Native Tongue : Skink

  • by Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by George Wilson
  • Series: Skink
  • 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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Ridiculous but you have to love it.

I love Carl Hiaasen's novels for the extremity of the characters, the ridiculous situations and the fact that the wrongs always seem to be righted. They remind me of how pantomimes compare with serious plays. I have read that they are based on true events and can imagine that with his journalistic past he is able to create novels based on the stories that he would have loved to be able to write. The themes in his novels are recurrent, the environment, corruption, big business, the desicration of the everglades and justice eventually being dished out by the downtrodden underdog. Native Tongue does not dissapoint and delivers all these within the context of a tacky theme park run by an ex mobster who is under the witness protection program. Serious Themes - Delightful Sillyness
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- MR

Slow slog

What did you like best about Native Tongue? What did you like least?

Couldnt gel with the main character and the story didnt get any more interesting as it went on.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I just wasnt drawn in at all to the point that I havent finished it. I'll keep trying when I have nothing left to listen to though

What about George Wilson’s performance did you like?

He read it well with appropriate voice inflections

If this book were a film would you go see it?


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- Gail

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-10-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books