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Skinny Dip Audiobook

Skinny Dip

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Audible Editor Reviews

Charles "Chaz" Perrone is a real scumbag, but he's the love of Joey Perrone's life. That is, until he dumps her over the side of a cruise ship. But, due to her history as a swimming champ, her lucky find of a bale of Jamaican pot and a rescue by ex-cop Mick Stranahan, she lives to take out her revenge on the poor slob.

Set in south Florida and full of eccentric characters who come to life with Hiassen's vivid character sketches, Skinny Dip is laugh-out-loud funny. The narrator adds to the story with the excellent interpretation of the characters. Hard to put the headphones down with this one!

Publisher's Summary

When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam (posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades), he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him, with Mick's help, by playing dead. As a result, Chaz becomes increasingly erratic and inept, a fact noticed by his ruthless and cold-blooded coworkers. Also, the six-time-married Mick rediscovers the thwarted romantic in him, believing that the seventh time might be the charm.

©2004 Carl Hiaasen; (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"At this point in his career as a comic novelist, Carl Hiaasen did not need to get any better. He has long been writing smarty, fizzy Floridian escapades that amount to pure reading pleasure. But Skinny Dip, his latest, is something more: a screwball delight so full of bright, deft, beautifully honed humor that it places Mr. Hiaasen in the company of Preston Sturges, Woody Allen and S.J. Perelman....Mr. Hiaasen writes with finesse." (The New York Times)
"Hiaasen's signature mix of hilariously over-the-top villains, lovable innocents and righteous indignation at what mankind has done to his beloved Florida wilderness is all present in riotous abundance in his latest....Hiaasen's books are so enjoyable it's always a sad moment when they end." (Publishers Weekly)
"No reprobate escapes the satirical eye of Hiaasen, who writes like the love child of Hunter S. Thompson and Evelyn Waugh....Like Hiaasen's nine previous novels, this one's a corker, chock-full of belly laughs and blistering truths." (Booklist)

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    Ernie Miller Place, NY, United States 04-18-06
    Ernie Miller Place, NY, United States 04-18-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Great Story/Bad Reader"

    After having read every other Hiassen book this was the last. One of his better books but I cannot say the same for the reader. I quess I was used to George Wilson narration which was fantastic but I just wanted to shut this one off. To monotone and to hard to follow different characters because of reader. gave the book itself 5 stars but the reader 2 stars

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Eliza Grinnell 02-01-06 Member Since 2006
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    "Total Trash"

    I was looking for an engaging piece of fluff to listen to while working but this book is so ridiculous it's not even fun. "Chaz could talk about his penis all night long" and believe me, he does. The characters and story are predictable and I could really skip all the details about the main character's boner. Not sexy, not funny, not interesting.

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    Bryce Lyle 08-22-05
    Bryce Lyle 08-22-05 Member Since 2016
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    "Not funny! Don't believe the hype."

    I don't understand why people found this so funny. Laugh out loud? Hardly. Instead the book is dull, there is no reason to care about the pathetic characters, the narrators voices are over the top, and the book is loooong. You stop caring about the book well before the end of Part I and Part II feels like a chore. In addition the sex scenes are ridiculous and mean nothing to the plot. Trust me, don't bother.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BR mom 05-07-05
    BR mom 05-07-05
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    "Fun mystery"

    Travis McGee grows a wicked sense of humor, loses the testosterone o.d., grows an imaginative cruel streak, and meets the 21st (or maybe even the 20th) century. I loved McGee, but this guy . . .

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    Wende Orlando, FL, USA 02-17-05
    Wende Orlando, FL, USA 02-17-05 Member Since 2013
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    "Classic Hiaasen..."

    As a fellow Floridian, I've been reading Carl Hiaasen's novels for years and they just keep getting better and better. I can relate to the kooky characters and the humorous situations. I loved this book, but to be honest I've never read or listened to a Hiaasen that I haven't loved.

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    Erich Vail, AZ, USA 02-15-05
    Erich Vail, AZ, USA 02-15-05
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    "Don't waste your credit"

    I read a review praising this author, but I really don't see it. story was very predictable despite some quirky incidents. Main characters were cliche and contradicted themselves in several places and supporting characters were not well developed. Kept hoping it would get better.

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    Abby Bonney Lake, WA, USA 02-10-05
    Abby Bonney Lake, WA, USA 02-10-05
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    "Great Fun"

    This is a blast from start to finish. Hiaasin's best yet!

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    Carl Austin, TX, USA 01-11-05
    Carl Austin, TX, USA 01-11-05
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    "Good story line"

    It had more potential than it delivered. The main protaginist and a few other characters were too much a caricature.

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    Todd Apex, NC, USA 10-26-04
    Todd Apex, NC, USA 10-26-04
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    "Bad Monkey"

    One of the classic lines in this book.
    Get this a must read,
    I dont write reviews unless there is a reason.....

    Great listen

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    J. McMillen Danville, IL USA 10-09-04
    J. McMillen Danville, IL USA 10-09-04 Listener Since 2001
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    "Skinny Dip"

    You have to listen to this! The characters are great!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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