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 like the character & the overall story line. Will be continuing on with the series as I think the concept is interesting.
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.
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!
Go for it, the books so far just keep getting funnier and funnier!
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.
I love to listen to to everything from self-help books to Clive Cussler.
I guess I would. The story is great, the narrator needs medical attention.
I love the story and all the characters that Janet created
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.
Made me laugh a time or two.
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!
It is pretty good...not really complex however a clever storyline.
Most of the time...it was enjoyable
Good performance of all characters
I giggled a bit
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.
Pretty much. Laughter, excitement, drama,
Laughed and Laughed, then laughed some more.
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.
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.
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.
I really like the main character - Stephanie! She is VERY believable as well as everybody in the book!!
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!
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.
grandma mazer? sp. CJ Critt matched her personality and voice perfectly and I love her whit.
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.
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