If you like the Bachelor Party movies, you might like this book. The book is absolutely silly with the flat, stereotyped characters stumbling from one hackneyed situation to another. If this is the best Dave Barry can come up with after 10 years, he needs to rethink his calling.
He should also rethink narrating his own audiobooks. His performance if somewhere between lousy and just OK.
I was looking for light fare to transition between books, but this certainly wasn't it. It's light, but not particularly amusing.
Dave Barry writes some great stories. They have a good pace, interesting characters and fun reads. But I have to agree with other comments that not having another narrator was a mistake. The reading was dull and monotone. A good narrator makes a good book great and I think this one could have used that push.
I love the way Dave narrates. It's always done tongue in cheek..
I've listened to all of Daves novels and most of his other books as well. To me, this is clearly the best.
Don't wait so long between books dave!
I'm a big fan of Dave Barry. most of his stuff is really great but some of it not so great so when I saw this novel I thought ... probably not so great.
Wow was I wrong. This thing is funny from start to finish and creative as can be. If you'd like to laugh you will love this book.
I love a good story. I am fond of well crafted prose. If the elements are there I will read any genre at any length.
This book is a hoot. Barry continues to amuse me. The characters all start out doing incredibly normal things that just don't go well. From there the characters all beginning running into bizarre circumstances and unlikely allies and enemies. Barry's characters are generally colorful and interesting with brief backdrops that define them.
I believe I enjoyed the stripper the best, she may have been paid to remove her clothes for money, but that doesn't mean she isn't a real person full of compassion.
I don't particularly enjoy Dave Barry as the narrator, however, he does know where the jokes are and how hard to hit them.
A cast of unlikely characters has the adventure of a lifetime in a weekend. I dare you not to giggle a little.
I'm a big fan of Dave's, and this did not disappoint. Nutty plot, nutty characters, lots and lots of out-loud laughs.
It is very funny and crazy. Just like life in South Florida
The end drags on a bit to long
Enjoyed the book
Dave Barry is one of my favorite writers
Dave Barry is a good, funny writer. This piece of lightweight slapstick fantasy is clearly a "sequel" to "Big Trouble" written in hopes of another movie.
I was surprised to learn that Dave Barry has written novels. I've enjoyed his humorous essays, and it took me a little while to wrap my head around the idea of his being a novelist. But then when my mom recommended him and called him reminiscent of early Hiaasen, I had to check it out.
The comparison is apt.
The premise of the story is bachelor party drunken shenanigans, where one thing after another goes wrong. It felt like a familiar tale, and I thought I knew where things were going. But there were plenty of fun surprises along the way.
I usually enjoy author narration in memoirs, and Dave Barry did a fine job with this reading. But I think actor narration may have enhanced the recording.
I love forward to another Dave Barry adventure.