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Publisher's Summary

Some people think Hawaii is paradise, but Monk knows that danger, like dirt, lurks everywhere. Look at Helen Gruber, the rich tourist who took a fatal blow from a coconut. The police say it fell from a tree, but Monk suspects otherwise. His assistant Natalie isn't exactly thrilled about Monk's latest investigation. It was bad enough Monk followed her on vacation, and now it looks like the vacation is over.
©2006 Universal Studios Licensing, LLC (P)2009 BBC Audio

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  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars

Delightful listen

If you haven't heard a MONK audiobook yet, this one is quite delightful.
The story is is plotted out well.
The narrator does a good job.
The only reason I give this book a 4 stars instead of 5 is the over use of the word "said", but that might just be me.

If you like MONK the series, or the other MONK novels, you will have fun listening to this installment.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars

Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii

Well narrated and keep the interest all along

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Might be better if you haven't seen the show

The actual plot was decent, but I thought the narration was pretty terrible. Maybe it's because I've watched the entire series on tv. Some stuff seemed out of character for both Monk and Natalie to be saying or doing.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Carroll
  • Hilo, HI, United States
  • 05-16-15

Hilarious & entertaining

Most TV scripts don't covert well to the written page, this does wonderfully. Like any good detective book, this even added aspects where the reader could find the flaws in evidence before the great Monkish unravelling!!

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

The Monk

What made the experience of listening to Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii the most enjoyable?

Definitely Monks alter ego when he's on meds.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Monk, his antics have me in stitches. He like a modern day Sherlock Holmes - with issues.

Which character – as performed by Laura Hicks – was your favorite?

The Cop when he was going in and out of the pigeon speak and his reaction to Monk and his odd ways.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Fun!

What did you love best about Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii?

It was a quick moving fun listen

What did you like best about this story?

Probably Monks reaction to his medication...

Which character – as performed by Laura Hicks – was your favorite?

Enjoyed them all but, since your asking me to choose I would say Natalie, I was convinced it was Natalie telling me this story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh ...Monk is a great series

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to the others and hope the narrations is as entertaining

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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars

Monk - I love the character

What did you love best about Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii?

Mr Monk -- and I liked having Natalie tell the story.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii?

The peanut game

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

She tells a good story, good characterization

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Unfortunately I listen just before going to sleep - if I could listen in one sitting that would be good.

Any additional comments?

I hope more books with Mr. Monk will follow

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Delightful

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I found this story to be interesting and entertaining.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii?

The plane ride.

What about Laura Hicks???s performance did you like?

She was easy to undrstand.

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

Europe next?