High Five

Narrated by: Debi Mazar
Series: Stephanie Plum, Book 5
Length: 2 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (1,662 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

America's favorite bounty hunter is back behind the wheel in her fifth hilarious, high-octane thriller. Out of bail skippers and rent money, Stephanie Plum throws caution to the wind and follows in the entrepreneurial bootsteps of expert bounty hunter Ranger, engaging in morally correct and marginally legal enterprises. Okay, so a scumball blows himself to bits on her first day of policing a crack house, and the sheik she was chauffeuring steals the limo. But hey, nobody's perfect.
Don't forget to download the rest of the Stephanie Plum series.
©1999 Evanovich, Inc. (P)1999 Audio Renaissance

Critic Reviews

"Evanovich tells her fast-paced and furiously funny story expertly. The action never stops, the dialogue is snappy and the characters are more than memorable. Readers can't miss with this one." (Publishers Weekly)

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    3 out of 5 stars

Content dampened by quality of reading.

High Five is representative of all of the "Stephanie Plum" books -- it's light, funny, and contains just enough "serious" content to create a ghost of of plot. In short--it's perfect for listening to while driving too & from work, or doing odd jobs aroung the house. But I have to say -- I was disappointed in this particular reader. Two and a half hours of straight read in a heavy New York/New Jersey accent, with few variations in inflection, tone, or cadence almost turned this into a giant snooze session for me.

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Worst narrator - Hated Her Voice and Speed!!

Would you listen to High Five again? Why?

NO, I can't stand the narrator!

Would you be willing to try another one of Debi Mazar’s performances?

No, She has no variation in her characters voices and she sounds more like a young black girl than a white woman. She reads way to fast and I couldn't understand some of her words at all. I wanted to hear the book and since she was the only choice I pushed my way through it...that goodness it was the short version!!

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

Not really

30 people found this helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

We need a new reader!!!!!!!!!!

This book would be good if Lorelei King were reading it. No one can read the Plum books like King.

19 people found this helpful

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Terrible Narrator!

Very disappointing afte listening to the first 4 in the series, narrated by C.J. Critt! This narrator is distracting - reads too fast, and I HATE her accent! Also, why is a 3 hour book so expensive!???? Think I'll return it, and I won't buy any more, because there aren't any more narrated by Critt, and I don't want to take any more chances on these narrators.

15 people found this helpful

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Great Story, Poor Deliverance

I really enjoy Janet Evonovich's stories when I am driving, but this narrator made it difficult to enjoy this particular episode. Her thick accent, poor enunciation, and speaking too quickly all combined to make it challenging to understand the story at times. It's too bad, because the story itself made me smile and laugh out loud at times, the storyline was great, as always, and I loved the ending...I'll have to listen to the next book to find out which of the two men Stephanie chose.

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Horrible Reader. Abridged is terrible.

I LOVE Evanovich and Stephanie Plum, however, this book was butchered by a terrible reader and terrible editing. ABRIDGED IS ONLY HALF THE BOOK. Save your money until they offer the unabridged version, hopefully read by Lorelei King. King is a great reader for these books...and they are great books when the complete version is delivered...just not this one. When you buy a fiction audiobook you're paying for a performance....and Mazar is not a good voice or reader. Takes more than a Jersey accent to do these books justice.

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Disappointed in the reader.

What would have made High Five better?

The person that read the first four books was much better. The reader just didn't have it.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joe Morelli is my favorite as he is so cool.

What didn’t you like about Debi Mazar’s performance?

After listening to the first 4 books she just didn't have it.

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I was very unhappy with the way this was read. .

What disappointed you about High Five?

This was only 2 plus hours. Way shorter than her other books, and the girl that did the reading was really bad. She was way too fast and no where near a good as the previous reader. Not worth the money!! Book Six is the same way. My recommendation is just save your money and skip over these two books.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Janet still wrote a funny book, just way too short for the money.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She was the worst!! Very little emotion and way too fast. Sad really.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger and disappointment!!

9 people found this helpful

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Want the unabridged version

Want the unabridged version, very disappointed the story was so short and rushed, go accent but liked other narrator better

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"What did she say"

I often could not understand what the reader said. Her accent was cute but she spoke way way to fast. I wondered if she spoke so fast because it was an abridged version, which I have never bought before. I'm leery about buying book 6 as it's the same reader and abridged. I may just skip to book 7.

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