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Fans of the “Skink” series will enjoy this new adventure with Mick Stranahan. He’s not as outright crazy as Skink (who is crazier than a giant, one eyed former governor who lives in the swamps) but he’s a unique none the less. The story follows a similar patter as his other books (bad guy gets a crazy idea with other crazy bad guys and hilarity ensues), but it’s still a lot of fun. Well written as always I really enjoyed “Skin Tight” its classic Hiaasen set in warm and sunny south Florida.
Mr. Wilson does a good job with the narration in both his characters and timing. It's a older recording so there is some white noise in the background but I didn't find it too distracting.
Imagery. Just the imagery that accompanies reading (or listening to) books. The characters are fabulous. I totally liked the fact that he references characters from other books.
George Wilson, as usual, delivered a wonderful performance. I have only heard Mr. Wilson under CH books and he has read them in the same dry, sarcastic, matter-of-fact manner that is perfect for the author's tone.
Fabulous narrator. Hilariously over-the-top characters, zany plot, mature (hot) detective. Hiasson is king of the back story (though he may share his crown with John Irving). I did like Skinny Dip better, though.
Typical Hiaasen with a cast of wonderful misfits, colliding through unimaginable circumstances, complete with a very thinly veiled television sleezebag named Raynaldo Flem. The humor is here, the characters are here, but there are passages that could have benefited with some editing.
I have just recently discovered this writer - WHAT??!!! Where have I been?! I'm loving his books, his somewhat . . . hmmm . .maybe . . dark humor at times. LOVE IT!!! Some of these books are from back in the 80's, some in this century and I am loving them all! Most of my credits have gone to this author recently - it's like a Hiaasen marathon for me!! I know there are people out there that will not or do not get this type of humor - but his humor is right up my alley!! I love the characters, some very strange characters, some endearing, but they are all great!! I cannot believe Quentin Tarantino or Amazon has not grabbed these and made movies and/or series!!! Even the retro ones would make great series. If you can make a great series out of Bosch - think what you could do with Hiaasen's work!!!
They keep me entertained and grinning (often laughing out loud) while I drive!!!! Thank you Hiaasen!!!
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.