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
It was enjoyable to listen to and required the listener to only use minimum consentration. I like to multitask when listening and it was great to be able to do two things and still be able to follow the story and be able to really get into it. I also was able to pick up the subtle feelings of the lead character even when she was outwordly acting differently. It made for a very easy listen and kept me entertained.
I really do not do light reading usually but read more complex stories. I found this a very easy read (listen) but still very enjoyable. I was sure that I would find it superficial but it had depth of character and kept me wanting to find out more. All in all I can not compare it to anything I have read but it was fun.
Miss Plum of course!
NO but I was eager to finish it and find out the ending.
Great Fun to read (listen)!
Have not read print version
I ended up really enjoying the book & was sorry that it ended even though when I started reading I thought it was very 'corny'. I recommend listeners not to judge it until they get well into the story.
This book kept my attention from begining to end
I was never able to guess what was going to happen next
I did not have a favorite scene. I enjoyed each one equally
wanted to hear book before I saw movie
Stephanie is strangely, crazily credible. Backed into a financial corner, she chooses the least likely way to get out of trouble and gets into heaps. I was so disappointed to find that the rest of the series isn't available yet but I'll be looking out for more of Stephanie's exploits.
I have listened to One for the Money twice now, and would probably listen again. I LOVE the characters, story and reader, making this a win win combo for me.
It would depend on whether that friend would be interested in a cheesy detective novel.
The reader sounded old for the character; more like what I would expect Stephanie's mother to sound like. It interfered with my appreciation of the story.
A not too serious story of good versus evil. The heroine has a far from perfect existence, stumbling into a life of adventure. A fun and entertaining story ranking it high in my current audio book listening experience.
Stephanie Plum is the adorable, believable heroine. Most listeners can relate to a being down on their luck trying to make the best of the worst circumstances. When she finally gets a break her heroic deeds are a series of humorous, almost slapstick adventures. This book kept me listening, I wanted to finish it in a minimum of sessions.
I thought this was a good story and a light read even though there was some violence in it. The reader did a good job and it was fun.
The story is enjoyable, not great but enjoyable, but omg the reader just ruins it. she sounds stuffed up, and gasps for breath at every sentence. It just ruins the book. Sad that I bought the first three in the series before I listened. Won't be buying the rest until they change reader
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