Mick Stranahan (unabridged)

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4 out of 5 stars 4,976 ratings

Skin Tight Publisher's Summary

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, setting off a roller coaster ride of events that will drop-kick Stranahan into the deep slime of Miami's prosperous plastic surgery industry.

As with Hiaasen's other books, Skin Tight is one long, extended farce, a comic take on everything from TV tabloid hosts to ambulance chasers, chronicling modern America's ever-growing penchant for tastelessness, self-absorption, and high sleaze.

You will find yourself laughing in spite of yourself at wildly improbable characters like Chemo, a 7-foot monster with a face like a bowl of breakfast cereal; Heather Chappell, who wants to completely renovate her Barbi-doll body; and Reynaldo Flemm, the host of prime time's In Your Face, who stages mock attacks to his person in order to increase the Nielsen ratings.

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  • Book 1

    • Skin Tight

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,682
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 943
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 951

    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

  • Book 2

    • Skinny Dip

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,427

    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

    • Skinny Dip

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Chaz Perrone has just found a way to make a fortune out of the Florida Everglades, and he's damned if anyone's going to stop him. So when he suspects that his wife, Joey, is going to get in his way, he takes her on an expensive anniversary cruise and pushes her overboard into the night-dark Atlantic. Unfortunately for Chaz, Joey survives the fall and is plucked from the ocean by a former cop, Mick Stranahan. Joey decides to stay dead and screw with Chaz until he screws himself.

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Skinny Dip

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Joey Perrone is a woman with a mission. She's just been pushed overboard from a cruise liner by Chaz, her scumbag husband, and survived to tell the tale. But rather than reporting the crime to the police, she decides to stay dead and instead of getting mad, get even. Filled with a host of endearingly offbeat characters, and a narrative that is hilarious, romantic and thought-provoking by turns, Skinny Dip takes us on a journey through the warped politics of southern Florida.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the American Greats

    • By Joel on 01-08-13

    Regular price: $9.49