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Bad Monkey Audiobook

Bad Monkey

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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. There’s a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig (it’s not called the roach patrol for nothing). But first - this being Hiaasen country - Yancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters, including his just-ex lover, a hot-blooded fugitive from Kansas; the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; two avariciously optimistic real-estate speculators; the Bahamian voodoo witch known as the Dragon Queen, whose suitors are blinded unto death by her peculiar charms; Yancy’s new true love, a kinky coroner; and the eponymous bad monkey, who with hilarious aplomb earns his place among Carl Hiaasen’s greatest characters.

Here is Hiaasen doing what he does better than anyone else: spinning a tale at once fiercely pointed and wickedly funny in which the greedy, the corrupt, and the degraders of what’s left of pristine Florida - now, of the Bahamas as well - get their comeuppance in mordantly ingenious, diabolically entertaining fashion.

©2013 Carl Hiaasen (P)2013 Random House Audio

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    Deborah JANESVILLE, WI, United States 12-10-13
    Deborah JANESVILLE, WI, United States 12-10-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story"

    While it is still not one of my favs from Carl Hiassen, I still loved the story. The man knows how to keep you entertained with all of his quirky characters and you can always count on him!

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    Jim SEATTLE, WA, United States 12-09-13
    Jim SEATTLE, WA, United States 12-09-13
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    "So Dissapointed"

    Terrible narrator! Couldn't stand listening to him for more than 10 minutes. I may try reading the book instead to see if the plot is in fact good and I was too distracted to notice. Bring back George Wilson please.

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    Mari Cleveland Heights, OH, United States 11-01-13
    Mari Cleveland Heights, OH, United States 11-01-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Carl Is As Good As Ever (Johnson, not so much)"

    For starters, I'm a Carl Hiaasen fan. I have every book written by Carl as solo author, and love most of them. I loved this story. It follows the classic Hiaasen formula: disgruntled, alienated anti-hero who loves the landscape of Florida; smart, no-nonsense female lead; stupid criminals, one of whom becomes more and more disfigured through the story while they do everything in their limited intellectual powers to harm the environment, and a plot full of fun twists and turns. Everything you want from Carl is here, plus a wonderful cast of secondary characters, all suffering from various states of delusion, incompetence and (at times) outright stupidity. Everything we love about Carl Hiaasen is in this book.

    Arte Johnson is not the best narrator (my favorites for Hiaasen are George Newborn, Hiaasen himself (he did a bang-up job on Basket Case), and believe it or not, James Van Der Beek), but he is also not the worst. A number of people savaged his narration - it's ok, not terrible. Carl deserves better, but I still loved the book, so that means the narrator did not get in the way.

    I say, pick it up. It's Carl. How can you go wrong?

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    Coopergirl 10-31-13
    Coopergirl 10-31-13

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    "Disappointed"
    What would have made Bad Monkey better?

    We tried to listen to this book on a vacation trip. We've always been big fans of Carl Hiaasen's books but the narration was disappointing and we never finished it. We switched to a different book. It just didn't hold our interest.


    Has Bad Monkey turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Bad Monkey?

    I can't really even remember much and it was only 2 weeks ago.


    Any additional comments?

    Possibly reading the book would have been better.

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    Emeritus 10-31-13
    Emeritus 10-31-13

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    "great new "hero""

    Andrew Yancy is a ''new antihero" for Hiaasen or I might have missed other books he has been in. Hard to replace the wonderful one eyed former governor gone rogue but this is a continuing very plausible, on some points, and outrageous book. Medicare fraud is rich in opportunities and the billions of dollars in waste in the system are much more understandable and will be on your mind every time you see an electric "scooter chair" in south florida. Arte Johnson is a great reader and will go find other things by him. "sexy forensic pathologist" is a term I thought I would never use, but there is one here.

    fun as usual

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    Chris South GA 10-24-13
    Chris South GA 10-24-13
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    "One hilarious ride""
    Would you listen to Bad Monkey again? Why?

    It was a great story done very well.


    What other book might you compare Bad Monkey to and why?

    Any of the Serge A Storms novels by Tim Dorsey.


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    Andrew Portland, ME, United States 10-13-13
    Andrew Portland, ME, United States 10-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not as good as previous Hiassen's but ..."

    Any Hiassen is worth a listen, though this isn't one of his best. And the new narrator is not as fun as the one who does the older books.

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    Jodi California 10-08-13
    Jodi California 10-08-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Made me laugh out loud many times"
    Would you listen to Bad Monkey again? Why?

    Probably not


    What about Arte Johnson’s performance did you like?

    Very good reader. Sort of a combination of the Car Talk men and Columbo


    If you could take any character from Bad Monkey out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Nevel


    Any additional comments?

    This isn't the best written book, but it is so funny and nice mystery with a twist. Just a lot of fun!

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    Lewis Weston, CT, United States 10-07-13
    Lewis Weston, CT, United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Laughed out loud!"

    Thoroughly enjoyable story and performance that kept my interest throughout the book.
    I actually had a tough time staying away.

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    Susan Baton Rouge, LA, United States 09-28-13
    Susan Baton Rouge, LA, United States 09-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bad Monkey to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, there were lots of twists and turns and I really did not see many of the events coming.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are too many to pick just one.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The monkey isn't the only bad one!


    Any additional comments?

    I've starting listening to more of the author's books and he is a terrific author.

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