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Trumbull, CT, United States
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  • Sick Puppy

  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Edward Asner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 64
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 59

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another funny one

  • By Red on 02-07-16

ABRIDGED!!!

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

Reviewed: 10-03-12

What disappointed you about Sick Puppy?

I didn't realize that this book was only available in abridged form. All the other Hiaasen novels featuring Skink are available unabridged.

What didn’t you like about Edward Asner’s performance?

Ed Asner's narration can't hold a candle to George Wilson's. It's flat and lifeless, and at times barely audible. I kept having to rewind and turn up the volume.