Audiobook Review: Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

leanmeanTitle: Lean Mean Thirteen
Author: Janet Evanovich
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Audiobook from the library
Audiobook reader: Lorelei King
First line: For the last five minutes, I’ve been parked outside my cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds office in my crapola car, debating whether to continue on with my day, or return to my apartment and crawl back into bed.

Okay, this isn’t really a review. I mean, what more can I say about the Stephanie Plum series that I haven’t already said? These books are a ton of fun, especially on audio. So instead of doing an actual review, I’m going to give you a bullet-point list of what you’ll find in this episode of the Stephanie Plum files.

~ Lots of romantic tension between Stephanie and Ranger, even though she’s technically with Morelli.

~ Dicky Orr, Stephanie’s ex-husband temporarily moves in with Morelli – which makes for some interesting conversations between Stephanie’s former husband and current lover.

~ Joyce Barnhardt is the recipient of an exploding beaver.

~ Grandma Mazur decides to take up taxidermy.

~ Lula and Tank are an item.

~ Lula and Stephanie get lost in a cemetery and Lula falls into an open grave.

~ Stephanie has car problems. (Of course. 🙂 )

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9 Responses to Audiobook Review: Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovich

  1. Sandy
    Twitter: youvegottaread

    I took the same approach in reviewing the third Harry Potter! Bullet points baby! When you listed the highlights in this book, it brought it all back to me. I do so hope they make Stephanie Plum into a movie. They were talking about it forever, but had said they were thinking about using Reese Witherspoon as Stephanie, and I almost threw up. NO. Casting is critical.

    Another random thought…last Christmas did you see the 12 days of Christmas spoof they did on the Stephanie Plum novels? Somebody on the blogs featured it. Priceless.
    .-= Sandy´s last blog ..The Uninvited – Steven LaChance =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Sandy – it would make a great movie series – if they can find the right actress to play Stephanie!

  2. Zia says:

    Haha the exploding beaver! I remember that happening and thinking only in a Stephanie Plum novel could that possibly happen.
    .-= Zia´s last blog ..A to Z Wednesday =-.

  3. Kathy says:

    These books are so much fun! I love Lula and Tank as a couple!
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Review: Willow =-.

  4. Belle
    Twitter: msbookish

    I’ve gotten to the point where I just can’t think about a Stephanie Plum novel in any format other than audio. Lorelei King just is Stephanie Plum to my mind, and her Lulu and Grandma Mazur are such a treat. Connie, too! Your bullet list of points brought back my memories of this one. And I love Lulu and Tank as a couple, too!
    .-= Belle´s last blog ..Incoming! Books About Words =-.

    • CarrieK
      Twitter: booksandmovies

      Belle – I’ve had to read a few, but my library has almost all of them on either CD or for download. Though the first few had a different reader – she was good, too, but now I’m used to King.

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