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"Stephanie Plum is back, smart-mouthed, swaggering and saucy as ever....Top-notch fun." (Booklist)
Apparently, unlike many of the other reviews, I like the narration by C. J. Critt. Of all the Plum novels I have listened to, I think Critt is the best!
I really enjoyed listening to "Four to Score" and I think it's is a wonderful book, in fact it was the first book of the series that I listened to so many years ago. I really love all of the unforgettable characters, especially Grandma Mazur! I believe you will really enjoy this book and get a laugh or twelve!
As my headline suggests, this is a well crafted story with equally good plot and pace.
C.J. critt's ability to switch characters' voice and attitude with panache made the dialogue better than I could imagine if reading the printed version.
I am a huge fan of Janet Evanovich, especially loving the Plum series, and although I like to actually read a book, my vision (or lack thereof) has made me rely on audio books. I have been having a difficult time finding the first six in the Plum series in an UNABRIDGED format, because as far as I am concerned, abridgment should be outlawed. Really, why not offer the Author the respect of reading every word written? This is not Audible's fault, they can only offer what is there to offer and when an unabridged version of audio becomes available Audible is very good at making sure we have access to it. So, when I found that they were offering the 4th book in the Plum series in an unabridged format I was so excited I bought and downloaded immediately.
I have become accustomed (even spoiled) to the EXCELLENT reading of Lorelei King and was dismayed with the HORRIBLE reading of CJ Critt, which unfortunately dropped a book that would have received at least a 4 star rating down to 2 stars.
Nothing against Audible or against Janet for the words she wrote. In this case, the lack of a good review falls solely on Critt!
CJ Critt is a very good reader for a very specific type of genre; comedy is not one of her gifts. The timing is off, and it just takes the life out of what would have been enjoyable. I have enjoyed the Patricia Cornwell audio books that she has read, but the style of which Janet writes requires far more versatility than Critt can give.
My Audio Book Wish: Get the whole Plum Series Unabridged and read by Lorelei King!!!
Yes, It's just a "can't put it down book" you'll read in one shot.
Lula is a seriously funny and entertaining character. She adds so much to story.
I was super excited when 2,3, and 4 came out in unabridged form, but was confused when Lorelei King wasn't the narrator. I listened to 2 and it was okay. Took some getting used to, but entertaining. The 3rd one was awful. I took a chance on this one and it was okay. It takes a little getting used to but between the entertaining story and better (than #3) narration by Critt, it turned out okay.
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