I enjoy Dorsey's and Hiaasen’s FL themed books with all of the craziness that goes with the territory. For the first time ever, I had trouble concentrating on this book and found my mind wandering. Take this as a clue. Tim’s storytelling seemed to be all over the place and the overall flow just isn’t there like in his other books. One annoying factor is how he resurrected Coleman doing it through narration which offers an odd taste from the appetizer tray of story events.
I usually don’t comment of the technical aspects of an audio book, but the editing between chapters is terrible. Hardly a millisecond goes by when George finishes the last sentence of a chapter and he’s announcing the next one – very odd and abrupt especially for a listening audience.
If you have listened to any of Tim Dorsey’s books, you might as well listen to this one if for nothing else than to have another notch on your Dorsey belt.
I love the characters and the reader is excellent but there really isn't much of a story here. It's just random scenes in the Florida Keys that really don't ever come together to make sense. I did get some good laughs out of the characters though.
Comparing this book to Carl Haissen (I can never spell his name correctly) is like comparing Slap Shot 3 to the original. To make things worse, the reader is HORRIBLE.