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The Big Bamboo Audiobook

The Big Bamboo

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Publisher's Summary

Tim Dorsey is the internationally best-selling author of the gleefully over-the-top series starring spree-killer Serge Storms. In The Big Bamboo, Serge and sidekick Coleman head out west to take on Hollywood bigwigs and L.A. lowlifes in Dorsey's most outrageous novel yet. Before Tinseltown knows what's hit it, Serge has made an unforgettable foray to the Playboy Mansion and come up against Japanese Yakuza and a host of wacky characters.

©2006 Tim Dorsey; (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC.

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    Js 11-17-08
    Js 11-17-08
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    "Hilarious"

    Carl Hiassen can rest easy now that Tim Dorsey has taken up the mantle of nuttiest Florida Novelist-- and I mean that in a good way. If you could ever cram the Marx brothers into a narrative, this would be it. Our hero Serge is at his sanest in this eighth foray into the weird world of a remarkably lovable serial killer (his victims are the kind of people most of us would like to strangle). Or he just seems saner this time because he is visiting Hollywood, where he blends well with the local sharks and wackos. I laughed out loud. Great narration. If you like this one, Audible has double-strength Serge in many more novels with no fall-off in quality.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    KimerySue 01-14-09
    KimerySue 01-14-09 Member Since 2012
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    "FUNNY!!!"

    OMG! This is terrific. Narrator, George Wilson is the BEST! I sometimes listen to my books at work and it's so hard to sit there and not laugh out loud! And.. with so many of Tim Dorsey's books there are lots of thought provoking moments! ;-) I listen to them as soon as they come out! This one is excellent!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Oregon City, OR, United States 10-18-09
    Ron Oregon City, OR, United States 10-18-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Serge and Coleman in California. What a twist."

    Another in a series of great books by on of the best authors out there. Serge and Coleman kept me in stitches as Tim showed us the true nature of the entertainment (movie) industry. This was an awesome book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tim San Diego, CA 08-07-09
    Tim San Diego, CA 08-07-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Psycho: The Book of the Movie"

    I'm a fairly recent convert to the insanely magnificent Serge Storms and his permanently wasted sidekick. This time they turn their sights on Hollywood and all hell breaks out. The Serge books are unusual in that you can pretty much take any chapter in any order and find something funny or fascinating without actually understanding the plot. That's perhaps just as well as in some cases (and this is one of them) the plot is so convoluted (and a bit ragged) that actually figuring out what's going on is a challenge. There are still some parts of the plot that I didn't quite follow it's not Shakespeare; I don't really have an excuse, but I have no idea how one of the key characters landed a part as a real Hollywood star in a large movie apparently just to facilitate the twist in the tail. In the end it doesn't really matter, this is a wonderfully acidic take on movies and, as always, more tightly packed with fun and facts than a Peter Jackson premier with an open bar.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J. M. Batista 11-17-08 Member Since 2013

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    "Serge is never subprime!"

    Hilarious! The ransom note and phone call alone would justify the buy. Great narration by George Wilson.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tina Herald Cincinnati, OH United States 05-18-16
    Tina Herald Cincinnati, OH United States 05-18-16 Member Since 2008
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    "Missed Florida background"
    Where does The Big Bamboo rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    As always I enjoyed another Tim Dorsey book. The stories are interesting. I'm always laughing out loud while listening. My husband and I listen on our snowbird trips to Florida and traveling around Florida so we missed the Florida backdrop a little bit.


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

    His performances greatly enhance the books. His voices are perfect. I love knowing exactly when Serge is talking or rambling, not like it's that hard to tell after a few words though.


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    andrea 10-06-13
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    "Hoping for it to be over soon"

    I've been plugging away hoping and hoping, as in a bad movie, the story will finally gel and grip me....
    I do not understand what is going on and think it may have been decipherable
    in print...
    Still slogging away, making it a real challenge to follow on daily walks.
    Can't wait to finish or maybe just give up and gone on to the next novel!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tomtom 10-31-09
    Tomtom 10-31-09 Member Since 2007
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    "The big Bamboo"

    you got to love Serg and Coleman this series is the best it is very funny the book is very entertaining love it

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Hot Air Ballooner Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 07-18-17
    Hot Air Ballooner Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 07-18-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Could not put it down!"

    Another great Serge story...complex, entertaining, fast_paced, and satisfying. Anxious to listen to the next one...

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    Maryann Birmingham, AL, United States 07-14-17
    Maryann Birmingham, AL, United States 07-14-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun"

    As stated before this is a quirky book. Stick with it as it gets better when you begin to realize everything is beyond tough in cheek. As to the narrator he is immensely talented. I can understand some people not liking him as his voice is non distinctive but the distinction between characters is nothing short of wonderful. This is my first book by this author and a little tedious at first however I now look forward to reading some of his earlier works. I appreciate the wrapping up at the end and how all the events come full circle.

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    "Hollywood outing for Serge."

    West coast story taking the lid of film land, More Tim D magic that makes me laugh out loud with my MP3 player

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