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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (58,057 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Evanovich Narrator: Lorelei King Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Stephanie Plum Novels Release Date: March 2003 ISBN: 9781593970659
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The #1 bestselling phenomenon continues in the eighth Stephanie Plum novel. The stakes get higher, the crimes get nastier, the chases get faster, and the men get hotter.

This time Stephanie, Morelli, Ranger. Lula, Valerie, and Grandma Mazur are strapped in for the ride of their lives. Stephanie is hired to find a missing child. But things aren't always as they seem and Stephanie must determine if she's working for the right side of the law. Plus, there's the Morelli question: can a Jersey girl keep her head on straight when more than just bullets are aimed for her heart? And with the Plum and Morelli relationship looking rocky, is it time for Ranger to move in for the kill? Janet Evanovich's latest thriller proves that Hard Eight will never be enough.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Keeps up Evanovich's standards for over-the-top situations Chicago Tribune

  • [A] must read...readers will want to finish this delightful work in one sitting. Midwest Book Review
  • Offers the best action yet. Newark Star-Ledger
  • The girl mercenary is as fresh as ever. People
  • Hard Eight is most emphatically not Raymond Chandler but, like his work, a piece of finely crafted prose. San Francisco Chronicle
  • A perfect summer vacation book...promises fun, laughter, and unforgettable characters...Evanovich delivers. Tennessean (Nashville, TN)
  • Thrills mixed with lust, seasoned with humor: a delightful escape. News & Record (Greensboro, NC)
  • Evanovich produces more than "beach reading". She writes rollicking, raunchy, hysterical fiction that is so real, you will laugh out loud and want to visit the Burg. Rockwall County News
  • Evanovich has certainly come a long way since One for the Money; her latest Stephanie Plum mystery merits a one-day national laydown on June 18. Library Journal
  • Well plotted and cleverly resolved...her wickedly funny characterizations and the intriguing love triangle are what keep her readers coming back for more. Bookpage
  • As close to summer escapism as you can get. Evanovich hits a high note with her newest...a great addition to a well-stocked beach bag. Houston Chronicle
  • Just when you think the adventures of Plum and company can't get any funnier or more convoluted, Janet Evanovich proves you wrong-nobody does it better! Romantic Times

  • Plum is one of fiction's most irresistible heroines. Seattle Post Intelligencer

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marge | 2/19/2014

    " Stephanie was particularly bumbling in this one but lots of laughs, which is good because Evanivich knows how to scare you to death in the endings of these books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ♥ Ashleigh ♥ contrary to popular belief im not actually mad! | 2/9/2014

    " loved the end, val and stephanie were totally awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 LuAnn Frimmel | 2/4/2014

    " This is the book where Stephanie and Ranger finally get together. After all of the build up, I thought Ranger deserved a little more time than a page and a half. Their relationship is one of the major plot lines driving this series, yet in many of the books Ranger does not figure prominently. Stephanie always ends up with Morelli. But you really have to love that too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 1/29/2014

    " Another romp with Plum. Typically entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista Ashe | 1/24/2014

    " Wow....Ranger and Steph consummated their relationship.....hot, but I'm a Team Morelli girl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Ashley | 1/24/2014

    " Aww geez, Stephen did Ranger! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison Forde | 1/22/2014

    " Eight books in and I'm still enjoying this series. It's a guilty pleasure, "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caro | 1/22/2014

    " Crazy and Dangerous. I loved this one too. The relations are still confused and hot. I liked the characters. This one seemed a little more serious than the others, due to no new kooky characters, although the bad guy took the 'medal' for craziness. I liked the chain and the 'clown' lawyer. The dryer was hilarious. He was goofy in a good way. I liked the door sensors and the subsequent solitary shoot-out. I would've felt better afterwards too. The chains and handcuffs were great too. I laughed and held my breath, and felt the many 'parakeet' moments. The cars are finally back on track, had to catch up for the slow month before. Another great kooky caper and still ready for more. The family rescues were unexpected and perfect. Go Momma! Enjoy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ocean | 1/18/2014

    " A quick, easy read that never disappoints. Love Stephanie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 12/30/2013

    " Stephanie is back! The plot was interesting...there was a new annoying character named Kloughn, but he wasn't SUPER annoying and luckily his presence was pretty scaled back. Limited Morelli, lots of Ranger. This makes me hungry for book 9. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Siera | 12/14/2013

    " Read my other reviews ... it's basically the same. I'm glad that her and Joe finally got back together ... they still are in need of editing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa Ricks | 12/10/2013

    " I really liked this one! The interactions between Stephanie and her guys are more interesting and the way they team up to take care of her really says a lot about them. I also actually laughed out loud several times. One of my favorites in the series so far! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judithe | 11/17/2013

    " I'm reading out of order, which is REALLY weird...but Stephanie Plum is growing on me! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Dannhardt | 11/11/2013

    " Another Evanovich hit! Poor Stephanie and her luck with cars... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mersina | 10/27/2013

    " This one is my fav so far!! Might be because Stephanie finally did the dirty with Ranger :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 colleen | 10/18/2013

    " so much fun. laugh out loud. scary villain. and lots of ranger. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 8/7/2013

    " I liked this one the least. Steph screwing Ranger really sickened me especially since she claims to love Morelli. The rabbit and bear thing was also pretty stupid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Relyn | 7/6/2013

    " I can't believe I am admitting to reading these books. It's like admitting to enjoying potty humor. In fact, that's exactly what it is. These books are fully of juvenile potty humor and similar. Can't help it though. They are funny. And, I do love a book that makes me laugh out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 4/1/2013

    " Listened to audio book version. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kmeacott | 3/14/2013

    " These books (the entire series) are a very quick read, hilarious, enjoyable and actually made me laugh out loud while reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 3/10/2013

    " A wiley FTA, a threat Ranger collecting on a debt, and a menacing mystery man in a rabbit suit. Its life as Stephanie Plum knows it...and its hilariously funny at every turn! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 1/13/2013

    " Hard Eight was one of the funniest Stephanie Plum novels I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abby Fick | 10/15/2012

    " Think this was my fave of the series so far - "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy | 9/4/2012

    " Another entertaining chapter in the life of Stephanie Plum. The mystery/ adventure side of these books are just so so. However, the characters you meet and the entertainment factor (funny) makes up the difference. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jess | 4/23/2012

    " Funny and engaging comedy! Interesting (relateable but completely unrealistic) characters, bizarre and entertaining plot line. Certainly following a formula, but it works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Walker | 3/12/2012

    " A comic delight with laughs on every page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Groovy Deb♥ | 10/29/2011

    " I loved it! Very cool book with fun and mystery :) One drawback which to me is feeling monotonous is yet ANOTHER author using God's name in vein as a curse word. Seriously it adds nothing to the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dora McFadden | 9/16/2011

    " I enjoyed these series..they did get a bit redundant. The characters were fun, I heard they are making a movie out of the series. Not surprised. When I read the books I thought it could make a good TV series..this was before the explosion of Dexter and TruBlood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sunshine | 8/11/2011

    " Great writing. Still fun and interesting. She is good with the twists and turns :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 5/23/2011

    " These books are my guilty little pleasures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/12/2011

    " Another zany adventure with a few laughs concerning costumed characters! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 5/12/2011

    " Wow....Ranger and Steph consummated their relationship.....hot, but I'm a Team Morelli girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 5/8/2011

    " Funny. and like the others. really good "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda | 5/8/2011

    " So.. Steph finally gets it going with Ranger.. Yummy. Too bad she got it going with Morelli too.

    Another awesome book, I think Valerie is going to be ridiculously surprising in the next books ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 5/4/2011

    " Not as good as some of the others - I felt like this one didn't focus enough on the crime...I did like the bunny suit and all it entailed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 4/27/2011

    " this book is one of my favorite plum series. very funny "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten | 4/27/2011

    " This funny "numbers" series follows Stephanie Plum, Pacifist bountyhunter, and her dilemmas, trials and relationships. Each book is light and fluffy, not meant for seriousness, but not meant for the overly serious either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Esperanza | 4/18/2011

    " Fun, entertaining read. A few laugh out loud moments. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annette | 4/17/2011

    " Read review of "One for the Money". They're all basically the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steph | 4/5/2011

    " LOVED it, so witty and upbeat, even though it's about a girl learning to be a bounty hunter in NJ. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tatrd | 4/2/2011

    " Good but very abrupt ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vickie | 3/31/2011

    " what a fun book. I laughed out loud more than once :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 3/30/2011

    " Stephanie Plum is back on the case. Hunting down the bad guys and being hunted by them. But this time it hits too close to home with a dead people in her wake and a costumed bunny making her life a living hell this one may be too much for just Stephanie to handle. "

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About the Author
Author Janet Evanovich

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, as well a dozen romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.

About the Narrator

Lorelei King is an award-winning narrator and an actress of stage, film, and television. She also works extensively in radio, including award-winning voiceover work. She has narrated more than eighty audiobooks, earning eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and twice winning the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration.