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High Five (Stephanie Plum Novels) [Abridged, Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Janet Evanovich , Debi Mazar
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April 2005 Stephanie Plum Novels (Book 5)

Stephanie Plum has a whole lot of trouble on her doorsteps.

Her Uncle Fred has disappeared and Grandma Mazur is convinced he's been abducted by aliens.

Meanwhile, cousin Vinnie has asked her to bring in the vertically challenged Randy Briggs who's jumped bail. But instead of coming quietly, he has taken up residence in Stephanie's closet. The mysterious man called Bunchy is trailing Stephanie in the hope of tracking down Fred. And Benito Ramirez is back from jail, quoting Scripture and vowing to introduce Stephanie to God - face to face.

Thankfully Joe Morelli, the irresistible cop, is still around to give her the odd sleepless night - through now he faces tough competition from the enigmatic Ranger . . .

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: MacMillan Audio; Abridged edition (April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559279648
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559279642
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,171,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

No. 1 bestselling author Janet Evanovich is the recipient of the Crime Writers' Association's John Creasey Memorial, Last Laugh and Silver Dagger awards, as well as the Left Coast Crime's Lefty award, and is the two-time recipient of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association's Dilys award.
She lives in New Hampshire, where she is at work on her next Stephanie Plum adventure.

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"Uncle Fred was someone I saw at weddings and funerals and once in a while at Giovichinni's Meat Market, ordering a quarter pound of olive loaf. Eddie Such, the butcher, would have the olive loaf on the scale and Uncle Fred would say: 'You've got the olive loaf on a piece of waxed paper. How much does that piece of waxed paper weigh? You're not gonna charge me for that waxed paper, are you? I want some money off for the waxed paper.' "

The speaker is Stephanie Plum, the glamorous if slightly ditzy bounty hunter from Trenton, New Jersey, and one of the most original creations in recent mystery fiction.

In this fifth entry in Janet Evanovich's increasingly popular series, Stephanie's problems are many and varied. She's not making enough moneypicking up FTAs (Failures to Appear) for her cousin Vinnie, of Vincent PlumBail Bonds; her red-hot love affair with Detective Joe Morelli has cooled off; and her giant extended family is no help at all. For instance, Uncle Fred the cheapskate has disappeared, leaving behind some suspicious photographs of body parts in garbage bags and links to some really dangerous people.

When Stephanie turns to her friend and mentor, Ranger, for financial advice, he gets her involved in a gang of toughs doing instant evictions for landlords. (She complains to Ranger about the job and its dangers, prompting one of the hired thug to say, "Man, you don't like to get shot. You don't like to get arrested. You don't know how to have fun at all.")

Most of Stephanie's charm, of course, comes from her attitude--a combination of the brazen bravado that turns a failed lingerie model into bounty hunter in the first place and the normal fears of a person in over her head.

Other Plums in paperback, by the numbers: One for the Money, Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly, and Four to Score. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Janet Evanovich now lives in New Hampshire but, like Stephanie Plum, grew up in New Jersey.

She has won major crime fiction awards for her Stephanie Plum novels, including the CWA John Creasey Memorial, the Dilys on two occasions, the CWA Last Laugh and the CWA Silver Dagger for Three to Get Deadly.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stephanie Saves the Day! 21 May 2004
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
In this high-powered action mystery, Stephanie Plum (bumbling bounty hunter extraordinaire) starts with her life at a low point. She is broke, she has no work to do, she has broken up with her policeman boy friend Joe Morelli, and she has an unwelcome unpaid investigative job to find her annoying cheapskate Uncle Fred. But life does improve by the end, and Stephanie saves the day!
If you have not yet read a Stephanie Plum novel, let me explain about her. She is one of the most endearing mystery characters ever developed. Fiercely independent, her attitude is always showing (although she may shake like a leaf afterwards). Tremendously attracted to aggressive men, she plays it coy as much as she possibly can. Prone to disasters, she keeps her chin up and keeps on trucking. Loyal to her family, she is often babysitting her Grandma Mazur when she and her Father are not hitting it off. And she makes her living by bring in people who are out of jail on bail and fail to appear in court. She gets 10 percent of the bail amount when she succeeds. It's a tough way to go for the former lingerie model, but it excites and challenges her to the core.
If you already know Stephanie, you will find her at her caring, jealous, lusting, nosy, sneaky, obtuse, hungry, and persistent best. She finds herself more and more attracted to Ranger (her bounty hunting mentor) and to Joe Morelli (her policeman exboy-friend). Yet she wants to be in charge, which sets up a great source of conflicts.
To give you a sense of how appealing I find her as a character, whenever she ignores an obvious clue I want to tell her to pay attention. With any other book, I find myself annoyed with the author for making the msytery too transparent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Somewhat Disappointing Read 30 Oct 2010
Format:Paperback
"High Five" is a comedy/thriller about a bad bounty hunter called Stephanie Plum. It's, perhaps unsurprisingly, the 5th book in the Stephanie Plum series.

In this book, Plum's asked to investigate the disappearance of her tight fisted Uncle Fred who disappeared while going to complain about his garbage bill with the local waste management company.

All in all, it wasn't a bad book. There was a decent story. It was a little predictable, but then you need that in "serial books" every so often. I think people'd be a little shocked if the series suddenly became something totally different.

My two grumbles with the book would be that Plum isn't improving fast enough as a bounty hunter for my liking, which is a little irritating. In addition there were times when the humor felt a little forced, which is a shame. I wanted to laugh, but I found I was groaning internally instead sometimes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stephanie Saves the Day! 21 May 2004
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
In this high-powered action mystery, Stephanie Plum (bumbling bounty hunter extraordinaire) starts with her life at a low point. She is broke, she has no work to do, she has broken up with her policeman boy friend Joe Morelli, and she has an unwelcome unpaid investigative job to find her annoying cheapskate Uncle Fred. But life does improve by the end, and Stephanie saves the day!
If you have not yet read a Stephanie Plum novel, let me explain about her. She is one of the most endearing mystery characters ever developed. Fiercely independent, her attitude is always showing (although she may shake like a leaf afterwards). Tremendously attracted to aggressive men, she plays it coy as much as she possibly can. Prone to disasters, she keeps her chin up and keeps on trucking. Loyal to her family, she is often babysitting her Grandma Mazur when she and her Father are not hitting it off. And she makes her living by bring in people who are out of jail on bail and fail to appear in court. She gets 10 percent of the bail amount when she succeeds. It's a tough way to go for the former lingerie model, but it excites and challenges her to the core.
If you already know Stephanie, you will find her at her caring, jealous, lusting, nosy, sneaky, obtuse, hungry, and persistent best. She finds herself more and more attracted to Ranger (her bounty hunting mentor) and to Joe Morelli (her policeman exboy-friend). Yet she wants to be in charge, which sets up a great source of conflicts.
To give you a sense of how appealing I find her as a character, whenever she ignores an obvious clue I want to tell her to pay attention. With any other book, I find myself annoyed with the author for making the msytery too transparent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Un-put-down-able 10 May 2001
Format:Audio Cassette|Verified Purchase
A very good friend recommended this author to me & since reading her first book I've been hooked . The latest book in the series was not a disappointment . I read this book with a mixture of dread ( how quickly does Janet write !!?? ) & excitement ( I was desperate to know where the characters would lead me & what situations our heroine would get herself into ). I too would like to spread the word - if you want an excellent read , read this
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5.0 out of 5 stars Evanovich on top form as usual 16 Nov 2000
By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I devour these books like sweets and always feel sick and disappointed when I get to the end, because I have to wait for the next installment. This one has a killer cliff hanger that left me more than usually frustrated. This woman is a brilliant author. More, more, more....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I Love these books. They make me laugh so much. They are not for someone who wants a serious crime story.
Published 5 months ago by Disto
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fast read.
I enjoy Janet Ivanovitch's style.......easy to read and just enough tension to keep interest in her story. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Matfen
5.0 out of 5 stars Gr8
Liked all these books from Janet Evanovich.
Saw the first one "One For The Money" on My Life In Books with Anne Robonson. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Libby6
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
ANOTHER GREAT BOOK IN THE STEPH PLUM SERIES-VERY FUNNY AND CLEVER HUMOUR ALL THE WAY THROUGH - A GOOD BOOK FOR THE BEACH
Published 10 months ago by Mike Read
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!!!
The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich simply has to be the greatest work of fiction ever written!! Just can't get enough!!!!
Published 11 months ago by andyvibs
4.0 out of 5 stars Frothy
Light and frothy and very easy to read. I've got a picture of Morelli in my head. I just wish he was in my house.
Published 13 months ago by janette hare
5.0 out of 5 stars Stephanie Plum (bounty hunter) in trouble again!
These Stephanie Plum novels are the best I have read and I am completely hooked. What will she get up to next? Read more
Published 14 months ago by tootsie
5.0 out of 5 stars As always - quite hilarious
Stephanie Plum causes mayhem again. I bought this for a colleague at work to whom I had lent volume 1. Read more
Published on 4 May 2011 by Supersnipe
5.0 out of 5 stars HILARIOUS
I love this book about stephanie plum the bounty hunter it will have you laughing aloud .In this book stephanie uncle fred has gone missing and her mum and gran wanted her to look... Read more
Published on 11 Feb 2010 by ali
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and funny. Try the audio book for best effect
The book is a wonderful read and I would just repeat what other reviewers have already said. But for sheer genius, borrow or buy the unabridged Recorded Books CDs, narrated by CJ... Read more
Published on 31 July 2006 by Robert
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