C.J. Critt gives a high-octane performance in this NASCAR-based mystery featuring Alexandra "Barney" Barnaby. The second in the series has Barney and her race-car-driving sweetie, Sam Hooker, dealing with cheating, murder, and the kidnapping of Hooker's Saint Bernard, Beans. Janet Evanovich's wisecracking dialogue is well served by Critt. She's comfortable with comic timing and never misses an opportunity to make Evanovich's outrageous characters larger than life. While Barney won't make fans forget Stephanie Plum, this light mystery set around the grease pits of the racing world, especially as delivered by Critt, is sure to please.
From her vantage point high above the grandstand, she's also seeing goings-on in the infield that will change her life: events that will lead to a stolen racecar hauler, a kidnapped Saint Bernard, a bizarre murder, some restless nights under the covers with Sam, and a reunion with super cigar roller Rosa Florez and the queen of wholesale fruit, Felicia Ibarra.
From Miami, Florida, to Concord, North Carolina, and back to Miami, this is an action-packed, multi-car pileup of shady dealings, stolen technology, drive-thru windows, and destruction of personal property. It offers everything you always wanted to know about righteous indignation, stealing an 18-wheeler, stashing a dead body, and sex in the fast lane.
©2006 Evanovich, Inc.; (P)2006 HarperCollins Publishers
Not as good as original - sequel is too outrageous - but good for the 2 hour commute. Book is a tease - you are just waiting for the steam to hit between Sam Hooker and Barney - so you keep listening. Not the same as the Stephanie Plum series - but good nevertheless
I'm a single mom and architect & to avoid boredom bought a fixer-upper so I LOVE Audible, it is the only way I get to enjoy a book anymore!!
Janet Evanovich' humor is timeless. Her attention to detail and character depiction are second to none! This is funny who-done-it that takes some hilarious turns, enjoy!
Yes, good story, great humor, nice pace.
CJ is a good reader. She puts that little extra in her work.
Yes and I did.
This is a fun book. Not overly violent, not overly graphic, I do hope that there will be more in this two book series.
Good to know Barney Barnaby and Sam Hooker are going strong, along with Rosa and Felicia. I've listened to both books any times. Wish there were more in this series.
Motor Mouth was good, just not as good as the first book in the Barnaby and Hooker series. It read (listened?) a lot like a Plum novel. The narrator isn't great at the men's voices and Hooker sounds dumber than I imagined. I liked him a lot more when I read the Metro Girl (first book in the series) paperback. The mystery was cute and the characters were fun. All in all a decent listen.
She's only written 2 in the Motor series and I so want her to write more about Hooker and Brandy. I laugh so hard about the mix ups, screw ups, and antics these two manage to get it to. And the way the people they encounter REACT to what happens? It's just Hysterical to say the least.
From attempting the rescue of co-worker starts an adventure no one would believe but makes perfect sense when you listen to it.
Caution if you listen to it in public, they're going to think your nuts for laughing out loud so much.
I think Janet Evanovich is so funny and I really liked Metro Girl, the precursor to this book, but this one was just OK. It kept me interested and had some funny parts, but nothing great. If you are a fan of Evanovich, worth a listen. CJ Critt is a great narrator as well.
NASCAR guy revisited with all the old familiar "faces". Funny, entertaining. Well written and well read. Highly recommend.
I love the Stephanie Plum series so will basically read anything by Janet Evanovich. This is such a fun book...I highly recommend!!
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