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  • One for the Money: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Janet Evanovich
    • Narrated By C. J. Critt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2191)
    Performance
    (1910)
    Story
    (1910)

    You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do? If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man that took her virginity....

    Burns says: "Liked the story but not the narrator"
    "Irritating narrator"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Janet Evanovich and/or C. J. Critt?

    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!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Janet Evanovich? Why or why not?

    I am goiong to need to see how this ends and see if it's the same narrator throughout the series. So not sure.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    It is a movie now, but I haven't seen it.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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