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
I tend not to listen to books more then once.
Stephanie is the BEST!
Great voice and easy to listen to.
I laughed many times.
I live Janet E. but C. J. Critt sounds like she has a breathing problem. I had to stop listening. Before each phrase she paused and took a deep sucking-sound breath and I found that was what I focused on instead of the story. At least that's what it sounded like on an iPhone. I only paid $4.95 for it so maybe that's why it was so different than all the dozens of boOks I've listened to before. I'll just read this one in print!
Stephanie is a great character but it was fun to go back and remember how she and Morelli met.
The reader for hunger games was just great.
Yes, fun story, good character development, good mix of seriousness and humor.
Stephanie Plum, Her humor and the way she approaches things. She is a no hold barred type of lovable badass.
This is my first and CJ does it well. You can definitely tell the different characters she is portraying.
Yes but I couldn't due to my schedule.
LOVED this book. I have listened to several of the Stephanie Plum "in-between" books, and found them very enjoyable - so I decided to start at the beginning. The "mystery" part of the story kept me guessing and Stephanie's antics had me laughing out loud on several occasions! Can't wait to listen to the next one - Two for hte Dough!
An avid audible book listener!
I had the read the book before and ended up never finishing this audio book. It's just not the same without Lorelei!
Really could not get into her rendition of the characters!
Fortunately, the move was pretty good. There were differences from the book, but that goes with the territory!
Yes, it was fresh and new compared to my other listens. Can't wait to see the movie!!
Great story, full of fun and excitement. Already finished the 2nd ( Every bit at good as the first) volume and will soon buy the 3rd.
Great voice and presence to each character. Loved her in both books.
I laughed out loud alot!
The main character is terrific. She's just your average person - no super powers, not perfect. You really get where she is coming from. The whole cast is funny and interesting. I absolutely loved the culture of Jersey she captured. Many laugh out loud moments. I continued with the series and they just keep getting better.
I loved the story but the narrator was not what I would have expected. I thought that a younger voice would have been chosen for the unabridged version. The abridged version has a person by the name of Lori Petty narrate and I loved it. It made it seem more real. Other than the narrator I loved the story itself. I can't wait to finish the series. I didn't think I would like it but, I was pleasantly surprised.
Probably not - already know what happens
Most likely yes
Was uncomfortable with the frequent bad language.
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