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
"The first must-read of the new year." (Kirkus Reviews )
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.
First Grave on the Right by D. Jones. Again the characters appears to be real people and not the same old stereotypes.
The individual voices make this a joy to listen to. There is no need to wonder who is speaking
This is an entertaining book.
At the top
Mostly, not as good as the first. But I do like how Stephanie is always in trouble.... keeps it interesting
Yes, Still as good
Say something about yourself!
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.
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.
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.
She was upbeat and comical with her reading which fit with the personality of the character.
It didn't keep me listening like others, but it was enjoyable and I was excited for the next time I got to listen.
Exciting, Funny, Easy- read
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.
Nice and pleasant voice, shows you the characters nicely
Stephenie Plum's antics
One minute the book is serious and the next you are laughing out loud , good strong characters.
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.
Grandma Mazur, she is HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!
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 :)
No, I like them both the same.
It is very funny
C.J. Critt has a nice voice and she brings the story to life.
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.
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
It was engaging enough and kept me guessing.
She is believable as the voice of Stephanie.
Laugh, for sure!
I will tune in to Janet Evanovich and this series again!
The Three Musketeers: Stephanie, Ranger and Merelli
Going to listen to the entire series. Have taken a few out of order. Doesn't matter. They hold their own.
I found the story very enjoyable, great entertainment factor. Very High!
Grandma Mazer is Great
There are so many.
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