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Flipping Out Audiobook

Flipping Out

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Publisher's Summary

If you're a fan of the comedic mystery stylings of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen, you'll love Marshall Karp. Lomax and Biggs investigate the murder of a mystery author's associate who was involved in a clever marketing scheme.

©2009 Mesa Films, Inc.; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"If you haven't read Marshall Karp yet, start with Flipping Out. Start today." (James Patterson)

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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 07-29-15
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 07-29-15 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "Loved It! 45 Stars!"

    This is professional entertainment at its best. Karp and Stechschulte have brought the comedy detective team of Lomax & Biggs back to life in a series you really should start from the beginning with "Rabbit Factory". Yeah...Karp shamelessly contrives the characters, clues, and scenics to make this a listen a frolic.

    You like enjoyable? Then listen to this whole series. I sure will. Let's see, with "Flipping Out" I've given these books 45 STARS so far. And hopefully the next one will squeeze another 15 to that total. Can't wait to find out.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    MidwestGeek 11-04-13
    MidwestGeek 11-04-13

    Love a good mystery, but don't care much for pure thrillers.

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    "Good comic mystery with surprises."

    I like the Lomax-Biggs duo. The plot is a bit of a stretch, but this is just "light reading" and, while it isn't likely to win any awards for great writing, the dialog is believable and often witty. There are several twists and turns that will keep you guessing, but the story moves right along. This is on a par with #2 in the series (Bloodthirsty) and better than the first (Rabbit Factory.) I look forward listening to the fourth. Tom Stechschulte does a terrific job giving voice to the many, varied characters, making it much more fun to listen to than to read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Rankin 06-12-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Great read(listen)"

    I read Karp's first two books, and this is the first I listened to the audio. I enjoyed it immensly. I found myself arriving late to appointments because I didn't want to stop listening at certain points, and listening longer than I normally do within my schedule. Those are the best signs for me.

    I could tell you more about the plot, the characters, but you can get that from the generic reviews. I'm just giving you the general impression from a reader/listener.

    Interesting topic, flipping houses. Think I'll stay away from it.

    This is a very worthy audiobook, with the wonderful Lomax and Biggs characters, a return of the father, Jim, and some new interesting characters. You will enjoy it.

    The narrator did a very nice job.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Audrey F. 07-04-10
    Audrey F. 07-04-10
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    "So-So"

    Not really very good. I listened to the whole thing because I was so far into it and just wanted to finish. The ending is one that the author added to have a "twist" but was never really developed in the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothy Deltona, FL, United States 09-08-09
    Dorothy Deltona, FL, United States 09-08-09 Member Since 2008
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    "great listen"

    First time I've heard of this author and it's a great listen

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sheryl smith 11-28-16 Member Since 2015
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    "men's bathroom talk"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Eight year old boys who are interested in burping, farting and saying cuss words.


    Has Flipping Out turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Absolutely--a waste of effort, time and money!


    How could the performance have been better?

    If no one showed up for the project


    What character would you cut from Flipping Out?

    All of them


    Any additional comments?

    Would like a category named "Trash Talk and Disrespectful of any anyone with morals." Maybe a TTD rating.

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    rhonda walker 11-27-16
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    "It was just ok"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I was expecting more comedy as it was compared to a Janet Evanovich book. I did not find it funny... but the mystery was there.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It felt like the author tried to put a little spin on the ending that fell short


    What three words best describe Tom Stechschulte’s voice?

    He was ok


    Was Flipping Out worth the listening time?

    It was better than a lot of other books I have listened to lately. I did listen all the way to the end, which I have not done with some other books in the last few weeks.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Howlett 11-22-16
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    "Easy listening!"

    Enjoyed the bantering between the characters. I listen to these books as I walk, made the 34 degrees this morning more tolerable.

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    Glenn 11-16-16
    Glenn 11-16-16 Member Since 2005
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    "A better than average story, but it's not fabulous. It's hard to see how it made an expert's best-of list"

    The best part of the story, as advertised, is the interplay between the two cops. And the basic story premises inventive. However the twists and turns her a little over-the-top and The stereotyped reactions of the politicians and please top brass read as trite. The anti-immigrant Tone reads especially troublesome in this post trump era. And it's hard to forgive a whopper of a legal error – the idea that an American citizen would be deported to Mexico, his land of origin, because of a criminal conviction.

    Again, this is better than average but certainly not excellent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    bg 11-14-16
    bg 11-14-16
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    "Traditional"

    Characters are traditional gruff police almost as if this were written in the 40's or50's. Not my usual kind of thing but I appreciated the lack of detailed gore or sex scenes and limited swearing. The story was a bit different and I liked the levity that crept in. All of the characters seemed like they could be real people. Aside from the decades old atmosphere I also found the events that moved the story along were very disconnected. So, needs a little more work but still worth the listen!

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