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Publisher's Summary

Buckle your seat belts. New York Times best-selling author Janet Evanovich is moving into the fast lane with Metro Girl, a thrilling, high-octane misadventure with high stakes, hot nights, cold-blooded murder, sunken treasure, a woman with a chassis built for speed, and one very good, very sexy NASCAR driver who's along for the ride.

"Wild" Bill Barnaby's dropped off the face of the earth and big sister Alex heads for Miami, Bill's last known sighting, on a harrowing hunt to save her brother...and maybe the world. Truth is, Alex has been bailing her brother out of trouble since they were kids. Not that Bill's a bad sort. More that he acts first and thinks later. Unfortunately, this time around, Wild Bill will be Dead Bill if Alex doesn't find him in time.

Alex blasts through the bars of South Beach and points her search to Key West and Cuba, laying waste to Miami hit men, dodging Palmetto bugs big enough to eat her alive, and putting the pedal to the metal with NASCAR driver Sam Hooker.

Engaged in a deadly race, Wild Bill has "borrowed" Hooker's sixty-five foot Hatteras and sailed off into the sunset...just when Hooker has plans for the boat. Hooker figures he'll attach himself to Alex and maybe run into Bill. Maybe Hooker can salvage what's left of his vacation. And maybe Hooker'll get lucky in love with Bill's sweetie-pie sister. After all, Hooker is NASCAR Guy. And NASCAR Guy is good at revving a woman's engine.

The race to the finish is hot and hard, taking Alex and Hooker into international waters, exposing a plot to grab Cuban gold and a sinister relic of the Cuban missile crises. Creative cussing and sexual innuendo included.

©2004 Janet Evanovich (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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Stephanie Plum Goes South

While the names were changed the characters and plot were not. Metro Girl is really just a location and name change for Stephanie Plum. For those that enjoy that series they will enjoy Metro Girl. NASCAR Guy was a little unbelieveable, and I kept looking for LuLu to show up somewhere. Fairly fun light humor. Okay for the commute to work listen.

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what metro?

OK, I'm pretty used to Evanovich's other novels (?), (the non- 'other' being the Stephanie Plum type), and this one is not worse nor better than the others. Even if I don't understand the title (although Barney does state several times that she's from Baltimorewhich is a metro area), the premise is typical Evanovich. However...the reader! I keep trying to hear my own head-reading and it's nothing like what my ears are hearing. Sorry, but she should never read a man part; nor a Spanish-Cuban part. She's very distracting. So distracting that I can't even remember her name, which was, I think, mentioned at the start of the book. It should remain unmemorable -- except for remembering not to read her books again.

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Metro Girl keeps You Interested

Although she introduces us to new characters, there is not a big difference to her other characters. But I liked it just the same although it wasn't as funny as Stephanie Plum but an easy listen and it did keep you interested enough to put the next CD in...if you like Janet Evanoviches other characters you'll enjoy this one I sure did.

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Can’t Stand the Reader

I wasn’t able to finish the book because of the narration- similar to fingernails on a chalkboard.

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Funny story

Fun characters. intriguing storyline. Performance was perfect. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to be captivated.

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English as a second language?

I like Evanovich and might have liked this book a lot more in print than audio. Great literature it isn't, but her novels are fun and light, usually providing a few hours of entertainment. I listened to this reader mispronounce geographic names, and semi-tolerated her dramatization of the hero, transforming him from Texan charmer to half-wit redneck. But Critt's main sin was making what should have been a fast-paced book proceed with such deadly sloth I could have been listening to English instruction for non-speakers. Next time get rid of Critt!!! Lorelei is a little cloying, but at least she moves the story along. Better yet, see if Jean Smart is available.

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Entertaining!

I really enjoyed the first book of this new series. The narrator, C J Critt, is outstanding in portraying the various new characters. She adds a lot of energy to the story. I look forward to listening to the next adventure!

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GIRL FIXES CARS MEETS GUY WHO DRIVES CARS

If you could sum up Metro Girl in three words, what would they be?

GOOD CLEAN FUN

Who was your favorite character and why?

Judie, great character with a quick humor.

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

Keeps the pace up so you don't want to stop listening. Good reader.

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Fun, but filled with bad language.

Only problem I had with this was the fowl language. I wish authors could write without adding bad language. Other than that, it was an entertaining read.

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Like the book Big Trouble, Evanovich style

The Florida storyline and cast of kooky characters reminded me of a less funny version of Dave Barry’s Big Trouble (both the movie and book versions were more clever and funny than this).

Bought on sale, this is a decent, frothy listen. It’s typical Evanovich. A little too typical, with the usual male/female pairing that feels too much like Stephanie Plum. There’s even a stocky, supremely confident “Lula” in Rosa and a dog for comic release. While I liked CJ Critt’s narration of Kay Scarpetta in Patricia Cornwall’s murder procedurals, I found her the wrong fit for plucky Alexandra and I feel like she’s a bit robotic for comedy (listening at 1.5x helped). The fact that she narrates both this heroine and the first few Stephanie Plum books also made it difficult to see Alexandra as a distinct character. Indeed, I have a feeling I’d bump this up to pretty good with a different narrator.