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Double Whammy Audiobook

Double Whammy

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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

What the Critics Say

"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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    Jarrah Duvall, WA, USA 01-08-08
    Jarrah Duvall, WA, USA 01-08-08
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    "13 hours of Narrator’s body noises"

    I had to stop listening to this book half way through; less than half I couldn't even make it to the second track. The story is fine but I agree it's no "Skinny Dip."

    I had to stop listening because the noises that came from the narrator were such a gross distraction it finally became too much. Through most of the book you hear random rumblings of the narrator’s stomach which is usually followed by lip smacking and the sloshing of someone drinking water. Again it's not just once, but continually and for hours.

    If you want 13 hours of listening to grotesque body noises this is the book for you!

    54 of 64 people found this review helpful
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    Bruce Gainesville, FL, USA 03-25-04
    Bruce Gainesville, FL, USA 03-25-04 Member Since 2017
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    "Funny and Twisted Characters"

    Vintage Hiaasin. Funny with twisted characters. Great read and great listen. The narrator does a great job. I love how Hiaasin characters great their just desert.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 03-28-11
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 03-28-11 Member Since 2015

    Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?

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    "Comic Genius"

    This is one of the first stories involving Skink, the ex Florida governor who went crazy in the Everglades. It explains how he lost his eye as well.

    This is a nonstop laugh riot with unforgettable characters caught up in each other's own irony.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Marci portland, OR, United States 07-09-13
    Marci portland, OR, United States 07-09-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Loved everything about this book"

    This is my first Hiaasen novel, and I'll buy more. I really loved this book. The couple of main characters were colorful and believable and likable and just fun to follow. The action and mystery were engaging, and I was invested to see what happened. The best part was the humor. It was disrespectful and surprising and mixed perfectly with some of the dark things that happened through the story. I also loved the little bit of romance. The ending was great too. The narrator Wilson did a great job, he disappeared nicely into the background and let the story shine. I've already recommended this book to a couple of friends.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ranch Girl 09-12-06
    Ranch Girl 09-12-06 Member Since 2001
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    "wacky fun"

    I loved "Skinny Dip", which led me to buy "Double Whammy". I was not disappointed. It is loaded with satire, all kinds of wacky characters, lots of action, lots of laughs. This is nothing you could take seriously, just good fun. Although the characters are totally off-the-wall, the protagonists are also likeable, which is important to me.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    E. Anderson Los Anchorage, AK 06-02-05
    E. Anderson Los Anchorage, AK 06-02-05 Member Since 2015

    host of the podcast Not In A Creepy Way, avid audiobook listener

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    "Great book!"

    I think the narrator did a good job reading a great book. Totally fun, totally engrossing, and (unfortunately) so twisted that it's nearly believable.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Randi 06-01-05
    Randi 06-01-05
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    "Laughed so hard I wet myself!"

    One day while listening to this book on my ipod at the gym I was laughing so hard i(it was during the "pitbull head as a braclet")someone asked my if I was okay. I nearly wet myself. I just loved the book. So funny! I have listened/read some real crappy mystery audiobooks and I was getting discouraged. I took a chance on this book. Well worth it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John New Orleans, LA, USA 11-03-04
    John New Orleans, LA, USA 11-03-04
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    "great fun!"

    This is only the second work by this author -- it won't be last. It is a pleasure to drive and be compelled to laugh out loud while still being challenged to think about important issues. I highly recommend this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 08-21-05
    Jerret Crockett, VA, USA 08-21-05 Member Since 2004
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    "Not what I'd hoped for..."

    I downloaded this title after listening to <i>Skinny Dip</i> which was quite possibly the funniest book I'd ever read. Turned out to be a brutal disappointment. I kept waiting for it to get better but it just ended up being a marathon of forced listening. I finished it, but not without herculean effort.

    I'm not ready to give up on this author, however. <i>Skinny Dip</i> was fantastic so I know he's got it going on. He just didn't have it when he penned this one. <i>Double Whammy</i> did, however, have good dialogue. So many other books have great storylines but the dialogue between the characters is like a seventies sitcom.

    I cannot honestly recommend this book. The reason I gave it two stars was because one star ratings should be reserved for REAL stinkers, which this book is not. Had I not been looking for a book on par with <i>Skinny Dip</i> I might have really enjoyed it.

    18 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Dunwoody, GA, USA 12-17-04
    Jacqueline Dunwoody, GA, USA 12-17-04
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    "Interesting, Comical and Bizarre"

    This was my first book by Carl Hiassan, I found the book delightful in that it is unlike any other book I have read. Although I have no interest in fishing, the plot uses Bass fishing as a basis for very bizarre characters, murder, TV preachers and other southern stereotypes and an ex-governor. These are only a few of characters that kept me curious and laughing while I was listening to it. I highly recommend it and I look forward to other books by Carl Hiassan.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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