Turbo Twenty-Three

Version: Unabridged
Author: Janet Evanovich
Narrator: Lorelei King
Genres: Romance, Comedy, Detective Stories
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: November 2016
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Overview

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts.
 
Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately for bounty hunter Stephanie Plum, Larry is just stupid enough to attempt almost the exact same crime again. Only this time he flees the scene, leaving behind a freezer truck loaded with Bogart ice cream and a dead body—frozen solid and covered in chocolate and chopped pecans.
 
As fate would have it, Stephanie’s mentor and occasional employer, Ranger, needs her to go undercover at the Bogart factory to find out who’s putting their employees on ice and sabotaging the business. It’s going to be hard for Stephanie to keep her hands off all that ice cream, and even harder for her to keep her hands off Ranger. It’s also going to be hard to explain to Trenton’s hottest cop, Joe Morelli, why she is spending late nights with Ranger, late nights with Lula and Randy Briggs—who are naked and afraid—and late nights keeping tabs on Grandma Mazur and her new fella. Stephanie Plum has a lot on her plate, but for a girl who claims to have “virtually no marketable skills,” these are the kinds of sweet assignments she does best.

Reviews (17)

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Written by Tara W. on July 17th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Love the Plum series! Always excited to listen to the next one!

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Written by Rhonda M. on August 15th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love this series!! Lorelei’s narration is the best!!

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Written by Jeannie W on February 19th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Janet Evanovich has a knack to entertain and keep readers laughing. I enjoy her books and am happy she has continued to expand Lulu’s role.

Written by E Hewitt on December 29th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love her books. Her characters are so real.

Written by Gidget P on October 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I enjoyed this book. The characters keep it lively. The humor is key and the added intimacy with Ranger is always a plus!!

More 'R" than usual

Written by Coral on September 16th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Love the series can make you laugh but as time marches on its more racy and that does not add.. suggestion is just as good and makes readesr imagination tweak Reader the best in the business!!!

Turbo Twenty-Three

Written by nab6215 from Altoona, PA on September 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The Plum Series is light and funny but the plots are deeper and writing more intricate. I love it. Janet Evanovich has a new passion for the series and it is for story telling itself. I cannot wait to read Hardcore Twenty Four.

Turbo Twenty- Three

Written by Janet T on April 17th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent narration and brilliant humor!

Officially over it

Written by Barbara on March 26th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Used to love this series, but it's gotten old and the characters stale.

Turbo Twenty- Three

Written by Camille Kotton on February 26th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love these books. They are a guilty pleasure. I\'m training for a marathon, and these beloved characters really kept me company on those long runs.

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."