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Stormy Weather Audiobook

Stormy Weather

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Publisher's Summary

Carl Hiaasen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, has earned a reputation for perceptive, sharp-edged suspense that also cuts to the bone of environmental issues. His novels have been translated into many languages and are touted worldwide for their quirky characters and surreal adventures set in the ravaged cultural wasteland of southern Florida.

Stormy Weather centers on the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The devastation of the storm has attracted crowds of voyeurs and impostors to Florida. Drawn by the chance to prey on Andrew's victims, misfits like the murderous ex-con Snapper and the dangerously seductive Edie find easy targets for their insurance scams. They're not prepared, though, when they meet their opposition, led by a hoary ex-governor who smokes toads.

Both hilariously funny and deadly accurate, Carl Hiaasen's novel will take you into a Florida that is far from the frilly palms and pink flamingos of its post cards. Strap on your seatbelt. Stormy Weather is an unforgettable, turbulent ride.

©1995 Carl Hiaasen; (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Biting wit, wacky characters, and a profound fury." (USA Today)
"These strange characters maneuver through a broken landscape as if born to it, and the author's control of both style and narrative keeps the novel from slipping into silliness....A fiction that explores the intersection of the grotesque and the human." Library Journal)
"Combining slapstick nightmare, black comedy, and moral outrage in just the right proportions." (Booklist)

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    Wistful Angst 09-15-11 Member Since 2003
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    "It's a fine entertainment."

    The usual (maybe not 'usual' except for the folks who end up in the police blotter sections of newspapers) odd Florida characters from murderers to con artists to the distinctly cracked in the head somewhere are involved in various linked ways. This time it's a Florida hurricane which starts the ball rolling, as various couples find the hurricane itself has completely wrecked the lives they had been living before the winds hit and overturned everything that made them the people they felt themselves to be. A Hiaasen book is always entertaining, and like most, this one ends happily as long as you aren't a really bad person.

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    Kathy KINGSPORT, TN, United States 03-29-11
    Kathy KINGSPORT, TN, United States 03-29-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Typical Carl Hiaasen"

    As usual enjoyed his rant on Florida and all its quirks. However the book felt like it ended several times yet would continue on. Good for a loonnng trip in the car.

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    Ronnie Cincinnati, OH, United States 03-04-11
    Ronnie Cincinnati, OH, United States 03-04-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun"

    This is a very funny book. It is one of my favorites by this author. I like Skin Tight and Double Whammy too.

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    Marie Dunwoody, GA, United States 02-04-11
    Marie Dunwoody, GA, United States 02-04-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A Real Downer"

    I have read a few other Carl Hiassen novels and generally believed them to be captivating and witty. This was less entertaining and left me feeling sorry for the characters and their circumstances rather than being entertained by them.

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    R. Wagner Victoria, Australia 06-05-10
    R. Wagner Victoria, Australia 06-05-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Perhaps a little overrated?"

    This is my first Hiaasen book. It proved mildly interesting, keeping me listening through to the end. It's no literary masterpiece but the author can turn a phrase with humour. However, I have to say I didn't find it as hilarious as did some other readers. It moved along very quickly but the conclusion felt dragged out. It seemed to fizzle out towards the end, providing a rather unsatisfying ending. I'm not sure that I'd bother reading any other Hiassen books.

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    Ann Davie, FL, USA 07-10-07
    Ann Davie, FL, USA 07-10-07
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    "Stormy Weather"

    Good book, excellent reader! Would like to hear more books read by this gentleman.

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    J K Evatt 05-24-07
    J K Evatt 05-24-07 Listener Since 2005
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    "Good"

    This guy has interesting characters and the books are easy to listen to. I really like the narrator

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    melody333 10-12-06
    melody333 10-12-06
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    "Classic"

    What fun - classic Carl Haiisen. Was fun to have Skink and Jim back in the game. Highly recommend!

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    Al Richmond, TX, USA 08-07-06
    Al Richmond, TX, USA 08-07-06
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    "Fun Fiction"

    Carl Hiaasen has done it over and over. A refreshingly funny look at Fishing as business. He really knows how to capture attention with the absurd. This is the kind of fun that audible was developed for.

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    BR mom 08-10-05
    BR mom 08-10-05
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    "I couldn't turn it off until I was done"

    Carl Hiaasen has quickly become one of my favorite "mystery" writers. I place it in quotes because his books are so much more. This one doesn't disappoint. Hysterical and insightful character studies without becoming charactures. Linguistically innovative. Sometimes just plain silly. But you never stop guessing what happens next and you're always surprised (if not by what, by who; if not by who, by how). A truly great read

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