I have listened to alot of Carl Hiaasen's books and enjoyed them all. I was SOOO disappointed with this one. It never 'grabbed' me -- i just trudged through it. Don't waste a credit on this one. I can recommend Hoot, Flush, Scat (all 3 for kids - but they are good for adults too), Skinny Dip, and Nature Girl.
Retired, living in Montana, enjoying the good life. Favorites: CJ Box; Carl Hiassen and historical non-fiction—Modern European History
Yes. As in all of Hiassen's work, the storytelling is superb.
Characters. Hiassen creates an entirely new set of characters for this story. You can relate to just about all of them, even the antagonists. The assault on 'conventional' Florida attitudes and residents is succinct and to the point. You never have to guess where they stand. Promotes environmental issues, like most Hiassen books.
The performance was about average.
Either "Lost in Florida" or "The Life and Times of Daniel "Viceroy" Wilson"
Couldn't stop listening. Fantastic book.
CH at his finest, narrated by George Wilson, the only one IMHO who can bring true inflection to CH's witty, dry, sarcastic text.
He is the perfect narrator. I am grinning as I write this because his tone fits the author perfectly.
An entertaining story but I can't help wondering if its quirky style would have been better served with a different reading of it. Some of the reading of the humorous lines fell flat with the delivery. This gets better as the reader progresses.
My mistake, again, was not checking who was narrating this one. Wilson's weak sardonic style makes you believe he is reading the book for the first time. He ruined this book - can't finish it.
Never - he is a horrible narrator
I am a big Hiaasen fan. I have read (or listened to) them all and Tourist Season is my favorite. Its a great read and the unexpected twists had me riveted. I listen to Audible Books in the car, and this book made me look forward to my 1 hour commute. Mr. Hiaasen, please write more like this.
The surprise ending after the ending.
Funny, twisted and riveting
Brian Keyes, I would consider him the main character and he gets into some very bizarre situations.
There were a few lulls however most of the book kept me entranced.
You'll be sitting in the driveway listening to "one more chapter"...
I don't think so. I was looking for a novel with some laughs and this one did not do it for me.I doubt if I will try them again.
Make it a lot funnier.
OK well read
Disappointment. I google'd comedy and Carl Hiaasen and this book was on the list but I did not find it very funny
probably not...I've read it, and now I've listened to it
any other Hiaasen novel
Will the last person to leave Florida please turn the lights out
I have listened to two Hiaasen novels by George Wilson (Stormy Weather and Tourist Season), and overall have been pleased by his reading...with some noticable exceptions, specifically his mispronunciation of