Four to Score

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Janet Evanovich
Narrator: C.J. Critt
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: June 2005
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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A Featured Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club and a Main Selection of the Mystery Guild
Janet Evanovich, bestselling author of One for the Money, Two for the Dough, and Three to Get Deadly, scores big with Four to Score, her most thrilling Stephanie Plum adventure yet. Working for her bail bondsman cousin Vinnie, Stephanie is hot on the trail of revenge-seeking waitress Maxine Nowicki, whose crimes include bail jumping, theft, and extortion. Someone is terrifying Maxine's friends, and those who have seen her are turning up dead. Also on the hunt for Maxine is Joyce Barnhardt, Stephanie's archenemy and rival bounty hunter. Stephanie's attitude never wavers-- even when aided by crazy Grandma Mazur, ex-hooker and wannabe bounty hunter Lula, and transvestite rock musician Sally Sweet-- and even when Stephanie makes an enemy whose deadly tactics escalate from threatening messages to firebombs. All of this pales in comparison, though, with an even greater danger Stephanie faces, when, homeless and broke, she and her hamster Rex move in with a vice cop Joe Morelli. RATED PG35 for licentious wit and libidinous cohabitation.

Reviews (20)


Written by Anonymous on November 24th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The first three I loved. The narrator was great. This narration seems dull. Narrator seems too old and will take getting used to.

Written by Holly G. on August 4th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book but I don’t like this narrator nearly as much as the first 3 books! Why would they change to someone who sounds so old by comparison?

Written by Stephanie B. on October 25th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Aside from the narrator sounding a little too old to be Stephanie Plum, she is by far my favorite to listen to. Each characters voice is distinct and she doesn't read too fast. This is a great series to listen to while working!

Four to Score

Written by Catharine W on August 26th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love her great characters. Even funnier than than the one before. The book makes you happy. It makes you laugh. And oh by the way, it is a great murder mystery.

Written by Nicole Carroll on February 20th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Narrator is too old for Stephanie plum . But other then that this book made me start wanting to actually read books. Normally I'm not the person to sit and read a book but I have sat down and read 1-4 almost and they are amazing

Written by Jacqueline Amdal on July 22nd, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another great book she and her friends cracked me up plus her flirty way she is with the man I'm her life

Written by pam drake on June 7th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I am a fan of the Stephanie Plum I much prefer CJ Britt as narrator. I am so glad added the rest of these books so I can listen to them. I have read all of the Plum series and enjoyed them so much I decided to come back and listen to them on here. Janet is one talented writer.

Four to Snore

Written by Dewey Stevens on May 2nd, 2012

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I won't say the narrator RUINED the book, but she certainly wasn't up to the previous standard. I did eventually get used to her voice but she sounded way too old to portray the heroine.

Four to Score

Written by GranburyDeb on April 23rd, 2011

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I really enjoyed the first 3 of Janet Evanovich's books because the story was fun, and the narrator was FANTASTIC. This one however is TERRIBLE, because of the narrator. She has no depth, no variation, every sentence she reads is the same - just awful. Please bring back the darling, wonderful gal, with the Jersey accent and he exceptional talent for narration. This one is coming back to you, unfinished. Bummer!

Narrator ruins book

Written by Cindy on September 23rd, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I was looking forward to book four after listening to 1-3. Unfortunately the narrator was so awful, I didn't make it past the first page. Hoping book 5 will be better and I can get back to enjoying these books.

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."

Mazar, Debi

Debi Mazar made her feature film debut in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas as Ray Liotta's junkie mistress. From that auspicious beginning, she has appeared in numerous films, such as Little Man Tate, Toys, Bullets over Broadway, Batman Forever, The Insider, Collateral, and Be Cool. Most recently she has had a recurring role on The Practice and can be seen on the HBO series Entourage.