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Bad Monkey Audiobook

Bad Monkey

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Andrew Yancy - late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff’s office - has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig (it’s not called the roach patrol for nothing). But first - this being Hiaasen country - Yancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters, including his just-ex lover, a hot-blooded fugitive from Kansas; the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; two avariciously optimistic real-estate speculators; the Bahamian voodoo witch known as the Dragon Queen, whose suitors are blinded unto death by her peculiar charms; Yancy’s new true love, a kinky coroner; and the eponymous bad monkey, who with hilarious aplomb earns his place among Carl Hiaasen’s greatest characters.

Here is Hiaasen doing what he does better than anyone else: spinning a tale at once fiercely pointed and wickedly funny in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of what’s left of pristine Florida - now, of the Bahamas as well - get their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion.

©2013 Carl Hiaasen (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Greg 08-20-15
    Greg 08-20-15
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    "Why so hard on Arte???"
    Where does Bad Monkey rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top for laughing out loud while listening.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    There was something surprising and/or humorous around every corner.


    What does Arte Johnson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Timing and delivery. I loved his work and hope he reads another one! For crying out loud he's a comedian.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A hilarious distillation of the absurd and preposterous in south Florida.


    Any additional comments?

    I think there must be some "sour grape" consumption by many of the other reviewers. The story is a scream and the narrator does a great job.

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    Aras Zygas URBANA, IL, US 08-20-15
    Aras Zygas URBANA, IL, US 08-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Not narrated by South Florida Native!"

    Great, classic Carl Hiassen plot, but the pernunciation of some South Florida specific words was off ( for example, filets, conch, Brickell, flan, etc). Still, that was one bad monkey!

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    Leslie Upham 07-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "not crazy about hiaasen"

    I kept wishing it woukd hurry up and be over with. The narrator was okay, but the story was just... meh

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    dws1999 06-17-15
    dws1999 06-17-15
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    "Can't get into this book."
    What would have made Bad Monkey better?

    I am not sure. I have had a very a hard time getting interested in the plot of this book. I love Carl Hiaasen books, but this one did not hold my interest. I didn't finish it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    I did not really like this narrator's voice. He had the somewhat light, comic tone that Hiassen novels should have, but I didn't love his voice.


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    AaronD Austin 05-19-15
    AaronD Austin 05-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "great story, great narrator "

    I liked it so much, I listen to it twice.
    The narrator, I think, is the guy from Laugh In.

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    Kindle Customer 05-04-15

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    "Hiaasen at his Best"

    my favorite author has outdone himself. narrator so-so but the story makes it a winner!

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    Amazon Customer 04-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "awful. awful. awful."

    could not finish. Unentertaining. Bad. Sucked. One of the worst ever. Feel dumber Now. BAD.

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    critical shopper CA 04-13-15
    critical shopper CA 04-13-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Boring with echoes of Hiaasen's past brilliance"

    I'm really not sure I should review a book I didn't finish listening to but it really seemed too tedious for words. The last straw was the narration in a faux Chicago mobster accent.
    Do wish I had not ever started it on a two hour drive...

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    Justin L 03-10-15
    Justin L 03-10-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fantastic story"

    I wish Arte Johnson would read all of Hiaasen's books. He's awesome. Great story with great characters. My favorite book of Hiaasen's, along with Double Whammy

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    Helen 02-07-15
    Helen 02-07-15
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    "Mildly entertaining"

    Had its moments and kept me amused while commuting. One character is suppose to be a terrible writer (which he is) but his terrible writing is not too far removed from Hiaasen's at times.

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