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Two for the Dough Audiobook

Two for the Dough: Stephanie Plum, Book 2

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back, packing a whole lot of attitude. This time around, she's on the trail of Kenny Mancuso, a boy from the working-class burg of Trenton, New Jersey, who has just shot his best friend. Fresh out of the Army and suspiciously wealthy, Mancuso's also distantly related to Joe Morelli, a vice cop with questionable ethics, a libido in permanent overdrive, and a habit of horning in on Stephanie's investigations.
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Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back, packing a whole lot of attitude. This time around, she's on the trail of Kenny Mancuso, a boy from the working-class burg of Trenton, New Jersey, who has just shot his best friend. Fresh out of the Army and suspiciously wealthy, Mancuso's also distantly related to Joe Morelli, a vice cop with questionable ethics, a libido in permanent overdrive, and a habit of horning in on Stephanie's investigations.

Jersey girl: listen to more in the Stephanie Plum series.

©1999 Janet Evanovich (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"The first must-read of the new year." (Kirkus Reviews )

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    tina cokato, MN, United States 03-26-12
    tina cokato, MN, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2013
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    "A real life Heroine"
    Would you listen to Two for the Dough again? Why?

    Yes, the charaters are great. They seem to be real people. By no means perfect, but unlike so many other authors, Ms Evanovich realizes that flaws are what make a person interesting. There is no cookie cutter characters in this book. Honestly, it is refreshing.


    What other book might you compare Two for the Dough to and why?

    First Grave on the Right by D. Jones. Again the characters appears to be real people and not the same old stereotypes.


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

    The individual voices make this a joy to listen to. There is no need to wonder who is speaking


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

    yes.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an entertaining book.

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    Kristy Lubbock, TX, United States 03-26-12
    Kristy Lubbock, TX, United States 03-26-12
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    "Good Read"
    Where does Two for the Dough rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top


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

    Mostly, not as good as the first. But I do like how Stephanie is always in trouble.... keeps it interesting


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

    Yes, Still as good


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The Foot!


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    Felicia The Geeky Blogger 03-16-12 Member Since 2015

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    Bought for myself
    Overall Rating 4.25
    Story Rating 4.25
    Character Rating 4.25
    Audio Rating 3.75

    NOTE: I am know I am one of the last people ever to start reading this series but better late than never right? It is as fun (so far) as people said. Stephanie Plum is one hot mess :)

    Audio Review: C.J. Critt actually did a wonderful job with the narration. My problem was with the long pauses between chapters. I am guessing that it is because the book may have been recorded for cassette tape rendering.

    Quick Review: Since most people have read the Stephanie Plum series there isn't much I can add about what a joy the stories are. In the 2nd book there still isn't a whole lot of the choose Team Morelli or Team Ranger stuff. Right now I am Team Grandma Mazur---that woman is a hoot. Since most of this book took place in and around a funeral home (one of her favorite pasttimes is to attend funerals), she was in the story a lot. Stephanie, Ranger, and Morelli were also fantastic though Ranger's role was a bit limited. Overall, if you are looking for a fun mystery series with great characters then I would highly recommend reading these books.

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    Ann Colfax, WI, United States 03-12-12
    Ann Colfax, WI, United States 03-12-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun book - kind of predictible."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Two for the Dough to be better than the print version?

    This book was fun - it is funny and the writing is clever. Stephanie Plum does some ridiculous things that make you laugh, so it is kind of refreshing to have a comedic mystery story instead of a serious one for a change. I would recommend this series for light reading.


    What other book might you compare Two for the Dough to and why?

    This series is similar to other mysteries written by female authors, but is much better and more lighthearted than say the Eve Duncan series by Iris Johansen.


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

    She was upbeat and comical with her reading which fit with the personality of the character.


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

    It didn't keep me listening like others, but it was enjoyable and I was excited for the next time I got to listen.


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    Kindle Customer 03-12-12
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    "I can't wait to read or listen to the whole series"
    If you could sum up Two for the Dough in three words, what would they be?

    Exciting, Funny, Easy- read


    What other book might you compare Two for the Dough to and why?

    J.D. Robbs Death Series because the leading character of this series, Eve Dallas is also a strong woman living in a man's profession. Very funny and strong characters too. The narrator also does a wonderful job bring the characters out.


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

    Nice and pleasant voice, shows you the characters nicely


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Stephenie Plum's antics


    Any additional comments?

    One minute the book is serious and the next you are laughing out loud , good strong characters.

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    Zenikki United States 03-08-12
    Zenikki United States 03-08-12
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    "I'm Hooked"
    Where does Two for the Dough rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story and characters were great, more than I expected. The reader was not what I would have chose I didn't really connect with her.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Grandma Mazur, she is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Stephanie and grandma are in the car on steak out and Kenny spots them, bust a u-turn and rams them in the back. Grandma jumps out and starts letting off shots. CLASSIC :)


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    eh


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    Amazon Customer 03-05-12
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    "Very Funny"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Two for the Dough to be better than the print version?

    No, I like them both the same.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It is very funny


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

    C.J. Critt has a nice voice and she brings the story to life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I started reading the books when they first came out and loved them they only thing I have a problem with is the constant use of the F word. It was bad enough just reading it in the book but listening to the book and hearing it so often makes me wonder if I really want to continue listening to the rest of her books.

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    Nancy Potts Camp, MS 38659 03-05-12
    Nancy Potts Camp, MS 38659 03-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Laugh Out Loud Funny!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Two for the Dough to be better than the print version?

    I very much enjoyed listening to this book from Janet Evanovich. Great characters and fast-paced plot. C.J. Critt does a great job narrating. Very fun


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

    It was engaging enough and kept me guessing.


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

    She is believable as the voice of Stephanie.


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

    Laugh, for sure!


    Any additional comments?

    I will tune in to Janet Evanovich and this series again!

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    John CHESTERFIELD, MI, United States 02-28-12
    John CHESTERFIELD, MI, United States 02-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great series"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Three Musketeers: Stephanie, Ranger and Merelli


    Any additional comments?

    Going to listen to the entire series. Have taken a few out of order. Doesn't matter. They hold their own.

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    Sheila Prince Albert, SK, Canada 02-22-12
    Sheila Prince Albert, SK, Canada 02-22-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved It!!"
    Where does Two for the Dough rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I found the story very enjoyable, great entertainment factor. Very High!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Two for the Dough?

    Grandma Mazer is Great


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are so many.


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

    Yes!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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