I am a big fan of Carl Hiaasen books, particularly when delivered in audio form, but this one was just okay. I don't know if he intended the book to be kid-friendly when writing it, but the topic, writing style's complexity and humor were very 'young adult'. As he usually has a darker undertone to his humor and will write on rated R topics with humor, I was a bit surprised by how tame this one really was.
I would recommend reading Carl Hiaasen and would recommend this as a kid-friendly audiobook for the whole family to enjoy, but would not recommend it as one of Carl's typical dark comedies.
The narrator has an easy-to-listen-to voice, though not a lot of emphasis on distinguishing between characters.
Mullet Fingers was my favourite, because he is a determined mystery.
Clear sarcasm and conviction in the storyline.
Actually, no. It's quite realistic and I needed short breaks from reality.
A great book by Carl Hiassen for readers that prefer a real taste of reality. If you've read his adult titles you will find this one completely non-sexual, but still full of wit and sarcasm. It's definitely a
This was a wonderfully entertaining book and it kept changing enough to keep my interest. The base story itself teaches several lessons about doing what is right and forging new friendships in the strangest of places. This book has several key characters that act in the most unexpected ways resulting in a book that isn't the "same old, same old" whereby one can anticipate the plot - rather one may think they know where the plot is going and then it doesn't - I loved this book and the ending was perfect!
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I get all Hiaasens kids books as well as his adult stories. They`re great oo; just no sex or swearing. Good listen!
I so appreciate humor in a good story. Thank you for making me smile. I'm an ICU nurse and look to my audible account to keep me going. Hiaasen makes me smile. Thank you!
I have always enjoyed the author's books so, in a mad rush to select a book for an upcoming trip, I grabbed this one. I should have read the blurb. It's a kids book. Don't make the same mistake...unless you are getting this for your kids.
I got the book for my son. I got hooked on it myself and finish it in a couple days. It was great! It was a little old for my 5 yr old. But he did enjoy all the kid stuff addressed in the book.
Not a typical Hiaasen, I still liked this quite a bit. The language is much tamer than usual and aimed at a younger audience.