Sunshine State trivia buff Serge A. Storms loves eliminating jerks and pests. His drug-addled partner Coleman loves cartoons....
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!)....
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....
This novel by Carl Hiaasen, author of Tourist Season and Native Tongue, begins as most thrillers do, with a killing....
The cast, which includes a deranged journalist, a visionary ex-jock, and a lovesick detective, is just the kind of company Carl Hiaasen's fans love to keep....
Filled with ex-wives, evangelists, and an armed pit-bull, this is a story that could only be concocted by Carl Hiaasen....
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....
Top-notch suspense and "killer" comedy merge in this rollicking national best seller filled with funky characters, resounding dialogue, and inappropriately named "wise" guys....
Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, "plotting to resurrect my newspaper career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff"....
If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, best-selling novels, think again....
Andrew Yancy - late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff’s office - has a human arm in his freezer....
Take a wonderfully crazed excursion into the demented heart of a tropical paradise - a world of cargo cults, cannibals, mad scientists, ninjas, and talking fruit bats....
Seth Weinstein knew Tina was way out of his league in pretty much any way you could imagine, which is why it continued to astonish him that he was on the plane now for their destination wedding in Florida....
No matter what you heard or thought about the movie version of Strip Tease, forget it....
In Christopher Moore's ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature....
Steve is hell's super, its handyman. Being Mr. Fixit to the underworld keeps him and his assistant, Orson Welles (yes, that Orson Welles), pretty busy, since things go on the blink....
A chain of events that will change the lives of each and every character will leave some of them wiser, some of them deader, and some of them definitely looking for a new line of work....
Cal Carver is having a bad day. Imprisoned and forced to share a cell with a cannibalistic serial killer, Cal thinks things can't possibly get any worse. He is wrong....
Raunchy, raucous, and riotously funny as narrated by Oliver Wyman, this novel is a whirlwind of over-the-top comic genius. The story features a psychopath with a twisted sense of humor, Serge A. Storms, and his dopey sidekick, Coleman. This installment turns the duo loose on a cruise ship with a pack of goofy grannies called the "G Unit" and a mysterious CIA agent in search of drugs. The sex is weird and hot, the violence outrageous and funny, so this is not for the younger set. Wyman uses every ounce of his talent for machine-gun pacing and character creation as a panoply of bizarre people parades across the blistering Florida landscape and onto a luxurious ocean liner where anything goes. Don't miss this red-hot radioactive lobster, straight from the pot.
Serge is back with a bullet, torn between homicide and souvenirs. So is Coleman, torn between getting hammered and getting more hammered. Then there's good ol' Jim Davenport, the E-Team, the Diaz Brothers, and Johnny Vegas, the Accidental Virgin, cranking up the fevered action as the pot boils over on a street called Lobster Lane.
It's reunion time in the Sunshine State, and we're not just talking the family jamboree of that blood-soaked criminal clan, the McGraws, whose nastiest, meanest member is finally released from prison and heads south bent on revenge. On top of it all, the government is covering up a growing list of mysterious victims across Florida who may or may not be connected to a nefarious plot being hatched against national security.
But wait! There's more on the horizon! Who is the oddly familiar femme fatale named Rachael? Is Serge wrong that guns, drugs, and strippers don't mix? What sets the Non-Confrontationalists off on a rampage? What finally brings Coleman and Lenny together? Will they succeed in building the biggest bong ever? And can Serge surf a rogue wave to victory?
Batten the hatches, don the life jackets, and take cover as all these questions and more are answered in the latest adventure from the acclaimed author of Hurricane Punch.
Listen to Hurricane Punch.
Serge rules once again as the funniest murderer around.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
The adventures of Serge, with his ADD/OCD and borderline psychopathic tendencies, have us driving around Florida again. These books make me want to rent a rent a car and follow his route. A great bit of escapism and a quick read.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
This book is great.
Perhaps its because of the great reading?
Maybe because of the reappearance of Old beloved characters?
Could be the surprise ending?
It might be the unrelenting pace?
How about the timely natural Phenomenon?
In any case, I Love This Book!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about Atomic Lobster?
I couldn't get past the constant use of the f___ word. It's constant thus I couldn't continue. I am not against an author using that word but there was just so much of it
Would you ever listen to anything by Tim Dorsey again?
I would have to read the first pages. If the language is clean I'd read it.
Would you be willing to try another one of Oliver Wyman’s performances?
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I'd say anger at the overuse of the foul language. I think he was trying to make it sould like the mafia but guess he doesn't know they don't always talk like that.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Surge is by far at is wacky loveable homicidal best. the Davenports, the G-unit, and a Colman and Lenny showdown. I loved it..
What did you love best about Atomic Lobster?
I've read or listened to most of the Serge Storms books, and they're all really good. While Torpedo Juice is probably the best of the lot (almost causing a massive accident due to uncontrollable laughter), every one of these books is a laugh riot and massively entertaining. In fact, I'm surprised there isn't a warning to not listen while behind the wheel. You just might crash. It's hard to control a vehicle when tears are streaming down your face from laughter.
What other book might you compare Atomic Lobster to and why?
Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry and Tim Dorsey are all cut from the same cloth. And that's not a bad thing
What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I believe there are 2 different narrators for the series, and its hard to say that one is better than the other.
Loved Atomic Lobster. The story and the reader were better than the last one #9 Hurricain Beach
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
You bet, best thing I've listened to!
What other book might you compare Atomic Lobster to and why?
None, except those in this series. You need to start at the beginning!
Have you listened to any of Oliver Wyman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Oh, yes, he's good. Great inflection in his voice, takes you on a ride, for sure
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
Love me some Serge!
Is there anything you would change about this book?
Make Serge's voice stronger. His voice makes him sound resistible, not irresistible as I picture him.
What three words best describe Oliver Wyman’s voice?
I liked everything except the portrayal of Serge. Otherwise, I liked him
Was Atomic Lobster worth the listening time?
Would you consider the audio edition of Atomic Lobster to be better than the print version?
What was one of the most memorable moments of Atomic Lobster?
Not till i figured out that Serg was SERIAL.
What about Oliver Wyman’s performance did you like?
Oliver, this guy rocks! You envision a wirey ,sawed-off ,scruffy character with mixed morality.<br/>I liken him to Ernest T. Krebbs from The Andy Griffith Show. The guy was back-woods, cagily smart and crafty as a fox. He was Serg.
If you could take any character from Atomic Lobster out to dinner, who would it be and why?
Another great Serge Storms book. More extreme murder and interwoven plots and a classic 'caper'. This one builds on the previous books and reuinites some of my favourite characters
The only sadness is the change of narrator. Oliver Wyman is very good, but you know how it is, just jarring if the voices and characterisations change mid-series. That's just a personal view and I don't want to detract from the talent that Wyman brings to bear.
If you like your murders light-hearted (although even writing that feels odd) and aren't too fussy about 'realism' then you might want to give these books a try.
More Tim D magic that makes me laugh out loud with my MP3 player, Lobsters and serge go so well together,
Great book read by a narrator who really brings it to life.. The characters are all three times larger than life. Not in any way believable as real people but you care about them all the same. There are regular laugh out loud moments. It's not for the easily offended though