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Hard Eight Audiobook

Hard Eight

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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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    Jennifer Holden, ME, United States 12-08-08
    Jennifer Holden, ME, United States 12-08-08 Member Since 2015
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    "The whole series is terrific"

    I love this series by Evanovich. The stories are funny, but also provide a mystery. I have moments of anxiety, wondering how Stephanie is going to get out of her latest bind. It also has moments of laugh-out-loud humor. This particular book has some very funny moments. The lead character has two swoon-worthy men in her life, which adds an element of relationship/love to the stories as well. I would recommend listening to the whole series in order, but it is not necessary. They are very entertaining and light hearted.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Salt Lake City, UT United States 07-06-08
    Susan Salt Lake City, UT United States 07-06-08 Member Since 2015

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    "Couldn't finish it."

    Hard to say if the book itself is terrible but the reading was so awful I couldn't even finish it. Fake accents, fake voices, dreadful reader. Save your credits/money. I've not read Evanovich in some time, I hope she hasn't gotten this bad.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carpria 08-05-03
    Carpria 08-05-03 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it!"

    As someone who just finished "Dreamcatcher", this book was a breath of fresh air. Although few can match Stephen King's character development, this book made me smile and often laugh! Something we all do less and less these days.

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    MaryJane Zabinski 06-26-03 Listener Since 2002
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    "Hard Eight is fun on a long drive home"

    This is my first Stephanie Plum book and I thought it was a "hoot." Not great literature, but a fun way to pass the time on the way home. I am looking forward to her new book to be released in July.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Larissa Evanston, WY, USA 11-19-03
    Larissa Evanston, WY, USA 11-19-03 Member Since 2001
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    "Great Humor"

    I found myself laughing at some of the most unususal places. The action would be at a peak and the suspense just killing me and the characters would say or do something that made me burst out in laughter. I loved it.

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    Angie P. 09-22-16
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    "Another great read form the Stephanie Plum series!"

    Love all of the Stephanie Plum series!
    And this installment did not disappoint. The story lines are always exciting, sometimes thrilling even a bit scary then always the comedic side added in.
    The characters are so much fun, a great BIG shout out to Lorelei King for an amazing narration, you have made me fall in love with all of the characters even more. My personal fave is Lula, she is a riot but Grandma Mazur is right there along with her. Find myself wishing I could have a day to just hang out with the two of them!!

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    Judy Weltch 09-20-16
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    "these books are addictive"

    I can't wait for the next one. they are read with lots of energy to.

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    Charlene 05-18-16
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    "What's with the music?"

    I love the story and the narrators good, but the music is distracting and annoying to me.

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    jc YORBA LINDA, CA, United States 03-08-16
    jc YORBA LINDA, CA, United States 03-08-16 Member Since 2007
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    "Liked the Story - Wish the Narrator was CJ Critt!"
    What did you love best about Hard Eight?

    This book has an interesting plot, with lots of twists and turns.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The shifting relationship between Stephanie and Ranger, and the addition of Stephanie's sister Valerie to the quirky family mix.


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

    Not in this series. C.J. Critt's comedic timing gave the characters in the Stephanie Plum novels "bounce" and made them LOL fun to listen to, and I miss that with Ms. King's performances (particularly for Grandma Mazur and Ranger, both of whom I thought were a hoot in the C.J. Critt narrated books).


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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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