May 292015
Review: Two for the DoughTwo for the Dough (Stephanie Plum #2) by Janet Evanovich
Narrated by: Lori Petty
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on Feb 1, 1996
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Humour
Format: Audiobook from Library
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Rating: three-stars

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is packing a whole lot of attitude -- not to mention stun guns, defense sprays, and a .38 Smith & Wesson. She's on the trail of Kenny Mancuso, from working-class Trenton, New Jersey, who has just shot his best friend. Fresh out of the army and suspiciously wealthy, Mancuso's also distantly related to Joe Morelli, a vice cop with questionable ethics, a libido in permanent overdrive, and a habit of horning in on Stephanie's investigations. Aided by her tough bounty-hunting pal, Ranger, and her funeral-hopping Grandma Mazur, Stephanie's soon staggering knee-deep in corpses, trying to shake Morelli...and stirring up a very nasty enemy.

I am quite saddened that I didn’t love this like I did the first book in the series. I think a lot of that had to do with the fact that I listened to the audiobook version, as I just couldn’t get into the narration.

It’s rare that I don’t enjoy the audiobook version of a book, but this is definitely one of those times. The narration had such an over the top accent, with an attitude that I didn’t associate with Stephanie, that it really threw me off.

I found the actual story amusing, but I just couldn’t connect with it like I did the first book. Lesson learned, I will read the next book instead of listening to it. That way I wouldn’t be distracted by the voice, and can instead concentrate on what shenanigans Stephanie gets up to.

  One Response to “Review: Two for the Dough”

  1. I read this over a year ago but I remember that I really enjoyed it, though maybe not as much as the first one. I just found it a bit too similar to the first one. I will have to get to the next book soon

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