Skink Series

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 528 ratings

Double Whammy 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.
©1988 Carl Hiaasen (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Double Whammy

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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
    • Love Carl Hiaasen

    • By Caro on 18-04-14

    Regular price: £29.59

  • Book 2

    • Native Tongue

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    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
    • Ridiculous but you have to love it.

    • By MR on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £34.19

  • Book 3

    • Stormy Weather

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: George Wilson
    • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good fun

    • By Annika on 14-04-13

    Regular price: £30.49

  • Book 4

    • Sick Puppy

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sick characters!

    • By Grandi on 24-09-16

    Regular price: £19.69

    • Sick Puppy

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    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: £20.89

  • 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 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable

    • By Ms. C. T. Bell on 20-07-15

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Skinny Dip

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 108

    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
    • Acerbic wit and social critique

    • By P1969 on 21-02-15

    Regular price: £9.19

  • Book 6

    • Star Island

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of his best

    • By JOHN on 12-10-17

    Regular price: £20.89

    • Star Island

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Jeff Harding
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not one of Hiaasen's best

    • By Michele on 21-07-13

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 7

    • Skink - No Surrender

    • By: Carl Hiaasen
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent narrator. really enjoyed the story...

    • By H on 15-01-18

    Regular price: £32.89