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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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    Kimberly Santa Rosa Beach, FL, United States 04-15-12
    Kimberly Santa Rosa Beach, FL, United States 04-15-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Heavy breathing... and not the good kind."

    I hate to slag a narrator. It's a lot of work to read an entire book, make the characters have personality and make it appeal to the masses - but this narrator is just not right for this book. Her gasping for air every few seconds and heavy smoker's raspy voice do not suit the vivaciousness of spunky Stephanie Plum.

    This is my first Janet Evanovich book - she's a good, quirky writer but I could not stand to listen to another read by this narrator.

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    Amazon customer Boston, MA 04-11-12
    Amazon customer Boston, MA 04-11-12
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    "Fun Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to One for the Money the most enjoyable?

    This was a light story that made my commute home a bit more tolerable...I call movies or books like this "fluff"...not going to be a literary classic, but good, fun story-telling.


    What did you like best about this story?

    A good fun, romance with a comic flair and some intrigue.


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    mary BELFAST, MAINE, United States 04-11-12
    mary BELFAST, MAINE, United States 04-11-12
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    "So funny"

    Everything about this book was great from the writing, narrating, story line. This book has action, comedy (so funny) will definitely get the whole series.

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    smokefan201417 04-01-12
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    "Reader got accents ALL WRONG!"

    I enjoyed the story overall, but I grew up in that area and people from Trenton, NJ do not talk like New Yorkers! Kind of made it difficult to listen to when the reader simply made everyone (except Stephanie herself) sound like the New York Mafia.

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    Charles LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 03-26-12
    Charles LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2013
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    "New Heroine"
    What did you love best about One for the Money?

    Have been an avid Kinsey Milhome fan. Just met Stephanie Plum and am looking forward to her personal growth as an FTA rookie. Am on 3 and still loving it!


    What did you like best about this story?

    New character to get to know.


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

    Grandma


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Several


    Any additional comments?

    Worth the money (credits).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel 03-26-12
    Daniel 03-26-12
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    "Colorful, provocative, and a great listen..."
    If you could sum up One for the Money in three words, what would they be?

    Life in New Jersey!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stephanie Plum tells it like it is!


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

    We drove from California to Texas making Stephanie a great companion for our ride.


    Any additional comments?

    Two for the Show... here we come!

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    Barbara Grande 03-26-12
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    "Fun Listen!!"
    Where does One for the Money rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    I was fun to listen to, not the best I've ever heard.


    Would you recommend One for the Money to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, I would


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

    nothing in particular, though I do enjoy books more when I can tell which character is talking and I could with this one.


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

    What it lacks in verisimilititude it makes up for in entertainment value.


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    Ava Albuquerque, NM, United States 03-23-12
    Ava Albuquerque, NM, United States 03-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Tried it and did not like it"

    I read this series about 4 years ago and laughed out loud through the first 3 or 4 books. After that it became the same plot and stopped at number 8. I saw the move and thought I would give the audio version a try and was very disappointed. The voice for the narrator was just not right and did not fit the description of the main character.

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    Virginia 03-21-12
    Virginia 03-21-12 Listener Since 2009
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    This was an ok listen. Not horrible, but not on my list of top ten either.

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    Robin West Jordan, UT, United States 03-21-12
    Robin West Jordan, UT, United States 03-21-12
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    "Funny and Entertaining"
    If you could sum up One for the Money in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, entertaining, and realistic


    What did you like best about this story?

    Every day I listen during my drive to work laughing out loud. I have been late more than once because I want to finish the chapter. You won't be sorry, Stephanie the main character is great and her life is full of surprises. I have bought the next one in the series and can't wait to get started. The narrator does a great job too.


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