it's among the top
the characters - they are a hoot
Only in Miami!
I want to hear more!
The narrator is the worst! As for the story, it lacks some of the vivid and ridiculous characters of previous books by Hiaasen.
Most interesting: the use of the monkey as a thread in the story. Least interesting: the characters seemed a little flat.
No, I would avoid him.
Listen to older Hiaasen novels narrated by George Wilson
I would definitely recommend it, particularly for someone who likes the Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series. While the stories and settings are different there is a gentle tone to the narrative and funny characters to follow.
it captured a place and a people in a lovely way
Both the lead character and his assistant were my favorites
The assistant, she had the most interesting back story and you really rooted for her to find love.
I didn't read the print version but I would think that having the Japanese names and words pronounced correctly would be a huge benefit for a listener vs the average American reader.
It's hard to say what this compares to
The voices - especially the three different readers - were one of the best aspects of the book
Not necessarily. There is a lot to digest and think through. Punctuating with some breaks in the listening was helpful.
I would highly recommend the book even with the comment that the ending was a little weak. The fact that there are so many interesting details to the story and intriguing threads running through the characters and plot line is a huge strength to the book. It would have been nice to have seen more of these threads brought together in the end.
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