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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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    Angela 02-13-12
    Angela 02-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun Book!"
    Would you listen to One for the Money again? Why?

    I tend not to listen to books more then once.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stephanie is the BEST!


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

    Great voice and easy to listen to.


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

    I laughed many times.


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    Lori 02-09-12
    Lori 02-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Beware of reader!"
    Would you try another book from Janet Evanovich and/or C. J. Critt?

    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!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stephanie is a great character but it was fun to go back and remember how she and Morelli met.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of C. J. Critt?

    The reader for hunger games was just great.


    What character would you cut from One for the Money?

    None.


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    DJ North Webster, IN, United States 02-07-12
    DJ North Webster, IN, United States 02-07-12 Member Since 2015
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    "If you like a ending twist you will love this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, fun story, good character development, good mix of seriousness and humor.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stephanie Plum, Her humor and the way she approaches things. She is a no hold barred type of lovable badass.


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

    This is my first and CJ does it well. You can definitely tell the different characters she is portraying.


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

    Yes but I couldn't due to my schedule.


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    Susan Addison, TX, United States 02-06-12
    Susan Addison, TX, United States 02-06-12
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    "Hillarious"

    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!

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    Leslie Virginia Beach, VA, United States 02-06-12
    Leslie Virginia Beach, VA, United States 02-06-12

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    "Wish Lorelei King had read it!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I had the read the book before and ended up never finishing this audio book. It's just not the same without Lorelei!


    Did C. J. Critt do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Really could not get into her rendition of the characters!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Fortunately, the move was pretty good. There were differences from the book, but that goes with the territory!


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    02-04-12
    02-04-12 Member Since 2014
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    "FUN!"
    Would you listen to One for the Money again? Why?

    Yes, it was fresh and new compared to my other listens. Can't wait to see the movie!!


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    RNeill 02-04-12
    RNeill 02-04-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Laugh Out Loud Fun!"
    If you could sum up One for the Money in three words, what would they be?

    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.


    What does C. J. Critt bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Great voice and presence to each character. Loved her in both books.


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

    I laughed out loud alot!


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    Leila DURHAM, NC, United States 02-03-12
    Leila DURHAM, NC, United States 02-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Better than expected"

    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.

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    V BAYTOWN, TX, United States 02-02-12
    V BAYTOWN, TX, United States 02-02-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved the Story"

    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.

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    SUSAN 02-01-12
    SUSAN 02-01-12
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    "Loved the humor"
    Would you listen to One for the Money again? Why?

    Probably not - already know what happens


    Would you be willing to try another book from Janet Evanovich? Why or why not?

    Most likely yes


    Any additional comments?

    Was uncomfortable with the frequent bad language.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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