This is a fun summer road-trip listen. I just had to post a review in response to all the negative early reviews of Arte Johnson's reading. This is really well-read. Arte J's characterizations are a good fit for this material. (His "Norwegian accent" is spectacularly bad, but it's a very brief excerpt, and c'mon -- this is just a lightweight comic crime novel! I really enjoyed it.
Just a good ol' Hiassen pot-boiler. A fun read.
This is the first time I've heard Arte Johnson read. I'll look for more.
The interaction between the voodoo queen and her customer was a favorite aspect for me.
I really ate this up. A fun little fantasy that's very well read. Nothing kills a good story like a bad reader, and I think it's rare to find authors who read their own work well. Gaiman is a first-class reader as well as storyteller.
What a fun trip into Pirate World! The reader of course makes or breaks any audio book, and Recorded Books consistently uses excellent readers. No exception here -- I enjoyed this from start to finish. Might even listen to it again.
Frank Muller's tremendous, and I think he really has a feel for Dickens. This story kept my attention, and his use of voices rounds it out without being distracting. From Recorded Books, who can be counted on for the best readings.
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