Story line was weak and the new readers were disappointing. Character development was shallow and the Governor's new voice was a letdown. I think I am done with Hiaasen in audio.
Typical Hiaasen. If you're a fan, you'll not be disappointed and if you're new to this author, you're in for a treat. Well read. Only bad thing is that I now have to wait for the next appearance of "the Captain".
I loved this as much as every other Carl Hiaasen novel I have read, but the narrator was very dry and disappointing. As always, the characters are over the top and entertaining as heck, but a good narrator could have enhanced the experience immensely.
I will remember to look at the narrator before buying. Did not realize not George Wilson, and this guy is about as emotional as a stoic. Might be a good book, but who knows with this poor narration.
I miss George Wilson as the reader. He takes Hiaasen's book to another level of fun. That aside, this was my least favorite of Hiaasen's book, Ive read or listened to most, and have enjoyed them all, except this one The ending is a non ending, just jumps to epilogue. Wasn't that entertaining.
A winning combo! Between the self-obsessed minimally talented creature at the center of this romp (not to mention the hangers-on) and the unfortunate fact that there are people who actually care about twits like her (can you say Kardashian?) is a very funny story, brilliantly narrated by Stephen Hoye, who does accents and the subtleties of characters like a chameleon. I adore this guy, and I'll listen to pretty much any book he is generous enough to narrate. And that I can get a Hiaasen book with this man reading it? JKMN!
This is another great book by one of my favorite authors! I never am disappointed with a Hiaasen book!
what genre? this book has a genre? I would have rather read a smutty romance novel.
it's the book that sucks mainly, not the performance.
Much better writing on the part of Carl Hiaasen.
Very poor writing. I got the impression that the author got up one morning and decided to write a story. Since he had no real purpose in writing beyond satisfying his publisher, he just wrote and wrote bringing in earlier characters to fill the pages. At the end of the day he was able to mail the finished manuscript and have it published. If Carl Hiaasen was an unknown writer, this book would have been refused by every publisher that it was submitted to.
Stephen Hoye is a very professional reader. He always brings books alive with his reading.
Publishers should not accept books from a known writer with a lower criteria than an unknown writer
High on books
The characters felt fake and forced. Not a great combo for characters.
Oh, I would give any Hiaasen a shot because the books are usually so much fun.
Cherry was surely whiny enough, and Hoye always is great with any deep manly voice.
Depends on the casting. The story could hold up.