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One for the Money Audiobook

One for the Money: A Stephanie Plum Novel, Book 1

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 that took her virginity....
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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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    Brent 03-06-12
    Brent 03-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    "FUN CHARACTER MAKES FOR A FUN LISTEN"
    What did you love best about One for the Money?

    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.


    What other book might you compare One for the Money to and why?

    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.


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

    Miss Plum of course!


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

    NO but I was eager to finish it and find out the ending.


    Any additional comments?

    Great Fun to read (listen)!

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    Nette 03-05-12
    Nette 03-05-12
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    "Started not so good but ended up really good"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One for the Money to be better than the print version?

    Have not read print version


    What other book might you compare One for the Money to and why?

    No comment


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

    No.


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Amazon Customer LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 03-05-12
    Amazon Customer LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "suspense an laughter"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book kept my attention from begining to end


    What did you like best about this story?

    I was never able to guess what was going to happen next


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I did not have a favorite scene. I enjoyed each one equally


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

    wanted to hear book before I saw movie


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    Barbara L Tamworth, Australia 03-05-12
    Barbara L Tamworth, Australia 03-05-12
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    "Can't wait to see where Stephanie goes from here"

    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.

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    Kelly 03-05-12
    Kelly 03-05-12
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    "Love for Stephanie Plum!"
    Would you listen to One for the Money again? Why?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Meagan 03-05-12
    Meagan 03-05-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun!"
    What made the experience of listening to One for the Money the most enjoyable?

    This story had a little of everything: detective work, humor and in a way romance.


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    MMMuami Denver, CO USA 03-05-12
    MMMuami Denver, CO USA 03-05-12 Member Since 2007

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    "Kinda cheesy."
    Would you try another book from Janet Evanovich and/or C. J. Critt?

    Maybe.


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

    It would depend on whether that friend would be interested in a cheesy detective novel.


    What three words best describe C. J. Critt???s voice?

    expressive, middle-aged


    Was One for the Money worth the listening time?

    Probably not.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Dirk Balgownie, Australia 03-05-12
    Dirk Balgownie, Australia 03-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A believable heroine."
    Where does One for the Money rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


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    Jennifer Pomona, CA, United States 02-29-12
    Jennifer Pomona, CA, United States 02-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A little predicatable, but good."

    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.

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    donna 02-25-12
    donna 02-25-12
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    "Horrible reader, good story"

    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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