Stephanie Plum, the protagonist of Janet Evanovich‘s hit series, became a bounty hunter by accident.
After divorcing her husband, getting laid off from her job as a lingerie buyer, and having her car repossessed, Stephanie turns to her cousin Vinnie, owner of Vincent Plum Bail Bonds. Through a little blackmail, Stephanie convinces Vinnie to give her the bounty hunter job. Over the course of 25 novels Stephanie works to catch criminals who fail to appear in court, and doing so is always an adventure.
“The intricate plot machinery of her comic capers is fueled by inventive twists,â€ť The New York Times writes of Evanovich’s work. Every curveball plot point makes it impossible to take headphones off while listening to Stephanie Plum’s binge-worthy story.
Though the 25 book (and counting) series may seem daunting, Lorelei King‘s narration moves the story along at a steady pace, making it almost too easy to speed through Evanovich’s work. King, who has recorded more than 200 audiobooks and is the recipient of multiple narration awards, brings Stephanie’s ventures to life.
“What can I say – Janet is the Queen!” King writes on her website.”Recording her books has been one of the highlights of my career and I’ve come to love the characters she’s created like they were my own family!” Falling in love with Evanovich’s characters has made King’s gift for narration even stronger, according to praise for the Stephanie Plum series of audiobooks.
“King delivers screwball dialogue and madcap antics as smoothly and naturally as, well, a used car salesman delivers his shtick. King is especially strong in her portrayal of Plum’s sidekick, Lula. For her, King’s timing and dialect ooze attitude and conjure images of dramatic eye and neck rolls,” Audiofile Magazine wrote of her continued performance in the series.
Don’t miss a single moment of the wild tales of Stephanie Plum, all available here. Listen to clips from the latest additions to the series:
There’s nothing like a good deli, and the Red River Deli in Trenton is one of the best. World-famous for its pastrami, cole slaw, and for its disappearing managers. Over the last month, three have vanished from the face of the earth, and the only clue in each case is one shoe that’s been left behind.LOOK ALIVE TWENTY-FIVE
Events take a dark turn when headless bodies start appearing across town. At first, itâ€™s just corpses from a funeral home and the morgue that have had the heads removed. But when a homeless man is murdered and dumped behind a church Stephanie knows that sheâ€™s the only one with a prayer of catching this killer.HARDCORE TWENTY-FOUR
Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead bodyâ€”frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.TURBO TWENTY-THREE
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