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Trap Line Audiobook

Trap Line

Key West is a smuggler's paradise. All that's needed are the captains to run the contraband, and Breeze Albury is one of the best fishing captains on the Rock. He's in no mood to become the Machine's delivery boy, however. So the Machine sets out to persuade him. It starts by taking away Albury's livelihood and his freedom. But when the Machine threatens Albury's son, the washed-out wharf rat turns into a raging, sea-going vigilante.
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Key West is a smuggler's paradise. All that's needed are the captains to run the contraband, and Breeze Albury is one of the best fishing captains on the Rock. He's in no mood to become the Machine's delivery boy, however. So the Machine sets out to persuade him. It starts by taking away Albury's livelihood and his freedom. But when the Machine threatens Albury's son, the washed-out wharf rat turns into a raging, sea-going vigilante.

©1982 Carl Hiaasen and Bill Montalbano (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Christy 09-10-12
    Christy 09-10-12
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    "Big fan of Carl Hiassan"
    Would you listen to Trap Line again? Why?

    Probably not although I enjoyed the story.


    Any additional comments?

    Story line takes place in the 80's; suspense and characters interesting and, with exception of old technology references, still great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ana Manwaring Wine Country 04-06-16
    Ana Manwaring Wine Country 04-06-16

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    "Those Floridians are Bananas!"

    I love everything Hiaasen writes or co-writes. Trap Line is another hit. Crazy, colorful characters, an intricate plot and loads of humor. What isn't to like? I particularly liked the open ended close. Will we hear more from Breeze?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 01-15-16
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 01-15-16 Member Since 2015

    From 4/12/15 on, I will only rate a book 5 stars if it so good I will listen to it again. To date, the Bino series tops that list.

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    "A fun romp Hiaasen style."

    I have been struggling to find great listening experiences, especially since I tend to listen to so many books. So I looked up books read by George Wilson and discovered a few books by Hiaasen I havent tried. Wilson is a master at delivering the humor and irony Hiassen is famous for.

    Trap Line is set in the Florida Keys of the early 1980s. Its a clever, romantic, funny expose' of the travesty of the ecosystem devestated by private and government greed and mishandling.

    Try this if you need a good laugh, despite the fact your world may be spinning out of control.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    S.A. Elanora, Australia 01-01-13
    S.A. Elanora, Australia 01-01-13
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    "not your typical Hiassen book, but worth it"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I always love Hiassen charactors.


    Any additional comments?

    I was expecting more twisted, dark humor which is Hiassen's trademark. This book was well crafted, well read, and a good story, but nothing unexpected, really, and nothing like the usual twisted free for all that he can create.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Houston, TX, United States 10-29-12
    Bruce Houston, TX, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2015
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    "OK time killer if you have nothing better to do"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    All the plot points you expect in a Hiaasen effort were present however it just didn't come together as seemlessly as many of his books. It seemed to be missing that edge of humor that Hiaasen injects into his novels. I kept expecting the Captain to jump out of a mangrove swamp at any time but was disappointed.


    What does George K. Wilson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Yes, Wilson's read was good for me. He picked up the personalities of the characters. Other reviewers have mentioned his poor accent for his hispanic characters but I did not find that as annoying as others have.


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  • merrylon
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    "Sadly, not your typical..."

    Hiaasen fans appreciate his sly, quirky humour, convoluted plots, all-encompassing sense of impending comic doom, a thorough insights into a specialised aspect of life (bass fishing?) and characters who never, ever stop digging, because they haven't noticed the hole yet. Maybe the Florida landscape and his strong ecological stance are also attractions.

    Unfortunately, this novel is lacking in most of these elements. The plot is linear and straight-forward. Since it is set in the 1980s, the ecological theme is very minor. And the characters are not well-rounded. The hero is a manly man with many of the stock features of the type. There are two well fleshed out female characters, though one acts very uncharacteristically at the end, which undermines credibility. The ending is generally weak, really unsatisfactory. The heroic individual determined to overcome adversity – against all medical science and logic, but what the heck. Cue the massed choirs.
    Non-US readers may well find the handling of the baseball theme way too idealised and romanticised.

    On the upside, the reader was good; I'll be looking out for more of his work.

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