Notorious Nineteen : Stephanie Plum

  • by Janet Evanovich
  • Narrated by Lorelei King
  • Series: Stephanie Plum
  • 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Number-one best-selling author Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels are: "irresistible" (Houston Chronicle), "stunning" (Booklist), "outrageous" (Publishers Weekly), "brilliantly evocative" (The Denver Post), and "making trouble and winning hearts" (USA Today).
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is certain of three truths: People don't just vanish into thin air. Never anger old people. And don't do what Tiki tells you to do.
After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie's bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from Trenton's premier assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy. Now it's on Stephanie to track down the con man. Unfortunately, Cubbin has disappeared without a trace, a witness, or his money-hungry wife. Rumors are stirring that he must have had help with the daring escape...or that maybe he never made it out of his room alive.
Since the hospital staff's lips seem to be tighter than the security, and it's hard for Stephanie to blend in to assisted living, Stephanie's Grandma Mazur goes in undercover. But when a second felon goes missing from the same hospital, Stephanie is forced into working side by side with Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, in order to crack the case.
The real problem is, no Cubbin also means no way to pay the rent. Desperate for money - or maybe just desperate - Stephanie accepts a secondary job guarding her secretive and mouthwatering mentor Ranger from a deadly Special Forces adversary. While Stephanie is notorious for finding trouble, she may have found a little more than she bargained for this time around. Then again - a little food poisoning, some threatening notes, and a bridesmaid's dress with an excess of taffeta never killed anyone.... Or did they? If Stephanie Plum wants to bring in a paycheck, she'll have to remember: No guts, no glory.

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Tedious Formulaic with same-old same-old

I have listened to all 19 of the Stephanie Plum novels. There are so many characters in them that you come to love: Grandma, Lula, Connie, Moreli, Ranger, etc -- we even have a movie. But, the problem with the series at 19 is that Evanovich is using recycled events. Yup, Stephanie’s car gets blown up and Moreli’s car in flames. Bombing, knifing shooting, Lula pouncing, stun-gun, and a tiki all set in a mystery that I hardly was able to care about. A tiki, really? Can Evanovich possible pack more recycled gimmicks into a seven hour listen?

Evanovich still hasn’t moved any of the characters forward in their relationships except for a few, inconsequential declarations. Sure Stephanie Plum is a magnet for trouble and that’s still fun but we need to see some character growth. The love triangle is old and way past its usefulness. I would like to see more plot and a little more resolution within the series backdrop. Skip this book, you have read it all before.
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- G. House Sr. "I am an avid listener. I listen between 75-100 hours per month on my iPhone: 60% fiction to 40% non-fiction."

Too short and not enough of what we love!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend it but lightly. While I understand that character development is not required, the story was VERY short... It seems as the numbers get higher, the books get shorter. I thought this with 17 and 18 as well. The story is good, the innuendo is fun and I love the characters, but I wanted more after I finished it. I was expecting it to bring me back to the earlier ones where it was entertaining for more than an afternoon.


What could Janet Evanovich have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

See above


Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

Lula, I love her!


Could you see Notorious Nineteen being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

No, it would be a short film....


Any additional comments?

Although I was disappointed in the length of this story, I love the series. It might be time to wind it down, however.

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- A. D. Higgins "RainyDaysAre4Me"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-20-2012
  • Publisher: Random House Audio