Fearless Fourteen

Version: Unabridged
Author: Janet Evanovich
Narrator: Lorelei King
Genres: Women Detectives
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: June 2008
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Personal vendettas, hidden treasure, and a monkey named Carl will send bounty hunter Stephanie Plum on her most explosive adventure yet. The Crime: Armed robbery to the tune of nine million dollars Dom Rizzi robbed a bank, stashed the money, and did the time. His family couldn't be more proud. He always was the smart one. The Cousin: Joe Morelli Joe Morelli, Dom Rizzi, and Dom's sister, Loretta, are cousins. Morelli is a cop, Rizzi robs banks, and Loretta is a single mother waiting tables at the firehouse. The all-American family. The Complications: Murder, kidnapping, destruction of personal property, and acid reflux Less than a week after Dom's release from prison, Joe Morelli has shadowy figures breaking into his house and dying in his basement. He's getting threatening messages, Loretta is kidnapped, and Dom is missing. The Catastrophe: Moonman Morelli hires Walter "Mooner" Dunphy, stoner and "inventor" turned crime fighter, to protect his house. Morelli can't afford a lot on a cop's salary, and Mooner will work for potatoes. The Cupcake: Stephanie Plum Stephanie and Morelli have a long-standing relationship that involves sex, affection, and driving each other nuts. She's a bond enforcement agent with more luck than talent, and she's involved in this bank-robbery-gone-bad disaster from day one. The Crisis: A favor for Ranger Security expert Carlos Manoso, street name Ranger, has a job for Stephanie that will involve night work. Morelli has his own ideas regarding Stephanie's evening activities. The Conclusion: Only the fearless should listen to Fourteen. Thrills, chills, and incontinence may result.

Reviews (12)

Fearless Fourteen

Written by eportuguesa on June 21st, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What a 'hoot', I enjoy these Plum books soooooooooo much. But what happened to Rangers accent? I miss it

Another Hit

Written by Greg on December 22nd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Stephanie Plum and her contingent of colorful characters is always enjoyable. This book does not disappoint!

Fearless Fourteen

Written by SD Traveler from Hamill, SD on December 1st, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The first time I have enjoyed one of Janet Evanovich's books. I found it a refreshing adventure with a combination of mystery and humor. I will definitely put her on my list of mystery writers to read.

For what it is

Written by Shane from Whitsett, NC on August 24th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

My wife asked me to read this one, and to check out a few from this series. I did and I will because I did. It isn't PERFECT literature in some classic sense. It is however FUN. And I look forward to the rest. Funny stuff

Elementary Characters

Written by Anonymous from Belmont, MA on March 30th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I was extremely disappointed in this book. Not only were the characters stereotypical to the point of insulting, but there was no development in story plot and it was written like a "D" movie. This book may be entertaining for people who do not want to be challenged when reading a book.

Fearless 14

Written by Sue on January 18th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Wonderful!!!! Another great one with Stephanie!!! Love her. A laugh out loud book. Keep them coming!

Fearless 14

Written by Kathy on December 15th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

If you like Stephanie Plum novels, you'll like this one, too. I'll admit I didn't fall over laughing as I have when I've read some of the others (Gramma is a little more subdued here), but I certainly chuckled. The narrator is very good. This certainly passed the time while I was driving.

Fearless fourteen

Written by Anonymous from Pace, FL on December 13th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love this reader - Lorelei...she's the greatest. And again this was a terrific Plum story. And the interview with the author at the end was a real treat.

Fearless Fourteen

Written by Laurel on December 11th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I love the Stephanie Plum series. While this was not my favorite, it still kept me amused. I did not think there was enough Ranger in this one. All the usual characters were there with some interesting new ones. Lula is my absolute favorite and I loved her storyline in this book.

Fearless Fourteen

Written by Anonymous on December 4th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

If you love the series, then listen away, but it is almost as if this was written on auto pilot. Not the best, but not certainly not the worst.

Author Details

Author Details

Evanovich, Janet

"When I was a kid I spent a lot of time in La La Land. La La Land is like an out-of-body experience --while your mouth is eating lunch your mind is conversing with Captain Kirk. Sometimes I'd pretend to sing opera. My mother would send me to the grocery store down the street, and off I'd go, caterwauling at the top of my lungs. Before the opera thing I went through a horse stage where I galloped everywhere and made holes in my Aunt Lena's lawn with my hooves. Aunt Lena was a good egg. She understood that the realities of daily existence were lost in the murky shadows of my slightly looney imagination.

After graduation from South River High School, I spent four years in the Douglass College art department, honing my ability to wear torn Levis, learning to transfer cerebral excitement to primed canvas. Painting beat the heck out of digging holes in lawns, but it never felt exactly right. It was frustrating at best, excruciating at worst. My audience was too small. Communication was too obscure. I developed a rash from pigment.

Somewhere down the line I started writing stories. The first story was about the pornographic adventures of a fairy who lived in a second rate fairy forest in Pennsylvania. The second story was about ...well never mind, you get the picture.

I sent my weird stories out to editors and agents and collected rejection letters in a big cardboard box. When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.

Four months into my less than stellar secretarial career, I got a call from an editor offering to buy my last mailed (and heretofore forgotten) manuscript. It was a romance written for the now defunct Second Chance at Love line, and I was paid a staggering $2,000.

With my head reeling from all this money, I plunged into writing romance novels full time, saying good-by, good riddance to pantyhose and office politics. I wrote series romance for the next five years, mostly for Bantam Loveswept. It was a rewarding experience, but after twelve romance novels I ran out of sexual positions and decided to move into the mystery genre.

I spent two years retooling --drinking beer with law enforcement types, learning to shoot, practicing cussing. At the end of those years I created Stephanie Plum. I wouldn't go so far as to say Stephanie is an autobiographical character, but I will admit to knowing where she lives.

In '95 my husband and I moved to New Hampshire. We bought a big 'ol house on the side of a hill, not far from Dartmouth College. I have a nice view of the Connecticut River valley from my office window and there's a couple acres of land around the house. It's a good place to write a book ... and would be even better if we just had a decent mall. You can take the girl out of Jersey, but you can't take Jersey out of the girl.

When we moved to New Hampshire we realized there was more to this writing stuff than just writing, so we formed a family business, Evanovich, Inc. My son, Peter, a Dartmouth College graduate, assumed responsibility for everything financial. He's the guy who pulls his hair out at tax time and cracks his knuckles when the stock market dips. In '96 my daughter Alex, a film and photography school graduate, came on board and created the website. We get about four and a half million hits a month on the site and Alex does it all ... the graphics, the mail, the comics, the store, the online advertising and the newsletter. Both Peter and Alex work full-time for Evanovich, Inc. I'm their only client. My husband, Pete, has his doctorate in mathematics from Rutgers University and now manages all aspects of the business and tries to keep me on time (a thankless, impossible job!) ... plus he does a little golfing and skiing.

It turns out I'm a really boring workaholic with no hobbies or special interests. My favorite exercise is shopping and my drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. I read comic books and I only watch happy movies. I motivate myself to write by spending my money before I make it. And when I grow up I want to be just like Grandma Mazur."