Seven Up Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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As if things weren't complicated enough, Stephanie's just discovered her Grandma Mazur's own unmentionable alliance with Eddie. Add a series of unnerving break-ins, not to mention the bombshell revelation leveled by Stephanie's estranged sister, and Stephanie's ready for some good news. Unfortunately, a marriage proposal from Joe Morelli, the love of her life, isn't quite cutting it. And now, murder, a randy paramour, a wily mobster, death threats, extortion, and a triple kidnapping aside, Stephanie's really got the urge to run for her life.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 27 minutes|
|Audible.com Release Date||June 17, 2005|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #7,708 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#360 in Crime Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#584 in Mysteries (Audible Books & Originals)
#814 in Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
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1. Use adult language. Seriously, if charactera can curse then you can call male genitals what they are instead of twigs/berries, lumpy whatnots, etc. Grow up.
2. How can both sisters have college degrees and both be unable to obtain jobs except at malls or factory floors? What were their degrees in? They need to get those jobs, even entry level.
3. Is the author under the assumption that people from New Jersey are slower to mature and unable to grow as people? This love triangle nonsense WHICH APPARENTLY GOES ON FOR THE NEXT 17 BOOKS shows a lack of maturity I do not expect to find in 30-something year olds for extended periods of time. This isn't Twilight or Hunger Games.
4. Who checks on continuity? One main blaring item already is how Vinnies bond business works and whose money is really on the line. It started with it being the insurances money and no real crisis for Vinnie. It has moved on through the last few books to coming out of Vinnies pocket and directly affecting him. Also the ownership changes by later books, making the business belong to his father in law Harry the Hammer.
5. Bestiality is not funny. It's animal abuse. It may seem risque, but making light of it is wrong.
6. It's OK for relationships to end and for characters to move on, but to make people cheaters unable to move forward or allow others to is just wrong.
BUY J.D. ROBB series. Character growth is continul through ALL BOOKS AND NOVELLAS.
HOT SIX ended with undercover vice cop Joe Morelli proposing marriage - sort of.
In SEVEN UP, Vinnie assigns Plum to seize Eddie DeChooch, who's jumped bail on a charge of cigarette smuggling. But Eddie refuses to be brought in until he finds something he's lost, and he's willing to resort to gunplay to make his point. But Stephanie hates guns - she keeps her .38 in a cookie jar. And what has DeChooch lost? All we and Stephanie know is that it has to be kept cold. In the meantime, Plum must mentally grasp Morelli's marriage proposal. They've an on-again, off-again relationship ever since Joe took her virginity on the floor behind the pastry counter of the bakery where she worked at eighteen. Mrs. Plum, whose nightmare is her daughter as an Old Maid, takes Stephanie out to try on wedding gowns when the latter, in a desperate moment at the Plum family dinner table with guest Joe, blurts out "August!". Will it happen, you think?
Now seven novels into the Stephanie Plum series, it's evident that Evanovich writes to a fairly rigid formula, at least so far: Plum gets an ostensibly easy assignment that goes terribly wrong when her quarry proves elusive and one or more bodies are discovered; Stephanie has car problems; Stephanie must temporarily put up with an eccentric roommate; Stephanie dotes on her pet hamster, Rex; Stephanie is followed by suspicious characters; Stephanie takes her Grandma Mazur to viewings at local funeral parlors; Stephanie's sidekick in dysfunctional fugitive apprehension is Lula, ex-ho and Vinnie's file clerk; Stephanie has the hots for fellow bounty hunter, the mysterious Ranger. Whatever fantastical situations and characters the author additionally creates seem to be outlandish for their own sakes rather than maturing her heroine's persona. While that's not necessarily bad, it does lend each book a strain of boring predictability. The author needs to expand Stephanie's horizons. And I'm becoming increasingly annoyed that Plum's long-suffering parents remain ciphers.
Mind you, I still enjoy Stephanie's adventures immensely. But I'm unwilling to award any more five-star ratings unless Evanovich provides something surprising or very clever.
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I'm now up to 'Seven Up' and a devoted 'Stephanie Plumb' fan.
Humour and crime stories may not be everyones cup of tea, but if these categories appeal to you [ and I asume they do, otherwise you would probably not be looking at this review in the first place ] and if you haven't already done so, all I can say is give Spephanie Plumb a go. But if you do, read them in sequence because the characters do evolve from book to book.
If you are new to the Evanovich Stephanie Plum series start at One for the Money and then go on to Two for the dough. Seven up is funny, but not as good as the earlier books.
There are some laugh out loud moments, but the story isn't the strongest and it does feel as if Evanovich was working to a deadline so it isn't as polished as some of her other works.
Still worth buying, I wouldn't pay for a hardback copy.