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Publisher's Summary

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is back, packing a whole lot of attitude. This time around, she's on the trail of Kenny Mancuso, a boy from the working-class burg of Trenton, New Jersey, who has just shot his best friend. Fresh out of the Army and suspiciously wealthy, Mancuso's also distantly related to Joe Morelli, a vice cop with questionable ethics, a libido in permanent overdrive, and a habit of horning in on Stephanie's investigations.

Jersey girl: listen to more in the Stephanie Plum series.
©1999 Janet Evanovich (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"The first must-read of the new year." ( Kirkus Reviews )

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  • Laura
  • Moncton, NB, Canada
  • 08-27-12

Couldn't stand the narrator

I agree with the reader who said they chose a 50 year old smoker to narrate a 30 year old character. Yes, age shows in a voice!

I am returning this book because the narration just GRATES on my ears. Also, the story didn't 't grab me right from the start.

Just started "Gorky Park" , and, yes, it grabbed me from the first sentence!

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I love Stephanie Plum

I really enjoyed this book. I read the first book and got this one for a cross country road trip. Not sure that driving and listening to this book was the best idea; unless you're good at laughing and driving. The story is great and the narration is perfect.

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Even Better Than One!

What did you love best about Two for the Dough?

"Two for the Dough" is *hilarious*! I found myself laughing more and cringing less than while reading the first novel, as Stephanie has more experience with bounty hunting. Also her family and friends are more involved in her work life, Grandma Mazur being central to helping her solve the mystery. A fun time with Stephanie, I'm looking forward to "Three!"

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  • Jenny
  • Mishawaka, IN, United States
  • 06-25-12

Great Listen! C.J. Critt is a wonderful narrator!

Where does Two for the Dough rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best!

What about C. J. Critt’s performance did you like?

I Loved that C.J. Critt created believable voices for all the characters, and each character was easily distinguishable!

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

Kept me laughing the entire time!

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Great Book 2

Would you consider the audio edition of Two for the Dough to be better than the print version?

I love reading and listening to the audio books. Either way, life is good!

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

The plot was very well played out.

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

I like to hear other people's pacing and technique. Sometimes it is the same in my head as it is read aloud.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Oh absolutely!!

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Loved it

What did you love best about Two for the Dough?

It was suspenseful and laugh out loud funny. So enjoyable and the characters believable.

What did you like best about this story?

Love the character and the ex-prostitute Lula

Which character – as performed by C. J. Critt – was your favorite?

Lula and the Grand mother.

Any additional comments?

I've read others by this author and this is the best so far.

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It's Evanovich! Need more be said? Hysterical!!

I've just discovered Janet Evanovich's writings. And Stephanie Plum. Cannot say enough about how much I love her books. If you want characters, read Evanovich. You won't find anything else like the one's she gives you. Plot twists, you won't see them coming. Laughs, be careful where you listen to these books. People will look at you strange when you suddenly burst out loud laughing hysterically and they have no idea why. This woman's writings is nothing short of genius.

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  • Sandee
  • Marble Falls, TX, United States
  • 05-28-12

Two for the Dough is a Must Read!!

What made the experience of listening to Two for the Dough the most enjoyable?

CJ Critt is a great narrator for this series! She really makes each personality come to life. I enjoy having some of the same characters surface again in this second book of the Stephanie Plum series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It has to be Stephanie Plum. She just plays such a dunder-head of a personality. In the part she plays as a Bounty Hunter, it is just so darn funny the way she plays the part. In reality I would think someone who would be as dense a part as she plays ,would surely get knocked off, but she always comes out on top with the help of all of her awesomely funny friends. I love it!

What about C. J. Critt’s performance did you like?

Like I said earlier. She has a knack for creating the characters in a way that they really come to life in your mind.s eye

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes. If I had the time to do that, I certainly would. great read!!

Any additional comments?

I really like this series. Janet Evanovich has a winning combination of characters in this series. I like her style of writing. Unlike some other authors that I read, she does not use a lot of minutia to clutter up the story. It is always quite straight forward.

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Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum rocks!!

I have read all of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books and enjoy listening to them again. They are funny and entertaining. Worth listening to or reading. You'll find some of the characters hysterically funny and Ranger and Morelli are hunks who love Stephanie and are willing to put up with her antics and pull her out of trouble when needed. There's also funeral loving Grandma and ex-prostitue, Lulu.

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Fun Stress-reliever

If you could sum up Two for the Dough in three words, what would they be?

Witty, romantic, comedic

Any additional comments?

A light, fun book...not going to win any major book awards, but keeps you entertained!