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  • 1
    Double Whammy | Carl Hiaasen

    Double Whammy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2230)
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    (1354)
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    (1361)

    A twisted tale of murder in the world of big-stakes bass fishing tournaments. Filled with ex-wives, evangelists, and an armed pit-bull, this is a story that could only be concocted by Carl Hiaasen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, and czar of Florida noir fiction.

    First For Me

    This was the first time I have listened to any books by this Author. All I can say is I am hooked! While the story was your typical whodunit everythin..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 04 2004 by David (Sioux Falls, SD, United States)
  • 2
    Native Tongue | Carl Hiaasen

    Native Tongue

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (778)
    Performance
    (467)
    Story
    (472)

    Ex-reporter Joe Winder had been working in the public relations department of a sleazy family entertainment park, The Amazing Kingdom of Thrills, when he chanced upon a news-breaking story inspired by the disappearance of two blue-tongued voles and the bizarre death of Orky, the killer whale.

    A Perfect Summer Listen!

    This is the kind of book you read or listen to when you need a good laugh. In true Hiaasen fashion, the listener is introduced to a far out and crazy..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 24 2012 by Tricia - Audible (NJ, United States)
  • 3
    Stormy Weather | Carl Hiaasen

    Stormy Weather

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1091)
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    (483)
    Story
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    Stormy Weather centers on the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The devastation of the storm has attracted crowds of voyeurs and impostors to Florida. Drawn by the chance to prey on Andrew's victims, misfits like the murderous ex-con Snapper and the dangerously seductive Edie find easy targets for their insurance scams. They're not prepared, though, when they meet their opposition, led by a hoary ex-governor who smokes toads.

    Both hilariously funny and deadly accurate, Carl Hiaasen's novel will take you into a Florida that is far from the frilly palms and pink flamingos of its post cards.

    You love it or hate it....

    Hiaasen is Hiaasen. Most of the books are remarkably similar to one another, but if you like them, you can digest them all without any trouble, espec..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 11 2005 by Edmund (Lake Worth , FL, USA)
  • 4
    Sick Puppy | Carl Hiaasen

    Sick Puppy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Newbern
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (373)
    Performance
    (336)
    Story
    (335)

    When Palmer Stoat notices the black pickup truck following him on the highway, he fears his precious Range Rover is about to be carjacked. But Twilly Spree, the man tailing Stoat, has vengeance, not sport-utility vehicles, on his mind. Idealistic, independently wealthy, and pathologically short-tempered, Twilly has dedicated himself to saving Florida's wilderness from runaway destruction. He favors unambiguous political statements - such as torching Jet-Skis or blowing up banks - that leave his human targets shaken but re-educated.

    Therapy for green folk

    I do enjoy listening to Carl Hiaasen novels in the car, but I'm sure I'd enjoy the printed word as well. Sick Puppy is a good one for the commuter --..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 16 2013 by Herv J. Peairs (Massachusetts, USA)
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    Sick Puppy | Carl Hiaasen

    Sick Puppy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Idealistic, independently wealthy, and pathologically short-tempered, Twilly Spree has dedicated himself to saving Florida's wilderness from runaway destruction. When Palmer Stoat drops litter, Twilly decides to teach him a lesson.

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    Sick Puppy | Carl Hiaasen

    Sick Puppy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
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    (1)
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    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    When eco-enthusiast Twilly Spree spots someone in a Range Rover dumping litter onto the freeway, he decides to teach him a lesson - only to discover that his target is Palmer Stoat, one of Florida's cockiest and most powerful political fixers. The short-tempered Twilly finds himself embroiled in a murky world of singing toads and bogus big-game hunters, and in the company of an infamous ex-governor who's gone back to nature with a vengeance.

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  • 5
    Skinny Dip | Carl Hiaasen

    Skinny Dip

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
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    Chaz Perrone has just found a way to make a fortune out of the Florida Everglades, and he's damned if anyone's going to stop him. So when he suspects that his wife, Joey, is going to get in his way, he takes her on an expensive anniversary cruise and pushes her overboard into the night-dark Atlantic. Unfortunately for Chaz, Joey survives the fall and is plucked from the ocean by a former cop, Mick Stranahan. Joey decides to stay dead and screw with Chaz until he screws himself.

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    Skinny Dip | Carl Hiaasen

    Skinny Dip

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1064)
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    When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam (posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades), he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him, with Mick's help, by playing dead.

    Skinny Dip

    I listen to my audible books while I commute to work. This one I could not stop listening to. This is the first book I actually listend to out of the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 24 2004 by Bill Burton (New Britain, CT USA)
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    Skinny Dip | Carl Hiaasen

    Skinny Dip

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Joey Perrone is a woman with a mission. She's just been pushed overboard from a cruise liner by Chaz, her scumbag husband, and survived to tell the tale. But rather than reporting the crime to the police, she decides to stay dead and instead of getting mad, get even. Filled with a host of endearingly offbeat characters, and a narrative that is hilarious, romantic and thought-provoking by turns, Skinny Dip takes us on a journey through the warped politics of southern Florida.

    One of the American Greats

    I am not one much for American authors, but Carl Hiaasen is a great writer. Combined with a fantastic narration this audiobook is well worth the effor..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2013 by Joel (Australia)
  • 6
    Star Island | Carl Hiaasen

    Star Island

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1060)
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    (447)
    Story
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    Meet 22-year-old Cherry Pye (nee Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was 14 - and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her undercover stunt double, Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too indisposed - meaning wasted - to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.

    Laugh Out Loud

    I just loved this book. As always, Hiaasen is such a fun listen/read. This story is a terrific satire on our obsession with fame and the famous. The m..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 01 2010 by Suzn F (Fletcher, VT, US)
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    Star Island | Carl Hiaasen

    Star Island

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Twenty-two-year-old pop star Cherry Pye is attempting a comeback from her latest drug-fuelled disaster. Her 'stunt double', Ann, travels everywhere with her, throwing paparazzi off the scent when they get too close. But one night, Ann's resemblance to Cherry Pye proves too convincing - she is kidnapped by an obsessed paparazzo who only realises his mistake once it is too late to go back....

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    Star Island | Carl Hiaasen

    Star Island

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Twenty-two-year-old pop star Cherry Pye is attempting a comeback from her latest drug and alcohol disaster. Ann DeLusia is Cherry’s ‘undercover stunt double’, standing in for Cherry whenever the singer is too wasted to go out in public. But, one night, Ann-as-Cherry is mistakenly kidnapped from a Miami hotel by an obsessed paparazzo named Bang Abbott. Now the challenge for Cherry’s handlers is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence secret from the public.

    Fun!

    A fun romp with a cast of exaggerated characters. A laugh a minute! Jeff Harding does a wonderful job and that makes it all the better.

    Reviewed on April 14 2012 by Stuart C Gibson (Wollert, Victoria Australia)
  • 7
    Skink - No Surrender | Carl Hiaasen

    Skink - No Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (540)
    Performance
    (491)
    Story
    (488)

    Classic Malley - to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard - he knows his cousin’s in trouble before she does. Wild Skink - he’s a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.

    For young, old and skink lovers

    Reviewing this title as YA lit, Skink No Surrender is a refreshing break from the dystopias, magical creatures, and melodrama. Plus, there are lessons..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 30 2014 by green ice cream garden (miramar, FL United States)