This utterly absurd novel is a treat to listen to. I found it very hard to turn off. Hiaasen's characters and settings are perhaps just the far side of believable, but are engaging and entertaining.
The narration and production are excellent.
The story is weak, and there isn't enough suspended belief in the universe to make it hold together. There are amusing moments as in all of his work, but I was never moved to care about any of the characters or what happened to them.
I love being able to listen to a book on my commute! The only hard thing is deciding what to listen to next!
The white out!
Maybe. He read so slowly it drove me up the wall, but my iphone allows me to speed up the playback which made it much more enjoyable.
No, but that's probably because partway through I realized I had actually read it before many years ago, which took all the "can't wait to see what happens" out of the situation.
Funny, well written
Memorable characters, fast paced story, the humor.
Too many to single out.
Made me laugh.
I love Hiaasen's books both adult and young adult. They are fun, outrageous and very, very clever. His characters are one of a kind - just enough reality about them that they could be real.....well, maybe not Chemo.
Another screwed up murder mystery with a hysterical sense of humor. Carl Hiaasen knows how to spin a good yarn and George Wilson delivers every morbidly funny punch line with perfection. Each unique character is brought to life then intermingled into one hilarious tale of murder, blackmail, and deception.
The story plods along down the road set in the first few pages. It is a story with expected twists but enough to keep you listening.
First read this book when it originally was published. Just read it again and it has improved with age. Great the first time I read it, and still great. If you are a Hiaasen fan, a must read.