Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen audiobook

Skink--No Surrender

By Carl Hiaasen
Read by Kirby Heyborne

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    ISBN: 9780804166898

Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp justice in the New York Times bestseller Skink—No Surrender.   A National Book Award Longlist Selection   When your cousin goes missing under suspicious circumstances, who do you call? There’s only one man for the job: a half-crazed, half-feral, one-eyed ex-governor named Skink. Skink joins 14-year-old Richard on a breakneck chase across Florida, undaunted by lightning storms, poisonous snakes, flying bullets, and giant gators. There are a million places cousin Malley could be, a million unpleasant fates that might have befallen her, but one thing is certain: in the Florida swamp, justice is best served wild. SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!

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Longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award

Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp justice in the New York Times bestseller Skink—No Surrender.
 
A National Book Award Longlist Selection
 
When your cousin goes missing under suspicious circumstances, who do you call? There’s only one man for the job: a half-crazed, half-feral, one-eyed ex-governor named Skink. Skink joins 14-year-old Richard on a breakneck chase across Florida, undaunted by lightning storms, poisonous snakes, flying bullets, and giant gators. There are a million places cousin Malley could be, a million unpleasant fates that might have befallen her, but one thing is certain: in the Florida swamp, justice is best served wild.

SUNSHINE STATE AWARD FINALIST!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The book itself is just a wonder, part love poem about the Florida wilds, part road-trip novel, and part thriller. The second half of the book is a nail-biter to rival Cape Fear. I love Hiaasen for adults. I love Hiaasen for kids. But most of all, I love this Hiaasen, which brings the two writers together in one book.   Cory Doctorow
Skink and Richard make quite a dangerous and entertaining duo in a story that careens perfectly from one crazy situation to the next. Reluctant readers (especially guys) will surrender themselves to this page turner. Cross your fingers that we haven’t seen the last of Skink! Booklist, starred
If you were pursuing your cousin’s kidnapper across Florida, you would want a man like Skink at your side. Maybe. Kirkus Reviews
Skink is larger than life.... A presence to be reckoned with. The Horn Book
A high stakes, action-packed comedy with a lot of heart. VOYA
“In his first novel aimed at teens, Hiaasen leaves behind middle-school bullying and veers this ecological mystery into the territory of online predators, with inimitable Hiaasen style…Reluctant readers (especially guys) will surrender themselves to this page-turner. Cross your fingers that we haven’t seen the last of Skink!” Booklist (starred review)
“Rather than be shipped off to boarding school, Richard Sloan’s cousin Malley runs away with a questionable acquaintance she met online. Richard shares his worry over her fate with a strange, one-eyed man he stumbles across on a Florida beach. Hiaasen’s adult readers will immediately recognize Skink, the former governor turned eco-warrior, who first appeared twenty-five years ago in Double Whammy…Hiaasen’s concern for the environment and its most vulnerable denizens is again on full display, and Richard has a memorable epiphany when he loses his phone in Choctawhatchee Bay: ‘Pursuing a desperate criminal through the wilderness drastically rearranges your priorities.’” Publishers Weekly
“Kirby Heyborne is a master of character voices. Old man, teen boy, young girl, concerned mom, twenty-something lowlife—all effortlessly and believably tumble from his lips…This book is a delight.” AudioFile
“Skink, a favorite character from Hiaasen’s adult novels, is incredibly memorable. Whether it’s diving into a gator-infested river after a rogue canoe, getting his foot run over by a semi while trying to save a baby turtle, or hiding out in the sand to save the next turtle, Skink is always full of surprises. And like a cat with nine lives, one never knows how he’ll make it out or what will happen next. One thing’s for sure: readers will want to be along for the ride.” School Library Journal
“Hiaasen’s fierce love for the wilds of Florida, his fundamental commitment to decency and his penchant for the bizarre are all on full display in this, a read as agreeable as his hero is.” Kirkus Reviews

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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
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.84
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English