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  • One for the Money: International Edition

  • Stephanie Plum Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by: C. J. Critt
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Summary

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 Midler'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.

©1999 Janet Evanovich (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

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Awful. Unfunny. Awful.

I did NOT like this at all. I kept waiting for the humour, which never came. I kept waiting for some plot, which never came. In the end, I gave up.

If I were to compare this to a TV programme, it would be an American show aimed at teenagers. That's the level of sophistication and humour you get. I'm not saying that the book is aimed at American teens -- that's the style it reminds me of. Every character is a caricature. Ever word of dialogue, you've heard before. There was absolutely nothing to like in this for me. And the narrator didn't help. I kept losing focus and had to rewind, as it just didn't grab my interest at all.

I've no idea why this has become so popular or why it spawned sequels.

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wonderful characters

absolutely hilarious, loved the characters especially main character Stephanie and her grandma. laugh out loud but also a gripping story.

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Fun story with great mystery.

A great "read". I enjoyed listening to this very much and would recommend it.

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Standard chick detective stuff

I listened to the end, although there were times when I really thought that was a waste of time and was tempted to give up because all the characters and the trajectory of the plot were pretty well obvious by halfway in. Even the author seems to have got bored with it and the denoument was a quick race through a few tie-up lines in the final couple of pages. She cheats, too, padding the story out with, for instance, a detailed description of unpacking groceries from a supermarket bag. What was that for? It had its humorous moments and wasn't a terrible piece of work. It could be an entertaining light listen on a long flight but I'm not getting any more.

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very enjoyable

Really enjoyed this book. Narration very good, although could hear very faint echo of the narration but didn't affect the listening. Think I'll download the series really enjoyed.

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Loved the main characters

Loved it, was delighted to find there is a whole series to go. The characters are interesting and the storyline kept me captivated.

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  • Jordan Cave
  • 11-06-22

I couldn't finish it

I downloaded this book as a suggestion from my mom. I'm not sure if the author intentionally wrote the main character as an idiot, but if this woman really existed I would have slapped her. One of the most obnoxious and idiotic leading characters I've ever encountered. I couldn't even bear finishing and I only had a little over 2 hours left. What a frustratingly stupid character. Narrator was just ok.

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  • LeAnn Swafford
  • 21-08-21

Stephanie Plum...Girl Wonder

I love the characters in all the Stephanie Plum novels..Janet Evanovich never disappoints..the only thing I don't love is coming to the inevitable end..

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  • Donna
  • 11-12-20

Loving Stephanie Plum!!!

This was my first Janet Evanovich read and I have to say I loved Stephanie Plum she’s hilarious in her own corky way. After seeing Janet on “Sunday Morning” I knew I had to read this series. The story line was great and Stephanie and Morelli seem to have a good relationship. I would have never guess that Ramirez manager was dirty. Off to book two.

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  • Kevin W. Kelly
  • 08-07-22

biggest waste of a credit ever!

ridiculously written, Audible needs a return policy. don't purchase. offended everyone I know in New Jersey

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  • Leaslie
  • 17-06-22

love it

the book is very interesting.
I like it more than the. movie
it has more details in the book you can see the image in your mind.

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  • greta ward
  • 30-10-21

NEW JERSEY AT ITS BEST

As always a good book from Janet Evanovich.
So down to earth., and real.

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  • MiKeY
  • 07-06-21

This book had me laughing from beginning till end

Great book. The story had me laughing learning how naive Stephanie was in the beginning

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  • Margaret
  • 25-01-21

Entertaining if you don’t think too much

This was my first Stephanie Plum book. I like the character and the reader’s voice. The writing, not so much. Strange attention to details that don’t matter, and way too much exposition (unraveling the plot) at the very end. But I may try another one to see if the writing gets better. Interesting female detective characters are hard to come by.

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  • Vickey
  • 04-01-21

excellent

loved it , fun , entertaining, romance, will keep listening to Janet Evonovice great book