Book Reviews of Skinny Dip (Audio CD) (Abridged)

Skinny Dip (Audio CD) (Abridged)
Skinny Dip - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Carl Hiaasen, Barry Bostwick (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9780739320877
ISBN-10: 0739320874
Publication Date: 5/3/2005
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 80 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
This was a funny book - with "dark" humor. Joey figured out that she had married a jerk when her husband threw her off a cruise ship. What Chaz Perrone didn't figure on was that his beautiful wife was also a championship swimmer. Joey manages to save herself from drowning - and is rescued by an ex-cop named Mick Stranaham. With Mick's assistance, Joey comes up with a plan for revenge on her husband. Carl Hiaasen always writes up wacky characters and this book is no exception ... a great, funny beach read!
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Helpful Score: 4
Hiaasen's latest fictional crusade against the destruction of Florida's nature world is as funny, fast-reading, and enjoyable as his many previous works. The characters are outrageously inventive, the dialog pitch-perfect, and the reading experience just plain fun. Recommended!
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Considering how trying to kill your wife could be funny, this book is hilarious! It reminds me a bit of Evanovich in how she has so much serious stuff going on yet adds humor; yet it's different too. I enjoyed this book a lot. you have to read it to unfold the entire mystery and how so much stuff keeps coming around and going wrong!
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Great book! This is the first book I have read by this author and I definitely will read another one of his books. It is great for the beach and a very fast read.
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If you know Hiaasen then this is one you don't want to miss. If you don't know him he has a slightly twisted sense of humor where the good guy always wins. He can go to the dark side of humor in humans but we all know they are out there. Always funny stuff.
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Very funny! Vintage Hiaasen. Follow the tale of a bride on her honeymoon with her murderous new husband. He pitches her overboard from the cruise ship, and she swims to an island inhabited by a (sexy, of course!) recluse, who helps her exact a hilarious revenge.
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My first Carl Haissen book and it won't be my last. This book is all about revenge and the best way to serve it. I got a big kick out of how the main character and her new beau tried to make her husband nuts, and in the end won. Lots of chuckles along with way.
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"Skinny Dip" is another entry into Hiaasen's theater of the absurd, with its usual cast of colorful characters and ridiculous twists to the plot that remind you there are far more idiots in this world than those with common sense. There are cameos from previous books, such as Mick and Captain, but enough new personalities - and fresh digs into political corruption - to make this entertaining and enjoyable. It's laugh out loud funny with enough feel good emotions to counter the darker motivations. I loved Joey and Mick, as well as the fascinating Tool. There isn't a single miss in the cast of this offbeat work. My only complaint was the rather blunt and enigmatic ending.

Still, you can't go wrong with this one for wacked out, plotty fun.
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Terrific....a whopping cannonball splash of fun...lots of laughs and plenty of vicarious vengence.
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Absolutely hilarious book about a man who thinks he killed his wife, but she is alive and well and making his life very difficult to live.
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This would be a great beach read. It's quick, fun, and funny. I actually hadn't read any of Hiaasen's work before, but I'd grab another one for a light vacation read.
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Just when you think Carl Hiassen can't get any wackier, along comes another great read!
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Humorous book with plots and twists that keeps you going. This was my 1st Hiaasen book. I will definitely look for more of his books. A nice change from the typical murder mystery novel.
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I couldn't put this book down!
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A very light 'Thriller'. Humorous. Easy read.
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great fun - wild imagination - good characters
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I enjoyed this book. had a great conclusion.
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A screwball delight full of bright, deft, beautifully honed humar...pure reading pleasure.
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Fastpaced mystery that's funny too.Takes place in Fla. Keys.GREAT!
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A stinging and ridiculously funny tour de farce. Full of bright, deftly honed humor. a madcap trip through southern Florida to find out why Chaz Perrone threw his beautiful wife Joey off a cruise liner. To the rescue of a nearly drowned Joey, comes Mick Stranahan trying to live his life in seclusion, but the interruption is hillarious.
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This was my first Hiaasen and a GREAT read!
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I liked this one very much, although it did have an element of "romance" in it...
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FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY!
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This book was very entertainig! I would recommend it.
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We read this book in our book club. We all found it a light hearted, funny story. It was a nice book to read, especially after reading something dark or disturbing.
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Another romp through Florida. Mick Stanahaan is back after finding a blonde woman riding a bale of marijuana in the ocean. As funny aas can be and quite the mystery to boot.
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I enjoyed this book. It started out great-- interesting and intriguing. I was disappointed by the book's ending and Hiaasen's need to include a love story in a novel that didn't need one.
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"A screwball delight full of bright, deft, beautifully honed humor...pure reading pleasure." "Terrific - a whopping cannonball splash of fun...breakneck pace...lots of laughs and plenty of vicarious vengeance."
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Helpful Score: 1
such a great read. It would make an awesome movie! I can't say enough good things about this one.
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As usual, Carl Hiaasen wrote a thoroughly enjoyable book.
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My first Hiaasen novel --- won't be my last! What a fun read!
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``A screwball delight full of bright, deft, beautifully honed humor . . . pure reading pleasure.'' NY Times review.
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love this book; read it twice!
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Very funny and entertaining. If you like dark humor, or just Carl Hiaasen, you will love it!
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Fabulous read!
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Kind of silly and far fetched but a fun, light read
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Read this book through a bookring. Hard to get started, but about halfway through I couldn't put it down.
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From the book jacket: Marine biologist Chaz Perrone can't tell a sea horse from a saw horse. And when he throws his beautiful wife, Joey, off a cruise liner, he really should know better. An expert swimmer, Joey makes her wat to a floating bale of Jamaican pot- and then to an island inhabited by an ex-cop named Mick whose ex-wives include five waitresses and a TV producer. Now Joey wants revenge.......

This book is a funny fast read.
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I like the eco-terrorism angle that his stories have. It was a nice, easy read.
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Another funny book by Carl Hiaasen. I'm a huge fan!
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Very funny, quick read, quite absorbing. Even better than the other books of his I have read.

Reminds me of a Seinfeld episode.
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After reading this had to order more Carl.
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good mystery
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Great characters - funny and smart writing... My first read from this author - I can't wait to read more!
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great twists!
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An amusing summer read. Great for fun and sun by the pool, but not a great piece of literature.
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This was a great, entertaining book. I found myself laughing out loud and some of the antics and situations!
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His books are always enjoyable. This was one of my favorite.
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good story, fun read
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Hiaasen at his funniest.
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Hilarious and incisive dark comedy about the demise of Florida wildlife and human nature. If you liked _Sick Puppy_, you'll love this.
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Very funny. Classic Hiaasen. My husband would rock the bed at night laughing while he read it.
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A very enjoyable read. One of Hiaasen's best!
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This book is a great summer read, very funny, and a quick read.
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A quick read that keeps you on the edge of your seat...funny and entertaining!
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This is a truly screwball book set in South Florida. The story is good and the characters are perfect! A GREAT read!!
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A fun read. Comic and eccentric characters, and a fast-moving plot

3.5 stars out of 5
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Carl Hiaasen is one of my favorite authors. He always makes me laugh out loud while reading.
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What a fun read! Hiaasen is a favorite of mine, his books never fail to surprise me - what a seriously clever and hilarious author. Recommended!!
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I picked this book up on a cruise ship the night I got on the ship. What a book to read the first night of a cruise. With the subject getting thrown off the back of a ship on the first few pages. It is a outloud laughing fun mystery. One of Hiaasen's great humor fun stories.. You will enjoy it for sure. slnsred
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Loved it! Chaz is an idiot and a jerk, but they have some fun toying with him! A few different story lines to go along with the main plot. Entertaining. Narrated well.
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This was my first book by this author and defiantly not my last.This was such a funny book it kept me laughing through out the book.You could relate to the characters and were rooting for the wife through out the book and what happened to the husband was what he deserved.It was nice seeing the wife fall in love again with a new man.This book is a page turner and you will want to keep reading to find out what happens next.
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If my husband were as much of a jerk as Chaz, this is exactly what I'd want to do to him! Hilarious. A revenge fairytale. Reminded me of "Burn Notice." I will definitely listen to another Hiaasen - completely entertaining.
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Entertaining and funny book from start to finish. Narrator is great!
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Skinny Dip.

Another excellent Carl Hiaasen adventure. Man and wife go on a cruise. Man throws wife overboard. Unbeknownst to him she is an excellent swimmer and makes it to shore. With her rescuer, she plots to pay her husband back. Good book, page turner.
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Great book! Fast read! Entertaining!
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Hilarious! Hiaasen at his best! Woman shoved overboard by her husband, she pretends to remain dead and bedevils him with some help from a fella - becomes her romantic interest. Really funny and wry.
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This is another delirious and zany romp through the swamps of South Florida with a cast of equally delirious and zany characters.
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This book easy to read and very, very funny. I laughed out loud several times. I would recommend it for anyone needing a good laugh and light-hearted reading.
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As a Floridian, I love these books! I recognize the characters...and laugh my butt off....wonderfyl writing and characterization!
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I don't know how to describe this book; it's a quasi-mystery with some romance and comedy thrown in for good measure. The author is particularly adept at creating over-the-top, yet somehow realistic, characters. I didn't find myself particularly attached to the story but I found it intriguing enough to keep reading. All in all, an enjoyable romp.
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This book was a great read. I would highly recommend it to anyone that likes a novel with an original storyline that is full of twists, turns, drama , suspense and humor. Hiaasen takes us on a whirlwind tour de force that leaves you wanting more even when you've reached the stunning conclusion.
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Hiaasen "borrows" tidbits from real news stories and scatters them in this hilarious book about revenge. His humor is dry and sometimes a bit perverse, but his ideas are fresh and his characters are memorable. You can't go wrong with this author, whose books are always set in southern Florida.
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Hiaasen continues to be a highlight as an author -- providing a hilarious romp through the waters of Southern Florida! Keep it up! I love the ride~!
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Funny; good.
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Funny and well done - a good read for new and old fans of Hiaasen.
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Good story about revenge against a murdering husband.
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I enjoyed this book very much. I will read more by this author.
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Very entertaining! A great light read.
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Typical of Hiassen, this book is a rollicking romp through South Florida, with a cast of barely believatble characters. The equivalent of literary bubblegum, this story traces the adventures of a wife whose husband heaves her overboard off a cruise ship expecting never to see her again...but she doggedly survives, only to remain in hiding until she can both figure out why her husband did it and salve her pride by tormenting him a little bit. You will laugh out loud and wish you could meet some of Hiassen's vivid cast of personnages whom she crosses paths with in her quest to drive her husband nuts.
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I loved this book, if you need to laugh, this is the book for you. The characters are hilarious and the story line gets funnier the longer you read. I rarely laugh out loud while reading but this book had me in stitches.
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Very funny story. Highly recommended for plenty of chuckles and a few genuine laugh out loud moments.
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This was the first Carl Hiaasen book that I've read, and I really enjoyed it. I will be looking for more by him!
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Awesome, probably one of my faves.
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This was the first book by Carl Hiassen I read and I've been hooked ever since.
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How come these novels never take place in South Dakota?
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This is my first Carl Hiaasen book and I have to say that I'm really surprised and I loved it! It's unusual to find a murder mystery with humor and this book was written with it mixed in so well, it definatly did not distract from the storyline at all. Although this isn't your average blood and guts murder mystery, there are enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that there was no "romance" mixed in to mess up the story. There is a hint here and there about some romance to come, but Mr. Hiaasen doesn't go into it, thereby leaving the story pure, thank God. I get tired of having to fast forward past the romance crap just to get back to the real story. If I wanted romance, I'd read a romance novel! Anyway, I plan to read more of Carl Hiaasen in the future and I highly recommend it to you if you like mystery with a touch of humor mixed in. A refreshing twist from the average mystery novel.
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typical funny Hiaasen
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Funny! This reminded me of The Lives and Loves of a She-Devil. Ah, revenge can be so sweet! Had me laughing for more than one car trip. Much funnier in audio than the book: I don't often laugh out loud when I read.
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This book will defiantly having you laughing.Its a very funny book about a husband who pushes his wife overboard on a cruise ship and thinks shes dead.Only the wife isnt dead and she comes back to get revenge on him.He thinks hes going crazy but in reality the wife is doing all of it.She mets a new man who helps her and they fall in love.
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Hiassen's talents are on full display here in this pulpy and enjoyable Florida thriller.
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Loved this book. Funny, entertaining and a quick read. Didn't want to put it down.
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Living in Florida, working at a theme park, Carl's work hits home for me. I love his humor, a little trashy in all the right places, definitely "R" rated. Great departure..
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Great read.... clever plot, well developed character.
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Interesting to have a murder mystery where you know from the beginning Who Dunnit. Positive book on the strength of a woman. In the end, everyone gets pretty much what they deserve... Nice.
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Quirky, humerous and just plain fun ! :)
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Great book! One of those that you can't put down
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Another Hiaasen classic. Comic crime stories don't get any better than this.
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Good read. Interesting characters. The book starts quickly and keeps your attention throughout.
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A delightful read - a mystery, a little sex and it all winds around to be a book you don't easily lay down.
A wife gets thrown off a ship and presumed to be drowned or eaten by sharks.....but, not so and as the tale unwinds you see how she catches her husband in her snare.
The detective seems more like a Columbo character......all a wonderful read!
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Hiaasen is just plan warped! But, he sure can write a great book! This was my fav of all of his that I've read.
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A great revenge story that flows well, and is unpredictable.
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This story is vintage Hiaasen: takes place in Florida, is peripherally concerned with ecology, has vivid characters, and a plot revolving around greed. Ho hum. Except characters, plot, and background are over-the-top funny. When you read a Hiaasen story, you will laugh, of course, but two pages later, and have to go back to see if what you thought you read was actually printed. He writes outrageously funny stories and this one is no exception.
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Great fun read! A little quirky, but a very entertaining book!
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There is a thin line between farce and stupid, fortunately Carl Hiaasen stays on the funny side. Another book that features the characters that only seem to inhabit the islands, coasts and Everglades of Florida. How about a tale that begins with a woman being pushed off a cruise ship by her husband and is saved when she happens upon a floating bale of Jamaican pot. Hang on, it is a wild, fun ride to the finish. Enjoy
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Alot of fun. I always enjoy Hiaasen's books and this one did not disappoint. Again, Florida is his main character. The story is very funny. It is also scary because (though fictional) he is really writing about the impact of greed and corruption on the Florida Everglades.
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I couldn't put this book down! It was so good! I have never read this author before but I am goig to from now on! I highly reccommend this book and author!
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Super cute. Mr. Hiaasen did an excellent job through dialogue of illustrating his characters feelings. It is a little bit zany and a very fun read.
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Good book for a vacation read. Nothing too deep!
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Fun! An enjoyable read!
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Fun book to read in the summer!
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On behalf of my husband, who is the fiction reader in our family, I submit his review of Skinny Dip.

He found the story line was very interesting and fun, in a weird kind of way. My husband is not one for much baffoonery, so that says alot about his appreciation for this writer's work.

The vulgarity was something that my husband did not like, and said that he wished the writer would have toned it down. The story held his attention throughout, though, and deserved to be told without so much profanity.

A 4.5 star rating would be appropriate for Skinny Dip other than the colorful language, which brings it down to 3.5.

Bea
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A crooked marine biologist kills his wife by pushing her overboard from a cruise liner. Unfortunately for him, she survives. Lots of twists and turns in this novel. Enjoyed reading this one.
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Serious ecological problems caused by society handled with humor and leaving you wondering "What else can go wrong". Writer creates great characters and tricky plots that work. Good read cover to cover.
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Extremely entertaining, and readable; won't win a pulitzer but a perfect crime read.
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A real fun book to read.
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Bitingly satirical, quite zany, and most of all,
deeply satisfying. Laugh out loud funny.
One of Carl's best.
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Quick entertaining read
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Awesome! I read it in one day! My first for Hiaasen but not the last!
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Fantastic read! I could not put it down.
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Carl Hiaasen is always funny and this book is no exception to the rule. When Chaz pushes his wife overboard on their anniversary cruise he forgets she was the captain of her college swim team. She drifts up to a private island on a bale of marijuana and from there on the laughs and characters multiply on every page.
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Another great story with new and old characters.
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An amusing book to be sure. There was romance in this book, but it was very low-key, the main plot being revenge.

Since this is a light book, I didn't expect much character growth, but there is - surprisingly - a couple. Behind the humor and the satire, there is definitely a push for environmental awareness, which I think is fantastic. I mean, if you're dead, how are you going to spend all of that cash?

This is certainly a laugh-out-loud book, from beginning to end. I highly recommend it.
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Light reading, with no substance. The basis of the comedy was the pathetic characters. Not assumed.
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From the book:
Marine biologist Chaz Perrone can't tell a sea horse from a sawhorse. And when he throws his beautful wife, Joey, off a cruise liner, he really should know better. An expert swmmer, Joey makes her way to a floating bale of Jamaican pot - and then to an island inhabited by an ex-cop named Mick Stranahan, whose ex-wives include five waitresses and a TV producer. Now Joey wants to get revenge on Chaz and Mick's happy to help her. But in swampy South Florida, separating lies from truths and stupidity from brilliance isn't easy. Especially when you're after a guy like Chaz-who's bad at murder, great at fraud, and just terrible at getting caught.
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This was a very entertaining read. It will keep you laughing all the way thru.
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This book was very funny. It is a very quick paced, easy read with characters that are unique. Our whole family read this book and completely enjoyed it.
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An extremely easy read...had to read for a book club. Not a good discussion book.
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This is a bizarre tale. a comedy about a man who throws his wife overboard from a cruise ship balcony. you have to read it to ever understand how it could be. i really liked this book.
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Terrific, hilarious read. Read it cover to cover in one sitting!
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I LOVE CARL HIAASEN!! HE NEVER FAILS TO ENTERTAIN!!!
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Fast moving and full of surprises. Haiassen has done it again!
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Not many books can make me laugh out loud, but this one did many times. I'm not sure where Hiaasen comes up with ideas for his books, but he knows how to write.
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I fully enjoyed this book. There are great characters - bad guys, good guys, good bad guys - all entertaining and they all keep you guessing. Great descriptions of Florida and the variety of people who lurk there.
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Didn't care much for this book.
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Very, very funny book.
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funny book about how not to try and kill your mate.
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Excellent read. I'm addicted to Carl Hiaasen. I am reading back to back Hiaasen books. The developement of character and plot more than holds my attention. Can't read them fast enough.
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Loved this book.
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A silly but enjoyable book. Easy read, although the author randomly throws in a "big word" every once in a while.
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Very funny. Fast reading
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4 1/2 Stars

Hilarious plot full of offbeat characters with enough twists and Uturns to keep any reader turning pages. You easily visualize many scenes as it seems perfectly designed for a movie.
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From Publishers Weekly
Hiaasen's signature mix of hilariously over-the-top villains, lovable innocents and righteous indignation at what mankind has done to his beloved Florida wilderness is all present in riotous abundance in his latest. It begins with attractive heiress Joey Perrone being tossed overboard from a cruise ship by her larcenous husband, Chaznot for her money, which she has had the good sense to keep well away from him, but because he fears she is onto his crooked dealings with a ruthless tycoon who is poisoning the Everglades. But instead of drowning as she's supposed to, Joey stays afloat until she is rescued by moody ex-cop Mick Stranahan, a loner who has also struck out in the marriage department. Then the two together, with the unwitting aid of a suspicious cop who can't pin the attempted murder on Chaz, hatch a sadistic plot to scare that "maggot" out of what little wit he has. Even Tool, a hulking brute sent by the tycoon to keep an eye on Chaz, eventually turns against him, and much of the fun is in watching the deplorable Chaz flounder further and further in the murk, both literally and figuratively (Chaz's job, as the world's unlikeliest marine biologist, involves falsifying water pollution levels for the tycoon).
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This is my first time reading a novel by Carl Hiaasen, and I was intrigued by the interesting plot. Marine biologist Chaz Perrone throws his beautiful wife, Joey, off the side of a cruise ship on their 5th anniversary cruise. Joey miraculously survives the attempted murder, and spends the rest of the novel seeking revenge against her cowardly, sneaky husband. There are many peripheral funny S. Florida characters and a side plot about Everglades pollution. All in all, a satisfying novel full of plot twists and actions you just don't see coming.
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Not a big thinking but a great novel anyway. Made the ideas come to mind of how things are done by desperate people. Enjoyed the book so much mom and husband read it too!
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This is a very funny mystery, I was smiling all the way thru it.
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Intrigue and mystery - much better than the title would indicate (5 hours)
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Strong woman rise again! An women of means marry a man she loves only to discover he's a womanizer. He kills her at least he thinks he did. She rises from the drink to teach him a lesson.
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So funny! I didn't expect much from this book and boy was I mistaken! It is well written, FUNNY, and has a good plot and ending. I highly recommend!
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I liked found lot of humor Keep you reading.
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Hilarious mix of the human 'condition' , be it stupidity, greed or something more honorable as it can only develop in Florida
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Chaz Peroone might be the only marine scientist in the world who doesn't know which way the Gulf Stream runs, but he's found a way of doctoring water samples so that a ruthless agribusiness tycoon can continue dumping fertilizer into the endangered Everglades. When Chaz suspects his wife, Joey, has figured out his scam, he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner into the night-dark Atlantic.

This is a hilarious, full-throttle, pure Hiaasen ride through the warped politics and mayhem of the human environment...highly entertaining!
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Light fun read.
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Funny and suspenseful and the characters are awesome
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This book is readable but it got wet.