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Orange Crush | [Tim Dorsey]

Orange Crush

Praising Tim Dorsey’s tongue-in-cheek humor, the Miami Herald wrote, “Nobody, but nobody, writes like this guy.” Here Florida politics take the main stage in a rollicking satire that proves Dorsey’s at the top of his game. When a traumatic experience forever changes Florida gubernatorial race candidate Marlon Conrad’s life, he hits the road in a Winnebago to find the “real” Florida. But his odyssey is plagued with would-be assassins and cutthroat journalists.
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Praising Tim Dorsey’s tongue-in-cheek humor, the Miami Herald wrote, “Nobody, but nobody, writes like this guy.” Here Florida politics take the main stage in a rollicking satire that proves Dorsey’s at the top of his game. When a traumatic experience forever changes Florida gubernatorial race candidate Marlon Conrad’s life, he hits the road in a Winnebago to find the “real” Florida. But his odyssey is plagued with would-be assassins and cutthroat journalists.

©2001 Tim Dorsey (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Mary 02-06-12
    Mary 02-06-12
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    "not my favorite.....waited for Serge"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    The. commentary on politics should be read alound before every session


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

    HoHum!d


    Any additional comments?

    I will still look forward to another adventure....but I will first be certain that Serge is front and center

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James FRANKLIN, WI, United States 06-27-12
    James FRANKLIN, WI, United States 06-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Funniest one yet"
    What made the experience of listening to Orange Crush the most enjoyable?

    Of the first three, this one struck me as the funniest one yet. Several times I had to stop driving and pull over because I was laughting too hard to drive. It may not strike everyone the same way, but it hit my sense of humor.


    What other book might you compare Orange Crush to and why?

    Not exactly sure why, but Christopher Moore's LAMB or FOOL are my comparison. Very off beat sense of humor.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The political canditates in the RAW wrestling match and the rich bastard who becomes a professional sports team owner.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed hard, Dorsey has taken everyday events and showed how funny they are. And of course, there's Serge, the insane genious killer and his nonstop trivia of everything Florida.


    Any additional comments?

    Not necessary, but adds continuity to start the "Serge A Storms" series of books in the order they were written, This is # 3

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David Westfield, NJ, USA 04-27-12
    David Westfield, NJ, USA 04-27-12 Member Since 2015

    I listen in the car while i drive. I have eclectic tastes in books and if it interests me I listen till its over.

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    "Made me laugh out loud and kept me laughing."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended it to several of my friends. It's hysterically funny and fun. Florida politics have never had a magnifying glass like this one. I have also had to warn some of them that they can't have the kids in the car and some parts are going to embarrass them if someone else hears them listening without context.


    What other book might you compare Orange Crush to and why?

    Just about every Tim Dorsey book is great. I have read the entire series and loved it. I look forward to being in florida and looking for some of his landmarks. I guess I would go for Cadillac Ranch or Triggerfish Twist next. Start near the beginning of the series.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I guess it would have to be the Rolling Stones body guards.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh Laugh Laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to it and enjoy. If your not laughing every minute wait 2 minutes and you will again.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    R. Custer Arlington, VA 04-19-12
    R. Custer Arlington, VA 04-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A wild ride..."
    What did you love best about Orange Crush?

    I'm a big fan of Serge and this episode doesn't let you down, especially in an election year. One of Tim Dorsey's best!


    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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