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Strip Tease Audiobook

Strip Tease

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Publisher's Summary

No matter what you heard or thought about the movie version of Strip Tease, forget it. Film simply can’t catch the layers of humor, satire, and imagination that author Carl Hiaasen creates in each of his novels.

When a deranged Florida congressman falls for a gorgeous but virtuous stripper, he dedicates himself to pursuing this tasselled princess. Not only is she a real beauty, she’s a damsel in distress. The effects of his quest will ripple through the spotlights of the strip joint, the sugar cane fields of south Florida, and some powerful political careers.

Fueled by innocent lust and dizzy miscalculations, this story will keep you howling with surprise. George Wilson’s colorful narration is the perfect vehicle for Carl Hiaasen’s twisted fairy tale.

©1993 Carl Hiaasen (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

“Rough, raucous, and filled with lovable losers, Strip Tease is a caper novel for readers not afraid to laugh out loud.” (People)

“Reading a Hiaasen book is always a high-speed boat ride where laughter can turn to horror and disaster at any moment. Hearing the story aloud adds a dose of realism and sensation; these characters really could be driving around the streets …” (AudioFile)

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    Najima Rainey 06-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "This is the sound of me rolling my eyes!"

    This book is ridiculous. I'd always heard good things about it but it's beyond annoying and the character of Erin Grant is so obviously written by a man.

    She's a stripper with no emotional issues or drug problem, no, she just wants her baby back. She works with a cast of zany characters and is clever (but not that clever) yet vulnerable with a child like innocence that makes every man want to come to her rescue...

    I've know my fair share of " sex workers" none of them resembled Erin Grant. She is just another manic pixie dream girl, in a g-string. And don't even get me start in the politics of the book. Which seem to be voting is for suckers and politics are for psychos, which is all fine and good if you think there's an alternative. However, the author doesn't offer one. Apparently, we should all just giving a ____ and start shaking it to Van Morrison.

    Seriously, a stripper who loves to dance to Van Morrison and Jackson Brown in the 90s? She couldn't be anymore a figment of an old white dude's fantasies if the setting was the inside of the author's brain. So, so, stupid.

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    Janel Chipman JANESVILLE, WI, US 03-23-15
    Janel Chipman JANESVILLE, WI, US 03-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "It was alright.."

    I didn't mind listening to it, but it took me a little bit to get into the story, I was happy to see the ending turn out like it did, but was not super absorbed in the story line

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    J Hill Kitty Hawk, NC 02-12-15
    J Hill Kitty Hawk, NC 02-12-15 Member Since 2016

    Jennie

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    "Not Worth It"

    I have listened to other Carl Hiaasen books and really enjoyed them. I didn't even come close to finishing this book. It was all over the place and I didn't enjoy the characters. I was very disappointed to use one of my credits to get this book since I never finished it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Olivia Baudais 02-01-15
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    "Great story!"

    Purchased this book on a whim and was very pleasantly surprised. Wonderful crime thriller story with comedic touches that keep it light. The characters were wonderful and the pace was perfect. Not a book I would read over and over, but I would recommend to anyone looking for a good story.

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    Deborah Ham Lake, MN, United States 11-25-14
    Deborah Ham Lake, MN, United States 11-25-14
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    "Call it a satire but I think it's just bad"

    I thought the reader did a great job, he used different voices and really made the story come alive. Too bad the story was so bad. I think what really drove me nuts was that every single character seemed like a caricature or stereotype. The stripper with a heart of gold, the tough but big-hearted detective, the evil personified ex-husband, the devious and vain fixer, the shady lawyer, and particularly the sex-crazed hypocritical politician. I suppose that could make it a satire, but it didn't make a very good story, and the story seemed to go on forever and ever.

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    Meagan Spokane, WA, United States 02-07-14
    Meagan Spokane, WA, United States 02-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "So good!"
    What did you love best about Strip Tease?

    The humor and dead-panned narration cracked me up!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The cop that helped erin - he was just plain amusing - especially with his cigar!


    What about George Wilson’s performance did you like?

    dead-panned narration really added to the humor


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

    it was awesome!


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    Me & My Girls 06-20-14 Member Since 2016

    Welcome to our group Dakota; welcome to my life Summer, you've made it so much better. Give back to our wounded warriors who gave so much.

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    "Time Erodes"

    I picked this one up on the 2 for 1 sale. I'd listened to this audiobook once around 12 to 15 years ago; it hasn't held up. The writing style, unique at the time; is now quite well known and copied often, including by the author who has since turned out consistently better work subsequent to this selection.
    The reader has a nice voice; both deep and melodic. Unfortunately he reads with in a gravitas monotone better suited to serious non fiction than a humorous work of fiction. Overall if you like Carl Hiaasen, or just humorous fiction you'd be better served to pick out one of his later works like Skin Tight, Skinny Dip, or Basket Case.
    Additionally this is a piece of fiction twenty one years old. It suffers from the lack of relevance of an older work without being either old enough or well written enough to be labeled a classic. 2 stars.

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    Baalberry 08-24-16
    Baalberry 08-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Typical Hiaasen Crazy Characters"

    Hiaasen once again comes up with some crazy characters and storyline. From a crooked love crazed politician to a stopper that dances with a snake, the story moves along from one crazy to another. George Wilson does a great job of narrating and bringing the characters to life.

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    goddessIMHO 08-07-16
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    "just fabulous"

    great satire and dark comedy. the little guy can't stop corruption but there can still be some justice.

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    Iain Kerr Durban, South Africa 06-13-16
    Iain Kerr Durban, South Africa 06-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Not the best Carl Hiaasen I've read"

    it struck me that the story line is not far from the truth when it comes to American politics. One need only look at what Trump gets up to. It's been a while since I've read any of Carl Hiaasen's books but this one is definitely not one of his best

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