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.
Looking back about 30 years at my home is a tale both nostalgic and prophetic. Carl Hiaasen creates characters who are both sympathetic and at times horrifying. In the words of this tale are the inexorably paths that have let to the fully developed Miami-Dade County. Hiaasen made me long again for the days of powerful newspapers and the Orange Bowl Parade. Thanks for the memories. How sweet it was!
Funny, exciting, clever and educational. Carls writing is extraordinary. George's narration is impeccable. looking forward to listen number 9 in about 6 months.
I love Carl Hiaasen's subtle sense of humor, the intricate weavings of plot, and the absurdity. Despite all of this you really feel connected to the characters - even the bad guys.
I love the inept and yet somehow charming Cuban revolutionary.
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.