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  • Nature Girl

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Lee Adams
  • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 792
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 287
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 291

Honey Santana, impassioned, willful, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed "queen of lost causes", has a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference, and dinnertime sales calls. She's taking rude, gullible Relentless, Inc., telemarketer Boyd Shreave and his less-than-enthusiastic mistress, Eugenie, into the wilderness of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands for a gentle lesson in civility. What she doesn't know is that she's being followed by her Honey-obsessed former employer.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well worth the wait!

  • By Pamela Faber on 11-29-06

At first apprehensive at first

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-05-18

However, another great Florida story - 😆 I was not sure about the narration but it worked here.

  • Skin Tight

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,641
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 910
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 917

This novel by Carl Hiaasen, author of Tourist Season and Native Tongue, begins as most thrillers do, with a killing. But this is no everyday, hum-drum, garden variety killing. Our hero, Nick Stranahan, a 42-year-old private investigator who has killed five men and been married five times, skewers his attacker's aorta with the razor-sharp bill of a stuffed marlin.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Skintight

  • By Chris on 08-02-04

Another excellent story by Hiaasen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-18

The insanity that seems to find its way through Hiaasen's Florida is presented once again in this story. George Wilson does a superb job in his reading. Not every narrator works with every writer, but these two are a match made in Florida ! 😉

  • Ep. 3: Sarah Silverman

  • By: Jonathan Katz, Sarah Silverman, H. Jon Benjamin, and others
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Katz, Sarah Silverman, H. Jon Benjamin, and others
  • Length: 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 659
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 576
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 576

[Contains explicit content] Sarah Silverman tries to figure out why she doesn’t want kids. Ben wants to generate social media buzz.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Love

  • By CathyGrace on 06-10-17

Still waiting for the laughter to come

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-18

These seem to be very disappointing to me. I am no longer sure what I was expecting, but I thought laughter would be a part of a "comedy" series

  • The Pope of Palm Beach

  • A Novel
  • By: Tim Dorsey
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 197
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 181

No one worships the Sunshine State as much as Serge A. Storms. Perpetually hunting Floridian arcana and lore, he and his permanently baked sidekick, Coleman, are on the road again. This time they're on a frenzied literary pilgrimage that leads them back to Riviera Beach, the cozy seaside town where the boys spent their formative years.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hooray for Tim Dorsey!

  • By Deven Stross on 08-12-18

Serge WILL save the worthy ...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-11-18

... and make sure the bad guys pay. Another excellent Tim Dorsey novel!!! I am hooked

  • Lucky You

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 500
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 444

Grange, Florida, is famous for its miracles - the weeping fiberglass Madonna, the Road-Stain Jesus, the stigmata man. And now it has JoLayne Lucks, unlikely winner of the state lottery. Unfortunately, JoLayne's winning ticket isn't the only one. The other belongs to Bodean Gazzer and his raunchy sidekick, Chub, who believe they're entitled to the whole $28 million jackpot. And they need it quickly, to start their own underground militia before NATO troops invade America. But JoLayne Lucks has her own plans for the Lotto money - an Eden-like forest in Grange must be saved from strip-malling.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Hiaasen's best work

  • By Jimmy on 06-18-13

Another great listen!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-18

There are 2 "Florida" authors I thoroughly enjoy. Carl Hiaasen is one of them. He can catch you in the web like a soider and before you know it, you've stopped struggling. 😂

  • Sick Puppy

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 536
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 485
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 486

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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The Hiaasen Formula

  • By Me & My Girls on 09-16-15

Twilly finds an ally in Skink

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-06-17

I do enjoy a good Carl Hiaasen novel and when Skink makes an appearance things will get interesting. Great listen. Enjoy yourself.

  • Razor Girl

  • A Novel
  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
  • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,645
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 2,646

When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield - the eponymous Razor Girl - and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book this year!

  • By green ice cream garden on 09-19-16

Another Fabulous Florida Folly

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-22-17

I have to say there are 2 authors that shovkingly crack me up (for VERY different reasons) abd Carl Hiaason is one of them. Laugh out loud situations, shocking twists and turns, and justice. Always justice! A great listen.

  • The Lilac Bouquet

  • By: Carolyn Brown
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,202
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,969
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956

Come hell or high water, Emmy Jo Massey will have a wedding. After three generations of Massey women with children out of wedlock, she wants the whole town of Hickory, Texas, to witness the legitimacy of her union with Logan Grady. But dream weddings aren't cheap. So she accepts a highly lucrative stint as a home health assistant to retired realtor, and town recluse, Seth Thomas - a decision her great-grandmother Tandy is dead-set against.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this book!

  • By Mercy Boujarwah on 09-28-17

I have to say ...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-10-17

I figured it out, but it was a great change from my 'normal' murder mystery genre. Letting go and letting love happen.

  • Native Tongue

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: George Wilson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,018
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 684
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 692

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Hiaasen makes me laugh out loud

  • By Ed on 05-18-11

another excellent Skink!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-03-17

Carl Hiassen has developed a character in Skink that is both scary and loveable. Skink's methods may not appeal to everyone, but as I get older I can appreciare his "wisdom" and his efforts.
The narrator George Wilson is awesome.

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  • Before the Fall

  • By: Noah Hawley
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 9,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,689
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8,663

On a foggy summer night, 11 people - 10 privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter - depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later the unthinkable happens: The plane plunges into the ocean. The only survivors are Scott Burroughs - the painter - and a four-year-old boy who is now the last remaining member of an immensely wealthy and powerful media mogul's family.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • What you should know before listening...

  • By Snozzle on 07-31-16

Gripping story-well written and performed

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-21-17

I was surprised how quickly I was drawn into the story. The method used to introduce and develop the characters only added to the 'couldn't stop listening' factor. And the finale ... the interviewer (there is NO way he could be mistaken for a newsman) put in his true place as the truth emerges.