Metro Girl

Narrated by: C.J. Critt
Series: Alexandra Barnaby, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
4.1 out of 5 stars (529 ratings)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NASCAR GUY lol

I just finished a Carl Hiaasen book and I think I was unfairly comparing the authors instead of enjoying the story. I love NASCAR and wish it tied in more.

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Great story, exciting and fun

love, love, love this book great beach read. light, thrilling and fun. I can't wait for the next book well at least I wish she would make a seqlual.

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Metro Girl

Absolutely love the drama in this audio. Was so concerned when they shot Wild Bill to leave him die, so heartbreaking. Fortunately, he was able to go out to the driveway and was discovered. Was so concerned when they took Barnaby and NASCAR driver. I absolutely love this audio, it had so much suspense and 😡danger. Other than Stephanie Plum this was probably my most favorite audio.