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Bad Monkey Audiobook

Bad Monkey

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Publisher's Summary

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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    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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    P. Biggi 05-04-15
    P. Biggi 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 2015

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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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    Scott Vandivier 12-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "very entertaining"

    Carl Hiaasen doesn't disappoint. Good twists and turns in the plot. Very humorous, and very entertaining.

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    James burleson, TX, United States 09-24-14
    James burleson, TX, United States 09-24-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun"
    If you could sum up Bad Monkey in three words, what would they be?

    Lololololo


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story was quick. It didn't bog down


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The house next door that was being sold and the pranks he pulled to sabotage the selling


    Any additional comments?

    it's a fun book. You may not want to eat at restaurants later

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    jjob 09-17-14
    jjob 09-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "week compared to past books"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    More plot, humor and characters don't have depth


    What was most disappointing about Carl Hiaasen’s story?

    weak


    Any additional comments?

    Carl Hiassen can be outrageously funny. Bad Monkey works to hard to be outrageous and funny, but fails.

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    Micheal 07-08-14
    Micheal 07-08-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not the typical Hiaasenslow"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Slow and hard to follow, not the typical Hiaasen.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Carl Hiaasen again?

    Yes


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I think so


    What character would you cut from Bad Monkey?

    Hard to say


    Any additional comments?

    I don't think the story was captivating and lacked the Hiaasen humor

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