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Publisher's Summary

"Robert Clinch loved his boat more that anything else in the world...more than his wife...his kids...his girlfiend...even more than the largemouth bass he was pursuing." Thus begins 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.
©1988 Carl Hiaasen; (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"The cast of bizarre characters and the suspenseful events confirm Hiaasen's reputation for creating singular villains and heroes. While he's probably unpopular among some fellow citizens in his home state, he will certainly please readers who appreciate the Swiftian wit in his cautionary tales." (Publishers Weekly)
"The action is swift, and there are some very funny scenes." (Library Journal)

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Hilarious

This book was totally not what I expected. The story's layout almost reminded me of Confederacy of Dunces. I love a good murder mystery and although this one was pretty predictable, the colorful characters and silly plot turns kept me engaged the whole time. I hadn't heard of this author before, but I think he'll become one of my favorites. Thanks for putting this book as a daily deal Audible!

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  • yoby
  • Wasilla, AK, United States
  • 07-12-15

Funny and provocative

I don't like fishing, but my son loves bass fishing and wants to go pro, so I thought I'd give it a listen. I listened to it all day. Great thriller with great characters. A very good listen for those who like lighthearted mysteries.

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Reader too close to mic

Finally a different storyline. As an avid fisherman I enjoyed the story behind the story
The cheating and the comradery among the fishing pros is very believable
But the narrator had his mouth too close and I absolutely hated hearing the swallowing and other mouth noises
At times it was so bad I had a hard time listening

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  • John
  • Canada
  • 07-11-15

Well done

This is early Hiasen, but all the elements are ther: strange but loveable characters, weird plot twists, humour. A fun read.

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One of my favorites

This is early, classic Hiaasen, that features the first appearance of Skink, the misanthrope philosopher, outdoorsman, survivalist and ex-governor of Florida in hiding. It's also narrated by George Wilson who is the original,and in my opinion, best narrator of Hiaasen's novels. When you have a smart, comic novel it always helps if you can tell that the narrator 'gets it'. George Wilson 'gets' Hiaasen. It saddens and frustrates me that many of Hiaasen's books are being re-released on Audible with a new, different narrator. I have listened to other narrators for his later novels and all have been OK but no one does Skink - and Hiaasen - like Wilson. Get this one while you can.

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Easy, Fun Summer Listen

Not his best, but still great! Crazy characters, situations abound in typical Hiaasen fashion, leaving you to never wonder why all insane news stories take place in Florida.
Narration by George Wilson gives "languid Floridian" new meaning.... a great combo!
Overall 4.5+

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  • Stuart
  • Prospect, KY, United States
  • 06-30-15

A laugh out loud must read!

The best of his books I have read to date, and that is saying something. Great characters,hilarious plot, and spectacular ending.

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Great Read...True Florida

Where does Double Whammy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Over my 70 plus years in the top 25

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

laughs on the edge seat, I am a Florida girl.

What does George Wilson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great drama at the correct times!

Who was the most memorable character of Double Whammy and why?

Skink of course...I am a retired employe of the great State of Florida , takes one to know one.

Any additional comments?

I have two hard copies I made my family read,they don't like audio.

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Carl at his best

Enjoyed the read so much we felt like we were missing a friend when we could not listen. Close to Carl's best.

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Must read if you like Hiaasen

Very funny storyline and setting. Written early in his career, takes place in the 80's. Pokes fun at bass fishing, televangelists, and sleazy Florida condo developers.