Thursday, March 4, 2010

Audiobook Review: Three to Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich

Here is a summary of Three to Get Deadly from Janet Evanovich's website:

Stephanie Plum, the brassy babe in the powder blue Buick, is back, and she's having a bad hair day - for the whole month of January.
She's been given the unpopular task of finding Mo Bedemeir, Trenton's most beloved citizen, arrested for carrying concealed, gone no-show for his court appearance.

And to make matters worse, she's got Lula, a former hooker turned file clerk--now a wannabe bounty hunter--at her side, sticking like glue. Lula's big and blonde and black, and itching to get the chance to lock up a crook in the trunk of her car.

Morelli, the New Jersey vice cop with the slow-burning smile that undermines a girl's strongest resolve is being polite. So what does that mean? Has he found a new love? Or is he manipulating Steph, using her in his police investigation, counting on her unmanageable curiosity and competitive Jersey attitude?

Once again, the entire One for the Money crew is in action, including Ranger and Grandma Mazur, searching for Mo, tripping down a trail littered with drug dealers, leading Stephanie to suspect Mo has traded his ice-cream scoop for a vigilante gun.

Cursed with a disastrous new hair color and an increasing sense that it's really time to get a new job, Stephanie spirals and tumbles through Three to Get Deadly with all the wisecracks and pace her fans have come to expect.

My Review:
I can't tell you how much I look forward to listening to these books in my car during my commutes.  A couple of things have become obvious to me.  One being that Joe Morelli and Stephanie are attracted to each other and should just give in to that fact, and the other being that Stephanie just shouldn't own a vehicle of any kind!

When Stephanie is given the assignment of tracking down Mo, the beloved owner of the local ice cream parlor, she ends up not being the most popular girl in the Berg.  All of her acquaintances think she is crazy to think that Mo could do anything that would be remotely wrong.  As we follow Stephanie along on her investigation, not only do we find out that he is breaking the law, but he actually has started a new business venture that is questionable in more ways than one.

Stephanie has her run of bad luck in this segment, from a hair color gone disastrously wrong, to her new vehicle being blown into smithereens!  As she keeps searching for Mo she learns that there are people out there trying to protect him that will do anything that is necessary.  But when her beloved hamster's life is on the line she decides to take a stand for herself and her pet.

This was a fun book to listen to, but I must admit that I seemed to get distracted from this one quite easily.  Maybe I just have too much going on in my life right now, but I found myself having to listen to certain parts over again.  It was once again a fun and enjoyable book to listen to and I do plan on continuing on with this series.

My Rating:  3/5

Disclosure:  I borrowed this audiobook from the library and listened to it for my own entertainment.


Blodeuedd said...

I just love these books :D
They are so fun

Nicole (Linus's Blanket) said...

Some audios you can listen to and not worry too much about whether you missed anything. Sounds like this could be one of those.