New York Times best-selling author Carl Hiaasen teamed up with journalist Bill Montalbano for this gripping thriller. Powder Burn stars Chris Meadows, a successful Miami architect who's leaving a meeting with an ex-girlfriend when he sees a car strike his ex, killing her. But the nightmare is only just beginning. As a witness to the crime, Chris knows the car's passengers - thugs linked to Miami's deadliest drug lords - are sure to come after him next. But what can he do if the police refuse to give him protection?
©1981 Carl Hiaasen / Bill Montalbano (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
The plot might have held promise. Certainly with Hiaasen as one of the authors, I had hopes. But the reader ruined it. I could not get past chapter 3. Same harsh tone no matter what the scene, didn't seem to be taking in what he was reading so emphasis often misplaced. What a pity
"I Love Carl Hiaasen, but man this was the hard"
I cant rate this book because I was to bored to get past the first 3 hours. If you love Carl Hiaasen stay away from this book. Its starts slow and I think that's the way it will continue. This book was a slow starter like the Lords of Discipline
Not both this book was too boring to complete. I have listened to all of Carl Hiassen books longer than 8 hours and I loved them all, this one was just not for me.
I didn't finish the book so I don't feel like I should rate his performance
I was to bored to finish the first half let alone the complete boo.
Can I have a refund?
not sure, since I did not read the print version, but the audio was great
Yes, fast paced, no long rambling speeches
tough question, not really sure
"Not Much Hiassen Here"
After reading other books by Hiaasen, I am convinced that he simply put the finishing touches and added a few funny parts to this tome after Montalbano had finished.
I would have had Montalbano tell Hiaasen the structure of the story, and then have Carl alone write the book in his style.
The idea of having a young Latino read the book was a good one, but It seems that you need someone with a greater range of tone in his voice. It needs to be read by someone older, and with a more gruff voice.
"Not the end of the world, but disappointing"
I wasted a credit on this book. I bought the book based on Carl Hiaasen's rep. Bad call. 5 chapters and I can't listen to anymore. The narrator sounded amatuerish. The writtinge was blah. I've listened to almost all of Hiaasen's books. I don't hear his voice in this story at all. Life is too shortbto spend time reading bad books.
"Good - not great"
I thought this was ok but seemed to miss Haissen's normal Florida zaniness. Maybe he listened to his coauthor too much
"hard to follow"
If this had been my first Carl Hiaasen book I probably would not of read another. This was hard to follow. I had to keep rewinding to figure out what was going on. I do like this author, but not this particular book.
I enjoy Carl Hiaasen's writing because of the humor and interesting characters. I did not find this in Powder Burn. Not my kind of book.
"Got through it"
There is no funny Hiaasen wit or humor. Or very little. Maybe it was the compilation, not sure.
It only got exciting until the last one quarter of the book. The narrators over dramatic dialog did not help
Why to dramatic on every sentence. Sometimes you just have to let the story flow and not emphasis everything
Robert Ramiez is probably great at reading. Just not this book. If you had told me this was Mr. Hiaasen's first novel out of college I would of said I understand. This 11 hour book took me a month to listen to.
"Educational and fun"
This story is both educational in that it tells the story of the early drug traffic in Florida and the complexity of trying to control it. The characters are also entertaining and fun. though it is true to life it is also not so true in that nothing really bad happened to theaters as in the main care
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