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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (57,979 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Janet Evanovich Narrator: Lorelei King Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Stephanie Plum Novels Release Date: March 2003 ISBN: 9781593970666
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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

  • 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
  • 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

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

  • Well plotted and cleverly resolved...her wickedly funny characterizations and the intriguing love triangle are what keep her readers coming back for more. Bookpage
  • [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
  • Plum is one of fiction's most irresistible heroines. Seattle Post Intelligencer
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Eisenmenger | 2/18/2014

    " Fell in love with Ranger in this one!! <3 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marsha | 2/15/2014

    " Plum is getting a little old! Time to move on "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Polson | 2/12/2014

    " Good, but not as good as seven. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer S | 2/7/2014

    " Stephanie Plum is up to it again. Chasing FTA, stalked by someone wanting to kill her(Abruzzi), car getting blown up, torn between Morelli and Ranger. She sleeps with Ranger though finally! Which of course only leads to knowing the unknown and what she's missing. In the end she wraps everything up nicely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/3/2014

    " This one made me laugh out loud a few times... but then again, this whole series has done that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisarenee | 1/31/2014

    " Was so glad to finally get on with the series. The bunny cracked me up with not being able to be understood. The minute Stephanie said she liked rabbits I knew there would be trouble. Dissapointed with the Ranger turn of events. I was hoping there'd be more answers to his life. Still loving the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shareese | 1/30/2014

    " This is the 11th book in this series that I've read. I'm sort of tired of Stephanie Plum by this point. There's not enough difference in this book from the others to make it interesting. What's annoying about this series that essentially the same set of facts about each character are mentioned over and over. By book 11 you know all the basic facts about everyone, but what's new. Is that all that these people are? With 18 books, you'd think we'd know a lot more about these characters, their motivations, fears, how they think, who are the important people in their lives, their back story. Maybe I expect too much. This isn't supposed to be a novel to enlighten but rather mindless entertainment. If I'm to accept that, then Ms. Evanovich has done her job. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie Palacios | 1/20/2014

    " I love the Stephanie Plum Novels.They are funny and always has twist and turns to keep you reading on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ally | 1/13/2014

    " plot was a bit boring, but love the Ranger scenes! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kamini | 1/11/2014

    " The perfect fluff and easy read was perfect for after 3 years of graduate school! "

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

    " Fast fun and sexy is this continuation of the Stephanie Plum series. A few FTA's mixed in with a missing mother and child create a lot of fear for Stephanie and few dead bodies and blown up cars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gillian Alvarez | 12/25/2013

    " This is my favorite in the series so far. It's about time Ranger! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Truitti | 12/15/2013

    " I am borrowing some paperbacks from friends and downloading the ebook when the friend is missing one from the series. Love this series. It still makes me laugh. Would love to have a Ranger or Morelli in my life. Hum, second thought, maybe not. LOL "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill M. | 12/14/2013

    " Good quick one...fun with Ranger. But some rather gross parts with military gamer too...boo! Looking forward to more! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 12/8/2013

    " Another fun Steph Plum book:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Macomber | 8/10/2013

    " This book didn't contain as many laugh-out-loud moments as the others and some of the storylines weren't very realistic (especially those involving Stephanie's sister). It was just ok. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Ashley | 6/19/2013

    " Aww geez, Stephen did Ranger! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Noel | 3/14/2013

    " Still hooked! I find myself laughing out loud a LOT while reading these books. Love them!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 1/30/2013

    " Laugh out loud funny. Hadn't read a Stephanie Plum book in a while (got a little bored with them before...)but going back to one made me remember that they are FUNNY! A very quick enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard Tolleson | 11/30/2012

    " Despite the provocative title, this is merely the eighth entry in the Stephanie Plum series. In my opinion, it's better than number 7. This book is so breezy and exciting that it practically reads itself. It goes down easy, like a Tastycake. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mariah Busch | 9/23/2012

    " Team Morelli all the way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CJ | 8/17/2012

    " Lots of Ranger, very little of Morelli. Please Stephanie, enough with the waffling, pick one and let it all ride. A couple of new characters in this one - as always they're brilliantly sketched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 7/4/2012

    " 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amberlori | 12/3/2011

    " Gotta love feisty Stephanie Plum. All the books are just pure fluffy fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Simeonberesford | 11/4/2011

    " Suprisingly good, definately better than To The Nines. not as darkas a spoiler free summary might make you think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Bruchman | 5/25/2011

    " This was the best one yet! I was in tears from laughing so hard. "

  • 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.