I was disappointed with this book. I was expecting a lively romp but was bored to tears.
There were so many unpleasant characters that I normally wouldn't give 5 minutes to let alone the hours and hours spent with them in this book.
I found it very hard to concentrate on the whole book as it was way too long.
I kept reading thinking that it had to get better, more exciting or even funny but alas this was not to be.
It was not to my taste at all.
Normally, I find Hiaasen's books enjoyable. This book has all of the standard elements that usually make for an entertaining story, but this one just didn't click for me. The pace of the story was too slow, the characters lacked spark. There weren't any of the usual laugh-out-loud moments. Skip this one and try another Hiaasen book.
Again...another great book from a great author.....i always love the readings from George Wilson....go thru every book of Hiaasen.....all are pure entertainment!!!! Your audiobook credit wont be wasted!!!
YES! Hiaasen brings the inside of real life events to readers. Tragedy with a touch of humor and of course Hiaasen twistedness.
The crucifixion on the satelite dish
A great book with visits form several of your favorite Hiaasen characters and as always some interesting new ones!
I can't help myself. I love the screwball characters and how poetic justice seems to prevail. Since I am a native, and I lived through Hurricane Andrew I actually found some of the sub plots completely believable. The sarcasm and unexpected dialogue is fantastic and Skink is a mesmerizing character to say the least. I am hooked! Don't let the "save the planet" theme that permeates the book deter you. Read it and laugh out loud! George Wilson is a fantastic reader and he slips effortlessly and flawlessly between characters.
I grew up in Miami and I feel like I'm transported back in time. The characters in all of Hiaasen's books are spot on, and so funny. I can't get enough. I'm pretty sure I've dated one of Hiaasen's shady characters.
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Yes, complex wierd funny plot, great charicters, go skink!
More twists and turns than a mountain highway.
Ouch, stop it, my stomache hurts! Great narration, felt like I was there.
Has to be Clinton Tyree aka Skink, he is impossible and querky, whats not to like!
I think this is Carl Hiaasen best most complex yet, well worth the listen, if only for the laughs!
Stormy Weather is one of my favorite books. I was in South Florida for Hurricane Andrew, on which the book is (loosley) based.
The Narrator makes this wonderful tale nearly un-listenable. He constantly mispronounces words and names and is more monotonous and offensively dull than any other Narrator I've encountered. Please do NOT let this man read any more Audiobooks.
Captiva by Randy Wayne White. Big Trouble by Dave Barry. They're both set in South Florida and well-written with a hint of mystery and a ton of local flavor. Dave Barry, in particular, shares Hiaasen's cynical and hysterical view of the Local Hooligans.
He is bland and dull, and his CONSTANT mispronunciation of words and names is downright offensive.
None. I would add more.
Love Carl Hiasson audiobooks. I've read others, but carl hiasson's are the most enjoyable. Great storyline, hilarious, suspensful. I think Mr. Hiasson has a keen sense on human nature.
A very keen mind indeed. Very very enjoyable
The usual (maybe not 'usual' except for the folks who end up in the police blotter sections of newspapers) odd Florida characters from murderers to con artists to the distinctly cracked in the head somewhere are involved in various linked ways. This time it's a Florida hurricane which starts the ball rolling, as various couples find the hurricane itself has completely wrecked the lives they had been living before the winds hit and overturned everything that made them the people they felt themselves to be. A Hiaasen book is always entertaining, and like most, this one ends happily as long as you aren't a really bad person.