If you like detective, suspense and intricate plots, this is the book for you. Loved the variety of characters and the numerous twists every step of the book. It was definitely not predictable. My husband and I listened to it during a long car ride and discussed chapters between stops. Loved it!!
Any Robert Landgon (Dan Brown) novels
Voice intonation easy to listen to. Thought some of his females were a little funny but he did a great job of portraying their personalities.
This "book" was recommended by a friend who read in hardback. I'm so glad I bought the Audible version. Arte Johnson ("Ver-r-ry inteRESTing . . . but schtupid!) would make a bad book good--and this is a fun book. Highly recommend.
The monkey made it funny, the hurricane made it tense, and the other characters made it enjoyable
The monkey for sure.......
No, I have not, and I did enjoy him.
Yes, I think it might be even better
Just an overall good listen
This book was recommended to me by others that have READ the books. They loved it because of the references to Florida and the Bahamas. We live there so it is great to be able to reference names and places. As a Yacht Captain, it is most fun when locations that I have been are included. I don't have time to read so I listen. I found the story decent and fun but the narration is the worst that I have ever heard. Now, if you enjoy listening to a New York retiree sitting around a table in a retirement home and reading a book to you, it might work. Mispronounced product and location names are very annoying. But the most annoying, and boring, is the cadence and speech pattern. If you listen to Spy and Suspense narrators such as Ron McLarty, J.D. Jackson and John Shea, you know what creates interest and excitement. For me... I bought the audible book and will listen through it, but had I known, I would not have.
Loved this book. Great semi-mystery with some good twists and turns. The title character adds some great color to the book where it is involved. The characters are likable in many cases, and loathsome in others, they really are well fleshed out. The narration by Arte Johnson is very good, his voice seems to add to the humor. Great summer listen, fun and light.
Hiaasen, yes. Arte--NEVER
Use a better narrator
I couldn't stand him. Felt like he was reading to a bunch of third-graders. What a waste of money
Couldn't tell you because the narrator was so BAD that I only listened for 10 minutes just hoping he might grow on me. Didn't happen. Very dissatisfied
I wish I never bought this book
A better reader might have helped keep my interest up . I always have loved these in the past
I didn't finish it
Want my money back
The attempts at plot twists resulted in preposterous scenarios that I will not explain as it would spoil the book for those that still want to dive in. I'm puzzled by the number of good reviews and if they are more based on loyalty to the author versus this story. The monkey was the highlight.
Yes. You will laugh out loud and lose yourself in the plot and dialog.
The "story" about the pack of marauding dogs and the appearance of chewed up buttocks.
Passed out nude guy discovered as house is shown to perspective buyers.
Probably the voodoo priestess.
Another day in f***ing paradise. If you love Hiassen as I do, you will love this one. My sister and I had to make an unplanned 10 hour road trip for a family emergency and we hooted at this book both ways. Can't listen with the kids in tow but a joy for adults. Go for it. You will ache from laughter.
The humor that was mixed in with the story.
At the beginning I found it hard to understand him, but then I grew accustomed to his voice and intonation and it was great.