Friday, November 2, 2012

Seven Up

I've read all the books in the Stephanie Plum series so far, and while some are better than others, they are just the ticket for when I'm in the mood for some silly adventurous fun. I downloaded the audio book for Seven Up to listen to when my mother and I were taking a long car trip together.  She has also read the series, but it's been a while since either of us have read the earlier books, so I grabbed this one.

I'd listened to one other Evanovich audio recording, a between-the-numbers book, and it was pretty fun. Little did I know that the reader for this one was different, and did goofy, inconsistent accents for the characters, particularly Stephanie, that made it hard to get into. We listened to it, but I wish I'd chosen something else.

The story itself was the usual slapstick silliness.  Stephanie, a bounty hunter, is having difficulty catching an older man who didn't show up in court. She finds a dead body in his wood shed, and manages to get caught up in a family situation that lends a whole new meaning to the term "dysfunctional."  It's a lot of fun, but there is a serious component to this mystery, and I'd forgotten that darker side to this one.  I do enjoy this series, but I will avoid this audio book reader in future, because her narration didn't work for either of us.

Books in the Stephanie Plum series
1. One for the Money
2. Two for the Dough
3. Three to Get Deadly
4. Four to Score
5. High Five
6. Hot Six
7. Seven Up
8. Hard Eight
9. To the Nines
10. Ten Big Ones
11. Eleven on Top
12. Twelve Sharp
13. Lean Mean Thirteen
14. Fearless Fourteen
Finger Lickin' Fifteen
16. Sizzling Sixteen

17. Smokin' Seventeen
18. Explosive Eighteen
19. Notorious Nineteen

Seven Up  (#7 in the Stephanie Plum series) by Janet Evanovich; narrated by Tanya Eby (Brilliance Audio, 2004)


  1. Was it CJ Critt doing the audio? I love her!

  2. It was Tanya Eby - I guess that's the only one she narrated and I had to pick it. Oh, well. I will give the others by Critt a try!


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