Saturday, August 10, 2013

Books: Notorious Nineteen

Notorious Nineteen
By Janet Evanovich
Copyright 2012
Audio read by Lorelie King
Unabridged
6 hours


I am sure that if I were reading this series of books instead of listening to it, I would have given up a long time ago.

But Lorelie King is such a wonderful reader that I continue to listen to these books in the car.

The stories have grown thin, tired, and predictable, but even so, listening to them read aloud can make me chortle. This is not a bad thing while one is driving on the back roads of my rural county.

In this installment, Stephanie is still out of money, she still gets her cars blown up, and she is still a bounty hunter who seldom catches her quarry. Lulu her faithful companion joins her in her quest to find several nefarious runaways, including a man who stole $5 million from an old folks home and a homeless guy who put up a Hawaiian statue as bounty.

She still doesn't make up her mind about her two love interests, Ranger and Morelli, though it sounds like she is ready to settle with Morelli sometimes. He offers marriage; Ranger offers excitement.

This time the story became just a little too unbelievable for me near the end - Stephanie's reaction to a terrible incident in her apartment was, well, abnormal if you ask me, because she basically has little to no reaction. But it's fiction and I was on the last disk, so there you go.

These are very light reads, but as I said, I prefer to listen to them. If you've never listened to one of these read by Lorelie King, you might check it out just for fun.

1 comment:

  1. I've never listened to her books, but read most of the earlier ones. They are funny but after reading several they all seem the same.

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