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Seven Up | [Janet Evanovich]

Seven Up

All New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to do is bring in semi-retired bail jumper Eddie DeChooch. For an old man he's still got a knack for slipping out of sight...and raising hell. How else can Stephanie explain the bullet-riddled corpse in Eddie's garden? Who else would have a clue as to why two of Stephanie's friends suddenly vanished? For answers Stephanie has the devil to pay: her mentor, Ranger. The deal? He'll give Stephanie all the help she needs...if she gives him everything he wants.
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Publisher's Summary

All New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum has to do is bring in semi-retired bail jumper Eddie DeChooch. For an old man he's still got a knack for slipping out of sight...and raising hell. How else can Stephanie explain the bullet-riddled corpse in Eddie's garden? Who else would have a clue as to why two of Stephanie's friends suddenly vanished? For answers Stephanie has the devil to pay: her mentor, Ranger. The deal? He'll give Stephanie all the help she needs...if she gives him everything he wants.

As if things weren't complicated enough, Stephanie's just discovered her Grandma Mazur's own unmentionable alliance with Eddie. Add a series of unnerving break-ins, not to mention the bombshell revelation leveled by Stephanie's estranged sister, and Stephanie's ready for some good news. Unfortunately, a marriage proposal from Joe Morelli, the love of her life, isn't quite cutting it. And now, murder, a randy paramour, a wily mobster, death threats, extortion, and a triple kidnapping aside, Stephanie's really got the urge to run for her life.

Don't forget to download the rest of the Stephanie Plum series.

©2001 Evanovich, Inc.; (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

What the Critics Say

"A madcap comic mystery, Jersey-girl style." (New York Times)
"Funny, sexy, and scary." (Booklist)
"It's always a treat to go out on a case with Stephanie Plum, the sassy, adventurous, but not always successful Trenton, N.J., bounty hunter." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Sharee Sorenson 10-01-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Love Stephanie Plum"

    I started with book 1 on Audible and fell in love with the character, Stephanie Plum, and the narrator, Lori Petty. I listened to a sample of Loralei King and swore I was not going to listen any further (I loved Lori Petty's Jersey accent). But when it came time for book 7, I caved because I wanted more Stephanie Plum. After listening to this book -- I must say, Loralei King does a tremendous job and I've become a fan. It takes me some time to get use to different narrators but after the first little bit, I was able to adapt. I'm glad I caved because I really enjoy Loralei's rendition of Stephanie and all the other wonderful characters. As for the book itself--loved it--true to form for the series and Janet Evanovich.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    RosyOutlook North Richland Hills, TX, United States 08-09-12
    RosyOutlook North Richland Hills, TX, United States 08-09-12

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    "First and Favorite"
    What made the experience of listening to Seven Up the most enjoyable?

    This is the first Janet Evanovich book I read. I actually read it out loud to my friend in the car. It is so much better listening to someone else read it to me. This book makes me laugh everytime I listen to it!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara 03-15-12
    Barbara 03-15-12
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    "Huge Disappointment!"
    Any additional comments?

    Recently started this series and had great fun listening to the first six books read by CJ Critt (although I had to get #5&6 from the library because Audible only had the abridged versions with a different narrator). It's always irritating when the narrator is changed mid-series, especially when Critt made the characters come alive, but the reviews for the books narrated by Lorelei King were good so I started book seven with high hopes of a good listen - Huge Disappointment! King doesn't deliver the sassy, energetic Stephanie of the first books and I found the voice used for the grandmother to be shrill and totally irritating. Still love the story but this narrator may send me back to the print version.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth fort worth, TX, USA 05-08-08
    Elizabeth fort worth, TX, USA 05-08-08
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    "Plumicious"

    Stephanie Plum series is absolutely the best and funniest books I've ever read. Book 7 overall had the charm, humor, and suspense this series is known for. The plot was a bit same old, but still a very good read. The reader is most excellent as well. I rent/purchase books simply for this reader. She has voices for the many characters and it feels like a movie. I've read many books on audio in my day, and the Plum series as well as this narrator are the top of the line best. I def suggest!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Peter San Rafael, CA, CA, USA 04-25-06
    Peter San Rafael, CA, CA, USA 04-25-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Surpisingly Entertaining"

    While I typically like the more serious mysteries, I was surpised how much fun this tongue-in-cheek story could be. It has all the elements that keep you sitting in your car or findings a longer way home so that you can hear a little bit more of the story, that you, of course, don't want to end; plus it has one more element. I found myself laughing out loud while listening. I will certainly look for more Janet Evanovich and the fantastic narrator, Lorelei King. This is certainly one of those stories that would be hard to imagine without the nuance this narrator brings to the story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Muncie, IN, USA 06-21-05
    Elizabeth Muncie, IN, USA 06-21-05
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    "Another great Plum adventure!"

    I love all the Stephanie Plum novels and am glad Audible finally got the unabridged version of this one. The book has great characters and an entertaining plot. Also, Lorelei King does a great job of narrating again. She really brings the story to life with different voices for the characters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kaye Sparks, NV, United States 08-20-12
    Kaye Sparks, NV, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Another fun Stephanie Plum read"
    If you could sum up Seven Up in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyable, inviting, satisfying


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

    Always enjoy the inept way Stephanie always succeeds


    What about Lorelei King’s performance did you like?

    She bring the characters in the story to life.


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

    Always make me alight and put a smile on my face!!


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to finishing series. Prefer unabridged versions

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kaye Ormaas 08-20-12
    Kaye Ormaas 08-20-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Another fun Stephanie Plum read"
    If you could sum up Seven Up in three words, what would they be?

    Enjoyable, inviting, satisfying


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

    Always enjoy the inept way Stephanie always succeeds


    What about Lorelei King???s performance did you like?

    She bring the characters in the story to life.


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

    Always make me alight and put a smile on my face!!


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to finishing series. Prefer unabridged versions

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Russell R, Roth Las Vegas, NV United States 07-09-12
    Russell R, Roth Las Vegas, NV United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Very entertaining read"
    Where does Seven Up rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top ten


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

    Maybe not the edge of my seat, but very funny and riveting.


    Have you listened to any of Lorelei King’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes and they are all very good, this one included.


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

    Nothing extreme. If you enjoyed the prior 7, you will enjoy this one.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa WHITNEY, TX, USA 03-06-08
    Lisa WHITNEY, TX, USA 03-06-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Love the series!"

    This is the first time I have read this author and have fallen in love with the Stephanie Plum series. I downloaded all 13 books and listened to them all within a week. I couldn’t wait to hear what adventures (and mishaps!) that Stephanie, Joe, Ranger, Lula and the rest of the gang would get into. I’ve read some of the previous reviews. I agree with some and disagree with others. I disagree that it gets old and complacent that Stephanie finds herself in the same situations in every book. It appears to me that Stephanie’s character is just one of those people that trouble and mayhem seem to find. I do agree that narrator Lori Petty is the voice of Stephanie. Narrator Debi Mazar’s accent is a bit heavy for audio books and then after all this Lorilei King takes over as narrator for the rest of the series. While Ms. King’s character voices are awesome (she has such a range!) her Stephanie voice has no Jersey accent at all and sound just a little too “blue blood”. Otherwise Ms. King is a joy to listen to. You will fall in love with Ranger and Joe! Both are too hot to handle……no wonder Stephanie can’t choose between the two!

    Don’t let the narrator changes deter you from listening to this funny charming, and at times mysterious series. You won’t be disappointed if you’re looking for something light hearted to listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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