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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Review: TWO FOR THE DOUGH

Two For The Dough by Janet Evanovich
Book 2 of the Stephanie Plum series
Narrated by CJ Critt
Format: audiobook
Genre: crime fiction chicklit

About Two For The Dough:
Stephanie Plum, the sassiest, spunkiest female bounty hunter in America (or at least New Jersey) is back to take on her second case. She's armed with attitude and outrageous fashion sense -- not to mention stun guns, defense sprays, killer flashlights, and her trusty .38 -- and all the determination a neophyte bounty hunter can muster.

In Two for the Dough, she's after a ruthless bail jumper who has an affection for mailing Stephanie deadly notes and pickled body parts, and stealing 24 super-cheap caskets loaded with contraband. When the case overwhelms Stephanie and fast-talking cop Joe Morelli, she calls in a real pro: her grandma Mazur, a grey-haired, spandex-wearing dynamo packing heat.
Source: Info in the About Two For The Dough was taken from at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/147071.Two_for_the_Dough on 16/04/2012.

Review:
Right off the bat, the audiobook cover art is downright ugly! The paperback cover art is plain jane but at least it is not jarringly ugly! And I find that as I listen to this audiobook, the story telling quality is not as engrossing as I seem to remember it was from the previous book... but this author sure knows how to build a story! Story building is where her skills lies strongest, I think. The book started off slow but picked up in a steady pace until it went really well towards the end. It went faster. It went funnier. And the best thing I like the most about this book is that it made me laugh. I am beginning to see why a lot of people likes this series. If you are looking for an audiobook to lighten up your day, this book would be a good choice.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 3
Character development = 4
Story itself = 4
Ending = 4
World building = 4
Cover art = 1
Pace = N/A (8 discs)
Plot = 3.5
Narrator = 4

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 cherries


Thank you to RCT Library for letting me borrow this audiobook!!

FTC Disclosure:
This audiobook was borrowed from the library. No money received for this review.

1 comment:

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I keep meaning to pick up her books. I like the sound of the story building and the fact that it is funny. That is a win for me.

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