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One for the Money

One for the Money

Écrit par Janet Evanovich

Raconté par C. J. Critt


One for the Money

Écrit par Janet Evanovich

Raconté par C. J. Critt

évaluations:
4/5 (262 évaluations)
Longueur:
8 heures
Sortie:
Jan 1, 1995
ISBN:
9781461817925
Format:
Livre audio

Description

You’ve lost your job as a department store lingerie buyer, your car’s been repossessed, and most of your furniture and small appliances have been sold off to pay last month’s rent. Now the rent is due again. And you live in New Jersey. What do you do? If you’re Stephanie Plum, you become a bounty hunter. But not just a nickel-and-dime bounty hunter, you go after the big money. That means a cop gone bad. And not just any cop. She goes after Joe Morelli, a disgraced former vice cop who is also the man who took Stephanie’s virginity at age 16 and then wrote details on a bathroom wall. With pride and rent money on the line, Plum plunges headlong into her first case, one that pits her against ruthless adversaries - people who’d rather kill than lose. The New York Times Book Review calls Stephanie Plum “a Jersey girl with Bette Middler’s mouth and Cher’s fashion sense.” In Stephanie Plum, Evanovich has created a resourceful and humorous character who stands apart from the pack of gritty female detectives.
Sortie:
Jan 1, 1995
ISBN:
9781461817925
Format:
Livre audio


À propos de l'auteur

Over the last twenty-five years, Janet Evanovich has written a staggering twenty-four #1 New York Times bestsellers in the Stephanie Plum series. In addition to the Plum novels, Janet has coauthored the New York Times bestselling Fox and O’Hare series, the Knight and Moon series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and the graphic novel, Troublemaker (with her daughter, Alex Evanovich).

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  • (5/5)
    LOL seriously!
  • (4/5)
    This was a fun read and I particularly liked Stephanie's grandmother. Looking forward to reading the next book.
  • (1/5)
    Could not finish. The grandma kicked ass though.
  • (2/5)
    I wanted to see what the fuss was about. It's a humorous mystery, but more dumb humor than clever humor. (Haha, she's dumpster-diving for her car keys.) Plum does grow through the novel, but in a paint-by-numbers way. The whole story feels like a cartoon—none of the scenes or characters are close to believable—and it is written with a kindergarten-level vocabulary. Not my cup of tea.
  • (4/5)
    really enjoyed this,read it in one sitting.
  • (5/5)
    This was a very entertaining and funny read. Janet Evanovich has a wonderfully witty writing style that gives Stephanie Plum a sassy but also honest voice. Divorcee and jobless Stephanie has been selling off her furniture and appliances to keep from having to move back in with her parents. She is stubborn to the core and a little naïve, which is in part how she ends up as a bounty hunter chasing down her ex-fling Joe Morelli. The whole book is filled with colorful and engaging characters. Grandma Mazur in particular was an awesome character, she was so funny. Everything she said had me laughing. I loved that every character had their own voice. From the hookers, to the boxer Ramirez, to good cop gone ‘bad’ Morelli, they were all well developed and interesting. This is an adult book with some adult themes, including sex and murder, but I enjoyed that. I was glad that Janet didn’t water down any of the issues she deals with.Stephanie has a lot of great stories to tell, particularly those that involve Joe Morelli, and she also falls into some rather hilarious situations. Anyone who’s ever been down on their luck will completely relate with her. She starts out naive, but her character grew as the story went on. By the end of the book she’s a much stronger character. I was also glad to see that as she progressed so did the feel of the book. Stephanie’s situation may be funny but there is also seriousness and some scary parts that come from her working as a bounty hunter. She’s dealing with dangerous people and falls into some dangerous situations.Over all I found this first book in the Stephanie Plum series a great read, however I did have a few pet peeves. Some of the technology in it is a little dated, which makes the story feel dated, but that was easy to look over. What really bothered me was that I loved the interaction between Stephanie and Morelli, however I felt like there wasn’t enough of it. I enjoyed reading about Stephanie apprehending various FTA’s, but sometimes I wished that Janet had spent a little less time telling me about them and given me more time with Morelli. I was 70% thru the book before he and Steph started working together. At that point I was like ‘this is what I’ve been reading for’ but the book was nearly over. Morelli is a bad boy and a player, but underneath that he has a soft spot for Stephanie. I wish their partnership had had time to build and be grow stronger. Though I will say, where Janet ended the story left me wanting to read the next one, and I think this is a series I will continue with.
  • (5/5)
    1st in the Stephanie Plum mysteries. We meet all the usual cast of characters in this one Ranger, Grandma Mazur, Morelli and Lula. Stephanie takes a job as a bounty hunter for her cousin. She's on the search for Morelli who was arrested for shooting an unarmed man. Thus the mystery begins. Morelli states that the man was armed and that there were others present at the time. Along the way we meet a deranged boxer, Lula (of course) and a couple of cars get torched.
  • (3/5)
    This book really wasn't that great but I wasn't even halfway done before I wanted to know how it ended. It's always a relief to pick up a book that keeps you holding on to the very last page regardless of how great the journey.
  • (3/5)
    Maybe it was the hype, but I wasn't totally in love with this book. I enjoyed reading it but I'm not sure if I will continue to read them or not. Perhaps in the next year I will pick up #2, but I found myself semi bored with the plot lines in this story. The men in the series were okay. Her family cracked me up though especially grandma. Overall a fun read but not my favorite.
  • (5/5)
    "Probably," Morelli said, "but I give good...pizza."

    Oh my God, I couldn't have imagined a better ending for this hilariously amazing book! It was equal parts funny and intriguing, keeping me at edge all through it! I absolutely loved it!
  • (4/5)
    3/6/11: I am revisiting this one, I listened to it last fall but want to get rolling with the series...
    3/10: GREAT read!!!!!
  • (3/5)
    This was a very quick and easy read. I loved the humor and the fast pace that it was able to keep. I will definitely read more of this series in the future.

    This was a great book to read to help give me a break from some of the dark and gloomy bad places that I have been visiting in my books of late.
  • (5/5)
    I really enjoyed this book! It made me laugh out loud numerous times!!! Can't wait to read the next in the series!
  • (3/5)
    Well, I pegged the Who in whodunnit pretty easily with this one!

    I'm very late to the game with Stephanie Plum. An easy read that takes place where I was born, but that's not enough to keep me invested in the rest of the series. I'm glad I gave it a chance, and grateful I didn't hate it. I've been known to continue hate-reading other series...
  • (3/5)
    This book really wasn't that great but I wasn't even halfway done before I wanted to know how it ended. It's always a relief to pick up a book that keeps you holding on to the very last page regardless of how great the journey.
  • (5/5)
    Fun, Fun, Fun series!
  • (4/5)
    Slow to start, but I ended up really liking the entire Plum family!
  • (5/5)
    Funny funny funny funny and fun! Many times while reading about the hapless bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, I find myself laughing out loud. These are not difficult reads, but worth it for entertainment purposes!
  • (4/5)
    Stephanie is a dimwit, but most of the situations she manages to get herself into are funny. Overall I enjoyed the book. Good storyline and plot development.
  • (5/5)
    Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to average Joes, small-time hoodlums, and Stephanie Plum. Stephanie is a Jersey girl through and through, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems. She used to be a lingerie buyer for a department store, but ever since she lost her job, money is tight. Stephanie needs cash - and she needs it fast, so that means she must do the previously unthinkable: swallow her pride, and turn to her family.As the last resort of the truly desperate, Stephanie lands a job with her sleazy cousin Vinnie's bail bonding company. She has zero experience, but that doesn't mean anything. Vinnie gives her a week to catch his latest bail jumper: one Joseph Morrelli. The name doesn't mean anything to Stephanie, really...it doesn't. Neither does it matter that the bail jumper in question is actually local vice cop Joe Morelli.Nope...It doesn't matter one bit to Stephanie that from the time they were children, Joe Morelli has caused her nothing but headaches. From the time he first looked up her dress to the time they first slept together to the time that Stephanie hit him with her father's Buick, The name Morelli has meant nothing but trouble. And now this hot guy is in some seriously hot water - wanted for murder.Abject poverty may be a remarkable motivator for learning some new skills, but being stalked by a seriously deranged prizefighter can provide a much needed incentive as well. Being taught a class in the school of hard knocks by people like Benito 'The Champ' Ramirez doesn't rank very highly on Stephanie Plum's latest to-do list. Still if Stephanie can nab Joe Morelli in a week, she'll make a cool ten grand. All she has to do is become an expert bounty hunter overnight - and keep herself from getting killed before she gets her man.I have heard so many good things about this series, but have never actually read any of the books in it. Janet Evanovich is a new author for me, but why did I wait so long to read anything by her? I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book; it was an intriguing mystery and I really appreciated the thread of dry humor that ran through the story. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author in the future and give this book a definite A!
  • (1/5)
    No words.

    Okay, here are five: I really didn't like this.

    Then again I'm not a fan of crime shows or most mysteries so it may just not have been my cup of tea.
  • (3/5)
    I wasn't sure about this book to start with.
    Stephanie Plum's character is a mixture of Bridget Jones meets Sookie Stackhouse - or something of that ilk!
    Sometimes a bit pathetic and girly and other times suitable stubborn and kick ass!
    Towards the end of the book I'd warmed to the characters.
    The light hearted narrative from Stephanie's point of view didn't really sit well when the risks and dangers she encountered became more serious - it was hard to believe she took anything seriously.

    I still enjoyed it though - essentially light hearted, easy reading and held my interest.
  • (4/5)
    Spandex shorts *shudders*.
  • (1/5)


    Fluff
  • (4/5)
    Finally started the adventure of Stephanie Plum, and it did not disappoint. Stephanie is a wonderful character with a lot of flaws that just make you giggle. Somehow you can see yourself getting into the shenanigans that she gets into. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
  • (5/5)
    Interesting quick read.
  • (2/5)
    Pretty light.
  • (2/5)
    Meh. Predictable, easy, beach reading.
  • (4/5)
    BOTTOM-LINE:Excellent first in the series.PLOT OR PREMISE:This book introduces Stephanie Plum, a good girl down on her luck, who falls into bounty hunting to pick up some cash and avoid having to move back home. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey, and dances around the question of whether she wants to bed Joe Morelli again -- the local cop who stole her virginity when she was young and foolish, and then wrote about it on the bathroom walls and the stadium bleachers. She got revenge years later by almost running him down with a Buick. No cream puff here, she is also not exactly an expert at being a "fugitive apprehension agent". More like an apprehensive agent, and the descriptions are hilarious..WHAT I LIKED:Stephanie is supposed to find an elusive man -- Joe Morelli! Yep, her cop foil and first-love is wanted for allegedly shooting an unarmed suspect. Morelli claims there were other guys in the apartment, and there was a gun, but that doesn't change the fact that Plum needs to bring him in to get the money. And she isn't experienced enough to match wits with him for most of the book. But she has help from a lot of extra support characters -- Ranger, the experienced bounty-hunter; Vincent, the bail bondsman; and Plum's family..WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:Her grandmother is a little over the top but so are Lulu and Jackie, hookers in the downtown neighborhood; and one seriously disturbed boxer, with a passion for hurting women..DISCLOSURE:I received no compensation, not even a free copy, in exchange for this review. I am not personal friends with the author, nor do I follow him her on social media.
  • (4/5)
    There aren't many books that make me laugh out loud, but this one did the trick.