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    • Hoot

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Chad Lowe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,053
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574

    Roy's family moves a lot, so he's used to the new-kid drill. Florida bullies are pretty much like bullies everywhere. But Roy finds himself oddly indebted to the hulking Dana Matherson. If Dana hadn't been sinking his thumbs into Roy's temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy. And the running boy is the first interesting thing Roy's seen in Florida.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listened with my nine-year-old

    • By Ed on 02-13-12
    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Chad Lowe
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 10-31-03
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,053 ratings

    Regular price: $21.27

    • Razor Girl

    • A Novel
    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: John Rubinstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,892
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,640
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,640

    When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield - the eponymous Razor Girl - and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book this year!

    • By green ice cream garden on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Flush

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Michael Welch
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 663
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 322
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    You know it's going to be a rough summer when you spend Father's Day visiting your dad in the local lockup.Noah's dad is sure that the owner of the Coral Queen casino boat is flushing raw sewage into the harbor, which has made taking a dip at the local beach like swimming in a toilet. He can't prove it though, and so he decides that sinking the boat will make an effective statement. Right. The boat is pumped out and back in business within days and Noah's dad is stuck in the clink.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Adequate, but something's missing

    • By Book reader on 09-15-05

    Regular price: $25.27

    • Chomp

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: James Van Der Beek
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 506
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508

    Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. The critters he can handle. His father is the unpredictable one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book for the entire family.

    • By David on 04-09-13

    Regular price: $30.80

    • Scat

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Edward Asner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 289
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286

    Mrs. Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, was last seen during a field trip to Black Vine Swamp. The school's headmaster and the police seem to have accepted the sketchy, unsigned note explaining that her absence is due to a family emergency. Theres no real evidence of foul play. But still, Nick and Marta don't buy it. Something weird is definitely going on.

    Carl Hiaasen is a columnist for the Miami Herald and is the author of many best-selling titles, including Sick Puppy, Nature Girl, and The Downhill Lie.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • not just a kids book

    • By Vicky on 07-05-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Skin Tight

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,640
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 909
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 916

    This novel by Carl Hiaasen, author of Tourist Season and Native Tongue, begins as most thrillers do, with a killing. But this is no everyday, hum-drum, garden variety killing. Our hero, Nick Stranahan, a 42-year-old private investigator who has killed five men and been married five times, skewers his attacker's aorta with the razor-sharp bill of a stuffed marlin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Skintight

    • By Chris on 08-02-04

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Skinny Dip

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,196
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,364
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372

    When Chaz Perron's wife discovers that he is running a scam (posing as a marine biologist to doctor water samples so that an agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the Everglades), he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner. Unlucky for Chaz, Joey survives clutching a bale of Jamaican pot. Rescued from the Atlantic by a former police officer, Mick Stranahan, she decides not to report him but instead haunt and taunt him, with Mick's help, by playing dead.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Skinny Dip

    • By Bill Burton on 12-24-04

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Skink - No Surrender

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 737
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 661
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 660

    Classic Malley - to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard - he knows his cousin’s in trouble before she does. Wild Skink - he’s a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Clinton Tyree is all time favorite

    • By Norman on 09-27-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Tourist Season

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,005
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 514
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 515

    Tourist season is swinging into high gear in Miami. So are the activities of a bizarre terrorist group determined to keep the hapless "snowbirds" away. Armed with bombs, weed, and jumbled credos, they move toward their grand target, the Orange Bowl Parade, with plans to bring Miami and its tourist trade to a halt.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • CAUTION: BELLY ACHING LAUGHTER IMMINENT!

    • By Tracy P. on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Double Whammy

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,709
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,784
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,794

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • First For Me

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-04-04

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Native Tongue

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,017
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 683
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 691

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hiaasen makes me laugh out loud

    • By Ed on 05-18-11

    Regular price: $36.37

    • Sick Puppy

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    When Palmer Stoat notices the black pickup truck following him on the highway, he fears his precious Range Rover is about to be carjacked. But Twilly Spree, the man tailing Stoat, has vengeance, not sport-utility vehicles, on his mind. Idealistic, independently wealthy, and pathologically short-tempered, Twilly has dedicated himself to saving Florida's wilderness from runaway destruction. He favors unambiguous political statements - such as torching Jet-Skis or blowing up banks - that leave his human targets shaken but re-educated.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Hiaasen Formula

    • By Me & My Girls on 09-16-15

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Bad Monkey

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Arte Johnson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,577
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,398
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,405

    Andrew Yancy - late of the Miami Police and soon-to-be-late of the Monroe County sheriff’s office - has a human arm in his freezer. There’s a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its shadowy owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, the sheriff might rescue him from his grisly Health Inspector gig (it’s not called the roach patrol for nothing). But first - this being Hiaasen country - Yancy must negotiate an obstacle course of wildly unpredictable events with a crew of even more wildly unpredictable characters.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By James on 06-14-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Squirm

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 8 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    This summer, Billy Dickens will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor's cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father. Carl Hiaasen tells a wickedly funny, slightly twisted tale about families, figuring out what's really important, and knowing when (and when not) to let things go.

    Regular price: $31.50

    • Trap Line

    • By: Carl Hiaasen, Bill Montalbano
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 140

    Key West is a smuggler's paradise. All that's needed are the captains to run the contraband, and Breeze Albury is one of the best fishing captains on the Rock. He's in no mood to become the Machine's delivery boy, however. So the Machine sets out to persuade him. It starts by taking away Albury's livelihood and his freedom. But when the Machine threatens Albury's son, the washed-out wharf rat turns into a raging, sea-going vigilante.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Key West is great

    • By Histerian on 04-04-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Strip Tease

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,388
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,181
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,193

    No matter what you heard or thought about the movie version of Strip Tease, forget it. Film simply can’t catch the layers of humor, satire, and imagination that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Hiaasen creates in each of his novels.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A total delightr

    • By Edmond Clement on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Basket Case

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 437
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 392
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 394

    Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, "plotting to resurrect my newspaper career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff". Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dead in a fishy-smelling scuba "accident", might be the stiff of Jack’s dreams - if only he can figure out what happened.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hasson never disappoints

    • By leslie suelter on 12-09-16

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Star Island

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,173
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 555
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 563

    Meet 22-year-old Cherry Pye (nee Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was 14 - and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her undercover stunt double, Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too indisposed - meaning wasted - to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Laugh Out Loud

    • By Suzn F on 08-01-10

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Stormy Weather

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,314
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 688
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 696

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • You love it or hate it....

    • By Edmund on 08-11-05

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Lucky You

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 12 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 499
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 444

    Grange, Florida, is famous for its miracles - the weeping fiberglass Madonna, the Road-Stain Jesus, the stigmata man. And now it has JoLayne Lucks, unlikely winner of the state lottery. Unfortunately, JoLayne's winning ticket isn't the only one. The other belongs to Bodean Gazzer and his raunchy sidekick, Chub, who believe they're entitled to the whole $28 million jackpot. And they need it quickly, to start their own underground militia before NATO troops invade America. But JoLayne Lucks has her own plans for the Lotto money - an Eden-like forest in Grange must be saved from strip-malling.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Hiaasen's best work

    • By Jimmy on 06-18-13

    Regular price: $31.50

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