cover image Takedown Twenty

Takedown Twenty

Janet Evanovich, read by Lorelei King. Random House Audio, unabridged, five CDs, 6.25 hrs., $32 ISBN 978-0-385-36676-2

Narrator King continues to prove herself the perfect voice for Evanovich’s popular Stephanie Plum series. Trenton, N.J., mobster Salvatore “Uncle Sunny” Sunucchi has skipped out on his bond and it’s bounty hunter Stephanie’s assignment to find him. Trouble is that even though Uncle Sunny is wanted for murder, no one is willing to turn him in. In fact, many people are going out of their way to protect him. Additionally, Stephanie is helping hunt down a murderer who preys on the elderly. Add to the mix her wacky family and coworkers and a runaway giraffe named Kevin and you’ve got an adventure sure to keep listener attention to the very end. King has Plum’s world down pat. Her sharp, attitude-heavy narration fits the tone of the book while keeping the story light. Her portrayal of dialogue is right on the money and each character shines with unique east coast eccentric individuality. This is a well performed, fun, and laugh-out-loud, listening experience. [em]A Bantam hardcover. (Nov.) [/em]