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Author: Bill Montalbano, Carl Hiaasen Narrator: James Yaegashi Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN: 9781464029936
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From Carl Hiaasen and the distinguished foreign correspondent Bill Montalbano comes a relentless novel of treachery and murder set in the clenched society of China, where even tomorrow's weather is a state secret. David Wang, a Chinese-American art historian, dies shortly after a visit to an ancient tomb housing priceless artifacts. Officials diagnose death by duck, a fatal confluence of culture shock and rich cuisine. But Wang's friend Tom Stratton suspects something more sinister, especially after the dead man's brother, a highly placed Party official, tries to have him kidnapped. From a nightmarish interrogation to assassination by cobra, A Death in China takes readers on a trip with no rest stops through a world of claustrophobic mistrust and terrifying danger. Download and start listening now!

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  • “The backgrounds for this novel—restaurants, streets, airports—ring true…There are memorable observations in this imaginative thriller.”

    New York Times

  • A#1 New York Times bestselling author

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 11/30/2013

    " Nancy 4 stars; Ron 4 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 10/25/2013

    " This book had mystery and intrigue. It also had insight into China and the Chinese history, culture and people. I would read another book by Hiaasen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gordon | 10/6/2013

    " having read most of hiassen's humorous novels, this really held my interest. Thrills, suspense, and plot twists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 10/1/2013

    " Very different than Hiaasen's usual fare but quite good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. | 9/8/2013

    " Page-turner. Taut & convoluted plot. Great reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 5/10/2013

    " I thought this was a great murder mystery book... kept ya hanging till the end... I loved that it was about a place and an historical find that is true... the story had may twists and really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 treva | 4/9/2013

    " A typical 'international intrigue' type adventure story, with none of Hiaasen's usual humor, wackitude, and lunatic characters. Really boring, actually. If you're looking for fine examples of Hiaasen's writing, stick to his solo work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 3/6/2013

    " A good read but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/3/2013

    " I found this a good book to read over summer, but it didn't live up to some of the other books that I've read by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 2/23/2013

    " A great murder mystery and real page turner when an american investigating his mentor's murder in China gets out of hand. He gets more then bargained for when he starts snooping around asking questions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eric | 1/27/2013

    " It was okay. Not as good as the other Hiaasen early hard crime novels. It is pretty typical of the genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 12/28/2012

    " I love everything written by Hiaasen and this no exception! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 12/18/2012

    " I like Hiassen as humor novelist and this was very different. A serviceable story nonetheless but B grade fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/23/2012

    " Nancy 4 stars; Ron 4 stars "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fred | 11/10/2012

    " Hiasen is at his best writing humor. This action-mystery book falls flat. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/27/2012

    " Just not all that fun, but maybe thrillers aren't. Expats in China solve a mysterious death, written by people who don't seem to like China all that much. The hero is a mild mannered professor with a past in the armed forces who returns blithely to kicking ass. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 6/25/2012

    " a good combination of history and mystery... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M. | 6/7/2012

    " loved it - great suspenseful story - interesting setting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 5/9/2012

    " Nice change of pace for one of my all time favorite authors, (co-author) Carl H. Of course, karma gets the bad guys in the end as usual, but its a wild ride in China. "

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

James Yaegashi has appeared in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions, film, and television roles. He was also a popular radio disc jockey in Japan. He is a four-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for audiobook narration, and his voice-over credits include a featured role in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.