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Publisher's Summary

Stephanie Lowe decides Maine schooner captain and pirate descendent Ivan Rasmussen deserves to be called Ivan the Terrible. The house she just bought from him is falling apart and possibly haunted. He complains about her fish-eye stew and burnt chocolate chip cookies. He makes fun of her hair after she's had to comb it while using a toaster as a mirror. And on top of all that, he has the nerve to be charming, handsome, and overboard in love with her. This is one pirate captain who is determined to acquire the treasure of a lifetime.
©1989, 2005 Janet Evanovich (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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    2 out of 5 stars
  • A
  • 07-12-06

Boo hoo

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Jami
  • Oakland, OR, USA
  • 01-31-05

Overbored? Read This!

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.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Fun romp!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

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.

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

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Tami
  • ANAHEIM, CA, United States
  • 05-05-05

Critt & Evanovich keep me laughing!

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!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Joyce
  • Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
  • 03-15-05

Love the content, not the reader

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Classic

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.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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light and easy

fun, light story. this is a comedy. this is for a non serious , silly, happy ending kind of day. I enjoyed the story and the narrator.

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  • VoxVolat
  • Dallas, TX, United States
  • 06-09-13

A Fun Romance

An early effort by the author who has a real knack for comedy. And character development. If you are looking for a fun and easy listen, this is a good choice.

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  • Kelly
  • SOMERVILLE, AL, United States
  • 11-05-12

Loved it.

What made the experience of listening to Love Overboard the most enjoyable?

It was an entertaining escape from daily stress.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Did not have a favorite

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

Voice inflection

Any additional comments?

It lived up to my expectations for Janet Evanovich.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars

Bad narration

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.