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
Great characters, good naration. Fun read
Stephanie plum - spunky
Enjoyed the naration and voices
Girl superhero - catches bad guys her way while maintaining personal style
Maybe not again b/c i am moving on to the next book.
Oh yes!! It was very captivating. I was disappointed to get out of my car most of the time lol!
Grandma Mazer (sorry if the spelling is wrong!)......she was hilarious!!
I did laugh a whole lot! Stephanie was an amazing and hilarious character.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book and i am so excited to listen to the next part of the series!
I enjoyed listening to this action filled detective story.
The humor in the situations kept me interested.
A good vacation or beach audible.
couldn't put it down!
just a fun and well written book
get ready for the ride Stephanie Plum is a character you won't forget
just save your credits for the next book in the series as they show up - trust me
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!
Use a Narrator with the ability to alter his/her voice for character variations, and read with "conversational quality".
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.
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!
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
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