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Two for the Dough: A Stephanie Plum Novel

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Written By: Janet Evanovich

Narrated By: Lori Petty

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Date: February 1996

Duration: 3 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Two for the Dough is irresistible fun and powerful suspense entertainment from an acclaimed author who is already a national star.

It’s Stephanie Plum, New Jersey’s “fugitive apprehension” agent (a.k.a. bounty hunter), introduced to the world by Janet Evanovich in the award-winning and bestselling novel One for the Money.

Now Stephanie's back, armed with attitude—not to mention stun guns, defense sprays, killer flashlights, and her trusty .38, Stephanie is after a new bail jumper, Kenny Mancuso, a boy from Trenton’s burg. He’s fresh out of the army, suspiciously wealthy, and he’s just shot his best friend.

With her bounty hunter pal Ranger stepping in occasionally to advise her, Stephanie staggers knee-deep in corpses and caskets as she traipses through back streets, dark alleys, and funeral parlors.

And nobody knows funeral parlors better than Stephanie's irrepressible Grandma Mazur, a lady whose favorite pastime is grabbing a front-row seat at a neighborhood wake. So, Stephanie uses Grandma as a cover to follow leads, but loses control when Grandma warms to the action, packing a cool pistol. Much to the family’s chagrin, Stephanie and Granny may soon have the elusive Kenny in their sights.

Fast-talking, slow-handed vice cop Joe Morelli joins in the case, since the prey happens to be his young cousin. And if the assignment calls for an automobile stakeout for two with the woman who puts his libido in overdrive, Morelli’s not one to object.

Low on expertise but learning fast, high on resilience, and despite the help she gets from friends and relatives, Stephanie eventually must face the danger alone when embalmed body parts begin to arrive on her doorstep and she’s targeted for a nasty death by the most loathsome adversary she's ever encountered. Another case like this and she'll be a real pro.

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  • Julie C.

    First Janet Evanovich book I’ve read and I liked the story and the reader!

  • Lorin DePinto

    I love the Stephanie Plum series and Janet Evanovich is such a great writer!

  • doda

    Usual Janet stuff - did not care for the narrator. The narrator from the later books is much better. Fun read tho!

  • Anonymous

    I enjoyed the content. I love Janet Evanovich books. I did not care for the reader. I did not like how the character's voices were portrayed and I didn't feel like there was emotion behind the reading. I love Loreli King's character voices. After hearing her, it's disappointing to hear the Stephanie Plum novels read by other artists.

  • Anonymous

    Not a fan of abridged books, but so far the Evanovich novels are entertaining. Will continue to rent...

  • Natalie Wells

    I have read all the books in the series and just started listening to the books. Unfortunately, I received High Five first which was plagued by horrible narration. In comparison, this audio version was outstanding. I think her Ranger sounded more Mexican than Cuban, but I could overlook that. If you like the book, you will like this audiobook.

  • SIMBACOO

    I've listened to several Plum novels and I was not impressed by the narrator. Her voice was very hard to distinguish between characters. Great story though.

  • Anonymous

    First of all, it's abridged... don't get me started on that. But I like the series, so I thought I'd give this a listen. Unfortunately, I didn't make it through the first disc. Lori Petty, whom I like as an actor, is a really terrible reader. Stephanie Plum is a great, quirky character, and she's the first-person narrator of the story. But Petty has no "reading rhythm" at all, and certainly doesn't sound like she "is" Stephanie Plum. I'll wait for the unabridged version, read by Lorelei King, who also reads Evanovich's Jamie Swift series.

  • Diane Needleman

    The story was difficult to follow because of the reader. The story was read so fast I had trouble following it. I do not recommend this book the way it is presented. I could not complete the story because it was so difficult to follow.

  • Kimberly Elliott

    After listening to Book 5 and Book 9, I had high hopes for Book 2, but I wasn't impressed. Maybe it was because this was the abridged version and so a lot of the story seemed to be missing. Don't think I will select abridged again from this author.

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