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Tourist Season Audiobook

Tourist Season

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Publisher's Summary

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Hiaasen's best-selling novels are funny and sardonic. Hilarious postcards of south Florida, they also decry the lurid commercialism that is draining and paving the tropical landscape.

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.

The cast, which includes a deranged journalist, a visionary ex-jock, and a lovesick detective, is just the kind of company Carl Hiaasen's fans love to keep. Narrator George Wilson's performance lures each quirky character out into the full light of the Florida sun. With over half a million copies in print, this is one of Hiaasen's most popular works.

©1986 Carl Hiaasen; (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Reading a Hiaasen book is always a high-speed boat ride where laughter can turn to horror and disaster at any moment. Hearing the story aloud adds a dose of realism and sensation....Wilson's narration is perfectly timed, laid-back, and salty." (AudioFile)

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  • Glenn
    Assonet, MA, USA
    "Not his best"

    I listened to two other books by this author - Stormy Weather and Skinny Dip and thought they were excellent. This one was not nearly as good. Too "preachy" and too violent for my taste. The idea of making a hero of an insane guy who kills people - gruesomely - to make a point about what tourists are doing to Florida was more than a bit over the top. I'm willing to try Carl Hiasson again but hope his next book has less preaching, less violence and more good storytelling - like the first two.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Cynthia
    ASHBURN, VA, United States
    "Great Book"

    Tourist Season was so great. I have loved all of his books but this one was really really good. I could not wait to get back into the car to hear the rest of the CD. I love to laugh and this one had me laughing out loud several times. A 16 hour trip to FL. went by like a snap!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Irvine, CA, USA
    "He has written better"

    Tourist Season was a disappoinment after reading Skinny Dip, which was wonderfully funny and constantantly suspenseful. Carl Hiassen's sense of humor is terrific! George Wilson, as the narrator, was also disappointing. There are a lot of chuckles in this book, but not "laugh-out-loud" ones (as in Skinny Dip).

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Beth
    Moraga, CA, USA
    "A Raunchy Side-Splitting Romp"

    Carl Hiassen manages to combine pulp-detection, ecor-terrorism, and raunch into a side-splitting romp into the sordid, carpet-bagging side of the Florida most of us know only as the "Sunshine State". Delightuflly performed by the versatile George Wilson.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • John Satterfield
    Reno, NV USA
    "Hard to swallow"

    Listened to half of it. The meaningless and brutal killings, and the unlikely development of the story line and some of the characters, made it hard to enjoy.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Huntington Beach, CA, United States
    "strange but interesting"

    The entire premise is unplausable but curiously fasinating. I attempted to listen to it several times before I was hooked. I had to get beyond the first hour and then became more curious. By the third hour I wanted to know where it was going. It had tedious moments and areas of irrelevancy but overall it was amusing and entertaining.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Sabrina
    Stephentown, NY, USA
    "Funny Strange Funny"

    This book is laugh out loud funny- but not for the easily disturbed or squeamish. For everyone else this book is so bizarre and funny you have to give it a try. Also has twists in the the plot that I didn't see coming

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Bruce
    Seattle, WA, United States
    "Tourist Season"

    What a riot? Really zanny story and a good narrator.

    Hard to fall asleep when I'm laughing.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Suze Weinberg
    Jackson, NJ
    "Love This Author"

    Carl Hiaasen just can't write a bad book...he's hilarious...his stories have just enough mystery to keep them interesting and his humor is dark and edgy. I wish he'd write more! I'd "read" them all!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • George G. Cahill
    "Made the miles fly bye."

    This is super company on the long drive made the miles fly bye.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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