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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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    Annie 07-23-12
    Annie 07-23-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Classic Stephanie"

    Another great book by Janet E. The thing is, we like Stephanie. If you are looking for skin crawling creepyness or heart pounding terror and realism, go somewhere else. If you are looking for a good girl with a good heart trying to find her way in life, Stephanie Plum fills the bill. Lorelei King is a great reader, and brings Stephanie and her friends, foes, and family to life.

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    Amazon Customer USA 05-10-12
    Amazon Customer USA 05-10-12 Member Since 2011

    Mother of 8, grandmother of 10, RN and book nerd...

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    "ALWAYs LOTS of FUN!!!!!!!"

    Just can't ever seem to get enough of the "Plum" series! Each one leaves me scrambling for another & wishing I didn't always wet myself laughing!!!!!

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    Karen Cincinnati, OH, United States 01-26-12
    Karen Cincinnati, OH, United States 01-26-12
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    "As enjoyable and funny as ever!"
    If you could sum up Hard Eight in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining, funny, light


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    ranger -- because he's Stephanie's tall, dark, handsome, mysterious, dangerous sexual interest


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    She did a great job w/all characters -- way to go Lorelei!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could never do that -- but, yes, I would like to.


    Any additional comments?

    Janet Evanovitch is up to her usual entertaining and humorous self! A great, light, fun read (or listen). I always enjoy one of the

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    Amazon Customer 09-06-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed a little"

    Over all I've loved these books. I am a little disappointed with Step this time. Without giving it all away .. I feel she is a two-faced ho. She is so worried about Joe being with a past flame from high school and Ranger being with a very talented girl bounty hunter. She should talk. She should be put on a street corner. At least she could bring in some money to buy her cakes and cookies . It seems that's all she's good at lately. As for the two men in her life .. they both should send her packing and share the earnings from her street corner job.
    Putting that aside the story was good with some laughs from time to time.

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    Debbie Peoria, AZ, United States 06-18-11
    Debbie Peoria, AZ, United States 06-18-11
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    "Another fun ride"

    Another great Stephanie Plum series book. Funny and interesting to listen too. A fun adventure that ends up well.

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    Jamie 12-24-10
    Jamie 12-24-10 Member Since 2015

    What would I do without audio books?!!

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    "Great"

    Another great book in the Stephanie Plum series. I prefer the Plum books read by CJ Critt, but it is still another fun ride!

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    Welch 07-26-10
    Welch 07-26-10
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    "Love this author and this series."

    My Dr.'s wife recommended this author and audiobooks. Love the characters in this series. This narrator is the much better than the others used for this series.

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    Lehua Volcano, HI, USA 06-25-08
    Lehua Volcano, HI, USA 06-25-08 Member Since 2002
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    "Yuck!"

    Way too brutal, and the torture was horrendous, literally made me sick.

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    Nina Arlington, VA, USA 05-07-05
    Nina Arlington, VA, USA 05-07-05
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    "Not as Good As 2 the 9s"

    This is not one that had me laughing hysterically every few minutes. And I definitely expect that from her. The narration is good, but again not as good as some of the other J. Evanovich books. And this one just doesn't have that almost slapstick justaposition of circumstances that has made me love Evanovich.

    That said, it is still entertaining and better than 90% of the stuff out there.

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    Craig Portland, OR, USA 08-02-04
    Craig Portland, OR, USA 08-02-04
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    "Some really fun characters but..."

    I'm used to detective novels being highly plot driven (like John Grisham)-- so it's kind of nice to read a detective novel that draws from the "women's" style of being more personality-driven (like Helen Fielding). I like both kinds of books.

    However, some of Evanovich's characters are much more believable than others making the book a big hit-and-miss.

    I think this is somewhat aggravated by Lorelei King's narration. She almost acts out the different characters and does a really great job with some but others are a bit of a stretch. (the characters are very diverse!)

    My other problem is that this book has a few too many characters for an audio book -- at least I have had trouble keeping track of them all.

    If you have a good memory for names, then you'll probably have no problem. But, if you're like me, it's easy to loose track.





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