Monday, January 4, 2010

Book Review - Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

Now that the holidays are over, do you need a way to brighten up the rest of the winter?  Well, Janet Evanovich novels are just the cure for winter doldrums.  This most recent one I've "read" kept me laughing the whole way through.  I say "read" because I have listened to most of these novels on CD in my car.  My commute to work can take anywhere between 35-45 minutes depending on weather, traffic, etc., so any way to make it seem shorter is welcomed by me!  

If you've never read any of the Stephanie Plum series, I suggest starting at number one and working your way up.  Also, the books on CD are great because the narrator they found is hilarious and does awesome voices to all the characters.  If you like action-packed comedy with some sexual tension (and you don't mind some occasional f-bombs), this series is for you.  Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter who blunders her way through life and has several quirky side-kicks such as her Grandma Mazur and Lula, the ex-hooker.  

The thing I like most about Stephanie is she is just an average gal stumbling her way through life, following her instincts to the best of her ability.  She is not overly-sure of herself and manages to survive many sticky situations with some luck and some help from her friends and family.


  1. I love these! I got the first one as a gift and have now read through 15. I should try one of the cd's though!

  2. I have thirteen on CD - I got it with a Christmas gift certificate. Mostly, I check them out at the library so I don't have any of the others on CD. The narrator is so funny, I love her voices of Lula and Ranger. The next one on my list is #14. . .

  3. I've heard great things about these books too! They are on my "to get to" list! :)