These Stephanie Plum books are no works of literature (and I do like well written, well thought out books). But, I am truly sad that I finished Notorious Nineteen because I know that there will not be another book for a whole year!!! I have become friends with Stephanie, Lula, Joe, and Ranger and will miss hearing about them until the next book. I'm speculating that #20 will be the last book in the series and that Stephanie and Joe will elope to Las Vegas, and after a harrowing adventure with some bad guys, will get married and live ever after (maybe not so happily, since they seem to be at odds a good bit of the time! Joe wants a regulation Jersey wife and Stephanie admitted in this book that she's somewhat addicted to the adventure of the bounty hunter life.). Lorelei King is a wonderful narrator and because of her narration and my preconceived ideas of the characters, I decided not to go see the One For The Money movie - I was afraid that the characters that I saw on the screen would not match those that I had in my head!
Hm.....I love reading myself, but when I read these books on my own, yes I still laugh. However, I have to admit Lorelei King is such a great narrator/performer I do laugh harder when I listen to her read them to me! Audiobooks last longer for me as well, since I will limit the time I listen, where when I read I can't seem to make myself put the book down...
Not so much on the edge of my seat.....but the book kept me in stitches.
More humor. And please keep her doing this series. The earlier books were narrated by another and they just aren't right. Lorelei is the voice of Steph, Lula, Ranger, Joe, Gramma! It sounds wrong when I listen to another read them now and they never measure up to King.
Saw One for the Money, while it was ok it wasn't nearly as funny as the books, in my opinion. Heigel is a great actress but she just wasn't Stephanie to me.
Janet's recent Stephanie Plum books have been quite contrived recently. And not in a good way. This book was different. I really enjoyed this book and the multiple plots seemed to work & the flow was natural.
I would recommend this book. Lorelei King, as always, does great characters. She gets an A+.
I like to read and listen to the Plum series; but I think I enjoy the listening so much because of the narrator.
Let's be real, the story line is pretty formulaic. So I can't say I was on the edge of my seat. BUT I thought this story was a bit harder to decipher than some of the others. Especially the Cubbin story line.
Her voices are pretty great. I mean they're very animated and possibly over the top...but that's part of the fun!
The Plum series is an easy, lighthearted, listen. Even though I personally don't lol at the jokes or anything, I can still appreciate the humor. I highly recommend!
I always enjoy Evanovich's stories about Stephanie Plum. The story was fun and entertaining! Reading a Plum novel is like catching up with old friends.
I enjoy the books for the comedy and the in your face to socieity.
Plus sometimes the food discriptions are just wonderful.
Also the characters seem real they are full of flaws and yet they continue to survive.
I enjoy the books. I like listening to the books because when I drive it takes my mind off the traffic and makes a dull humdrum drive light hearted.
Lula has the most awesome sense of humor of a fictional character I've read in a long time. I found myself laughing out loud often.
The plot was not edge-of-your-seat nail biting stuff. However, I was thoroughly entertained (so much so that I spent every free minute I had listening to this story over three days).
I've never listened to any of the narrator's performances but I can assure you Lorelei King delivers a spectacular storytelling performance.
I was moved to laughter by the episode on the nude beach...did I mention Lula is absolutely hilarious?
I'm a heterosexual guy and I found this book extremely entertaining! I recommend this to men and women who like mystery, memorable characters, and a good laugh.
The narration from Lorelei King, as always, is superb. The story plot is more complex than past novels. And could it be that Stephanie and Morrelli would finally get together? This is an entertaining and fun book to listen to.
This was my first buy in this book - starting at number 19... I think I will have to start from book 1. i found this book entertaining and suspenseful at the same time. The main characters were hilarious working with each other! great buy!
A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!
Once again, Janet Evanovich has done it! Stephanie Plum manages to have another car blow up within the first few pages, and it just keeps going from there. Big Blue is still indestrucible, and Stephanie is still confused about who she wants to be with - Morelli or Ranger. She has to be the worst bounty hunter ever! But she manages to get her man anyway (even if he's dead). Laugh-out-loud funny!