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.
Carl's book are never very deep but always good to relax and take your mind off every day life. I enjoyed the book but the weed wacker took this one a bit over the top. Lots of parts still made me laugh driving down the road.
When I picked this up the ratings weren't spectacular. But as I am a big Hiaasen fan, I wanted to give it a go anyway. I was far from disappointed. In fact I rank this one right alongside Skinny Dip and Double Whammy.
The author's trademark sardonic humor shines from the beginning to the very end, where a very funny epilogue ties everything up nicely. Skink also makes a zany appearance and that alone was worth the credit.
As far as Stephen Hoye is concerned, he delivers a perfect performance doing justice to nuances of every single character.
Bottom line is, get this book. You won't be disappointed and the credit will be well spent.
Well read, well written, although the characters remind me very much of those in Skinny Dip. Hiaasin excels at witty dialogue and irony. I enjoyed this book, and look forward to reading more offerings from this author.
Stephen Hoye is the best at Hiaasen.
The story may not be that original. Could be another tale from TMZ of another celeb on a crash course towards a tragic demise. However, no one beat Hiaasen for adding humor, Florida craziness, and unforgettable characters. Who can resist Skink!