Serial killer Serge A. Storms, that loveable, under-under-medicated dispenser of truth, justice, and trivia is back with a vengeance. And not a weirdness-laced moment too soon.
His cherished home state is about to take a beating, and from far more than the way-too-routine conga line of hurricanes bearing down on the peninsula. Corpses have begun turning up at a disturbing rate, even for Florida, and it looks like a brutal serial killer is on the loose. Serge vows to stop at nothing in his campaign to make All Things Right - unless if he gets bored or distracted by a cool souvenir or a whatever.
But his path won't be obstacle free.
Agent Mahoney has picked up the scent. The obsessive criminal profiler is convinced there is no second killer. Then there's Coleman, whose triathlete approach to the sport of polyabuse binging just might derail the mission more than the entire police community put together. The pace picks up. Winds howl, TV reporters fly around the beach, and questions mount: Who's stalking Tampa Bay's most sensitive journalist? Do multiple orgasms improve storm tracking? Why is the feeding-tube guy so quiet? All of which ultimately leads to the most pressing question on everyone's new-millennium lips: What would Serge do?
Listen to the sequel, Atomic Lobster.
©2007 by Tim Dorsey; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers
"As Serge evades law enforcement and perennial nemesis Agent Mahoney, his latest road trip allows him to skewer everything from President Bush to fast food establishments, with particular emphasis given to the foibles of the media (newspapers) for which Dorsey once worked." (Publishers Weekly)
As long and Coleman and Serge keep on rolling, I'll be happy to keep reading. Love the irreverence and absolute irony of an insane man with a mission.
I listened to this one for the second time on a recent trip and was surprised at how many little things I had missed the first time. It was amazingly fresh and funny all over again. I am planning to wait another year or so and try again.
Maybe it is because I am a psychiatric nurse but I love Serge. I am a now a devoted fan of Tim Dorsey. I hope some of his earlier works come out in Audible. I wrote him an email and he answered me and also hopes he has more audible books.
I love all of Tim Dorsey's Serge Storms books, i have been listening to them in order of coming out on Audible. I loved the reader up until they changed the reader starting with
Hurricane Punch. The new reader is no Serge Storms.
The original reader made all the character voices different. This new readers voice sounds the same for too many (not all ) of the characters. His voice does not sound like the Serge we know and love.
I was almost going to stop listening to the series because of this new reader. But the books are still funny.
Audible, please have the original reader brought back.
The new one may be good for other books but NOT for Serge Storms
As far as I am concerned, "Florida Road Kill" is one of the best comic novels of all time. Dorsey had a few books inbetween that were not up to par, but he seems to be back on track. This was a great read, with a good reader. This one will keep you laughing out loud.
When the eyes of two hurricanes crossed. Surge playing Jumpin Jack Flash!!!
Well, here's the thing.....never listened to this guy before, and was disappointed when I saw that George Wilson was not doing this one. But after listening to the full novel, Mr Wyman did a very good job!
laugh out loud!!
I listen in the car while i drive. I have eclectic tastes in books and if it interests me I listen till its over.
I have only ever listened to these stories and always enjoy them.
Gotta love Serge.
Florida is just the canvas. Serge is the artist.
I look for the spots the author mentions every time I visit florida. I love the stories and the way they are written. I can't get enough.
Bring back George Wilson. The story and humor is excellent but the reader is terrible.
If you first listened to "Torpedo Juice" narrated by George Wilson, as I did, then you, too, probably looked forward to Dorsey's other funnies. Unfortunately, Wyman takes the silly, but amusing, author's work over the top and into insufferable cartoonish juvenile fiction. His screaming and animations do not compensate for vocal and pacing limitations. Many times one cannot tell when he switches from one to another character and has only a few voices in his entire repertoire.
George Wilson, bringing a relaxed, almost deadpan, reader to the superior (original?) author of this genre, Carl Hiaasen, has us rolling on the floor.
Sadly, the loss of George Wilson and use of Wyman has us searching elsewhere for our Hiaasenish audio book fix. Any suggestions? In the meantime, I'll read Dorsey in print.
First of all, the annoying surfer music has to go. What was the publisher thinking?!?! If you are out of Hiaasen books to read/listen to, might as well try this one. One problem I have is that this book wraps up rather quickly and not one of the best tied together packages I have encountered. It isn't nearly as good as Florida Roadkill, but worth the read.
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