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excellent audio production
on 3 December 2011
this is the 5 CD unabridged audio book perfectly produced by Random House, if I read the print version I don't think I would have enjoyed as much, this is an excellent audio production and the reader is excellence she really brings the text to life.
I start from the premises that at the time of ordering I was not genuinely aware there were other books from Janet Evanovich about Stephanie Plum, however as far as I know at the time of writing this review 'smokin' seventeen' is the first in the series to be recorded by Ms King and Random House.
I don't know why other audio books in the series are not available from Random House Audio but for those who never read the Stephanie Plums novels before, this might just as well be as if this were the first one in the series as Stephanie introduces herself at the beginning.
this is one of the most hilarious books I have ever read, already when listening to the first CD I burst out laughing when the reader did the perfect characterization of Lula one of Stephanie's colleagues especially when talking to and about the 'vampire 72 year old client'!
on a deeper note, this is the pitimization and ridiculization of the sexual act, I wonder whether the author hides a very non positive vision of the world and indeed love where the falling in love - love relationship seems to be limited to sex only.
however my job as a reader is to say whether or not I enjoyed it and yes I enjoyed it and it's very entertaining, I could not recommend it highly enough! of course ultimately it depends on what one is looking for, one of the things I liked about the style of the narration of the book was that all is not described in a serious light except perhaps for the end where she is really in danger and 3 people want to kill her at the same time! even then however she sees the funny side of things when she comments to herself something like 'it must be a record that 3 people want to kill me at the same time'. The reader like I mentioned before does an excellent job in changing pitch and intonation of the voice when needed. this audio book deserves 5 stars only for the audio production!