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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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    Jodi California 10-08-13
    Jodi California 10-08-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Made me laugh out loud many times"
    Would you listen to Bad Monkey again? Why?

    Probably not


    What about Arte Johnson’s performance did you like?

    Very good reader. Sort of a combination of the Car Talk men and Columbo


    If you could take any character from Bad Monkey out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Nevel


    Any additional comments?

    This isn't the best written book, but it is so funny and nice mystery with a twist. Just a lot of fun!

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    Lewis Weston, CT, United States 10-07-13
    Lewis Weston, CT, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Laughed out loud!"

    Thoroughly enjoyable story and performance that kept my interest throughout the book.
    I actually had a tough time staying away.

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    Susan Baton Rouge, LA, United States 09-28-13
    Susan Baton Rouge, LA, United States 09-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bad Monkey to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version.


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

    Yes, there were lots of twists and turns and I really did not see many of the events coming.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are too many to pick just one.


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

    The monkey isn't the only bad one!


    Any additional comments?

    I've starting listening to more of the author's books and he is a terrific author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matt OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 09-23-13
    Matt OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 09-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Typical Hiaasen"

    If you like his other books, you will like "Bad Monkey". I enjoy his writing style even though it is light. Frankly I'm surprised more of them have not been successful screenplays. His books are a good escape from the non-fiction that usually consumes my credits. Many of the reviewers are panning Arte Johnson's narration...not sure what the big deal was...I thought it was fine, in fact-- above average.

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    Carol Calvert 09-15-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Hilarious!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    As usual Carl Hiaasen cracked me up. I listened to it while driving to Florida from Virginia. There I was going 80 mph, laughing so hard I could hardly breathe.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The developer trying to sell the house across the street from the main character. I knew that whenever he appeared in the story, something hysterically funny was going happen.


    What about Arte Johnson’s performance did you like?

    Hi deadpan delivery of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope Carl is working on his next book.

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    Jan 09-11-13
    Jan 09-11-13
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    "Florida Keys fun mystery"
    What made the experience of listening to Bad Monkey the most enjoyable?

    I just love Carl Hiaasen's work. Easy to read and follow with interesting characters.


    Excellent narration by Arte Johnson. It is hard to believe this is the same Arte Johnson we used to watch on Rowen and Martin's Laugh In, but it is.


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    G. 09-07-13
    G. 09-07-13
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    "Not Good"
    Would you try another book from Carl Hiaasen and/or Arte Johnson?

    no.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Elmore Leonard


    How could the performance have been better?

    Different story; different reader


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Only redeeming quality is that it took 15 minutes to know that I couldn't finish it. This one failed fast.


    Any additional comments?

    Someone told me Hiaasen writes like Elmore Leonard -- not even close. And Arte Johnson is really annoying. First audiobook I couldn't finish.

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    Arthur 09-03-13
    Arthur 09-03-13 Member Since 2016
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    "More Arte Johnson"

    Another funny book by Carl Hiaasen. What really made the difference was the great read by Arte Johnson.

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    Ingibjörg Kolbeins 09-02-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Big dissapointment, the narration is awfull"

    The narration completely ruined the book for me. Am a big Hiaasen fan. Skinny dip gets a listen at least once a year. This time i couldn't get past the first two chapters. This one i will return.

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    Robert 08-28-13
    Robert 08-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Another Hiaasen Winner"
    What made the experience of listening to Bad Monkey the most enjoyable?

    The vivid descriptions of the where we were, the weather, and the development of the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bad Monkey?

    Knowing that Hiaasen had written another Florida adventure.


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