One for the Money: A Stephanie Plum Novel

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Written By: Janet Evanovich

Narrated By: Lori Petty

Date: January 1996

Duration: 3 hours 0 minutes


Discover where it all began—#1 New York Times bestselling author Janet Evanovich’s first “snappily written, fast-paced, and witty” (USA TODAY) novel in the beloved Stephanie Plum series featuring a feisty and funny heroine who “comes roaring in like a blast of very fresh air” (The Washington Post).

Meet Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie’s opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey.

She’s a product of the “burg,” a blue-collar pocket of Trenton where houses are attached and narrow, cars are American, windows are clean, and (God forbid you should be late) dinner is served at six.

Out of work and out of money, Stephanie blackmails her bail-bondsman cousin Vinnie into giving her a try as an apprehension agent. Stephanie knows zilch about the job requirements, but she figures her new pal, el-primo bounty hunter Ranger, can teach her what it takes to catch a crook. Her first assignment: nail Joe Morelli, a former vice cop on the run from a charge of murder one. Morelli’s the inamorato who charmed Stephanie out of her virginity at age sixteen. There’s still powerful chemistry between them, so the chase should be interesting…and could also be extremely dangerous.


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  • Maria A.

    Great book! Great narration!!

  • Katrina J.

    I laughed several times. The narrator did a great job!

  • SMiller

    Incredible story! Quite a bit of foul language, but still a great listen overall.

  • Karen M.

    Evanovich 's series started simply and I have enjoyed reading it and seeing how the characters have grown. After all these years she can still make me laugh.

  • Connie C.

    Really like the book but narrator is kinda annoying she reads way to fast.

  • Jacqueline M

    Excellently written, lots of detail and read with excellence in execution! Perfect match

  • Taylor M

    Loved it!!

  • Theresa Brown

    this was my first audio book and it was awesome.....

  • pam drake

    I love Janet's books, they are soooo good, witty, the problem with the abridged is you do not get the whole story. I wish they would add the unabridged version

  • Mocha

    The book starts out a little slow being that the character is just getting started with her career as a skip tracer. But by the end of the book it finished well and the stage was set well for the next episode. It has potential to be a good series.

  • Anonymous

    These books are not long to begin with. Abridging them makes no sense at all. I have deleted all of the deleted series books from my rental list. You might as well just read the jacket blurbs.

  • Anonymous

    This book never caught my attention. There wasn't much of a plot and I never really cared about the characters. I'm going back to Bladuchi or Flynn

  • Anonymous

    Didn't like the reader at all. Also, it was abridged and I felt like I was missing a lot.

  • Anonymous

    Loved the book and story, NOT the reader though. hope to read more of this series

  • Anonymous

    This was the second of Janets books that I have listened to. It was enjoyable and entertaining. Helped the miles go by on a long drive. I now understand how Stephanie became a skip tracer and better understand the relationship between the other characters in the book. Look forward to listening to more of the books.

  • Lupita

    I was first introduced to Stephanie, Ranger, Morelli, and Lula w/ book 9 (by far my fave of all) and loved it from the start. I couldnt stop laughing. So i started w/ #1 and worked my way up, now after having listened to all 13, i can honestly say, this is a must-have, must-listen-to series!!!!I love all the characters and the crazy fta's they have to deal with!

  • Anonymous

    Evanovich's books seem to be very popular, but this didn't grab me. I listened to it partway through, returned it unfinished. Maybe the unabridged version would have been better. This just seemed rather dumb.

  • Susanb

    My first adventure into Evonovich. Her books came highly recommended and I have to say I was surprised. Easy to listen too, would have been a quick book to read. Not a big intellectual stimulator, but that isn't what I want in an audio book. I had a bit of difficulty finding the reader believable, but she grew on me. Pleasant.

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