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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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    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J Hill Kitty Hawk, NC 02-12-15
    J Hill Kitty Hawk, NC 02-12-15 Member Since 2016

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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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!


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Me & My Girls 06-20-14 Member Since 2016

    Special thanks to my girls Stacy, Sash and Stef for sharing the Audible experience with me and for being there during my multiple recoveries

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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.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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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    HHE 05-26-16
    HHE 05-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun Read"

    I love Carl Hansen's books and this was one of his best. The story line was excellent and the crazy Florida characters were unforgettable.

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    Anthony K. McDonald Arvada, CO USA 05-22-16
    Anthony K. McDonald Arvada, CO USA 05-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun"

    Fun, light fiction full of the usual mix of cretinous S Florida low lifes, which is fun to read about!

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    John Westport Island, ME, United States 04-25-16
    John Westport Island, ME, United States 04-25-16 Member Since 2011
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    "better than expected"

    kept me interested. fastenating glimpse into, another world. surprisingly entertaining. however it would have been more believable if the senator had been a Republican

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