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Publisher's Summary

Life in Marblehead has had a pleasant predictability, until Diesel arrives. Rumor has it that a collection of priceless ancient relics representing the Seven Deadly Sins have made their way to Boston’s North Shore. Partnered with pastry chef Lizzie Tucker, Diesel bullies and charms his way through historic Salem to track them down - and his criminal mastermind cousin Gerewulf Grimorie. The black-haired, black-hearted Wulf is on the hunt for the relic representing gluttony. Caught in a race against time, Diesel and Lizzie soon find out that more isn’t always better, as they battle Wulf and the first of the deadly sins. With delectable characters and non-stop thrills that have made Janet Evanovich a household name, Wicked Appetite will leave you hungry for more.

©2010 Evanovich, Inc. (P)2010 Macmillan Audio

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Love the monkey and the broom!

Silly fun, well-written. Evanovich kept my attention and imagination for the whole romp. Now, on to book 2 of the series...

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OK Story

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes, maybe if the characters didn't sound so much like the Stephanie Plum characters I would be more interested in the next two books in the series.

What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She reads well but the characters need their own voices not those of the Plum series.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

No.

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Southerners don't drop ALL their Gs - irritating!

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

Maybe, it was kind of fun but nowhere as good as the Stephanie Plum books.

If you’ve listened to books by Janet Evanovich before, how does this one compare?

Not even in the same ballpark...

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes, it matched the pace but the Southern accent was VERY wrong! Dropping every G isn't necessarily how we speak. Her regular accent with only dropping the Gs doesn't make for a Southern accent... It was very distracting, listening to that... She does a great job with the other series but she needs to leave the Southern to others...

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Nope.

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It was a sorta fun story but I really kept waiting for it to be over with... Sorry! But I love the Stephanie Plum books and was disappointed in this #1 book in this series...sadly... Won't be listening to the rest of them....

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Enjoyable light mystery

Great fun read. I couldn't wait to get back in my car! I chuckled all the way through it.

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  • Wendy
  • Billings, MT
  • 06-30-15

Best book in a long time

I haven't found a good book in a long time. But this one fits the bill it's funny, fantasy, awesome. I recommend this wholeheartedly.

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  • 06-30-15

Enjoyable Easy Listen

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I have only listened to/read Janet Evanovich's Lizzy & Diesel series, that being said I have found them to be a great listen. They are funny, witty, charming and don't require a huge amount of concentration to listen to which is great as I listen to them while working. I have listened to all three books in three days and am already looking forward to the next chapter in the series.

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Great series

loved this book. I would recommend it. Couldn't put it down. A must read. I love her books.

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Not great

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To begin with, the story basis just seems kind of lazy, as though the author one day just decided she should do one of those southern paranormal romance things the kids are buying nowadays and threw it together. Second, something about it just kind of bored me. Other than the uninspired subject matter, I think what bored me might have been the pace of it and the annoying male protagonist, "Diesel", who it seems was supposed to be a charming scamp. He was just kind of an arrogant horse's a**. This story lacks a lot of the substance of the Plum novels, and those novels were not something one could call "literary", so that's saying a lot. Just kind of a limp book here. Seems like more of a commercial move on Janet's part than a labor of love.

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  • mary
  • San Antonio, TX, United States
  • 06-11-14

Yuck

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Compared to the earlier novels with main character, this book would have been better off not being written. It seemed to have difficulty to staying focused. The reader tended to stay in a monotone much of the time. The main character seemed too weak to carry the story. The supporting character was definitely too weak for her part. Another character in the story didn't seem to fit the story. It was like she was there as filler.

Has Wicked Appetite turned you off from other books in this genre?

NO, DEFINITELY NOT. I have many books with that I have enjoyed. I have many books in this genre. Most I enjoy, a few I haven't decided and even fewer where my reaction was negative.

What three words best describe Lorelei King’s performance?

Not her best effort. For some reason Lorelei King's narration seemed flat. Her reading wasn't as good as her reading of other Evanovich books with the main character. I have many other books with her as reader that I enjoyed a lot. Her listed as reader is often a positive factor when I am picking out audio books.

Do you think Wicked Appetite needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Only if the plot can be improved.

Any additional comments?

For the price even as an Audible.com member is too high for such a poor plot and story. It is unfortunate because I enjoy most of Janet Evanovich's books and Lorelei King narrations.

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Too funny to listen to while driving!

I've NEVER laughed so much listening to a book while driving my car. I had to pull over the first several times Shirley spoke after Glo did her magic on the poor ol' gal. The narrator did a fantastic job (she's one of my two favorites) and Janet Evanovich is such a great author. I totally enjoyed this book, and immediately downloaded the second book in the series. There's magic, mystery, crime, romance, a monkey and a cat, a goofy friend (Glo), and crotchety old lady or two. I rarely listen to any audio book twice...but I think I will with this book. It was that good!