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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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    Terra Luft 05-21-12
    Terra Luft 05-21-12

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    "Fun read"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Quick listen that had me giggling on several occasions.


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

    It was interesting to read a book written in the 90's before cell phones and see how limited and unsafe everyone was in their abilities to communicate (and call for help) if there was no phone in the house or a pay phone nearby.


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

    Performance was great - chilling when reading the "bad-guy" parts and sassy when reading Stephanie Plum. Exactly how I would have read it in my mind.


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    Peterack Alexandria, VA 05-11-12
    Peterack Alexandria, VA 05-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Difficult to get through - not the best story."
    What would have made One for the Money better?

    A better editor on the original text. Too unnecessarily drawn out.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not one from this author for a looong time.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Good narrator/story teller in general. Talked very slow and deliberately. A plus somtimes, but too slow.


    What character would you cut from One for the Money?

    A lot of the neighbors. When something happens in the apartment of the detective, the story goes on, and on and on (yes, and on and on and on) about what all of the neighbors thing. I believe the author did this a lot to get her page count up to something acceptable for publishers.


    Any additional comments?

    I hear the series really takes off at book three....I dread having to plog through book two like I did this one to get to that.

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    Tanglewood1370 04-29-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Great story, disappointing narrator."
    What did you love best about One for the Money?

    Very funny...a well written story with good characters. Made me laugh out loud several times. The story moved along well (or would have if the narrator had read with better pace).


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were very well developed and made me want more story.


    What didn???t you like about C. J. Critt???s performance?

    Her different voice characterizations were good but her pace was awful. Sometimes the pauses were so long I thought my ipod had stopped.


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

    They already made a movie from this book, but I would ssay "She always gets her man!"


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to more from this series but only with another narrator.

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    Robin Townsend Misawa AFB, Japan 04-23-12
    Robin Townsend Misawa AFB, Japan 04-23-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Could not finish"
    What disappointed you about One for the Money?

    I'm from Trenton, NJ. I was looking for a little fun and it happens to be set in my hometown. But it was a crap story that I couldn't even make halfway through. Maybe it's the way the dialogue is written or just bad writing in general but I couldn't stand this book.


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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).

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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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