But hey, she's from Jersey.
Stephanie Plum may not be the best bounty hunter in beautiful downtown Trenton, but she's pretty darn good at turning bad situations her way...and she always gets her man. In To the Nines, her cousin Vinnie (who's also her boss) has posted bail on Samuel Singh, an illegal immigrant. When the elusive Mr. Singh goes missing, Stephanie is on the case. But what she uncovers is far more sinister than anyone imagines and leads to a group of killers who give new meaning to the word hunter.
In a race against time that takes her from the Jersey Turnpike to the Vegas Strip, Stephanie Plum is on the chase of her life. The unforgettable characters, nonstop action, high-stakes suspense, and sheer entertainment of To the Nines define Janet Evanovich as unique among today's writers.
Don't forget to download the rest of the Stephanie Plum series.
©2003 Evanovich, Inc. (P)2002 Audio Renaissnace, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
I love this woman's books. when people see me driving down the road laughing my head off they must think I've lost my mind. it's one of those books you just can't stop listening to.
the stephanie plum books are like coming home to old friends, joining in a new adventure. they keep you guessing what crazy thing might happen next. the characters and the story suck you right into their world.
I love all Evanovich's works, even the ones that are not quite her best. But this one very definitely is, with all the humor, mystery, and, of course, sexual tension you could want. Definitely one worth staying in your car and listening to when you should be doing something else.
Great story! I find myself waiting anxiously every year for the next installment in this series. As always, Janet Evanovich has left us hanging until next time!
What makes the Stephanie Plum series excellent is the fantastically funny and wild characters of the series. Plum is a bounty hunter but the kind that keeps a gun in the cookie jar seem to run into accidents.
As far as narration is concerned, Lorelei King does an excellent job, altough Lori Petty is still my favorite.
This is my first experience with audio books and what a treat! Stephanie's adventures are as intriguing and funny to hear as they are to read. Add her colorful co-workers and a trip to Las Vegas, and be prepared to stay glued to your audio player. This time Stephanie is living with Joe, but still manages to get mixed up with criminals. Ranger is ever-present saving Stephanie from certain doom either in person or with one of his merry men. Lula is trying to become a supermodel-by-protein dieting, and attracts all kinds of animals - mostly the 4-legged kind. Connie gets involved in the chase this time by accompanying Lula and Stephanie to Las Vegas, catching the gambling bug with some interesting consequences. And there's a new addition to the family, but I won't spoil that surprise. In all "To the Nines" provides entertaining listening that goes as quickly as if you were reading the book.
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.
--you'll be laughing out loud at some parts. At least I did. I always enjoy sharing Stephanie's adventures and am looking forward to the next book already! (And don't listen to this book when you're hungry or you'll be searching the refrigerator for something to eat! Lula is on a diet that made my craving for fried chicken kick in.)
Janet E always keeps you guessing. Just when you think you know the right answer she puts a "twist" into the plot. She also writes so that you don't have to start with her first book to keep up with the story line. She always refreshes your memory about what happened before. She keeps your attention and while I listen to them to and from work, you don't mind a few traffic slowdowns.
This was my first Stephanie Plum experiance, and I can assure you it won't be my last! I had a lot of fun listening to the adventures of this "disaster magnent", and her dysfunctional family. She sounds like a "real person" with real family and friends. The reading was great, all the different voices. I especially liked Rangers voice. Good Job!!
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