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Scat | [Carl Hiaasen]

Scat

Mrs. Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, was last seen during a field trip to Black Vine Swamp. The school's headmaster and the police seem to have accepted the sketchy, unsigned note explaining that her absence is due to a family emergency. Theres no real evidence of foul play. But still, Nick and Marta don't buy it. Something weird is definitely going on.

Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald and is the author of many best-selling titles, including Sick Puppy, Nature Girl, and The Downhill Lie.

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Publisher's Summary

Mrs. Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, was last seen during a field trip to Black Vine Swamp. The school's headmaster and the police seem to have accepted the sketchy, unsigned note explaining that her absence is due to a family emergency. Theres no real evidence of foul play. But still, Nick and Marta don't buy it. Something weird is definitely going on.

Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald and is the author of many best-selling titles, including Sick Puppy, Nature Girl, and The Downhill Lie.

©2009 Carl Hiaasen; (P)2009 Listening Library

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    Vicky Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada 07-05-09
    Vicky Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada 07-05-09 Member Since 2009

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    "not just a kids book"

    When I bought this story and then heard the "Audible Kids" intro I thought I'd really screwed up but; NO It's great! Just cut out the swearing and sex and it's just like any other Hiaasen tale; riveting, funny and satisfying with no loose ends! It was great!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Hakes Wilkes Barre, PA, United States 02-26-10
    Hakes Wilkes Barre, PA, United States 02-26-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Narrator was great!"

    I loved Ed Asner's narration; it was like listening to a beloved grandpa tell a story. The story, on the other hand was mediocre. It was well-written and somewhat engaging, but I found my mind wandering. Also, I was constantly adjusting the volume on this book (something I don't need to do on other Audible downloads). All in all, it wasn't a terrible listen, but I sure wish I'd downloaded it from the library for free instead of using a credit.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Keith Scottsdale, AZ, USA 03-21-09
    Keith Scottsdale, AZ, USA 03-21-09 Member Since 2003
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    "Scat could have been better"

    What would have made "Scat" better? A different narrator. Ed Asner varies from totally unintelligible to very nice. Unfortunately when he is narrating and in his own voice, he is barely understandable. Honest to God, I thought many times he was drunk, but he seemed to sober up as the book progressed. It's no "Double Whammy" but it's still worth a listen. Let's have a different narrator next time though!

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Phyllis Plymouth, MA, United States 02-16-09
    Phyllis Plymouth, MA, United States 02-16-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Scat"

    This was a very predictable story. Interesting but a bit too long. What really made it very hard to finish was the terrible narration, sometimes garbled, too loud, too fast and with horrible voice changes for each character. After many attempts to finish, I did reach the end. Another narrator would have made a better book and a much easier listen.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Bill Inman, SC, United States 04-06-09
    Bill Inman, SC, United States 04-06-09 Member Since 2004
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    "scat"

    The narration was totally unintelligible at times. There were periods when I thought I was listening to a fair book but the event was lost when the narrator (attempted) to change to a low growl type of character voice which I just could not understand. I was really disappointed with this "listen" which was written by one of my favorite authors. And where did the audible "kids" books come from??? Buy at your own risk!!! You will most likely be disappointed.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Berwick, PA, USA 10-28-09
    Jennifer Berwick, PA, USA 10-28-09
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    "Voice not clear"

    Unfortuantely this is hard to make out some of the words, as the reader's voice is sometimes not very clear. Too bad. I really wanted this for my daughter, but it's not worth it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Renee Calgary, Alberta, Canada 07-02-09
    Renee Calgary, Alberta, Canada 07-02-09 Member Since 2007
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    "Should Have Read the Reviews first"

    I didn't realize it was a kids book - I didn't see any indication of it in the "blurb". Ed Asner was a terrible narrator.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    susan b 11-01-09
    susan b 11-01-09 Member Since 2005
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    "good book, bad reader"

    The book itself is very very good. The narrator....well, that's another story. He sounds like he's just had multiple shots of novocaine (or vodka). With so many great readers around, why this one?

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Peggy Portland, OR, USA 09-22-09
    Peggy Portland, OR, USA 09-22-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Good story, however..."

    Unfortunately, Mr. Asner does not speak clearly enough to make this an enjoyable listening experience.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Crawfordville, FL, United States 03-10-09
    Larry Crawfordville, FL, United States 03-10-09
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    "Loved it"

    I have been a reader and fan of Carl Hiassen's books for many years and had been somewhat disappointed in his books for teens. I was reluctant to purchase this one prior to a family road trip, but am glad I did. It was by far his best book for young adults. His characters were quirky and memorable and Hiassen's prose caused both my 13 year old and 15 year old to laugh out loud (no easy feat). As lifelong residents of rural Florida, we could easily identify with his environmental message. We loved it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    "Maybe not the author's greatest work"

    I'm a great fan of Carl Hiaasen, having stumbled across his books by accident in my local li library. "Scat", like "Chomp", is aimed at younger readers, but although I (an adult) really enjoyed "Chomp", this book left me slightly lukewarm. The story doesn't really have the pace of other books by the same author, and seems to lack some of the quirkiness and humour I've come to expect. Sadly, the pretty lacklustre performance by the narrator, Edward Asner, does nothing to help it along - I found that I had to rewind repeatedly because I lost interest and my mind started to wander while I was listening to the book.

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