Friday, August 17, 2012

Audio Book Review: Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich

Title: Wicked Business
Author: Janet Evanovich
Genre: Adult Fiction, Mystery
Publication Date: June 19, 2012
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN-13 Book: 9780345527776
Audiobook Publisher:  Random House Audio
ISBN-13 Audio:  9780307932587
Length:  5 CD (360 minutes)
Disclosure: I purchased a copy of the book from Barnes and Noble and checked out a copy of the audiobook from my public library.  This is my honest review!



Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel, #2)Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary:
Lizzie and Diesel are back in this second installment of the Wicked series. This time, they are trying to find the lust stone, and all the while being pursued by the villainous Anarchy. Will they beat both Wulf and Anarchy to the prize, or will the fire prove too hot for the duo?

Review:
I certainly think that I enjoyed this book better than the first. The first book felt like it had a lot of waiting and filler. The second book, jumps you into the action and doesn’t slow the pace at all. This book felt like a scavenger hunt of sorts, with the characters traipsing around Boston, trying to fit clues together to find the stone.

The pacing in this novel is spot on. Evanovich’s momentum never falters during this novel, and rushes you clear through to the ending. I really like books that can keep up the pacing throughout, and this one does just that.

Evanovich’s greatest strength as an author lies with her ability to create wonderful characters. While some of them may be a bit odd, she has a knack for making them believable. I love the characters in all her novels, with their flaws and idiosyncrasies, they are dynamic, fun, and ultimately wonderful.

Audio Book Review:
The audio book is produced by Random House Audio and read by Lorelei King. King does a wonderful job producing voices for all of the characters and is an excellent reader. The audio production is clean and free of flaws. The audiobook is unabridged, but with only 5 discs (approximately 360 minutes), is a quick listening experience. Evanovich on audio has always been a hit for me, and this book is no exception. I definitely recommend the audio if you get the chance.

Overall:
Overall this was a fun addition to the series, and possibly even better than the first. I love Evanovich’s quirky characters and her wonderful stories. If you are looking for humor and fun, with a good mystery, this would be the place to go.


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3 comments:

  1. Kudos Melissa! I just discovered this little gem and gobbled both it and the first title, Wicked Appetite, up within two days.

    I found myself laughing out loud (and yes, earning funny looks from my co-workers).

    I'm glad to see someone else has enjoyed it as well.

    ~Dawn

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    1. I love Evanovich, but I wasn't sure about this series when I first heard about it--I wasn't a big fan of the "Between the Numbers" Plum books. I was pleasantly surprised when I liked Wicked Appetite and really enjoyed this last one--can't wait to read the next. I've also gotten strange looks from my co-workers, but since a lot of them read Evanovich--they know what to expect. :)

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    2. I love Evanovich, but I wasn't sure about this series when I first heard about it--I wasn't a big fan of the "Between the Numbers" Plum books. I was pleasantly surprised when I liked Wicked Appetite and really enjoyed this last one--can't wait to read the next. I've also gotten strange looks from my co-workers, but since a lot of them read Evanovich--they know what to expect. :)

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