Visions of Sugar Plums

Version: Unabridged
Author: Janet Evanovich
Narrator: Lorelei King
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Mystery, Thriller & Horror
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Published In: December 2002
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

It's December in Jersey and Stephanie Plum has bigger problems that the usual thugs, thieves, and hoodlums. This time, there's someone in her apartment who just won't leave. Sure this kind, of thing has happened to Stephanie before...but in the past she has been able to talk her way out of trouble. This time, fast talking, stun guns, and pepper sray won't remove the intruder. "Visions of Sugar Plums takes Stephanie Plum on a holiday adventure that inroduces a new character that fans will adore! He's as mysterious as Ranger, sexy as Morelli, and...well, we won't say anymore. "Visions of Sugar Plums is a holiday treat that will have readers begging for more.

Reviews (10)

Visions of Sugar Plums

Written by Linda on February 3rd, 2012

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I terribly miss the previous narrator C. J Critt who gave the characters more distinction and pizzazz in her earlier books. Also, this book content seemed somewhat flat by comparison.

Funny

Written by Lindsey on September 27th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was funny. I thought maybe I wouldn't like it when I first started listening to it, but once I got into it I was actually sitting at my desk laughing out loud.

Not her best

Written by Anonymous on May 11th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Not Evanovich's best, but a cute story nevertheless.

Bizzare and Boring

Written by Christine B. from Monroeville, PA on June 9th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 1/5

As much as I like the usual Plum books, this one is a dud. I didn't even finish it because I just didn't care. The story struggled so hard through the first CD that I almost gave up then, but by midway through another pointless interlude with Stef's family I just wrote it off as a loss.

Visions of Sugar Plums

Written by Pamela Christensen on January 15th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Very cute Christmas story. If you like the Stephanie Plum stories, you'll like this one. It's short (3 cds) and perfect for Christmas.

Visions of Sugar Plums

Written by Jamie McDonald on December 31st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Short and sweet. Very nice Christmas story. I always enjoy Janet's Plum stories.

Don't bother

Written by Diana Nunn on April 24th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Waste of good car listening time! I am very bored with Stephanie, I don't think I will rent any more of Janet's books.

Blured visions of sugar plums!

Written by Anonymous on November 3rd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I just didn't get it! I am such a fan of the Stephanie Plum series but this one was too "mystical" for me! I might listen to it again once I've listened to the entire series. Also I don't think it matters when you listen to it...it won't throw you off of the story.

Visions of Sugar Plums

Written by Donna from Holly Springs, NC on September 16th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Absolutely horrible. I've enjoyed many of Janet Evanovich's books, but this one has convinced me its time to move on to another author.

Visions of Sugar Plums

Written by Anonymous from Houston, TX on March 21st, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book was a short book, but a good read if you like the Stephanie Plum series. It kept me laughing and entertained.

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."