Skink Series

13 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 10,895 ratings

Double Whammy Publisher's Summary

"Robert Clinch loved his boat more that anything else in the world...more than his wife...his kids...his girlfiend...even more than the largemouth bass he was pursuing." Thus begins 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.
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  • Book 1

    • Double Whammy

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,732
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,806
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,816

    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

  • Book 2

    • Native Tongue

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,039
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 705
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 712

    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

  • Book 3

    • Stormy Weather

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,327
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 702
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 710

    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

  • Book 4

    • Sick Puppy

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 561
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 509

    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

    • Sick Puppy

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Idealistic, independently wealthy, and pathologically short-tempered, Twilly Spree has dedicated himself to saving Florida's wilderness from runaway destruction. When Palmer Stoat drops litter, Twilly decides to teach him a lesson.

    Regular price: $20.34

    • Sick Puppy

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    When eco-enthusiast Twilly Spree spots someone in a Range Rover dumping litter onto the freeway, he decides to teach him a lesson - only to discover that his target is Palmer Stoat, one of Florida's cockiest and most powerful political fixers. The short-tempered Twilly finds himself embroiled in a murky world of singing toads and bogus big-game hunters, and in the company of an infamous ex-governor who's gone back to nature with a vengeance.

    Regular price: $22.27

  • Book 5

    • 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: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 13 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,228
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,393
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,401

    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 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

  • Book 6

    • Star Island

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 569
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 577

    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

    • Star Island

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 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

    Twenty-two-year-old pop star Cherry Pye is attempting a comeback from her latest drug-fuelled disaster. Her 'stunt double', Ann, travels everywhere with her, throwing paparazzi off the scent when they get too close. But one night, Ann's resemblance to Cherry Pye proves too convincing - she is kidnapped by an obsessed paparazzo who only realises his mistake once it is too late to go back....

    Regular price: $21.58

    • Star Island

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Twenty-two-year-old pop star Cherry Pye is attempting a comeback from her latest drug and alcohol disaster. Ann DeLusia is Cherry’s ‘undercover stunt double’, standing in for Cherry whenever the singer is too wasted to go out in public. But, one night, Ann-as-Cherry is mistakenly kidnapped from a Miami hotel by an obsessed paparazzo named Bang Abbott. Now the challenge for Cherry’s handlers is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence secret from the public.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun!

    • By Stuart C Gibson on 04-14-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 7

    • Skink - No Surrender

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 752
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 676
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 674

    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