Florida is a dangerous place! With gun-packing grandmas and mafia mobsters seeking vengeance, a tourist theme park is beset with difficulties. However, I would hold back any tears. The owner is not a nice person. But not to worry, the mysterious Skink makes his second appearance in this rollicking farce. Hopefully, he can help save the few good guys who want to stop the park's owner from building another golf course.
Great fun, if you don't mind a little graphic, if brief, violence.
This book distracts the reader from life's mundane and trivial events and immerses him/her in Florida's humid, mosquito ridden delights. A better way to experience the state than visiting it.
George Wilson makes these books fun.
Opera and nature get their own back in a couple of memorable moments I will let you find for yourself.
Classic George Wilson.
Hiaasen has fans and detractors. He always makes me laugh with the comic book evil and stupid characters who usually get what they deserve in these books unlike the sad reality of Florida and its horrible extreme over development.
Right wingers are gonna cry about liberal bias but really these books are about a part of the country that is loved by this writer and read with charm by George Wilson. Give them a try.
No but I don't usually rewatch movies either ... not the rerun type but would read other stuff by this author
Skink is a fave in many of Hiaasen's books in this book I also really liked Molly McNamara she has good intentions and lots of spunk for a blue hair.
I love listening to Hiaasen books and trying to find the connections to real life events and people.
Native Tongue is a pretty good introduction to the world as Carl Hiaasen sees it. Good, but not quite so twisted as some of his other books
Compared to other audio books this was good - not great. The pacing felt a bit slow - although the narration suited the pace of the story so I can't blame the reader.
It was well read, and as it progressed the story became more engaging. Towards the end I laughed out loud at a few points. Overall, I'd recommend the book and urge patience as you wait for the story to kick into gear. The narrator did a great job.
As usual with Carl Hiaasen, quirky characters abound. Unfortunately, this time the situations are a bit too far fetched.
Check out some of his other titles first.
The reader does a good job voicing the wide variety of characters.
YES! it was funny and quirky while it highlighted the overdevelopment that took place in Florida. It was a great story.. I felt as if I were watching the action close up.
One of the most memorable moments took place in the whale pool. I can't say any more without ruining the story.
I was floored by George Wilson's ablity to protray each character so skillfully; it was as if there was an entire cast of performers. He made the story come alive with all of Hiaasen's wacky characters and hilarious action.
Yes, If I had the time I would have loved to have listened to it in one sitting.
Listening to Geroge Wilson bring the characters to life was great fun.
The plot seemed fragmented as compared to past Hiaasen novels I have read
I did not finish it
Maybe better voice changes as characters change could make it easier to follow
disappointed in story line. as audible I found more difficult to follow.
I may try the paperback if I can find it CHEAP!
Absolutely, 100% yes. I've listened to a majority of Carl Hiassens books and I always enjoy them, this book is no exception.
Skink. He has a part in a lot of Hiassens books. He is tough, smart, funny, and way out there.
I can't say how much I love Carl Hiassens books.