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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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    DCinMI Fairview, MI 09-29-13
    DCinMI Fairview, MI 09-29-13 Member Since 2010
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    "It's Funny 'Cause It's Pretty Much True!"

    This is possibly the most hilarious book I have ever read! I laughed so hard and so often that I was afraid the neighbors would call the guys with the butterfly nets.

    It gets right into the heart of the political system (specifically Florida politics, but these days we can all relate.) It shines a bright light on all the dirty, hidden political tricks that we know are happening, but can't do anything about. If you've ever wanted to get a politician, lobbyist, news anchor, or rich person by the throat and shake them until their teeth rattle, you will love this book.

    While it's basically shooting at politics, it also takes pot shots at a lot of other pet peeves we all have. For example, there is a scene with a guy trying to make an important phone call and getting stuck in the phone menu nightmare that is purely classic! I had to keep rewinding because I laughed so hard I would miss stuff.

    If laughter is the best medicine, this should cure anything that ails you. This book, while part of a series, could be read without reading the others first, although some minor things will make more sense if you have.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Asheville, NC 12-10-12
    Tom Asheville, NC 12-10-12 Member Since 2003
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    "doesn't go anywhere"

    The early part of the book is very much like the work of Carl Hiaasen which I love. But the story, well, there really isn't much of one. There were so many tangents that I had to give it up after a couple of hours.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    L. McIntosh 12-05-11
    L. McIntosh 12-05-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Politics at its "best"-funny and intriguing"
    Would you listen to Orange Crush again? Why?

    There are some amazing twists that come together all through out the novel that makes me think I may have missed a few really funny ones. Very entertaining!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Orange Crush?

    When Marlin's fiance decides to tell him the engagement is off because she has found someone see who appreciates her puppets. Since its his press secretary, they will be forever entwined anyway!


    What about George Wilson???s performance did you like?

    His voice and timing are extraordinary!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    almost


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Watus Prosperity, SC, United States 01-10-14
    Watus Prosperity, SC, United States 01-10-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A Humorous look At The Underbelly of Politics"
    What did you love best about Orange Crush?

    The dramatic turn of the candidate. It was unexpected


    What was most disappointing about Tim Dorsey’s story?

    I almost got lost in the story after it moved from the opening pages to the deployment. It got a little boring and probably could have been better demonstrated there. The last part was very interesting and funny but some of the incidents made it less than believable.


    Did George Wilson do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I think George did an adequate job- nothing award-winning. He didn't "live" the characters like others I have heard.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely not. If I hadn't broken it up I might not have gotten through it.


    Any additional comments?

    I am going to listen to other Dorsey books, because I have been told that others are more enjoyable than this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judith Highlands Ranch, CO, United States 12-15-13
    Judith Highlands Ranch, CO, United States 12-15-13 Member Since 2002
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    "Not the best Serge"

    Although I love the litany of Florida trivia and views of the slimy political underside of the state, this was more a ho-hum history lesson without any of the absurd Serge antics I love in Dorsey's novels. It was an unmemorable read, other than some of the factoids that really are wonderful.

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    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 02-21-13
    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 02-21-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Serge rides again!"
    Where does Orange Crush rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Have to say this ranks right up there.....wildly humorous, in a dark kind of way. But always politically on point. In the vein of Carl Hiaasen, too!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Following Serge, of course.


    Have you listened to any of George Wilson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Mr Wilson's talent is amazing, makes you want to search out all his work, and listen!


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

    That's a tough one, not sure....but it would be a great movie!


    Any additional comments?

    Hooked on this series of books....for sure

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Yacolt, WA, United States 12-02-12
    Linda Yacolt, WA, United States 12-02-12 Member Since 2008
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    "A great listen"

    This author/narrator combination is a winner. The humor and political satire make for great fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mary LA FAYETTE, GEORGIA, United States 02-06-12
    Mary LA FAYETTE, GEORGIA, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2011
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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 2007

    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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    "Dorsey has done it again."

    Anarchic fun, not for the prudish or faint hearted. I recommend listening to the series. It does not matter which order, they are individual stories.

    I want to go to Florida with Serge as my guide.

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