©2006 Tim Dorsey; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC.
Hilarious! The ransom note and phone call alone would justify the buy. Great narration by George Wilson.
OMG! This is terrific. Narrator, George Wilson is the BEST! I sometimes listen to my books at work and it's so hard to sit there and not laugh out loud! And.. with so many of Tim Dorsey's books there are lots of thought provoking moments! ;-) I listen to them as soon as they come out! This one is excellent!
Carl Hiassen can rest easy now that Tim Dorsey has taken up the mantle of nuttiest Florida Novelist-- and I mean that in a good way. If you could ever cram the Marx brothers into a narrative, this would be it. Our hero Serge is at his sanest in this eighth foray into the weird world of a remarkably lovable serial killer (his victims are the kind of people most of us would like to strangle). Or he just seems saner this time because he is visiting Hollywood, where he blends well with the local sharks and wackos. I laughed out loud. Great narration. If you like this one, Audible has double-strength Serge in many more novels with no fall-off in quality.
Another in a series of great books by on of the best authors out there. Serge and Coleman kept me in stitches as Tim showed us the true nature of the entertainment (movie) industry. This was an awesome book.
I'm a fairly recent convert to the insanely magnificent Serge Storms and his permanently wasted sidekick. This time they turn their sights on Hollywood and all hell breaks out. The Serge books are unusual in that you can pretty much take any chapter in any order and find something funny or fascinating without actually understanding the plot. That's perhaps just as well as in some cases (and this is one of them) the plot is so convoluted (and a bit ragged) that actually figuring out what's going on is a challenge. There are still some parts of the plot that I didn't quite follow it's not Shakespeare; I don't really have an excuse, but I have no idea how one of the key characters landed a part as a real Hollywood star in a large movie apparently just to facilitate the twist in the tail. In the end it doesn't really matter, this is a wonderfully acidic take on movies and, as always, more tightly packed with fun and facts than a Peter Jackson premier with an open bar.
I like fiction books I like suspense and really like true crime books and autobiography I find fascinating if the book is good I will read no matter the subject. The narrator makes a lot of difference a tip I learned give every narrator at least 2 chapters and they settle in to the book and are much better into the reading after they get a chapter or 2 in and I find its true on all of them
you got to love Serg and Coleman this series is the best it is very funny the book is very entertaining love it
Yep, to catch the laughs I missed the first time
None, really......tv show, maybe, Dexter......
Love George Wilson, he is an amazing reader
Too good not to listen too
I love Tim Dorsey's Serge character. The plots are always fun but seeing the world through the eyes of a demented serial killer with a 12 year old perspective is often laugh out loud funny.
The smarmy movie mogul brothers and they're "understanding" while they steal everything that's important, with a smile. . .
When Serge's grandfather's gang makes off with the expensive watches. It's good to see old people win.
Dorsey's books always make me laugh. The narration is very accomplished considering the large number of characters involved.
I was so happy to see Serge back especially in audio form I listened to it at work and laughed so hard at Serge and Collmans antics that people thought I was crazy. Non stop laughter and craizieness.
The first half of this book was fine,however when it got to the 2nd part,it went all off track.Names were just suddenly dropped and it seemed like 2 different plots were going on at the same time,yet it was not clarified who the characters were in the story.For instance,who the heck is Ian? Also it was unclear why Serge had to run to L.A. he read a letter to himself and was on a plane the next minute.I'm thru with Serge books.
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