Now Noah is determined to succeed where his dad failed. He will prove that the Coral Queen is dumping illegally...somehow. His allies may not add up to much: his sister Abbey, an unreformed childhood biter; Lice Peeking, a greedy sot with poor hygiene; Shelly, a bartender and a woman scorned; and a mysterious pirate, but Noah's got a plan to flush this crook out into the open. A plan that should sink the crooked little casino, once and for all.
©2005 Carl Hiaasen; (P)2005 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
"...Hiaasen still succeeds at relating an entertaining story while getting across a serious message about conservation and the results of just plain greed." (Booklist)
I generally do not listen to an entire book straight through, so I tend to want to stop at the end of a chapter. My problem with this audio is that there's not a good way to access the spot where I left off--especially from another device. I tried accessing the chapter by the links, but when clicking on chapter 2, I was taken to Chapter 6. If this issue was resolved, I would thoroughly enjoy and recommend this book.
READING WAS BAD
STORY WAS WORSER
BE MORE ORIGINAL AND NOT KEEP DIGGING INTO WORN OUT REPEATED STORY
HE IS SO GOOD , BUT IN THIS BOOK HE IS SOOO BAD!
I DO NOT KNOW
I really liked listening to Michael Welch read this story. He did a great job. I even listened to it three times!!
I took the book with on an eight hour drive. I have made the trip a number of times before, but it seemed to go much faster when there is a good book to listen to.
My 9 yo daughter listens to this over and over; more than any other audiobook. I had a drive with my 12 yo son so thought we'd give it a try and the time flew by. Fun story with vivid characters and a well-read audiobook. Highly recommended!
I listened to this with my two boys, ages 11 and 15, on a road trip. Perfect vacation listening. Formulaic but entertaining. Having young teens as protagonists (As with Hiassen's "Hoot" and "Scat," both of which we've also listened to on long road trips)is great for the young people in the car; Hiassen's wry humor comes through well and the stories are never maudlin or simple-minded. Plus the pro-environment theme rings a bell with the young folk.
I can't imagine that this was written by the same person who wrote Skinny Dip & Tourist Season unless he wrote it when he was 12 years old.
Not mind boggling, but a fun summer read...or just right for a long drive in heavy traffic. You just need books like this sometimes. :)
My son and I started listening to this book as we drove in the car. We loved it so much. He couldn't wait to get into the car - he even stopped playing on his iTouch. We'll be listening to many more books together!
I've read/listened to several books by Carl Hiaasen and have enjoyed them greatly. This one? I couldn't get past the first five minutes. The narrator just turned me off completely. He sounded like somebody reading a cereal box to themselves. No enthusiasm, no energy, just a casual bored tone of voice like he had something better to do.
By all means, read Hiaasen's work, but make sure you can handle this narrator before purchasing. I wish I had....
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