Yes, and I did twice.
Yes. I didn't know who did what to whom until part 2 of the book, and even then it was kind of a surprise.
At first I thought this was a dud. But after listening to him for awhile, it worked.
Sure, it was good. The ending gruesome and gladly so.
This is my first Hiaasen, and I really liked it. My kids tell me this one follows a pretty standard "pattern" for a lot of his books, so I'll be reading more - I like the "pattern"!
I'm so tired of paying for audio books and the narrator is so bad with all the swallowing, lip smacking, & long pauses. If these things don't bother you as they do me then you'll like the story.
This book takes off at a typical Carl Hiaasen pitch: full throttle, with immediate satisfaction that you've once again sought him out. Plenty of winding action, mystery, mayhem, blood and guts. And don't forget the ever present drop the book to your lap, throw your head back and caw with laughter moments Hiaasen is known for. He is ever bawdy, gross, witty and environmentally succinct. It makes me look at Disney with SUCH a different eye. Another wickedly, beautifully done book. Thank you, Carl.
CiCi loves mysteries and thrillers
I read this book years ago. Loved listening to it after all these years. Carl is one of my favorites.
This was an entertaining book. I love crazy characters and this one had plenty. The plot was a bit crazy, too. I live with a fisherman, and I found myself continually saying, "Honey - you've got to listen to this book!" It was funny and entertaining. My first Carl Hiaasen book, I will certainly read more. This is a good listen while I commute in the rain.
I expect Carl Hiaasen to have some wonky characters, but this time they are a little too out there and the story lost all credibility for me. The reader does a good job keeping everybody separate and the story does have a lot of action. I was grateful when it came to an end and that's not a good sign.
Probably the funniest book I've ever read, certainly Clinton Tyre is the best character. This is Hiaasen at his best.
the decaying pit bull head on the man's arm!
no, this is the first
the man with the long braid
I'm an avid listener. Audio books are a mini-vacation for me. They fill my "need to read" when I don't have time - which is most of the time. Great element of multi-tasking!
A Hiaasen story about south Florida is always a quirky ride, and this one is no exception. He does a great job of maintaining a "series" feel for those of us who read everything from the authors we enjoy, while assuring that each book is a stand-alone story for the first time reader/listener. This episode lets us see more about the workings of "Skink's" mind, making him more sympathetic than in some other stories. This story weaves the theme of conservation of natural resources skilllfully into a hoot of a fishing story with a catch of wierd and goofy characters, and a few gruesomely hystericall elements. The narrator captures the sincere, the clueless, the deceivers and the observers in this story quite well, and does credible southern accents without overdoing them or appearing to comment on the characters he portrays. If you like anything by Hiaasen, you'll enjoy this!