Jersey girl: listen to more in the Stephanie Plum series.
©2007 Janet Evanovich; (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC
"Best-seller Evanovich is in top, quirky form....[she] proves once again that Stephanie Plum and her entourage are here to stay." (Publishers Weekly)
I was very disappointed with this book. It feels like the author phoned this one in. I'm a huge fan of the series, but this one just falls flat. There was very little plot and the dialog which is usually so great had a few laughs but that's about it. Come on Janet, let's put some effort into the next one...please!
Management consultant, video game player, avid reader of all types of books, and happily married father of four. I'll read just about anything, from Fantasy and SciFi, to mysteries and ChickLit.
Further adventures of Stephanie Plum, and more of the same from Evanovich. As usual, the bad guys are cardboard cutouts, and unusually, especially inept. An entertaining, and unsurprising, read.
or has the series gone south? I used to crack up constantly with the first several books, but this one has nothing new to add, very little plot, no character development, and it's not that funny -- IMHO.
I also am really tired of the poor femme always have to call one of her he-men for help.
When I first picked up One for the Money, I was spellbound. That spell lasted all the way through book eleven, through the fresh viewpoint and knee slapping hilarity that Evanovich has put into the Stephanie Plum series.
Unfortunately, around book twelve, the spell began to fade, and book thirteen is just more of the same. If you're still in thrall, you should definitely pick up this book and listen to it immediately. If, however, you're getting rather bored with Stephanie, this isn't going to surprise or amaze you.
I have to say honestly that I didn't finish this book. I managed to get through 7 minutes and 38 seconds before I was incapable of listening to the horrible voice characterizations. This is the first Stephanie Plum I've listened to but have read all books leading up to it in print. While the reader's narration and Plum voice were fine the characters of Connie and Lula were awful. Being such a fan I was unable to take Lula sounding like a bad black male voice and Connie sounding like some Midwest nosy neighbor as opposed to an Italian Jersey lady. I'm sad that I wasted the credit and even sadder that I have to go and buy the book as well.
This was my first audiobook in the Plum series so it took some getting used to but overall was done nicely. The comical situations were all very unique and therefore more hysterical than ever. The Ranger/Morelli saga is getting a little old but it works for the plot. All I can say is Enjoy!
I laugh my butt off everytime. Ms Evanovich is the greates and Lorelei King is the best! As far as I'm concerned it's the best. Ms Evanovich has not let me down yet when it comes to the Stephanie Plum character! Keep them coming!
i absolutely love this series. it's one that I haven't gotten tired of. I do believe I'll end up reading/listening all the books. I love the LOL moments, and the mystery of the story. it's a great series to get into.
The story is believably unbelievable with all the usual characters!
Add to the mix Dickie Ore (from the first book in the series), Stephanie’s ex-husband/lawyer and his girlfriend, Joyce Barnhardt, who is out to punish Stephanie.
Ranger asks Stephanie to plant a bug on Dickie Orr and in the process, she finds lots of reasons to be enraged at Dickie who soon vanishes.
Stephanie, the funniest female bounty hunter you will ever read about, makes the book hilarious, action-packed and a page turner. Evanovich's writing is much like the title: lean and mean.
The bail jumpers are an unusual lot: One is a mild threat unless you light a fire around his house; another is a grave rober of those who are buried with jewels and clothes he can wear when he's not playing with his 20 foot-long snake; and a third is an unusual taxidermist who doesn't want to leave home because he's waiting for someone.
As I said, believably unbelievable!
There is nothing better than a picture painted with words to stir the imagination to feel, see, long for and even smell when done well!
Janet Evanovich and Lorelei King make books come to life, car rides more fun and in general keep the imagination of grown-up folks alive and well!
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