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Ten Big Ones: A Stephanie Plum Novel (Stephanie Plum #10)

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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  64,681 ratings  ·  1,469 reviews
Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2004)
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CJ - let me hold both your hands in the holes of my sweater
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
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Jennifer
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.
Tilly Slaton

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
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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
Tara
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
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Trudy
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
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Miss Kim
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
Dale
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
Caro
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!
Deanna
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
bookczuk
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
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Tad
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
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
Erin
There really wasn't any mystery in this one at all. Stephanie is being targeted to be killed by a gang. That's it. And obviously, since there are four more books, she manages not to get killed. There's nothing really unclear about it other than why exactly they're targeting her, but even that is waved away at the beginning of the book by an off-hand comment about gangs not really needing a reason to do anything.

I think this book, tenth in the series, is where the series really starts to falter.
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Wendy
For yet another series’ book that I just could not wait to read, I dropped in Barnes and Noble the day this one hit the stores. I was that impatient. I even started reading the book while stuck in the parking lot after work that same day, waiting for my husband to come rescue me (car trouble). Good thing I had it with me! What a better way to pass the time than with my favorite bounty hunter, Stephanie Plum, and her crazy friends and family? Stephanie is the only one who can identify the Red Dev ...more
Kelly1142
Who doesn't love Stephanie Plum? And Morelli? And Ranger? And best, Grandma Mazur? The adventures of Stephanie Plum never fail to entertain!
Tammy
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
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Jennifer
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
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Patrick Gibson
Mar 28, 2009 Patrick Gibson rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who don't take it all seriously
Shelves: estrogen
If your personal ad reads something like “SWM seeks literate MWF for book chat and maybe more” then I have just the hook for you. Walk around with a Janet Evenovich paperback. It really doesn’t matter which one, they all have bright colors and the EVANOVICH name in a distinctive font.

I have had more women say something to me like “Oh, you’re reading one of her books” which inevitably leads to a conversation about how funny they are and “don’t you find yourself laughing out loud?” I do. And real
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Michelle♥
This one really didn't cut it for me.

I was able to put it down, and actually read FOUR books in between picking this one back up again! That's saying something!

Usually, I read this series lickity-split, but this one just could not hold my interest! Stephanie's up to her old ways and always finds trouble, but this one had no plot to it. This gang is after her, for NO REASON.

Then she finds one place were Ranger stays/lives whenever he's in the burg, but it's not the Bat Cave. This whole back and f
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Jerry
Just "Plum" funny, with a little plot to go with her !!

We're a fan of the whole Evanovich bounty hunter Stephanie Plum series. When we in the past read a few too many of her stories too close to each other, they all started to run together and the fun wore off. But we had to wait awhile for "Ten", which to us finds Plum back in good (and funny) form, with her usual problems bringing in her bond skippers despite help from her friend and co-worker Lulu. Sister Valerie and her family, including the
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Samantha
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
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Dina
Meh. And I'm back to feeling that I probably need a hiatus from Stephanie Plum. Problem is I've become really fond of Evanovich's writing style. Snappy dialogue and she's really good at pacing.

This plot wasn't too formulaic, at least not to the degree I felt the books had become by #8. There's some change up happening, although I wasn't big on the gang angle. More annoying dithering about Ranger, this time hiding out in his pad for most of the book, even though he isn't around. This book was maj
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Amylou1977
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 thought it would sound good to put it that way...)

It begins as an innocent trip to the deli-mart, on a quest for nachos. But Stephanie Plum and her partner, Lula, are clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time. A robbery leads to an explosion
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Katia
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Snow
I liked this book in the Stephanie Plum series well enough: it's quick-paced, has fun action, outright hilarity, and an endearing cast of characters. But a week after finishing, I could say "meh, it was all right." I feel underwhelmed, and what I realized after this volume is that I like the SUPPORTING cast of characters so much more than Stephanie Plum herself. I find the character entirely too annoying -- it's like I Love Lucy, where stupidity, that I just can't get over, reigns supreme.
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Ellie
Ten Big Ones is the tenth novel in the Stephanie Plum series.

In this installment, Stephanie and her sidekick Lulu are in the wrong place at the wrong time. They witness the notorious gang member, the Red Devil, rob a store and attempt to burn it down. Stephanie sees his face making her the only person who can identify him (Lulu was busy trying to get her gun out of her handbag at the time). Soon this knowledge makes Stephanie a target for his vicious gang, the Comstock Street Slayers, who put a
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noseinbookC
I've been reading this series as a brainless, nightstand read, which means not much expectation there. And since I know the latest book is Book 19, I felt that I have lots to caught up.

But now we're at Book 10, some things got to be said. The biggest issue is that given this is a pseudo-detective series, readers were never enough clues to figure things out; you can only ride along with bumbling Stephanie until things blew up at 15 pages to the end. Not very fun.

But an even bigger eyesore is that
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Punk
Stephanie Plum Mystery. Wow, I really liked To the Nines, but I honestly hated this one. It's heavy on the slapstick, has way too much Grandma, and Stephanie's decision-making skills go from stupid to suicidal. She catches the attention of a gang, drives through their territory looking for trouble, finds it, gets a hit put out on her, and then pouts because people keep telling her she can't take care of herself. She can't! Ugh.

Equal parts Morelli and Ranger in this one. Sally the crossdresser m
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Cassandra
This is definitely the best book of the series so far! I actually woke my husband up one night when I was reading in bed because I was laughing aloud so hard. It's hilarious and so well written; Janet Evanovich is a genius.
What I loved most about this book is that is centers around a serious issue- gang members put a hit on Stephanie. She shows true emotion when she talks about her terrified she is. Usually, the main problem in these books is something kinda silly, which is awesome, but this wa
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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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