Stephanie Plum is back in all-new adventure from #1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich.
©2013 Random House Audio ; ©2013 Janet Evanovich
I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction.
This story opens with a giraffe and a tranquilizer dart in a thugs butt. Just when you thought you seen it all with Stephanie, you don't come close. This novel is a good improvement over the last. Lula is in fine form with some excellent one liners. All of the central characters are back and so is the love triangle between Ranger, Morelli and Stephanie.
This particular story opens up very slowly and even in the middle of the novel, there is not much life to it. The sad fact is that this series in long in the tooth for those of us who have read them all. Evanovich does a reasonable job making this novel stand-alone. That is, if you read book 20, you will at least follow all of the ins and outs of the story and appreciate the characters.
Evanovich needs to find a new way to breath life into this series and make some decisions for crying out loud. Or perhaps, a mega size novel to wrap it all up and start a new series with different characters. I am luke warm on this Takedown Twenty; an improvement over the last I admit; but not too much.
This book was entertaining. Yes, the series has become pretty predictable but it still makes me laugh out loud. I enjoy when Ranger's cars get blown up and/or totaled. I like when Bella gives Stephanie the eye. I like that there is a love triangle. Joe and Ranger are great characters and if Stephanie finally picks one, the other will probably fade away or maybe get his own series. King does her usual great job. I can't imagine anyone else as Stephanie.
In this twentieth book in the Stephanie Plum series, we see Stephanie bumble as a bounty hunter, waver between Morelli and Ranger, catch something on fire and destroy a car. Yep, it's the same story as before. There's not anything new here but it is more of the same fun that we've come to love from Stephanie Plum novels. Lorelei King continues to be one of the top narrators out there and makes the books worth listening to. And I think it's the audiobook that makes the difference. I would get frustrated with the physical books but with Lorelei King's narration, the book is a great escape.
Janet Evanovich finally got her mojo back and brought the old Stephanie that we knew and loved. It took 8 nothing stories and a terrible movie to do it. Takedown Twenty is terrific. .
I have been a fan from the beginning and even went to see Janet when she came to Trenton to meet with her fans. I will never forget the huge crowd that were crammed into the Marriott Ballroom just to hear about Stephanie, our own Jersey heroine.
The story is great! The characters are great! Their adventures are great!. And Stephanie's mom serves great food even though she is a bit tipsy from Grandma's love affair and Stephanie's singlehood.
Lula adds so much as Stephanie's aide de camp. Her humor bounces against Stephanie's serious concerns that the two would make a great buddy movie. Joe getting serious about marriage but Ranger still makes her heart pitter pat. This and a great story adds to the fun.
And of course, Lorelei King is perfect although a little Jersey accent would help make Stephanie a real Trentonian from the Burg.
I LOVE THESE CHARACTERS.. BUT WITH BOOK #20 ..THERE IS NOTHING NEW AND THE BOOKS ARE BEGINNING TO TO JUST BE SILLY... I THINK IT IS TIME FOR STEPHANIE PLUM TO RETIRE
I LOVE HER..AND HAVE LISTEN TO OTHER BOOKS BECAUSE SHE WAS THE NARRATOR
IT SHOULD NOT BE MADE INTO A MOVIE...THAT WAS TRIED ALREADY AND FAILED ..BADLY....
LET STEPHANIE PLUM FINALLY GROW UP ,,, AND THEN RETIRE
I am an avid eclectic reader.
Stephanie Plum, bond enforcement agent, with side kick Lulu must track down a mob boss charged with murder. It turns out that the boss is Stephanie’s boy friend Joe Morelli’s uncle and everyone in the Berg is blocking her from finding him. Morelli’s Sicilian aunt has given Stephanie “the eye” twice and is sending her to hell. I read this series for a laugh. The exploits are so outrageous and Stephanie and Lulu are in revolving mayhem. This book has Lulu chasing a giraffe through the streets of the Berg. The giraffe does not seem to be related to anything else in the story. The book is quick easy to read and funny. Makes a good change of pace, get away from it all book but I think the series has run its course and needs to end. The book is narrated by Lorelei King who does her usual good job.
I have read all 20 books in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. When it comes to this crew, I always buy the audio, as Lorelei King is outstanding! Just to hear Stephanie, Lulu, Joe, Ranger, Viney, and Grandma Mazur -----a story in itself! The characters always leave you laughing no matter if you are jogging or working – they are a riot!! Lulu is my favorite – and hope there will be another movie!
As usual, Stephanie is staking out a mob guy “Uncle Sonny” – breaking her finger, thrown off a bridge, senior moments, and all the things which happen being a bounty hunter. As long as Stephanie can get chicken and donuts…. The book was hilarious, entertaining, and hope it never ends (if it does make sure and give Joe and Stephanie a happily ever after) and use Lulu for another series as she is just too funny to retire. (Good job with the one liners, Janet)… I have enjoyed the Plum Series more than some of the other series.
Okay, Ms Evanovich, let's get moving. This is the same old stuff recycled, but a lot less of it. The book is only a little over 6 hours long. Plum is still wavering between Morelli and Ranger, which got old about six or seven books ago.
I think Ms. Evanovich is tired of writing this series, which means it is time for her to write the last book - but PLEASE make it a satisfying ending with no loose ends and the reader having to guess who Plum chooses or what happens in her future life.
Not much has changed with the Stephanie Plum story line. Was hoping story would develop into something with more interesting characters. Sad but story was predictable.
most seemed to be pulled from one to twenty. whishy washy with the boys. some back and forth is ok. but here it is to much. sorry.and by now she and LoLo should be getting good at the job. Still getting into trouble yes. but not like in book one.
yes, Lorelei King has a good voice. strong, without all the slring of some.
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