©1989, 2005 Janet Evanovich; (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
Love Overboard is a quick, fun listen! Evanovich amazes me with the quality of the books she turns out. I do wish she would use a different narrator though, Critt's voice is annoying and difficult to take seriously.
Love to read. Mysteries, history, romance, biography, current events, science, classic fiction. No vampires. No zombies. No self-help. Find me on GoodReads and BookLikes.
I'm so sorry that I paid for this listen. I would normally get this kind of fluffy Harlequin-type romance free from the public library but it's Evanovich and I expected better.
I agree that the reader does not do the story justice; in fact, she is driving me nuts. But I am also frustrated at how many times the author repeats the same appositives -- like she is writing for a readership with short term memory loss.
If this is your first outing with Evanovich, start elsewhere. This is not her best. In general, I find her stuff delightful and always a safe choice when I'm looking for light and light-hearted reading. This one just didn't click for me.
When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!
I love the way Janet Evanovich can make hard stressful moments seem so easy and light- hearted. She is very talented and writes go wholesome romance novels. This one is no different. I smiled and laughed and completely enjoyed it.
After reading all of the Stephanie Plum series I have to disagree with the other reviews. I have listened to the Abridged versions with celebrity readers who don't do the books justice. It was a nice read while I wait for the next Stephanie Plum book. The reader knows the author so well!
The story is perfect Evanovich, but the reader is completely wrong for the story. She mades Stephanie seem old and goofy, not the character projected in the book. Her tone doesn't match the moods of the scene at all.
It was an entertaining escape from daily stress.
Did not have a favorite
It lived up to my expectations for Janet Evanovich.
Self-admitted lazy reader who delights in listening to audiobooks!
I'd recommend this book to someone looking for a fun fluff read. If this book were a television show it'd be a good sitcom.
C.J. Critt is one of my favorite readers. She does such a great job of communicating all of the different nuances of the characters she is reading. I actually selected this book because I had just recently completed listening to another book she read.
I've ordered many books from audible and this was my first disappointment. The narrator was unbelievable as the character and I found that when I should have been laughing I was mainly irritated.
It is no Stephanie Plum type book. Rather on the soft fluffy side but still had Evanovich Humor. Had me laughing out loud at times. Fun easy listen but left feeling like it was missing something. Perhaps an extra eye in the fish eye soup?
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