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
I had to stop reading this book, because the narrator's voice was so annoying to me. My suggestion, listen to a sample before buying. Maybe you'll like her...
I have read this book and thought it would be a great listen because I remember laughing out loud at some of the stuff that went on in poor Stephanie's job. However, I got none of the great character antic's from the person reading this aloud.
Stephanie's grandmother has got to be my favorite but I wouldn't mind meeting Ranger!
The narrator just didn't get the book. She never seemed to touch with the characters.
Not once I got started.
Very disappointed in the narrator.
yes, someone recommended this to me, she told its funny and she was right
it was enjoyable
I'm from the berg
This was a re-listen but i have listened to much of the series and find them funny and quirky.
The characters and their interactions.
Audio books are time savers for me. I'm usually reading 1 to 2 books and listening to 1. This way I'm able to get more books
Parts of this book made me laugh out loud.
I found this an enjoyable listen. The narrator doesn't have a wide range of different voices but was able to carry this off pretty well. I'm not sure about the accent - it sounded forced to me - but I'm not from Jersey.
A complete rewrite of this title might have made this a 4- or 5-star experience.
A waste of time.
Stephanie Plum is thirty years old, unemployed and still trying to prove to her parents that she is an independent woman who can take care of herself.
An abundance of poor impulse control best describes her -- not pluck. Despite adversities in her newly chosen career, it is her ability to rationalize one bad choice after another that keeps her pushing on. Stephanie Plum needs a caretaker.
After listening to this title, I have no interest in listening to or reading any of the other titles in the Stephanie Plum series. I have purchased approximately two hundred titles from Audible since I first joined. One for the Money is one of only four that I have deleted from my laptop file.
I would read the whole series first. This is my second time reading the series.
All of them. She is a great narrator.
Lots of laughs.
I might recommend it to a teenaged girl. There are some interesting characters and a cute heroine, but it was so boring I didn't even make it to the end. The criminal names all sounded the same so you couldn't tell who came in and out of the main character's apartment.
No, I'm sure I'll try again sometime.
Stephanie's parents are very funny.
I bought it on sale, so I don't mind.
I bought Virgin River on the same sale and enjoyed it more.
This book kept me reeled in from the beginning. The Stephanie Plum character is charming, funny, and easy to love. I found myself relating to some of her irrational rants! I thought C.J. Critt did a wonderful job narrating! She adds emphasis at just the right moments and her pauses make a great effect. I see that some other critics have said they thought she sounded like an old lady smoker, but I never caught that vibe. I would certainly recommend this audiobook to my friends!
I loved the twists and turns and the sexual tension building between Stephanie and Joe Moreli.
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