Skinny Dip : Mick Stranahan

  • by Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by Jeff Harding
  • Series: Mick Stranahan
  • 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Joey Perrone is a woman with a mission. She's just been pushed overboard from a cruise liner by Chaz, her scumbag husband, and survived to tell the tale. But rather than reporting the crime to the police, she decides to stay dead and instead of getting mad, get even. Filled with a host of endearingly offbeat characters, and a narrative that is hilarious, romantic, and thought-provoking by turns, Skinny Dip takes us on a journey through the warped politics of southern Florida, and through the madness created by the human heart.


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Acerbic wit and social critique

This was my first foray into Hiaasen territory, and I loved it, particularly in Jeff Harding's rendition. His female voices are very good for someone with such a gravelly voice.
The story starts as a failed wife murder that comes back to bite the husband who fancied that throwing his wife overboard on a cruise would solve the problem of his irritation with her and rejuvenate his bank account. The wife survives, teams up with a better man and finds out a thing or two about that husband of hers that makes him look more than just homicidal: phoney degrees, environmental pollution, fraud, and serial adultery - oh, and he's stupid as well, a fact previously glossed over by his remarkable sexual prowess. Plenty of motives for revenge, and so the game begins...
Hiaasen delights the reader with plot twists, ironic comments on Florida's social mores and protagonists who are intelligent, articulate but lovably flawed. The prose has plenty to recommend it too, not least the quasi-hardboiled wit and the wisecracks. The genre is crime fiction but the characterisations are solid and have psychological depth. This would be fabulous as a holiday read (unless you go to Florida, of course) or on a long, cold journey. Or if you're just hacked off with the rich-and-irresponsible getting richer-and away with everything. Here they don't. They get their heads blown off or at least their arses kicked.
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- P1969

Its just brilliant!

What did you like most about Skinny Dip?

It fun and more fun, laugh out loud

What did you like best about this story?

The way the book tells a story about how greed and consumerism is bad for us

What does Jeff Harding bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

His ability to act out each character is amazing

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- Jan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-10-2008
  • Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd