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Narrator King somehow makes the crazy, comic antics of Evanovich's irresistible bond agent, Stephanie Plum, seem almost rational in this fine audio adaptation. The story opens with the outrageous apprehension of a nude, Vaseline-coated fugitive by Stephanie and her plus-sized, ex-hooker, "sometimes partner" Lula. Soon after, Stephanie sets off on the trail of Samuel Singh, an illegal immigrant who apparently fled a Visa bond and his fiancee. With plenty of prior experience narrating Evanovich titles (Hard Eight, etc.), King has no trouble highlighting the eccentricities of the author's invariably quirky cast of characters, as well as the ongoing romantic triangle between Stephanie, her sexy partner Ranger and Joe, a Trenton cop with whom she shares a "long, strange history." Evanovich's quick-witted, sarcastic and often raunchy dialogue takes the edge off the story's suspense, but King's chameleon voice and ease with accents make this a lively listening experience
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
*Starred Review* Stephanie Plum is a Jersey Girl, a bounty hunter, and a resident of a part of Trenton where you can still go to Mom's for dinner and your cop boyfriend Morelli's grandmother has visions that include you in a coffin. Stephanie is on the trail of an Indian contract worker named Singh who disappeared when his visa was up. When she interviews a McDonald's employee who knew him, he's shot as she stands there. Then rose-and-carnation bouquets with very sinister notes start appearing in Stephanie's apartment and in her e-mail, and a few more bodies turn up with bullet holes. Meanwhile, Stephanie's sister, Valerie, is about to give birth; her sidekick, Lula, goes on the loudest diet ever written; and a trip to Vegas--yes, it's business--involves both Elvis and Tom Jones impersonators. Evanovich, and Stephanie, are at the top of their form here: laugh-out loud moments jostle with sticky, visceral terror; Stephanie's mentor, Ranger, and Morelli don't so much vie for her favors as bestow them in turn. Ever smarter, funnier, sexier, scarier. GraceAnne DeCandido
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I love Stephanie Plum and I highly recommend books 1-6. But after nine books Evanovich has lost her touch. Read morePublished on July 17 2004
These are the most awesome and hilarious books, and
Janet Evanovich is my favorite 'mystery' writer.
This time, the ninth time, turns out to be a computer
game. Read more
I belong to a "Stephanie Plum" book group with a few of my girlfriends. We've read volumes one through nine and eagerly await number ten. Read morePublished on July 4 2004 by Brooklyn girl
With the Stephanie Plum series Evanovich brings us fast-moving entertainment, though ulimately, an unsophisticated agent of the thriller genre. Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by dr_sasp
"In a race against time that takes her from the Jersey Turnpike to the Las Vegas Strip, Stephanie Plum is on the case of her life. Read morePublished on July 2 2004
Ugh...Lorelai King just doesn't "do" Stephanie Plum right! And, what's with that awful rendition of Ranger? Ugh, ugh, ugh. Read morePublished on June 30 2004
If you like mystery and wacky screw ball comedy mixed together you must read this series! The characters in Ms. Read morePublished on June 21 2004