We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
Electric Barracuda | [Tim Dorsey]

Electric Barracuda

Serge Storms, that loveable thermonuclear vigilante and one-stop-Florida-trivia-shop, has been leaving corpses strewn across the Sunshine State for more than a decade. The authorities—especially one tenacious state agent—have begun to notice the exponential body count, and send a police task force to track down Serge. Could his luck finally have run out?
Regular Price:$23.61
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Serge Storms, that loveable thermonuclear vigilante and one-stop Florida-trivia shop, has been leaving corpses strewn across the Sunshine State for more than a decade. The authorities—especially one tenacious state agent—have begun to notice the exponential body count and send a police task force to track down Serge. Could his luck finally have run out?

Meanwhile, armed with his perpetually baked sidekick, Coleman, Serge decides to blitz the state and resurrect his Internet travel-advice website—which, of course, must be the finest and the final word on trekking the Sunshine State.

To up the ante, Serge concocts a theme vacation for his cyberspace audience. And that theme? You, too, can experience Florida through the eyes of a fugitive.

Off they go blogging along a getaway route through the state's most remote bayous, back roads, and bars, where the number of cadavers begin stacking up like Serge's website hits.

Clues and questions mount:

  • Who are all the women being photographed naked in the swamp?
  • What made Coleman draw on his face with magic markers?
  • Where is the cruise-to-nowhere taking its drunk prisoners?
  • When was the last time a Civil War reenactment involved a sports car?
< p>But Serge also has some personal business to tidy up. His grandfather's old Miami Beach gang suddenly had their life savings wiped out, and there's a good bet it was no accident. Too much action for Serge to juggle? Not when it all dovetails nicely into his Secret Master Plan. And especially if it involves Serge's favorite new obsession: tracking Al Capone's little-known escapades in the Everglades.

So gas up the car, say good-bye to the relatives, and join Serge on the lam as he drives straight for the deepest bowels of Florida to unravel the final mysteries of Electric Barracuda.

©2011 Tim Dorsey (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (177 )
5 star
 (86)
4 star
 (53)
3 star
 (19)
2 star
 (12)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
4.2 (99 )
5 star
 (52)
4 star
 (30)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (4)
Story
4.4 (98 )
5 star
 (61)
4 star
 (23)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Ron Oregon City, OR, United States 02-06-11
    Ron Oregon City, OR, United States 02-06-11 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    87
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    240
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    "Another excellent adventure"

    In my humble opinion, this is the best adventure since Hurricane Punch. There were several moments where I actually laughed out-loud (something a book rarely offers). I really enjoyed the multiple threads and revisiting with some of my favorite characters from previous books. And a couple of excellent and unexpected twists make for an excellent Serge and Coleman installment. Thanks Tim and Oliver. I look forward to the next adventure.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Glen Phipps Delray Beach, FL USA 07-12-11
    Glen Phipps Delray Beach, FL USA 07-12-11 Member Since 2002

    GMP

    HELPFUL VOTES
    356
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    50
    34
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    5
    0
    Overall
    "Insanity as an Art Form"

    After listening to all the Terry Pratchett and Carl Hiaasen that Audible had to offer I was looking for something "interesting". I picked up some Tim Dorsey on a sale. This one is definitely my favorite. It is so insane it's wonderful. In addition to what the other reviewers mentioned it has some of the funniest parenting advice in history regarding a 5 year old boy: "I don't know, give him something with lots of sugar (to drink)", "Hey Serge, he's chewing through the leash". Serge is persued by Mahoney, an FDLE agent trapped in a Raymond Chandler novel who's as least as crazy. And don't forget the Doberman, the most accident prone prime time bounty hunter in history. Lastly, I really like Oliver Wyman as the reader. Serge is a serial killer who refuses to take his medication and drinks multiple pots of coffee each day. Wyman gives Serge a higher pitched and slightly faster voice, which fits nicely with this behavior. Enjoy, it's not your grandmother's humor.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    d.knoper 01-31-11
    d.knoper 01-31-11 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Another Tim Dorsey Comedy"

    This book is perfect Tim dorsey. It is funny, ironic and thrilling. I cannot wait for the next book, and the narrator is awesome as well. The narrator hits Surg's character perfectly.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Tim TEMECULA, CA, United States 02-21-11
    Tim TEMECULA, CA, United States 02-21-11 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    847
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    51
    31
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    217
    0
    Overall
    "Serge snaps back"

    I have to admit the last couple of Serge Storms’ stories have left me a bit cold….they seem to have lost some of the crazy mix of serial killing high jinks and Florida history. In his new book Dorsey jumps back "over the shark". Serge is back in all his glory with a (sorry, but one has to use the term) “mad cap” caper across Florida evading the usual mix of inept or just plum crazy cops. Serge is certainly the funniest and most endearing serial killer imaginable and I can always do with more of him and less of some of the ancillary characters and plots, but this book has more Serge than we have seen in recent books and for that we should give thanks. If you are a fan, you will enjoy this book…if this is new to you then maybe start with Hurricane Punch then the Big Bamboo. As always the performance (calling it a narration does not do it justice) by George Wilson is impeccable.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer massachusetts 02-12-11
    Amazon Customer massachusetts 02-12-11 Member Since 2000

    f

    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    96
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    "More fun adventures with Serge and Coleman!"

    All I can say is I am a long time Tim Dorsey fan, and to make it breif.... I couldn't help but smile the whole time I listened to this book! Funnnyyyy!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jose Marco Island 02-06-11
    Jose Marco Island 02-06-11 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    117
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    854
    65
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    12
    0
    Overall
    "Great fun!"

    Serge and Coleman travel through the Everglades with the cops in hot pursuit. Doesn't seems they will make it this time...

    Great fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Meena Piscataway 01-25-11
    Meena Piscataway 01-25-11

    Happy

    HELPFUL VOTES
    33
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    24
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    7
    Overall
    "Good book"

    A very well narrated book with good story line. I really enjoyed listening to it. I would recommend this to Audible. Thanks to Audible for having this in store.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 06-11-13
    C. Byrd Fort Worth, TX 06-11-13 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    69
    61
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A son? Could it be??"
    If you could sum up Electric Barracuda in three words, what would they be?

    Slam, bam, fun!!!


    What other book might you compare Electric Barracuda to and why?

    All the books in this series.


    What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?

    Oh, he has it down for sure......


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

    Tough question, not sure.....


    Any additional comments?

    the end, the end will get you!!! LOL!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    C. D. TOBOLA Fargo 03-17-13
    C. D. TOBOLA Fargo 03-17-13 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Clever, quirky, annoying"
    Any additional comments?

    I generally enjoyed this work, but the vocal presentation of Serge left something to be desired. Wyman pitched his voice to make Serge sound like the Chairman of the Lollipop Guild. It wasn't until halfway through that I realized Serge was average sized adult. The croaky, nasal voice made this less enjoyable that it could have been. Next time, make Serge sound a bit more resonant and a lot less Donald Duck.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sam Anchorage, AK, United States 06-04-12
    Sam Anchorage, AK, United States 06-04-12 Member Since 2004
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    22
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Tour guide without a concience"

    Serge Storm is a Florida trivia spouting bad guy with a scientific curiosity, friends everywhere, a twisted sense of morality, and a knack for killing creativley. His friend Coleman is clueless but always there to help.

    A fast moving raucous story that takes you from one end of Florida to the other with a historical tour along the way. The characters are vivid and endearing the narration is spot on.

    This was my second listen of a Serge Storm book. there will be more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 13 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.