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Two for the Dough Audiobook

Two for the Dough: Stephanie Plum, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Barbara WILDWOOD, NJ, United States 05-07-12
    Barbara WILDWOOD, NJ, United States 05-07-12
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    "A fun listen"
    If you could sum up Two for the Dough in three words, what would they be?

    fun, humorous, silly


    What did you like best about this story?

    It moved along quickly


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

    nothing extreme but I did laugh at times


    Any additional comments?

    Although I enjoy the Plum series, I don't know if I can read or listen to 19 of them. For me, although I love the sarcasm, she can be too silly.

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    Donald Sierra Vista, AZ, United States 04-30-12
    Donald Sierra Vista, AZ, United States 04-30-12
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    "Very pour narrating"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This is the worst I ever heard of the autio books by Janet Evanovich. It was verey hard to figure out who was talking in this book. C J Critt does not change her voice at all, makes it hard to determind who is talking.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different reader.


    Was Two for the Dough worth the listening time?

    Good Question, it would have been better with a different reader.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah 04-20-12
    Deborah 04-20-12
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    "Funny story - Rough Language"
    What did you like best about Two for the Dough? What did you like least?

    This story has some very entertaining characters; however, the profanity destroys what could have been a great book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Janet Evanovich again?

    No


    Was Two for the Dough worth the listening time?

    No


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NanaMeryl Ocala, FL 04-20-12
    NanaMeryl Ocala, FL 04-20-12 Member Since 2008

    Retired Teacher Love reading and love listening to audio books in my car.

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    "Seriously?"

    I knew this book would be a funny romp in the continued life of our favorite bounty hunter. Unfortunately, I'll have to read all about it, because after just a couple of chapters, I simply could not continue with the horrible narration. How could you take a classic series like this one and destroy the humor, the prosody, the timing? Do I sound disappointing? You bet I am. I seldom toss an audio title, even if the narration is suspect. But this one? The only direction I'll take here will be towards my Nook where I know I'll enjoy the tale. Shame on you. I paid for this title. Shame on me.

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    Marissa CLAREMONT, NH, United States 04-19-12
    Marissa CLAREMONT, NH, United States 04-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Hillarious!!!!!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Two for the Dough the most enjoyable?

    The sexual tension between Stephani and Moreli. All the characters that make up Stephanies' family.


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

    When Stephanie finds a cat in Rex's cage. Thank goodness for the soupcan!


    What does C. J. Critt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    So funny how she does the mother. And yet kinda tuns me on when she does Moreli and Ranger. Very confusing, but brilliant.


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

    Laugh and laugh and laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    I am planning on listening to the entire series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Roeann 04-16-12
    Roeann 04-16-12
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    "Easy listen good light plot"
    Where does Two for the Dough rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This has a good story line and charater development. Some good laugh out loud parts.


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

    I liked the narration and CJ Critt gets the personalties right.


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

    This is a pass my driving time with a good story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Felicia The Geeky Blogger 03-16-12 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Fun Series"

    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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