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Eleven on Top: Stephanie Plum, Book 11 Audio Download – Abridged
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In Eleven on Top, Janet Evanovich has created a memorable scene and laugh every page and a half. That's very tough to do, but she's done it!
Although most will not want to put the book down (who wouldn't want to laugh almost nonstop to the end of a book?), you can read this book before going to sleep knowing that you'll reach a naturally breaking point every page and a half.
Much of the humor is visual. It's a remarkable strength of the writing in this book that you can so easily see the slapstick. Few writers can capture slapstick in writing. Eleven on Top marks a new high in Ms. Evanovich's talent in this regard.
If you don't know Ms. Evanovich's writing, it's very much on a par with the very best scripts that Lucille Ball used in her shows with Desi.
Oh, yes, there is a plot. But it's there mainly for people who cannot enjoy a book without a plot. Almost any other plot would have done as well.
Stephanie finds that bounty hunting is just too disgusting for her . . . and quits Vinnie. For the first half of the book, she lurches violently from one job-related adventure to another. In between, Lulu persuades Stephanie to "assist" in capturing a particularly recalcitrant scofflaw. In the second half of the book, she finds a job she likes . . . but it has other complications that you'll love reading about. Someone is also stalking Stephanie and threatening her life. Morelli is obsessed with Stephanie's body . . . and Stephanie finds she "likes" the attention.Read more ›
Nevertheless those who have been waiting since the last book will not be disappointed in this one!
Thirty seconds into ELEVEN, Stephanie quits her job as a bond enforcement agent working for her cousin Vinnie in Trenton, NJ. True to form, however, brief gigs in the local button factory, Kan Kean Dry Cleaners, and Cluck-in-a-Bucket just don't work out. And it shouldn't be a surprise to any series aficionado when Cluck-in-a-Bucket goes up in flames while Stephanie is on duty.
Everything Plum fans have come to love about Stephanie's personal and public comic misadventures are present in ELEVEN in satisfying excess: explosions, fires, accumulating corpses, tumbles into messy organic debris, and her dysfunctional relationships with Trenton cop Joe Morelli and the hottie Ranger.
Yeah, it's incredibly sophomoric, but great fun. And Plum reveals a new side to her personality when she attempts to quit sugar intake cold turkey. Indeed, the man in Stephanie's life witness to her to voluntary abstention from cookies and donuts had better have the sexual stamina of an eighteen year old. A Plum Assignment if you ask me. Is Morelli up to the task, you think?
I'm perhaps overreacting with five stars. But I'm just so ecstatic that Stephanie is back. I only wish that Evanovich would sign a Hollywood picture deal with Sandra Bullock in the lead role. Janet, work with me here, will ya!
Most of the great characters are in Eleven on Top - Morelli, Grandma Mazur, Lula, Ranger, Grandma Bella, the powder blue Buick, Bob the dog and Rex the Hamster and Stephanie's immediate family. It is like catching up on old friends.
Grandma Mazur and Grandma Bella have a ridiculous but hilarious fight at Stiva's Funeral Home; it is laugh out loud action. And you have to read about the mole - it will make you squirm and laugh at the same time. Plus Stephanie's declaration that she can play the cello - we have all done something similar and but not let it get that far. As usual, cars driven by Stephanie are blown up and she is shot and has little regard for her safety, she is saved from a tight spot at the end and lives on for book number 12.
Stephanie's inability to hold a job until Ranger comes to the rescue is funny but wears a bit thin. Lula's antics are very entertaining and she has taken on Stephanie's mantle as the most absolutely hopeless bounty hunter. Lula is in top form.
Stephanie is much closer to Morelli, and he to her, but it is still really annoying in that she can't even tell him she loves him which is pathetic given his declarations. He is so nice, and you know they are made for each other, so her behaviour seems very juvenile.
There's lots of flirtation with Ranger, and it sounds as if we may hear more about his secret/past life in future books. He kind of gives me the creeps though, however sexy he is and how much cares about Stephanie. I prefer her with Morelli as it is much more realistic and enjoyable to read than the fantasy of Ranger.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent. As with all the others in the series, good pace and funny takes keep you entertained till the end.Published 5 days ago by FP
I have enjoyed all of the Stephanie Plum series so far, they are a light read which have never failed to make me laugh out loud, you can identify with the main characters and I... Read morePublished 21 months ago by pimpmylegs.com
Stephanie Plum has had enough of fugitive apprehension and has quit her job with high expectations of a more normal life. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lorna Francis