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Notorious Nineteen Audiobook

Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Number-one best-selling author Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels are: "irresistible" (Houston Chronicle), "stunning" (Booklist), "outrageous" (Publishers Weekly), "brilliantly evocative" (The Denver Post), and "making trouble and winning hearts" (USA Today).

New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don't just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don't do what Tiki tells you to do.

After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.

Since the hospital staff's lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it's hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie's Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.

The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money - or maybe just desperate - Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again - a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid's dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone.... Or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she'll have to remember: No guts, no glory.

©2012 Janet Evanovich (P)2012 Random House Audio

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    Jazzi Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 12-03-12
    Jazzi Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 12-03-12 Member Since 2015

    I have an eclectic taste in books. I move from Jodi Picoult to Gillian Flynn. From Ken Kesey to Janet Evanovich. If it is good, I'll read it

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    "Purchased Saturday and finished by Monday! Wow!"
    What made the experience of listening to Notorious Nineteen the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    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).


    Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've never listened to any of the narrator's performances but I can assure you Lorelei King delivers a spectacular storytelling performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was moved to laughter by the episode on the nude beach...did I mention Lula is absolutely hilarious?


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Cincinnati, OH, United States 11-30-12
    Sandra Cincinnati, OH, United States 11-30-12
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    "Same old same old"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    It was just the same story, I actually fell asleep while listening to it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Janet Evanovich again?

    I am not sure, I think I would read the reviews before before buying.


    What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Not much


    What character would you cut from Notorious Nineteen?

    All the characters were boring, even the nude beach part


    5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    MissSusie66 11-29-12
    MissSusie66 11-29-12 Member Since 2010

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    "This series & Lorelei’s narration is like comfort"

    I enjoy these books they are like potato chips you can’t eat just one but my problem this time is I think they are getting a bit stale, yes they still make me giggle and I love Lula & there wasn’t enough grandma and Stephanie still can’t make a decision between Morelli & Ranger and the first car to explode was within the first 5 minutes of the book, I kind of felt like ok now that’s out of the way on with the formula.

    Don’t get me wrong I still enjoy these books and yes I will listen to the next one but I think it’s time for some forward movement this has started to feel like the same book over and over and if that’s all it’s going to be then I will go back and listen to these over and over because they are my feel good, get out of a funk, need something funny, go to books.

    So why am I making it sound like I didn’t enjoy it? Because I would like to see some changes some growing up, some character building such as I learned something from my mistakes type of storyline or a final conclusion to the triangle that is a huge basis this book is based on. I truly believe she can still have both men in her life but she needs to choose which one…well I guess if she chooses Morelli her and Ranger can still be friends but not sure how well that would work if she chose Ranger not sure Morelli would be as forgiving. But still I think eventually it would all work out and I think it would help give the forward movement that this series needs to move it ahead.

    As always Lorelei King is the voice of these characters her narration is like coming home to see old friends. This series & Lorelei’s narration is like comfort food!

    3 ½ Stars

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mary st.amant, LA, United States 11-29-12
    mary st.amant, LA, United States 11-29-12 Member Since 2013
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    "excellent"
    What did you love best about Notorious Nineteen?

    it has a great storyline


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    yes just seeing what mess they get into


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    she is the best reader


    Who was the most memorable character of Notorious Nineteen and why?

    lula


    Any additional comments?

    both stephanie and lula are great together but they are all wonderful to listen to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tammy Dublin, OH, United States 11-28-12
    Tammy Dublin, OH, United States 11-28-12
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    "HoHum"

    I really love the characters in this series but it is getting to be the same old stuff. Nothing exciting is happening to change their lives. Maybe it's time to quit, I'm not sure I'll be purchasing the next book. I think I could figure out what happens from the book summary next time. Very disappointed!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie 11-27-12
    Laurie 11-27-12
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    "SAD"
    What disappointed you about Notorious Nineteen?

    It was exactly like the last 3 books...BORING and nothing surprised me or made me laugh.


    What was most disappointing about Janet Evanovich’s story?

    Seems like a rehash, same ole story. Nothing new happened


    What aspect of Lorelei King’s performance would you have changed?

    Nothing...Ms King rocks! Her performance is dead on.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Background noise


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Dardanelle, AR, United States 11-27-12
    Amanda Dardanelle, AR, United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Can I get my credit back???"
    What would have made Notorious Nineteen better?

    Nothing! I honeslty do not know W-H-Y I bother! Same OLD story different day. The only thing different about this book is that Ranger had more than two lines.... He had 5 in this one.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Janet Evanovich again?

    No. I am so over it. Flop #2.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Lorelei King’s performances?

    Yes.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment. Janet maybe its time to give up stephanie plum series and start a Ranger one?


    Any additional comments?

    Move on to a different book. This one lacks substance.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Redondo Beach, CA, United States 11-26-12
    Donna Redondo Beach, CA, United States 11-26-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Weak story and weak narration"
    Would you try another book from Janet Evanovich and/or Lorelei King?

    I love these books and the current narrator. The narrator gives life and character to each person. The story seemed thrown together and the narrator seemed disinterested. I was let down from the usual excitement of a Stephanie Plum adventure


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    for the first time, the narrator sounded tired and lackluster


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Jacksonville, NC, United States 11-22-12
    Kimberly Jacksonville, NC, United States 11-22-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Love me some Ranger"
    Would you listen to Notorious Nineteen again? Why?

    Yes I would. I love the way Lorelei King reads. I forget that it's just one person reading the story. The story was good as well. There were several parts where I couldn't contain my laughter.


    What other book might you compare Notorious Nineteen to and why?

    I'd compare them to any other Stephanie Plum books because they're meant to resemble them.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    I love how diverse her voice is. She gives the characters attitude and their own personalities which makes the overall experience of listening to her read very pleasant.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the Stephanie Plum series books and really wish Janet Evanovich would write more than one a year.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Pris 12-01-12
    Pris 12-01-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Loads of fun!!!"

    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!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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