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.
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
If you can't get enough of this author it's another great book. It verged on cookie cutter for me. A lot of the plot, settings and dialog were way to familiar and overall it's not his best work.
Tucked away in the beautiful mountains of New Mexico.
Not one of Hiaasen's better novels. If you are new to Hiaasen, I'd recommend Stormy Weather over this one.
It seems that the author did not take this book seriously. Each time the plot seems to be getting strong, he threads it with what is supposed to be "humor." It is generally not funny and tends to undermind the novel. This demise is aided by a reader who's tone of voice is somewhat sardonic throughout, so that at every moment I was waiting to find out the whole book was just somebody's bad dream. What makes this so frustrating and sad is the fact that the story could have and would have been a good one if Hiaasen hadn't treated it so irreverently and if the reader had been better. It was like Hiaasen was forced to create this book for some deadline or promise and he offers it up as a childish insult to anyone who dares attempt to take it seriously. Unfortunately the lousy reader makes it hard to take, even as a tongue in cheek tease.