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Native Tongue Audiobook

Native Tongue

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Publisher's Summary

Ex-reporter Joe Winder had been working in the public relations department of a sleazy family entertainment park, The Amazing Kingdom of Thrills, when he chanced upon a news-breaking story inspired by the disappearance of two blue-tongued voles and the bizarre death of Orky, the killer whale.

©1991 Carl Hiaasen; (P)1992 Recorded Books

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    M. Boehringer Fredericksburg, VA 09-22-16
    M. Boehringer Fredericksburg, VA 09-22-16
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    "Environmentalists rejoice!"

    The is a beautiful, cheeky tale from a writer whose passion for his home state is only surpassed by a writing style that is elegant, natural and a hell of a lot of fun to listen to.

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    Casey 04-10-16
    Casey 04-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Hiaasen Does it Again"

    Once again Hiaasen knocks it out of the park with a phenomenal tale of adventure, mystery, and nature. A must read for anyone interested in Florida ecology.

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    Neighbor Dave 03-21-16
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    "Carl can really write a yarn, and George delivers"

    Another fine distraction by Mr. Hiaasen with a engrossing rendering by Mr. Wilson. Almost makes one want to vist Florida.

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    Wistful Angst 02-27-16 Member Since 2003
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    "Blue-tongued mango voles and randy dolphins!"

    Florida is a dangerous place! With gun-packing grandmas and mafia mobsters seeking vengeance, a tourist theme park is beset with difficulties. However, I would hold back any tears. The owner is not a nice person. But not to worry, the mysterious Skink makes his second appearance in this rollicking farce. Hopefully, he can help save the few good guys who want to stop the park's owner from building another golf course.

    Great fun, if you don't mind a little graphic, if brief, violence.

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    M. Plyler Washington state 06-24-15
    M. Plyler Washington state 06-24-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Wild characters & zany story"

    This book distracts the reader from life's mundane and trivial events and immerses him/her in Florida's humid, mosquito ridden delights. A better way to experience the state than visiting it.

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    Courtenay 03-05-14
    Courtenay 03-05-14
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    "A little dated, but great for Hiaasen fans."
    What did you love best about Native Tongue?

    George Wilson makes these books fun.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Native Tongue?

    Opera and nature get their own back in a couple of memorable moments I will let you find for yourself.


    Have you listened to any of George Wilson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Classic George Wilson.


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

    Hiaasen has fans and detractors. He always makes me laugh with the comic book evil and stupid characters who usually get what they deserve in these books unlike the sad reality of Florida and its horrible extreme over development.


    Any additional comments?

    Right wingers are gonna cry about liberal bias but really these books are about a part of the country that is loved by this writer and read with charm by George Wilson. Give them a try.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Taree SEBASTIAN, FL, United States 11-27-13
    Taree SEBASTIAN, FL, United States 11-27-13 Member Since 2016
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    "The mirror of fiction and real life"
    Would you listen to Native Tongue again? Why?

    No but I don't usually rewatch movies either ... not the rerun type but would read other stuff by this author


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Skink is a fave in many of Hiaasen's books in this book I also really liked Molly McNamara she has good intentions and lots of spunk for a blue hair.


    Any additional comments?

    I love listening to Hiaasen books and trying to find the connections to real life events and people.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 08-01-13
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    "Hiaasen still has it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Native Tongue is a pretty good introduction to the world as Carl Hiaasen sees it. Good, but not quite so twisted as some of his other books


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    Alison 12-05-12
    Alison 12-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Met expectations"
    Where does Native Tongue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Compared to other audio books this was good - not great. The pacing felt a bit slow - although the narration suited the pace of the story so I can't blame the reader.


    Any additional comments?

    It was well read, and as it progressed the story became more engaging. Towards the end I laughed out loud at a few points. Overall, I'd recommend the book and urge patience as you wait for the story to kick into gear. The narrator did a great job.

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    MaryEllen Chicago, IL, United States 11-19-12
    MaryEllen Chicago, IL, United States 11-19-12
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    "Amusing but not his best"
    What did you like best about Native Tongue? What did you like least?

    As usual with Carl Hiaasen, quirky characters abound. Unfortunately, this time the situations are a bit too far fetched.


    Would you recommend Native Tongue to your friends? Why or why not?

    Check out some of his other titles first.


    Have you listened to any of George Wilson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    The reader does a good job voicing the wide variety of characters.


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