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Ten Big Ones (Stephanie Plum #10)

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  78,633 Ratings  ·  1,765 Reviews
Janet Evanovich is the hottest author in America, and her Stephanie Plum novels have taken the nation by storm!

She's accidentally destroyed a dozen cars. She's a target for every psycho and miscreant this side of the Jersey Turnpike. Her mother's convinced she'll end up dead . . . or worse, without a man. She's Stephanie Plum, and she kicks butt for a living (well, she thi
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 312 pages
Published June 22nd 2004 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2004)
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CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
It only gets a four because I'm not sure where I stand with this whole love triangle. I'm a hardcore Morelli/Steph fan (who can appreciate Ranger but doesn't want Ranger with Steph for many reasons) and am getting a little tired of the walking out on Morelli because they disagree. I'd love to see Morelli finally get tired of the whole thing and date someone else, forcing Steph to realize what the hell she wants.

In terms of this particular book, I was getting a little frustrated with Steph's beha
Dec 12, 2008 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun, janet-evanovich, 2004
This one is worth reading for the batcave alone. Seriously. Stephanie breaks into Rangers apartment and hides out there to keep safe from the gang that has targeted her. It breaks down the mystery of Ranger in a lot of ways - and yet not. He becomes less phantom and more Man in this book - which is welcome. I think his becoming more real makes his a bigger threat to Morelli and Stephanie's relationship.
May 09, 2016 Jilly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
"I don't get it," Morelli said. "Other women are happy to stay home. My sister stays home. My brothers' wives stay home. My mother stays home. My grandmother stays home."

"Your grandmother is insane."

"You're right. My grandmother doesn't count."

First of all, Morelli sounds like Stephanie's mother right now. Secondly, he's kind of right. Stephanie has a gang after her and they have a hired hitman coming in to kill her. It does seem like a good time to maybe stay safe, catch up on some reading or
Tilly Slaton
Oct 27, 2011 Tilly Slaton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Warning! Warning! You should not operate a treadmill while reading Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books.

Why, do you ask? Because hysterical laughter can and more than likely will trip you. Thank goodness for that little string that turns off the treadmill. WHAM! Trip, slip, hit, roll!

Reading this book was refreshing. I’ve been reading so much blood gore and paranormal romance, that my mind was in desperate need for funny.

This book centered around Stephanie Plum (duh, right?) and her knack fo
Betty Ann
I've enjoyed all 10 books of this series. I MIGHT do 11... but that would be it for me. First book started in mid-90's and I think this one is still in the 90's even though cell phones, GPS, and airport security sound more like the current century. Also, her hamster is still alive and started at 3 y.o. -I know! Stupid details!!! But they bother me! The biggest reason I'm done is because I don't feel that the main character, Stephanie, is growing at all. The characters & story line are static ...more
Kirsti (Melbourne on my mind)
This was...fine? But also super annoying. A big part of what I don't like about this series is the fact that Steph STILL can't make up her damned mind between Morelli and Ranger. This book essentially brings that to a head for the first time. I mean, sure, she ends up stuck in the house and bored out of her brain because a psychopath wants to kill her. But DUDE. WHAT THE FUCK MORE DO YOU EXPECT MORELLI TO DO? THIS IS NOT A REASON TO BREAK UP WITH HIM AND MOVE INTO RANGER'S APARTMENT. I just...AA ...more
I love Stephanie Plum and I love Janet Evanovich's writing, but after reading nine and ten after each other, I got a bit annoyed. Now, I'm not a big fan of love triangles usually, because if you root for the wrong guy, you end up depressed. Just give us one love interest, and let us root for him all the time! And while I usually love the Steph/Morelli/Ranger dynamic, I kept getting annoyed at Stephanie during Ten Big Ones. Let's be honest, Ranger is never going to win the love triangle, and it a ...more
Jun 17, 2013 Dale rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You'd think after 9 other books in this series, the charades would get old. If anything they are getting funnier. If you drive a clunker, just let Stephanie borrow it and I promise your insurance company will be sending you a check soon. If half of the things that happen to Stephanie would occur to another character in another book, it would get an eye roll from every reader. When they happen to Stephanie there is no doubt of its plausibility. It's also another great web that Evanovich has tangl ...more
I know people love these books, but I just don't get it apparently.

I keep listening to these because I got them all from the library and it's the only thing I have while I'm cleaning and working on Christmas presents, but I have to say that with every book, I get more annoyed with Stephanie Plum. In any other book people would consider her TSTL. Someone is trying to kill her, someone who has already killed 3 people including a police officer, so she takes a stun gun to her body guard because she
Mar 30, 2008 Trudy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For those that haven't gotten my 50 positive reviews for these books at the same time: Laugh out loud funny, a real treat. LOVE these books... Got into them last year as I was moving into my house. Between painting EVERY wall in the place and staying up late reading these books, I was sore all over and tired, but I had a great time doing it.

This book finds Stephanie losing yet another car to a fire bombing incident... She is then the target for a local gang and must find a place to hide until sh
Miss Kim
Sep 04, 2008 Miss Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the tenth installment (obviously) of Stephanie Plum's misadventures. In this one, she tangles with some dangerous street gangs and her life is in serious danger. Although, I like this series, I'm becoming increasingly irritated with Stephanie. Well first I will have to say I'm on Team Morelli and I want her to grow up and stop acting like a child. Joe wants her to settle down with him and for her to get a less dangerous job--or none at all. He threw out the suggestion of 'housewife' to h ...more
Nov 07, 2012 Caro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: evanovich-janet, own
I liked this one too. Not as much laughing, but more suspense. I was glad for a reappearance of Sally. I liked the characters and some of the FTAs. The ending was great, perfect and a complete surprise. Whooo hooo! The Bat Cave! I liked the hideout and it's feelings. Poor Hal. :) Ranger is looking better and better. Joe is looking worse and worse. I hope Steph gets it figured out. Enjoy!
It's the new year, so I figured it's time for a challenge. Why not a marathon? New year, time to get healthy, but much like Stephanie Plum, my running skills need some work. Much like Stephanie, I'd probably get side-stitches a quarter mile in. And that's being generous. So I figured I'd take on a different sort of marathon: a Stephanie Plum marathon, and I'll read them all back to back. This easily solved two of my resolutions -- a marathon, and finally finishing series that I've started. I kno ...more
Jun 08, 2012 Samantha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This had to be my favorite one so far. I've been told by quite a few people they do not like this series and do not understand why I read it. Well, let me tell ya this series makes me actually laugh out loud. They are a joy to read, because of the stupid luck Stephanie has. The trouble, her band of back up, and the triangle between Ranger, Steph, and Joe. I mean really in her position I would probably do the same things.

Stephanie manages to get herself in deep this time with the gangs of Trento
Feb 28, 2012 Tammy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, here's the deal. There were some scenes here that just had me dying. I was in Kohl's with my kids while they were trying on clothes when I read the dog scene and I was laughing so loudly they actually came out to see what was going on. I made them read the scene so they knew it couldn't be helped.

what i did not like.

Again, with the skirting around the cheating. I'm really not a fan. I'm losing respect for Stephanie in this sense. I like Joe, I like that Joe is actually way more mature than
Jun 16, 2012 Tad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I am a big fan of this series. If you want a good beach read that doesn't require much brain use and will make you laugh, this is the perfect series for that. Yet, sadly, this one was really lacking in the laughs department. There were a few chuckles and some smiles here and there but this one just felt really tired and dated. Plus, it feels like Stephanie is stuck in the exact same place she was at the beginning of the series. There has been zero growth or change in her life and that makes ...more
Stephanie Burkhart
Stephanie Plum is wanted by a gang in “Big Ten Ones.” When Stephanie and Lula witness a robbery, Stephanie gets a good look at the suspect. He’s a “Slayer,” a gang member from the wrong side of town. When she goes into Slayerland looking for him, she causes more trouble for herself. The gang imports a hit man named “Junkman” to go after her.

Stephanie doesn’t feel safe – even at Morelli’s. With Ranger out of town, she hides out in his apartment, but it’s only a matter of time before the gang cat
Sep 07, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Ten Big Ones is your average Stephanie Plum novel. The one thing that pushed the book past mediocrity was the ending. I loved the ending. It was one of those never saw it coming, awesome surprises. Probably the best ending of the first ten books.

Stephanie leaves Morelli (yet again). This time she's claiming it's for his safety. In fact, Stephanie seems to be trying to keep herself out of danger this time around. She's not as bumbling as usual and it's about time. She's still not great at her job
Just listened to this as an audio book that I got from a BookCrossing CD Book Box.

I'm a relative latecomer to actually reading the Plum books. I read the first one years ago, but I think Grandma Mazur struck a little too close to home, where we had our own brand of eccentric old lady living with us. I managed to release almost all the numbers, but didn't read any of them.

Then Bumma, our own dear live-in grandma (who was more likely to tote a book than a gun, but still could confabulate even the
Feb 03, 2009 Deanna rated it really liked it
Stephanie Plum, a Trenton, N.J., bounty hunter, accompanied by her trigger-happy friend Lula, an errant file clerk, is after a quirky collection of bail-jumpers—a man who killed a neighbor's rosebushes relieving himself on them, a drag queen musician/school bus driver accused of assault, and a woman who claims she robbed a Frito-Lay truck because she hated her low-carb diet—when she witnesses a convenience store robbery. Unfortunately, Anton Ward, the holdup man, learns that Stephanie can identi ...more
Tk Good
I was a little disappointed by this book. I've loved all the others up to this one and will continue on with the series but this one seemed tedious. There was enough humor and unusual antics that we all love about Stephanie. But the love triangle thing is getting old. Stephanie is in her 30's, it's about time she stop acting like a lust- struck teenager every time she sees or thinks about Ranger. Ranger's cool, but he's obviously not long term commitment material. Its about time she admits that ...more
J. Brook
Jul 05, 2012 J. Brook rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
These books are beginning to annoy me. I thought they were amusing, at first, but Stephanie's antics and internal dialog are just too corny for my tastes. Also, a lot of it is getting repetitive. There are only so many mental head slaps I can deal with. I don't know if I am going to continue to read this series. It could be that I am annoyed by the voices Loreli King performs on the audio book version. Why does Grandma Mazur sound like the Wicked Witch of the West and Ranger sound like Tony Mont ...more
Sep 24, 2014 Kim rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't bring myself to finish this book, the first book I've given up on in years. The plots and characters have became almost identical. Maybe as a stand alone novel it would be fine but as part of a series there doesn't appear to be anything to distinguish this book from the rest. Same jokes, same plot, same everything, the book feels like all the others just recycled. Disappointed.
Mar 12, 2015 Cyndi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
These books get better and better. Who doesn't love Stephanie? I like how she doesn't really choose between Joe and Ranger. She chooses herself instead and doesn't let them boss her around. They are just along for Her ride through life. "Dudes, either get on or get off, but I'm driving". These are good lessons for young girls. Be strong, fight hard, and do your best at whatever job you do
Apr 29, 2008 Kelly1142 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2008, mystery
Who doesn't love Stephanie Plum? And Morelli? And Ranger? And best, Grandma Mazur? The adventures of Stephanie Plum never fail to entertain!
Abbey Gray
Nov 24, 2016 Abbey Gray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tbr-shelf
This was so enjoyable. I adore these books so much. Lula was, as always, hilarious. The storyline was fast paced and interesting and who doesn't love the sexual tension and hot guys? A very good read
Winter Sophia Rose
Laughter & Tears! I Enjoyed This Read!
John Inman
Mar 07, 2015 John Inman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another hilarious Stephanie Plum book.
Jan 15, 2015 Marc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Encore un super tome, bien barré comme j'aime ! :D
Feb 05, 2017 Morgan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another winner with Miss Stephanie Plum. I loved the reappearance of Sally Sweets, and I liked it even more that he had the rubber band to work on his swearing. It was so nice to not have all of those F-words with his character in this one (there were plenty of snaps on the wrist though! LOL). We got a peek into Ranger's life in this one, and all I can say is IT'S ABOUT TIME. I was getting a little peeved about knowing nothing about him. We are ten books in, after all. So I'm happy with the litt ...more
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Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels and Trouble Maker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, as well as the Fox and O'Hare series with co-author Lee Goldberg.
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