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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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    Julia Deerfield, IL, United States 03-20-12
    Julia Deerfield, IL, United States 03-20-12 Member Since 2015
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    "ok book, but can be boring!"
    Would you listen to One for the Money again? Why?

    No


    If you’ve listened to books by Janet Evanovich before, how does this one compare?

    no and I would not, I like unpredictable stuff, I knew the ending from the start


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

    I liked the reader, not her problem that the book is bad


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

    80 all the way


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    Amazon Customer Atlanta, GA, United States 03-19-12
    Amazon Customer Atlanta, GA, United States 03-19-12
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    "Narrator was interesting..."
    What made the experience of listening to One for the Money the most enjoyable?

    The narrator wasn't too distracting. Her attempt to mimic accents was interesting to say the least... But I did enjoy listening to the narrator give the character's family life! Her portrayal of Grandma Mazur was priceless!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not really. But it did keep my attention. There were some twist and turns that caught me off guard.


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

    Grandma Mazur


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

    No. I enjoyed listening to it as I drove. It kept my nerves calm during traffic.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ruby Goshen, NS, Canada 03-19-12
    Ruby Goshen, NS, Canada 03-19-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Love the humor in the story."
    Would you listen to One for the Money again? Why?

    Yes. Love the way the story flowed. Great narration. Love the family, office, community dynamics


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

    Stephanie and her insights into local characters


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    Donna Cleveland, GA, United States 03-15-12
    Donna Cleveland, GA, United States 03-15-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Couldn't get past the narrator's voice..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I had to stop reading this book, because the narrator's voice was so annoying to me. My suggestion, listen to a sample before buying. Maybe you'll like her...


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    Kristieloo Westbrook, ME, United States 03-13-12
    Kristieloo Westbrook, ME, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2015

    kristie

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    "Funny story but not recorded as such"
    What made the experience of listening to One for the Money the most enjoyable?

    I have read this book and thought it would be a great listen because I remember laughing out loud at some of the stuff that went on in poor Stephanie's job. However, I got none of the great character antic's from the person reading this aloud.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stephanie's grandmother has got to be my favorite but I wouldn't mind meeting Ranger!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator just didn't get the book. She never seemed to touch with the characters.


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

    Not once I got started.


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointed in the narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie CASA GRANDE, arizona, United States 03-13-12
    Debbie CASA GRANDE, arizona, United States 03-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Stephanie Plum books are good and funny"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, someone recommended this to me, she told its funny and she was right


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    it was enjoyable


    Have you listened to any of C. J. Critt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


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

    I'm from the berg


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jedco 03-12-12
    jedco 03-12-12 Member Since 2006
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    "entertaining"
    Any additional comments?

    I listen for entertainment, this filled that requirement. I will get the rest of the series.

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    mayo9191 03-12-12
    mayo9191 03-12-12 Member Since 2010
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    "fun start to a good series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One for the Money to be better than the print version?

    This was a re-listen but i have listened to much of the series and find them funny and quirky.


    What does C. J. Critt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    good narrartor


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    JCrom 03-11-12
    JCrom 03-11-12
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    "Entertaining"
    What did you love best about One for the Money?

    The humor.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters and their interactions.


    What does C. J. Critt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Audio books are time savers for me. I'm usually reading 1 to 2 books and listening to 1. This way I'm able to get more books


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Parts of this book made me laugh out loud.


    Any additional comments?

    I found this an enjoyable listen. The narrator doesn't have a wide range of different voices but was able to carry this off pretty well. I'm not sure about the accent - it sounded forced to me - but I'm not from Jersey.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen South Bend, IN, United States 03-09-12
    Karen South Bend, IN, United States 03-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "It really is terrible."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A complete rewrite of this title might have made this a 4- or 5-star experience.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Janet Evanovich again?

    No.


    Would you be willing to try another one of C. J. Critt’s performances?

    Yes.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    A waste of time.


    Any additional comments?

    Stephanie Plum is thirty years old, unemployed and still trying to prove to her parents that she is an independent woman who can take care of herself.

    An abundance of poor impulse control best describes her -- not pluck. Despite adversities in her newly chosen career, it is her ability to rationalize one bad choice after another that keeps her pushing on. Stephanie Plum needs a caretaker.

    After listening to this title, I have no interest in listening to or reading any of the other titles in the Stephanie Plum series. I have purchased approximately two hundred titles from Audible since I first joined. One for the Money is one of only four that I have deleted from my laptop file.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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