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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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    Anne 01-14-13
    Anne 01-14-13

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    "Very fun!"
    What did you love best about One for the Money?

    Great characters, good naration. Fun read


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stephanie plum - spunky


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

    Enjoyed the naration and voices


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

    Girl superhero - catches bad guys her way while maintaining personal style


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    June Olive Branch, MS, United States 01-12-13
    June Olive Branch, MS, United States 01-12-13
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    "Gr8 Book!!"
    Would you listen to One for the Money again? Why?

    Maybe not again b/c i am moving on to the next book.


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

    Oh yes!! It was very captivating. I was disappointed to get out of my car most of the time lol!


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

    Grandma Mazer (sorry if the spelling is wrong!)......she was hilarious!!


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

    I did laugh a whole lot! Stephanie was an amazing and hilarious character.


    Any additional comments?

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book and i am so excited to listen to the next part of the series!

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    Sophie53 01-07-13
    Sophie53 01-07-13
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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed listening to this action filled detective story.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The humor in the situations kept me interested.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by C. J. Critt?

    Yes


    Did One for the Money inspire you to do anything?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    A good vacation or beach audible.

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    Debbie 01-07-13
    Debbie 01-07-13
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    "10 time better than the movie - 5 stars - loved it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    couldn't put it down!


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

    just a fun and well written book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    opener !


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

    get ready for the ride Stephanie Plum is a character you won't forget


    Any additional comments?

    just save your credits for the next book in the series as they show up - trust me

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Anita 12-13-12
    Anita 12-13-12

    Chaka

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    "Please re-release this one with New Narration!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I think the story is good, but the narration was so hauntingly slow, and non conversational that I couldn't really digest the full story to be sure whether it is good or not! I don't know how much money was made on this but, truly, we, the audience have been taken. I think the author should re-release this piece with a narrator who reads the story with "conversational quality" and has the ability to alter their voice to do justice to the story. I am sorry but, this narrator, though she has a wonderful voice, destroyed the story for me. I got the book because I see that later in the series the narrator is changed, but the problem is: I can barely get through these in order to get to the others!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Use a Narrator with the ability to alter his/her voice for character variations, and read with "conversational quality".


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Unfortunately, she was unable to alter her voice significantly for character variations, and read with "conversational quality". Her reading was hauntingly slow with distractedly loud gasps for air.


    What character would you cut from One for the Money?

    To be honest I cannot really say I know all of the characters because the narration was so distracting that I spent most of the time frustrated, wondering if the author took the time to hear what I was hearing, and why would the publishers steal my hard earned money for such a poor offering! Thanks to audible for refunding my money, but I really would have preferred to relax with a fun, smart, funny story!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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