The audio version is better than the print version.
I liked the characterizations, especially Stephanie Plum. Stephanie had no idea what skip tracing involved and it showed. From her dress to her lack of fire arms training and her reluctance to use a gun, Stephanie was out of her element. If not for some luck and a lot of help from her "friends," Stephanie could have ended up in one of the barrels she found at the marina.
Stephanie Plum was my favorite character. Even though she took the job just to pay her bills, she ended up peformimg quite well for a novice.
I found this book to be funny on several levels. The comedic elements seemed to come at just the right times to break the tense moments in which Stephanie found herself.
This was the first book by Janet Evanovich that I read. I fell in love with Stephanie Plum and will surely continue with the series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I have read other books by Janet Evanovich and enjoy her stories very much. she keeps you in suspense until the end.
love audio books - Anglophile
I much prefer Lori Petty's reading of the abridged version of One for the Money to C.J. Critt's unabridged version. Petty or Lorelei King would have been preferable for the unabridged version. I noticed that this C.J. Critt version was copyrighted 1995 and the Lorelei King readings started later. I personally prefer more of a performance narration like that of Lori Petty - loved the accents.
I have not finished listening to the book, but it is taking a while because the narrator is annoying to me. Hearing her constantly take the deep breaths, to me is distracting. Maybe it's her style, but I think you can convey sacrasm and move the story forward without hearing the breaths after every pause. ANNOYING!
I am goiong to need to see how this ends and see if it's the same narrator throughout the series. So not sure.
Her annoying heavy breathing! She doesn't do the voices of the other characters as well as other narrators I have listened to. I like Judy Kay from the Grafton series and the gal from the JD Robb Series isn't too bad either.
It is a movie now, but I haven't seen it.
Janet Evanovich's books have been highly recommended to me by several people so this was my first exposure to her writing. Overall the story is good, although it takes about 3 hours to become totally engrossed to the point of being eager to hear what happens next. The voice of the narrator was not a match for the description of the main character, it was too mature. However, the narrator did do a good job creating different distinct voices for the other characters.
Its among the top 5
Yes, always wondering what Stephanie is going to blow up.
She was okay, I just felt like the words didn't flow. There were to many pauses at the wrong times.
A MUST SEE...HILARIOUS.
I have read all of the Stephanie Plum novels and love each one.
the beginning of a great series i love the plum series
how funny the story line yet very serious, dangerous downright love all the characters story lines
i like c.j critt's but one loriel king took over i had to say she out does c.j.
just keep reading i have all the audio book one thru 24 and always buy the unabridged version
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I am so happy to have stumbled upon this series! It will fill the gap left by Kinsey Milhone perfectly.
Since there are only 2 books left in that series (Sue Grafton's Alphabet), and I only just discovered this one, I am guaranteed a lot of pleasant distractions for a long time to come.
I like the tone in both series, and I especially like the dry sarcastic streak that runs in both heroines. I have to admit that my mind did float away at times, and I did lose track of the story at times – but I was so entertained by Stephanie’s humour that it didn’t matter.