Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen audiobook

Stormy Weather

By Carl Hiaasen
Read by George Wilson

Recorded Books, Inc.
14.26 Hours Unabridged
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Carl Hiaasen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, has earned a reputation for perceptive, sharp-edged suspense that also cuts to the bone of environmental issues. His novels have been translated into many languages and are touted worldwide for their quirky characters and surreal adventures set in the ravaged cultural wasteland of southern Florida. Stormy Weather centers on the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The devastation of the storm 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. Both hilariously funny and deadly accurate, Carl Hiaasen's novel will take you into a Florida that is far from the frilly palms and pink flamingos of its post cards. Strap on your seatbelt. Stormy Weather is an unforgettable, turbulent ride.

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Summary

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A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Carl Hiaasen, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author, has earned a reputation for perceptive, sharp-edged suspense that also cuts to the bone of environmental issues. His novels have been translated into many languages and are touted worldwide for their quirky characters and surreal adventures set in the ravaged cultural wasteland of southern Florida. Stormy Weather centers on the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. The devastation of the storm 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. Both hilariously funny and deadly accurate, Carl Hiaasen's novel will take you into a Florida that is far from the frilly palms and pink flamingos of its post cards. Strap on your seatbelt. Stormy Weather is an unforgettable, turbulent ride.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Driven by gales of laughter and rage.” New York Times
“Raucous, scathing, but never mean-spirited, Stormy Weather goes a long way toward securing Hiaasen’s place as America’s premier satirist.” People
“Displays all of Hiaasen’s trademarks: biting wit, wacky characters, and a profound fury at the overdevelopment of his home state. Florida is his favorite backdrop and he has it down cold. Plus he’s put together an incredible mix of lowlifes, oddballs, and nutty nature’s noblemen…Like Elmore Leonard, Hiaasen really gets inside the heads of the lowest elements of society. Hiaasen can make the macabre hysterically funny.” USA Today
“Hiaasen dexterously resolves his many subplots, uniting the principals in a climactic chase across the swampland—while adding sting to his perpetual theme: the unrelenting depredation of Florida’s cultural and natural heritage.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Wilson’s unadorned, reportorial style provides a perfect ironic backdrop for Hiaasen’s socially perceptive and outrageous tale set in southern Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew…Against chaos and unpredictable twists of plot, narrator Wilson maintains a steady counterpoint, like the straight man to the stand-up comedian.” AudioFile
“A deranged yet altruistic frenzy. Combining slapstick nightmare, black comedy, and moral outrage in just the right proportions, Hiaasen’s surrealistic vision of Florida on the brink of Armageddon bears comparison to Nathanael West’s Hollywood and Malcolm Lowry’s Mexico.” Booklist
“A delightful romp that is by turns hilarious and moving.” Library Journal
“Sinfully madcap…If you’re not laughing by page six, you need a complete checkup.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Carl Hiaasen

Author Bio: Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen is a successful journalist and novelist. He is a writer and investigative reporter for the Miami Herald, and his work has appeared in Time, Life, Esquire, Playboy, Gourmet, and Sports Illustrated. His earliest novels—Powder Burn, Trap Line, and A Death In China—were cowritten with fellow journalist Bill Montalbano. Since then, he has written books in a variety of genres. His novel Strip Tease was made into a movie in 1996, and his young adult novel Hoot, a Newbery honoree, was made into a movie in May 2006. A number of Hiassen’s works have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, including Star Island, Chomp, Sick Puppy, and Scat. In addition to being a writer, Hiassen is also a public speaker. He lives in Florida with his family.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Humor
Runtime: 14.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English