Different story; different reader
Only redeeming quality is that it took 15 minutes to know that I couldn't finish it. This one failed fast.
Someone told me Hiaasen writes like Elmore Leonard -- not even close. And Arte Johnson is really annoying. First audiobook I couldn't finish.
Another funny book by Carl Hiaasen. What really made the difference was the great read by Arte Johnson.
Audiojunkie, interested in all under the sun. I find that i enjoy non-fiction better than fiction although Amelia Peabody is the best. :-)
The narration completely ruined the book for me. Am a big Hiaasen fan. Skinny dip gets a listen at least once a year. This time i couldn't get past the first two chapters. This one i will return.
The vivid descriptions of the where we were, the weather, and the development of the characters.
Knowing that Hiaasen had written another Florida adventure.
I am going to read the hard back book instead; or an E-book.
Nothing compares to Stephen Hoye's renditions of these books - so tongue in cheek sarcastic - it actually takes away from the pleasure of the entire story to have to get used to a new narrator - especially when Hoye is perfect.
Always love Carl Hiaasen's books.
I like a lighter read now and again, and this was a fine book to fill a couple of hours. I like the main detective...very Harry Bosch like character. His antics as he tries to reclaim his spot in the detective ranks are fine, as is his penchant for sex and hooking up with both the right and the wrong people. Full of fun characters, not much in the way of plot twists, but a great romp.
I think I liked our main character the best.
When the monkey clamped onto one of the bad guy's penis.
Would never rename it...great title.
The basic story was strong, but the writing of the story was weak. The gratuitous sex was not consistent with the story line. The last 50 pages drop in a headlong rush to finish the story.
New York Best Selling book on 59 weeks...it has to be good
I am undecided as to whether I would listen to it again. The story was excellent. I'm sure I would enjoy reading it. However, I did not care for the narrator. After the first 5-10 minutes I ordinarily don't think so much about the actor reading the book because they do a good job and and simply become part of the experience. This time I found Artie Johnson distracting.
This is my first Carl Hiasen book. The story seemed similar to some of Elmore Leonard's books. Maybe Get Shorty.
The performance was not so great. Artie Johnson's voice was halting and it distracted me.
Lots of funny moments. I was not "moved" but it's not that kind of book. The chain of events during the hurricane were the best.
George Wilson? Any other reader?
I'm listening as I write this so it's hard to say. I feel sick as I love CH.
Skip the Audio Version?
Close the set?
I know it's hard when the "bar" so to speak is set so high. OK, it's over.