©1991 Carl Hiaasen; (P)1992 Recorded Books
I would not listen to Native Tongue again, it's not the sort of book that has twists and turn of a mystery novel.
It reminded me of the Fletch franchise of movies, except he is a disgraced reporter.
Another complex plot with twists and turns, peopled by oddball characters and loaded with off-the-wall humor, all set in the ever-present effort to save the Florida everglades. Fun and funky.
This author was highly recommended. Although the story is interesting, the narration really brings it down. Although the narrator isn't really reading monotone, it really comes across as monotone and dull.
No, not really. It is a well developed story, but probably better read than listened to.
Not sure....I have a number of favorite narrators, but drawing a blank right now on the names. Just remember Stephen Rudnicki, but have a couple others that are great.
I cannot imagine anyone being able to get thru this book. . .most irritating. . .
at this point, I do not know
always excellent narrater
I couldn't find even 1 character with redeeming qualities
Loved all Carl Hiaasen's earlier books, so I do not understand why I was totally unable to get into this one. So disappointing...Mac
This book does not disappoint the reader in any way. Carl Hiaasen outdoes himself in prose and wit; the laughs-out-loud and shocked gasps available to the audio book reader are true treasures! The characters are well-rounded and we glimpse them as we look into the crowds around us. Falling in love with his writing is easy. Easier still is seeing how right he is about the destruction of wildlife and the environment by big money. Write on, Carl!
Not great literature. Not terribly complicated. Interesting characters. Likable main character. Fun plot How can you not like an ornery libidinous dolphin?
Too long of gaps, pauses, breaks. Narrator has good acting skills for voices but leaves way to much empy air between breaks. He also has a bit of an audio intake, or his breath is very noticeable.
This book was awful. I was looking for something funny to listen to and was very disappointed. The characters, scenario, setting, all of it was just ridiculous. The amount of times I thought “well that would never happen, could never happen, not even in a different reality” were numerous. The author seems to have not worried about researching any of the topics or procedures that he described and just gone with what he thought it might be like. It felt trapped in a child's make-believe rendition of the day's events: “And then we went here and this happened, oh and then I did this, and then a giant came into the room and stepped on us all”. So much of this book is just utter rubbish that it's hard to really explain. The characters are like cartoon characters, over the top and without any depth, awful stereotypes that come across as moronic and wooden. It could be just the fact that the book was so awful, but the narrator's performance was not fantastic either. The high-pitched squeaky voice he used for so many of the male characters was irritating and distracting.
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