanie Plum and haven't read this one, consider getting this.
You will not be disappointed.
I am a big fan of Janet Evanovich and I love to actually read her books. I was not able to get into this book the way I would have liked when I attempted to read it, I had heard such great things about the Stephanie Plum series. I decided to try the audio and I am so glad I did, I loved the story and it was great to listen to. C.J. Critt is perfect for reading these novels and I will only listen to the Stephanie Plum novels read by her as I continue the series.