Full Tilt

Narrated by: Lorelei King
Series: Full, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (693 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes's Full Tilt, he lives life in the fast lane and she's along for the ride - with no brakes....

Beaumont, South Carolina, has mint julips, ladies who lunch, good ole boy politics, and Jamie Swift. She's running her family newspaper, ready to marry the town's most eligible bachelor, and getting her future locked in. 

Then mysterious, high-tech wonder boy Max Holt comes to town. Sexy, wise-cracking Max has turned from computers to crime-stopping. Now' he's got a case in Beaumont and a reason to look up Jamie Swift. He finds her impossible. She calls him infuriating. They're a perfect couple...except for her fiance and the arrival of two hitmen. 

Sure enough, someone wants to kill Max. Someone else wants a town bigwig rubbed out. And suddenly Jamie's caught in the crossfire of her own emotions, Max's secrets, and the most irresistible desire... 

©2003 Evanovich, Inc. (P)2003 Audio Renaissance, a Division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

Critic Reviews

"A far-fetched mystery that [sounds] like a carnival ride spun out of control." ((Publishers Weekly)

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Fluff

I love the Stephanie Plum novels and wanted to like this book. Although the story was fast-paced and action-filled, there was not enough suspense, not enough romance, too few real laughs. My disappointment had much to do with the reader, who though skilled, tried too hard to come up with individual voices to help the listener follow a story that was heavily weighted with dialog. This is a novel I think I would have enjoyed more had I read it instead of listened to it.

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Full Tilt - full disappointment

If you are, as I am, a fan of Stephanie Plum and Granny Mazar, and the rest of Ms. Evanovich's characters and plots, you will probably be as disappointed in Full Tilt as I was.

I finished listening, but throughout the book, I kept promising myself that if a character uttered the words 'somebody ought to do something' in "this town"'even one more time I was going to delete the book and start something else!

I don't recommend "this book" to anyone!

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    2 out of 5 stars

Characters not complex enough.

I was intrigued by the description, so I bought the book. I am sorry to say I found it disappointing. The book is definitely not thought provoking and the romance left me tepid, at best. At several points I contemplated just not finishing it. Primarily, I wish the character development would have been more complex.

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Great book with awesome characters and charm!!

Great storyline with romance, secrets and suspence!! Love the character Max, it would be so neat to be that smart. Would definitely recommend!

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Full Tilt

As a fan of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, I found this book to be a disappointment. The traditional dry humor was missing. Instead, it seemed that it was forced and just didn't reach the same standard.

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Awful

I probably would've liked this if I was a teenager in the 50's. Very dissapointing. I wish I had read these reviews.

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Yet another great Janet Evanovich story!

Loved it! Looking forward to the next book in the series! Can never get enough of Janet Evanovich.

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Easy Listen

Love Janet Evanovich’s books! Easy to listen to throughout the day as I run errands.

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King is not the ONLY narrator in the world

On occasion she starts in the wrong character voice, can't pronounce common words correctly (entrepreneur) and is the voice of Plum. do better Evanovich, branch out, maybe even live dangerously and hire a male AND a female narrator, instead of one woman and her trans sounding male voices.

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No surprises, but no disappointments

The music at the beginning and end of every chapter is odd. Story about what you’d expect - fun, light beach read. Lorelei King is a great narrator but some of her male voices are a little forced sounding.

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