Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich

#16 Stephanie Plum
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: mystery
Pages: audio
Challenges: Stephanie Plum Challenge
Author's Website
My rating: can't decide, ranges from 2/5 to 3/5

Simple Description: 
In the latest Stephanie adventure we get a bit of a different story.  While she is still chancing after some skips and having trouble catching them, the bigger story is that Vinnie has been kidnapped.  He's being held by his bookie for a $700,000 (and growing) ransom.   His bookie is one mean guy.   Connie, Stephanie, and Lula must find him before he is killed.

Now what you really want to thoughts: 
I recently listened to #15 in this series and my thoughts on this one are pretty much the same.  Too many things are being repeated, yet I still find the story fun at parts.  I did find myself smiling sometimes with this one.  Yet, I found that in the beginning I was more annoyed than anything else.

I do like that Connie plays a bigger role in this one, she has a great character.   I also like that it was different in that they were trying to rescue Vinnie and it wasn't just Stephanie accidentally getting caught up in something dangerous.

Will I listen to #17 when it comes out (assume next year)?  I don't know.  Jury is still out on that one. I might just give up and say I'm done with the series, but I might just rent the audio out of habit.

This audio book was rented from my local library.


Literary Feline said...

It's been a long while since I last picked up one of the Plum books. I'm a couple of numbers behind at least and some of the in between books. It's definitely lost some of its luster in my eyes, but I'm not quite ready to give up just yet. I guess we'll see once I get caught up.

Lisa said...

I still haven't read 16, felt the same "eh" at the end of 15.

Kris said...

Literary Feline - sounds like we are in the same place..not ready to give them up but not terribly thrilled with them either.

Lisa - there were some fun things about 16, but still gives me that "eh" feeling too.