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(4.3 based on 367 ratings)
  • 1
    Double Whammy | Carl Hiaasen

    Double Whammy

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (27)
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    (28)

    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.

    Love Carl Hiaasen

    I loved this book, so funny and engaging. Although there is a surreal quality I found myself really believing in the characters. I only discovered C..Show More »

    Reviewed on 18 April 2014 by Caro (Cornwall)
  • 2
    Native Tongue | Carl Hiaasen

    Native Tongue

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (22)

    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.

    Ridiculous but you have to love it.

    I love Carl Hiaasen's novels for the extremity of the characters, the ridiculous situations and the fact that the wrongs always seem to be righted. Th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 April 2013 by MR (Worthing, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    Stormy Weather | Carl Hiaasen

    Stormy Weather

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By George Wilson
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    The devastation of Hurricane Andrew 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.

    Good fun

    Good fun and in the usual Carl Hiaasen style. Well narrated. Good flow and easy to listen to.

    Reviewed on 14 April 2013 by Annika (Blackrock, Ireland)
  • 4
    Sick Puppy | Carl Hiaasen

    Sick Puppy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (22)
    Story
    (22)

    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.

    Sick characters!

    I recommended this to my best friend who loved it as much as I did. Laugh out loud funny, narrated with the right amount of contempt or love for the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 September 2016 by A. Welch (Manchester, England)
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    Sick Puppy | Carl Hiaasen

    Sick Puppy

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Nick Sullivan
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    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.

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  • 5
    Skinny Dip | Carl Hiaasen

    Skinny Dip

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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.

    Very Enjoyable

    This is a nice easy listening book with plenty of twists and turns. Many of the characters are larger than life and the although the book is good fun..Show More »

    Reviewed on 20 July 2015 by Ms. C. T. Bell (Belfast)
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    Skinny Dip | Carl Hiaasen

    Skinny Dip

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
    (93)
    Story
    (93)

    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.

    Acerbic wit and social critique

    This was my first foray into Hiaasen territory, and I loved it, particularly in Jeff Harding's rendition. His female voices are very good for someone ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 February 2015 by P1969 ()
  • 6
    Star Island | Carl Hiaasen

    Star Island

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    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....

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    Star Island | Carl Hiaasen

    Star Island

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Jeff Harding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (34)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (23)

    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.

    Not one of Hiaasen's best

    I think this book is really targeted towards those who are Hello readers. If you like Hiasson try Stormy Weather.

    Reviewed on 21 July 2013 by Michele (Cranleigh, United Kingdom)
  • 7
    Skink - No Surrender | Carl Hiaasen

    Skink - No Surrender

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated By Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    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.

    bizarre and funny

    typical Carl Hiaasen, kept me chucking through a hospital stay! great to hear more exploits of Skink

    Reviewed on 12 August 2016 by CitySallie ()