Carl Hiaasen is a brilliant, funny, author and I love his stories. James Van Der Beek leaves much to be desired as a narrator. His flat tone made an exciting book dull.
Wahoo, of course. Great kid. I wish there were more like him.
No. Not at this time.
Wait anxiously for the next Carl Hiaasen book.
There are many problems with the narration. The words in several places are changed from the text (eg: Van Der Beek refers to the Everglades as a sea, but the text says water.) Hiaasen knows the Everglades are freshwater, but apparently Van Der Beek doesn't. I found Van Der Beek's performance flat and at times difficult to follow the flow of the action. His switching in and out of the "aussie" accent for Derek Badger was annoying, especially since the text states WHERE and WHEN he dropped the accent. I give Van Der Beek a C+ on this one.
All of Terry Pratchett's books are great fun to read. I would recommend the book with the caveat that the audio recording leaves much to be desired. It is almost like the recording is ripped from CDs with fade in/out turned on at the end of each track.
Anything with Angua in it.
There are already lots of followup books.
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