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My review: Two for the Dough is the second in the Stephanie Plum series and proved that this entire series will be a good listen! I can’t wait to pick up the third audiobook after this one kept me laughing.
Stephanie, a bounty hunter, is on the trail of Kenny Mancuso who had just shot his best friend. Some best friend, huh? This guy is a real piece of work and keeps Stephanie and cop Joe Morelli reeling through his games. Oh yes, Morelli is back and continues to try to woo Stephanie! I really hope to see those too hook up in a later book, I think it would add a ton of humor.
The funniest part of the book? Grandma Mazur. Seriously, she is an amazing character and I think her funeral parlor stalking is hilarious. I’ve heard about a few old folks that go to funerals and visitations daily, but never as dedicated and judgmental as Grandma Mazur. She could tell you how much money they had, where their family was from and who knows what else by checking out the funeral parlor.
Overall, another great audiobook that was packed with suspense and humor. I’d like to order more Grandma Mazur! Such a firecracker.
Narrator Review: C.J. Critt is good… but honestly, I really liked Lori Petty’s portrayal of Stephanie in the first audiobook, One for the Money. Petty was gruff and made my mind paint a better picture of the characters. Critt was great though, she changed voices seamlessly between characters and kept me entertained....Continua
Maybe even better than the first one.
Love Stephanie and Morelli together.
But my favourite is still Grandma Mazur. She's such a badass!
"I got everything we need in here. I got magazines to pass the time. I got sandwiches and sodas. I even got a bottle."
"What kind of bottle?"
"Used to have olives in it." She showed me the bottle. "It's so we can pee on the job. All the private eyes said they did this."
"I can't pee in that bottle. Only men can pee in bottles."
"Darn," Grandma said. "Why didn't I think of that? I went and threw away all the olives, too."
"How did he look? He grow a beard? Dye his hair?"
"He looked just like himself. Didn't look like he was living in dark alleys. He was clean, fresh shaven. Didn't look hungry. Had on clean clothes. Seemed to be alone. Was a little, um, upset. Said I was a pain in the ass."
"No! You? A pain in the ass? I can't imagine why anyone would think that."
Wubbo. E non vedo l'ora di cominciare il prossimo....Continua
Leave it to me to read the later books in the series first, and then find these. Things make much more sense now. LOL Really great read with a surprising ending.
This series is both the best Evanovich I've read and the best I've read of this genre - this installment doesn't disappoint. I absolutely love Grandma Mazur!