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Skink - No Surrender Audiobook

Skink - No Surrender

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Publisher's Summary

The number-one New York Times best-selling author Carl Hiaasen serves up his unique brand of swamp-justice in Skink - No Surrender.

Classic Malley - to avoid being shipped off to boarding school, she takes off with some guy she met online. Poor Richard - he knows his cousin’s in trouble before she does. Wild Skink - he’s a ragged, one-eyed ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, the unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.

Carl Hiaasen first introduced readers to Skink more than 25 years ago in Double Whammy, and he quickly became Hiaasen’s most iconic and beloved character, appearing in six novels to date. Both teens and adults will be thrilled to catch sight of the elusive "captain" as he finds hilariously satisfying ways to stop Internet predators, turtle-egg poachers, and lowlife litterbugs in their tracks. With Skink at the wheel, the search for a missing girl is both nail-bitingly tense and laugh-out-loud funny.

©2014 Carl Hiaasen (P)2014 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"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)

"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)

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  • green ice cream garden
    miramar, FL United States
    30/09/14
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    "For young, old and skink lovers"

    Reviewing this title as YA lit, Skink No Surrender is a refreshing break from the dystopias, magical creatures, and melodrama. Plus, there are lessons on the environment and personal safety that aren't usually covered in the genre in such a creative way. Reading this as an adult, I missed the more deeply disturbed characters and comical backstories, but still found it a fulfilling read.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Johnnie Walker
    Blaine, WA
    26/09/14
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    "Hiassen Alert for Adults!"

    I preordered this and wish I had waited until others had reviewed it. This is in the category of a "young adult" book - very young! I was looking forward to another Skink book but all the characters have been toned way down for the audience so you have none of the biting humor, outrageous characters, and frankly the fun to be expected with Carl Hiaasen. The reader does different characters well but the overall tone is as bland as the book itself. You expect Hiassen books to have an ax to grind, but this one presents a simple message to kids to not make internet hookups. Even that message is pretty ho hum.

    This is no Stormy Weather, Double Whammy, or Lucky You.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Norman
    Santa Monica, CA, United States
    27/09/14
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    "Clinton Tyree is all time favorite"

    It's great to have the governor back but I don't think a young adult books is the right setting for his edgy character. I didn't realize this was a young adult book and that was a disappointment - suspect it would have been a great read at 15. As always, Hiaasen is funny and creates enjoyable characters to take a ride with. OK book that could have been great.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • H
    Tampa, FL, USA
    11/10/14
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    "Carl Hiaasen is not well served by this narrator"
    Would you try another book from Carl Hiaasen and/or Kirby Heyborne?

    I love Carl Hiaasen, but no on this narrator. It seemed as if it was his first book. The reading was flat and lifeless. I was past ready for it to end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Skink - No Surrender?

    Lots of good scenes.... jumping out of the turtle nest... rescuing the baby skunk....on the boat....


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kirby Heyborne?

    There are lots of excellent choices. Look at Rip Off.... plenty of good narrators. Maybe it wasn't his first book, maybe the book wasn't right for him.


    Do you think Skink - No Surrender needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Anything Hiassen is great.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kate
    Philadelphia, PA, United States
    6/10/14
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    "Believe the Reviews - watered down Hiaasen"
    Any additional comments?

    I greatly enjoy Carl Haissen's wit and social / political commentary. I pre-ordered this book without reading that it's intended audience is YA. Now, I enjoy well-written books regardless of genre, but this one is so watered down that I didn't like spending time with this one.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • amyzon
    10/10/14
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    "Buyer Beware"

    I didn't realize it was a YA book before I bought it. I was so excited about another Skink tale that I purchased without reading the reviews. It hadn't even occurred to me that he would put Skink in the mix of his kid's books. Bleh. It doesn't work. So tepid, so not interesting for an adult reader that enjoys finely crafted sentences and instead gets this tepid vocabulary designed for a completely different audience. I am not completely opposed to YA fiction per se, but I just can't take it when kids manage to outsmart entire police departments or save the world or, well, you know the genre. Once I started listening, I thought maybe Skink could pull this book out of the tank, but the teenager-level writing was seriously off-putting. Describing a new rod and reel as "super fun" is supposed to reflect the narrator's 14-year old speech, I guess, but it made me super not enjoy it.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Robert
    10/08/15
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    "Skink is great"

    Great
    Very cool story
    Not what I expected
    Not a comedy like the old Hiasson
    Skink is a bad ass

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kathy
    4/07/15
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    "Hiaasen wrote this story not just for kids"

    Almost didn't listen to this story when I realized it was written for a younger audience. That woukd have been a big mistake. An important book for the younger set, and a reality check for the older ones.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jack Rivkin
    Amagansett, NY
    14/05/15
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    "A great intro of Skink to a younger audience"

    This is classic Carl Hiaasen for YA but worth an adult read (or listen) as well. Listening adds some additional life to the story but it clearly is a great story either way. Hope there are more to come.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Me & My Girls
    Va United States
    27/07/15
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    "There's That Wall Again"

    One of the all-too-familiar aspects of a number of audiobooks I've purchased is a really strong beginning that a few hours into the book it begins to circle the bowl for awhile. Some of these selections then finish with a strong kick, others wander off into the woods like wounded animals to die. This one finished well but there are about three hours in the middle that serve no real purpose other than changing the definition of the book from novella to novel. As this is a YA novel it varies some from the majority of Hiaasen's works, still expect strange people and some implausible names. This is nothing great here but take out those middle hours and it's not bad.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • CitySallie
    12/08/16
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    "bizarre and funny"

    typical Carl Hiaasen, kept me chucking through a hospital stay! great to hear more exploits of Skink

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tonimony
    26/05/15
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    "for teens but I enjoyed it."

    I always look out for skink in these stories. my favourite character by far. great story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joan
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    10/05/15
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    "kept me & my 11yr old totally amused commuting"

    fast paced, larger than life characters you wished were real. well written. well told.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • terry graham
    UK
    20/01/15
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    "An average return for Skink"
    Would you try another book written by Carl Hiaasen or narrated by Kirby Heyborne?

    Yes to both. This was not the best 'Skink' story. But then the others have been so good and everyone can have an off day.I would suggest a longer length to allow for more story development and more amusement which are so characteristic of Hiaasen novels.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Would not dare to suggest an amended plot to such an accomplished author.


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

    No comment


    Could you see Skink - No Surrender being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    NO - better go with the earlier novels.


    Any additional comments?

    none

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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