After reading other books by Hiaasen, I am convinced that he simply put the finishing touches and added a few funny parts to this tome after Montalbano had finished.
I would have had Montalbano tell Hiaasen the structure of the story, and then have Carl alone write the book in his style.
The idea of having a young Latino read the book was a good one, but It seems that you need someone with a greater range of tone in his voice. It needs to be read by someone older, and with a more gruff voice.
Over-read, as in Over-acted. The book was ok, but I truly struggled with Mr. Brick's, William Shatner-esque reading of it. I will not buy any more of the books read by this person. Did anyone listen to this reading before it was put out for sale?
I have never heard an author read his own work more poorly. I could only listen to the first 5 minutes due to the choppiness of his reading. This book must be a better read than is a listen.
I have read this book 4 times or so and have listened to it only once. As I have read in reviews of other books in the Audible library, certain traits of the narrator's speech seep into the reading of the book that stand out in the recordings. This narrator is one who pronounces (what should be) silent G's. If he says, "looking", it sounds like, "lookin-guh". I heard it every one of the 1000 times he pronounced a G in this way. It drove me to never LISTEN to it again.
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