Bad Monkey

Bad Monkey

Audiobook CD - 2013
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Anticipating his retirement from the Key West Police, Andrew Yancy tackles a murder case involving a human arm in his freezer, an investigation that pits him against a twitchy widow, a clueless real estate developer, and a voodoo witch with a string of hapless lovers.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2013.
ISBN: 9780739385142
Characteristics: 5 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Arte 1934-


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TutorialSmith Sep 02, 2015

Highly amusing Hiaasen. If you are in the mood for wacky Florida high jinks you can't go wrong with Hiaasen, and this is no exception.

janeroth Jul 22, 2014

This was my first Hiaasen book. A smooth blend of humor and mystery. The narrators' New York accent was a nice touch. Very enjoyable.

Dec 15, 2013

A human arm is recovered by a sport fisherman and Andrew Yancy, a detective under suspension, thinks that all is not as it seems. Hiassen's stories are humourous with numerous laugh out loud moments. In particular, the bad guys who range from a slightly corrupt ex-cop to murderers all get fitting comeuppances. Hiaasen's targets are land developers who damage the environment and bureaucratic incompetence and corruption that enable them to flourish. Fortunately, there are flawed heroes such as Andrew Yancy to take them down. Good mystery. Good laughs.

Nov 30, 2013

I really enjoyed this book. It was bitingly snark-filled, tightly plotted, with plenty of action (and not the kind that typically makes my mind wander to my grocery list). The story kept me hooked the whole time, and there were enough twists and turns to keep me guessing. The plot lines were truly inventive and I don't think I've ever read anything like it before. And did I mention it was ridiculously funny? Because it was. And I would recommend it to anyone.

Aug 21, 2013

Very entertaining book. I like to hear all the stories about South Florida. I find the narrator's accent (NYC) kind of distracting and the weird way he pronounces human ("yuman") and shone ("shown").

Aug 08, 2013

Hiassen's dark, biting humor is centered on Key West, Florida and the Bahamas in his latest novel. Andrew Yancy, disgraced detective turned food inspector, follows the trail of a severed arm that leads to mayhem, corruption, and "only in Florida" weirdness. You'll never look at law enforcement or restaurants in the same way again!

Jul 18, 2013

There's a lot going on in this novel. Some funny, some tragic and some puzzling. As a fan of Carl Hiaasen, this is not one of his better works as he is unable to cleanly put all this jumbled hodgepodge together in a rewarding way. 4 of 10 stars

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