TEN BIG ONES: A Stephanie Plum Novel

Janet Evanovich, Author, Jennifer Enderlin, Editor, Lorelei King, Read by , read by Lorelei King. Audio Renaissance $29.95 (0p) ISBN 978-1-55927-783-9

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Fiction TEN BIG ONES: A Stephanie Plum Novel Janet Evanovich , read by Lorelei King. Audio Renaissance , unabridged, five cassettes, 8.5 hrs., $29.95 ISBN 1-55927-783-1

"I think of myself more as an entertainer than as a writer," Evanovich says in a bonus interview at the end of this audiobook, and indeed, her latest offering (following To The Nines ) will leave listeners with little doubt that she is a master of screwball comedy. At the start of this adventure, bumbling New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and her sassy sidekick, Lula, witness a gang member known as the Red Devil rob a convenience store and attempt to bomb it with a Molotov cocktail, which hits Stephanie's car instead. Stephanie gets a good look at the Red Devil, making her a key witness and a target for a nasty gang called the Slayers. Her sometime boyfriend, vice cop Joe Morelli, insists she stay home and out of danger, but Stephanie would rather be bringing in two-bit criminals than lying low. Narrator King steps neatly into Stephanie's shoes, her agile voice conveying not only Stephanie's fear and frustration, but her plaintive, why-does-this-always-happen-to-me attitude. King also nails the manly, mysterious voice of gorgeous bounty hunter Ranger, Stephanie's sometime superhero. Although the high-pitched voice King gives Stephanie's adventure-loving grandmother may grate on some listeners nerves, her vocal stylings are generally as superb as Evanovich's zany characterizations. Simultaneous release with the St. Martin's hardcover (Forecasts, June 7). (June)

Reviewed on: 06/07/2004
Release date: 06/01/2004
Genre: Audio
Mass Market Paperbound - 352 pages
Compact Disc - 7 pages
Hardcover - 320 pages - 978-0-312-28972-0
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-55927-782-2
Open Ebook - 320 pages - 978-1-4299-7157-7
Hardcover - 978-0-7531-3505-1
Paperback - 374 pages - 978-0-7553-0250-5
Pre-Recorded Audio Player - 978-1-4272-2794-2
Mass Market Paperbound - 352 pages - 978-1-250-05802-7
Compact Disc - 978-1-59397-568-5
Hardcover - 421 pages - 978-0-375-43203-3
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-1-4025-8185-4
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