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One for the Money Audiobook

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

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 that took her virginity....
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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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    Donna Cleveland, GA, United States 03-15-12
    Donna Cleveland, GA, United States 03-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Couldn't get past the narrator's voice..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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...


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    Kristieloo Westbrook, ME, United States 03-13-12
    Kristieloo Westbrook, ME, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2015

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    "Funny story but not recorded as such"
    What made the experience of listening to One for the Money the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stephanie's grandmother has got to be my favorite but I wouldn't mind meeting Ranger!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator just didn't get the book. She never seemed to touch with the characters.


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

    Not once I got started.


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointed in the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie CASA GRANDE, arizona, United States 03-13-12
    Debbie CASA GRANDE, arizona, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Stephanie Plum books are good and funny"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, someone recommended this to me, she told its funny and she was right


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

    it was enjoyable


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

    no


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I'm from the berg


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    jedco 03-12-12
    jedco 03-12-12 Member Since 2006
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    "entertaining"
    Any additional comments?

    I listen for entertainment, this filled that requirement. I will get the rest of the series.

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    mayo9191 03-12-12
    mayo9191 03-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    "fun start to a good series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One for the Money to be better than the print version?

    This was a re-listen but i have listened to much of the series and find them funny and quirky.


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

    good narrartor


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    JCrom 03-11-12
    JCrom 03-11-12
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    "Entertaining"
    What did you love best about One for the Money?

    The humor.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and their interactions.


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

    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


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

    Parts of this book made me laugh out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Karen South Bend, IN, United States 03-09-12
    Karen South Bend, IN, United States 03-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "It really is terrible."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A complete rewrite of this title might have made this a 4- or 5-star experience.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Janet Evanovich again?

    No.


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

    Yes.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    A waste of time.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Francene Carver Reno NV United States 03-07-12
    Francene Carver Reno NV United States 03-07-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Great entertainment"
    Would you listen to One for the Money again? Why?

    I would read the whole series first. This is my second time reading the series.


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

    All of them. She is a great narrator.


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

    Lots of laughs.


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    Margaret Flippo 03-06-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great start, but fizzled out!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    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.


    Has One for the Money turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, I'm sure I'll try again sometime.


    Which character ??? as performed by C. J. Critt ??? was your favorite?

    Stephanie's parents are very funny.


    Was One for the Money worth the listening time?

    I bought it on sale, so I don't mind.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought Virgin River on the same sale and enjoyed it more.

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    Ashley NAMPA, ID, United States 03-06-12
    Ashley NAMPA, ID, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Humor, Action, Sarcasm--Triple Threat!"
    If you could sum up One for the Money in three words, what would they be?

    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!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the twists and turns and the sexual tension building between Stephanie and Joe Moreli.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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