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One for the Money Audiobook

One for the Money: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do?

If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter; you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man who took Stephanie’s virginity at age 16 and then wrote details on a bathroom wall. With pride and rent money on the line, Plum plunges headlong into her first case, one that pits her against ruthless adversaries - people who’d rather kill than lose.

The New York Times Book Review calls Stephanie Plum “a Jersey girl with Bette Middler’s mouth and Cher’s fashion sense.” In Stephanie Plum, Evanovich has created a resourceful and humorous character who stands apart from the pack of gritty female detectives.

Jersey girl: listen to more in the Stephanie Plum series.

©1994 Janet Evanovich (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Deborah ANNAPOLIS, MD, United States 12-11-12
    Deborah ANNAPOLIS, MD, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Good read"

    I like the character & the overall story line. Will be continuing on with the series as I think the concept is interesting.

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    M'Lu McNeill 11-30-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Need a laugh? Soooooooo funny......."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've read several of these and laughed my tail off, but listening is even funnier. I don't think I have ever laughed more while reading or listening to any other books. If you want to forget the woes of every day life, and have some chuckles, I strongly recommend these books. Don't get me wrong, these books are definately adult oriented and have serious content, but OMG they are funny.


    What other book might you compare One for the Money to and why?

    Not sure.


    Have you listened to any of C. J. Critt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Not that i know of. I was concerned about the reader after reading some of the reviews. I don't share the opinion of the negative comments made about her, and hope people don't avoid the books because of them. She does take kinda heavy breaths, but I had no problem discerning between the characters, and overall I think she does a wonderful job!


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

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Go for it, the books so far just keep getting funnier and funnier!

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    Maggie Australia 11-21-12
    Maggie Australia 11-21-12
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    "Love Stephanie Plum!"

    I really love the characters and enjoyed the first book so much that I would listen to the whole series. I cannot read the books and so need to get audio versions. Sadly, some are not available in my country.
    In addition, I am so sorry to see that many of the books are only available in abridged form. You miss so much of the story and character development in the abridged forms and they are so expensive that I am sorry to say I won't listen to any of them unless they are brought out unabridged.

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    Jewell 11-20-12
    Jewell 11-20-12

    I love to listen to to everything from self-help books to Clive Cussler.

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    "Love the story, but ...."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I guess I would. The story is great, the narrator needs medical attention.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the story and all the characters that Janet created


    Would you be willing to try another one of C. J. Critt’s performances?

    I have my doubts that I would try another of Critt's performances, I never could decide if she has a head cold or COPD. She has got the be the noisiest breather that I every heard.


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

    Made me laugh a time or two.


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    DK 11-11-12
    DK 11-11-12 Member Since 2013

    No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!

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    "A Fun & Sassy Read"
    Where does One for the Money rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is pretty good...not really complex however a clever storyline.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Most of the time...it was enjoyable


    What about C. J. Critt’s performance did you like?

    Good performance of all characters


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

    I giggled a bit


    Any additional comments?

    nope

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    L. Mitchell usa 11-05-12
    L. Mitchell usa 11-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Be prepared to laugh out loud."
    Where does One for the Money rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not exactly sure where I'd rank it...It is definitely one that I will listen to over and over. That in itself makes it a favorite.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Pretty much. Laughter, excitement, drama,


    What three words best describe C. J. Critt’s performance?

    pausing... inhaling,,,,exasperating


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

    Laughed and Laughed, then laughed some more.


    Any additional comments?

    Explanation of C J Critt's performance. Her voices were fine but you could hear loud inhalations like a smoker inhaling and there were extremely long pauses, so long that you would think the book was over. These things detracted from the enjoyment of the book.

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    Carolyn Wichita Falls, TX, United States 10-08-12
    Carolyn Wichita Falls, TX, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A Good Time Was Had by All!"

    In the past, I had read and listened to Stephanie Plum Novels. However, I took advantage of one of Audible's excellent specials to purchase series books and selected this first book by Janet Evanovich.

    What a fun read! Stephanie explains her checkered past with Joseph, starts her employment with her cousin Vinnie, the bondsman, and meets Lula, the streetwalker, for the first time.

    If you have never read a book in this series, definitely start here. If you are acquainted with Stephanie Plum and haven't read this one, consider getting this.

    You will not be disappointed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Miller AURORA, CO, United States 09-25-12
    Tiffany Miller AURORA, CO, United States 09-25-12

    Tiffany

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    "Great read!"

    I am a big fan of Janet Evanovich and I love to actually read her books. I was not able to get into this book the way I would have liked when I attempted to read it, I had heard such great things about the Stephanie Plum series. I decided to try the audio and I am so glad I did, I loved the story and it was great to listen to. C.J. Critt is perfect for reading these novels and I will only listen to the Stephanie Plum novels read by her as I continue the series.

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    Dana L. Riggins Cordova, TN 09-18-12
    Dana L. Riggins Cordova, TN 09-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I LOVE this series!!"
    What did you love best about One for the Money?

    I really like the main character - Stephanie! She is VERY believable as well as everybody in the book!!


    Have you listened to any of C. J. Critt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but I am looking forward to the rest of this series! I will also look for other books where CJ is doing the narration!


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    Marcie 08-13-12
    Marcie 08-13-12
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    "Funny, exciting & loved the narration!"
    What did you love best about One for the Money?

    There were so many things I loved about this book. The characters were funny, interesting and believable! The chemistry between Stephanie & Morelli is great and I look forward to their developing relationship.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    grandma mazer? sp. CJ Critt matched her personality and voice perfectly and I love her whit.


    What does C. J. Critt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The accents and expressions were a perfect match. This is how I would have perceived the voices, but I could not have done them myself.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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