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Hardcover Dirty Thirty Book

ISBN: 1668003090

ISBN13: 9781668003091

Dirty Thirty

(Book #30 in the Stephanie Plum Series)

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INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Janet Evanovich, the "most popular mystery writer alive" (The New York Times), is in top form as she sends Stephanie Plum on the trail of a stolen stash of dirty diamonds.

Stephanie Plum, Trenton's hardest working, most underappreciated bounty hunter, is offered a freelance assignment that seems simple enough. Local jeweler Martin Rabner wants her to locate his former security...

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Another fun romp with Stephanie Plum

Stephanie Plum, Trenton’s tireless yet undervalued bounty hunter, is drawn into a seemingly straightforward freelance job by local jeweler Martin Rabner: find Andy Manley, suspected of stealing diamonds from Rabner's safe. Meanwhile, Stephanie is also on the hunt for Duncan Dugan, a fugitive linked to the same jewelry store robbery. With her boyfriend Morelli away, Stephanie juggles caretaking duties for Morelli's dog Bob and finds herself entangled with the enigmatic Ranger as complications arise. Amidst Lula's fears of a wardrobe-hunting demon and a stakeout involving three generations of formidable women, Stephanie must navigate escalating danger and disappearing witnesses. As the stakes rise, Stephanie proves she's willing to get her hands dirty to uncover the truth amidst a web of deceit and danger. Ratings: 1. **Plot and Storytelling:** 4/5 I found this installment of the Stephanie Plum series to be another enjoyable adventure, with a well-told narrative that kept me entertained throughout. 2. **Characterization:** 3/5 While the characters, including the side ones, are fleshed out with backstories, I've noticed a lack of significant growth for Stephanie over multiple books, which has started to feel repetitive and somewhat tedious. 3. **Writing Style:** 4/5 Evanovich maintains the fast-paced, lighthearted humor that I've come to expect from these books, which balances well with the elements of adventure woven into the story. 4. **Originality:** 3/5 While the story itself felt refreshingly original and unique, I couldn't help but deduct points because it didn't offer a completely new experience for Stephanie. 5. **Emotional Impact and Resolution:** 3/5 This book lacked a significant emotional punch for me, although the resolution was entertaining and set the stage nicely for the next installment in the series. 6. **Smut:** 2/5 There wasn't much explicit content in this installment, which is typical for the series, but there were still a few steamy moments that added some spice to the story. 7. **Narrator Emotion and Tone:** 5/5 Lorelei King's narration continues to impress, capturing Stephanie's voice perfectly and infusing the story with emotion and personality. 8. **Narrator, Character Differentiation:** 4/5 While King doesn't use a full cast of narrators, her ability to differentiate between characters with various voices adds to the enjoyment of the audiobook experience. 9. **Narrator, Pacing and Flow:** 5/5 King's pacing and delivery are impeccable, drawing me into the story and keeping me engaged from start to finish. 10. **Audio Quality:** 5/5 The audiobook maintains a high standard of quality, with clear audio and no distractions, enhancing the overall listening experience. Overall score: 3.8/5 If you enjoyed the Stephanie Plum series and are looking for similar audiobooks with humor, adventure, and engaging narration, here are a couple of recommendations: 1. "Janet Evanovich's Wicked Series" narrated by Lorelei King - Dive into another series by Janet Evanovich, featuring Lizzy and Diesel in a mix of mystery, romance, and supernatural elements, with Lorelei King's captivating narration bringing the characters to life. 2. "The Spellman Files" series by Lisa Lutz, narrated by Christina Moore - Follow the quirky and dysfunctional Spellman family in their antics as private investigators, with humor and wit reminiscent of Stephanie Plum's adventures. These audiobooks should provide you with plenty of laughs and engaging stories to enjoy, similar to the Stephanie Plum series.

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