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Hard Eight Audiobook

Hard Eight

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, her mentor Ranger, and a host of other - ahem - interesting characters set out to find a missing 7-year-old girl. The search becomes a race among Stephanie's posse, the True Blue Bonds Agency, and the crew of one very scary man named Eddie Abruzzi. Did we mention there's also a killer rabbit on the loose? The world of Stephanie Plum has never been wilder!
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Publisher's Summary

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has a problem: 7-year-old Annie Soder and her mother, Evelyn, have disappeared. Evelyn's estranged husband, Steven, is not happy. He and Evelyn signed a child custody bond, and Steven wants the bond money to search for Annie. The money was secured by a mortgage on Evelyn's grandmother's house, and the True Blue Bonds Agency wants to take possession of it.

Finding a kidnapped child is not Stephanie's thing. But Evelyn's grandmother lives next door to Stephanie's parents, and they're not about to see their neighbor lose her house because of the abduction.

Stephanie follows Annie and Evelyn's trail - and finds a lot more than she bargained for. Steven is somehow linked with the very scary Eddie Abruzzi. Trenton cop and on-again, off-again fiancé Joe Morelli, and Stephanie's mentor, Ranger, enter the scene, and because Stephanie needs Ranger's expertise, she accepts his help - even though it might mean paying some past debts.

Stephanie, Ranger, Lula, and Evelyn's lawyer/laundromat manager set out to find Annie. The search becomes a race among Stephanie's posse, the True Blue Bonds' agent, and the Abruzzi crew. And did we mention there's a killer rabbit on the loose?

This program is produced for mature audiences.

Don't forget to download the rest of the Stephanie Plum series.

©2002 Evanovich Inc., (P)2002 Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

What the Critics Say

"The things Evanovich does so well - family angst, sweet eroticism, stealth shopping, that stunning mix of terror and hilarity - are done better than ever here." (Booklist, Starred Review)
"Evanovich does it again, delivering an even more suspenseful and more outrageous turn with the unstoppable Stephanie." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Elizabeth H. Finch-Belcher Manassas, VA USA 02-21-16
    Elizabeth H. Finch-Belcher Manassas, VA USA 02-21-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Great book; lose the music!"

    Great book; lose the music! Although, I do miss C.J. Critt's narration. And the random music is annoying and distracting.

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    Kristopher 02-18-16
    Kristopher 02-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "These books just keep getting better."

    The narrator has a jersey accent and can tell the story better then the rest. It's very satisfying.

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    Amazon Customer Concord, California 11-03-15
    Amazon Customer Concord, California 11-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Can't wait for my credits to listen to the next"

    Love this series. So entertaining and that's what I need most. A break from everything else. I listen to the books in the car, on my walks and when I'm on the elliptical! I also love the narrator.

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    Fredda Briscoe Morgan Santa Rosa Beach Fl 09-23-15
    Fredda Briscoe Morgan Santa Rosa Beach Fl 09-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Hard eight"

    The stories by Evanovich are all alike. You listen to one, you have listened to all. They are a quick easy read with a few humorous points. I have discovered they are perfect as audiobooks because Lorelei King has a wonderful storyteller voice and I play them when I have trouble sleeping. Without her as the reader, the books literally have not a saving grace. Okie Reading Specialist

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    Jude Gaithersburg, MD 07-29-15
    Jude Gaithersburg, MD 07-29-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Great story. Great narration."

    Love the book. Love the narrator. I am new to the series and am really enjoying it. Makes me laugh out loud sometimes. Thank you!!

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    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 06-18-15
    M. Giorgi Trenton, NJ 06-18-15 Member Since 2013

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    What did you love best about Hard Eight?

    Just all that chaos, one oops and oh well after the other. Murphy's Law has nothing on Stephanie and Lula.


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    The characters are seriously developed so as they can easily be recognized. Still don't like the way Ranger is portrayed. I thought he was Cuban American, key word American. He sounds like Scarface.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughing constantly. Between the funny and the stupid and just plain dumb, it had me in stitches.


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    Heidi Caldwell 05-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "good as usual - but didnt capture me."

    Valerie at the end was the best moment! but overall it was just an ok story.

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    Christina 04-18-15
    Christina 04-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Kept me laughing"
    Where does Hard Eight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right at the top probably an 8


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Grandma and Lula tie. They are just so blunt, they don't intend to offend but just say what they are thinking. They are just too funny!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    So hard to pick. Probably when Lula say that they should let Klown eat his apple pie cause it just ain't right to throw a guy out before he eats his pie.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book and all her others with this narrator keep me laughing! People on the highway must think I am nuts.


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    Gina PLEASANTON, CA, United States 02-12-15
    Gina PLEASANTON, CA, United States 02-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Best book yet"

    Love this book, a continuation of the Stephanie Plum series. filled with action, love, and excitement. I would recommend this book to anybody

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    Laurie Henthorne Alberta, Canada 01-03-15
    Laurie Henthorne Alberta, Canada 01-03-15

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    "Another solid listening experience."

    Janet Evanovich's numbered Stephanie Plum books are peopled by familiar characters in a familiar location. And written so well that they are not too predictable or boring. Good narration allows for some sound of Jersey, without it being a distraction.

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