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3.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 53.89 out of 5 3.89 (46 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jimmy Buffett Narrator: John David Souther Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9781594831362
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It's not on any chart, but the tropical island of Cayo Loco is the perfect place to run away from all your problems. If you're looking for a license to chill, come along as cowboy Tully Mars takes his pony to the shore-on an unforgettable Caribbean adventure as colorful and wonderfully bizarre as cocktail hour at your favorite expatriate bar. From a lovely sunset sail in Punta Margarita to a wild spring-break foam party in San Pedro, Tully encounters an assortment of treasure hunters, rock stars, sailors, seaplane pilots, pirates, and even a ghost or two. Waking from a ganja buzz on the beach in Tulum, Tully can't believe his eyes when a 142-foot schooner emerges out of the ocean mist. At its helm is Cleopatra Highbourne, the eccentric 101-year-old sea captain who will take him to a lighthouse on a salty piece of land that will change his life forever. Once again, master storyteller Jimmy Buffett weaves a mesmerizing tale that combines both humor and emotional reflection. After all, one man's cathedral is another man's fishing hole. And in Jimmy Buffett's world, paradise is just a state of mind. After more than two decades of recording and performing music, popular singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett splashed down into the world of books in 1988, when he cowrote The Jolly Mon, a children's book, with his daughter Savannah Jane Buffett, who was then six. In 1989 he published his first stories for adults in Tales from Margaritaville: Fictional Facts and Factual Fictions, which was the longest-running New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller of that entire year. His next book, the novel Where Is Joe Merchant?, immediately hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and in 1998, when his autobiographical book A Pirate Looks at Fifty was published, he became one of only six writers to have held the #1 position in the categories of both fiction and nonfiction on the New York Times bestseller list.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Vargochik | 2/14/2014

    " this is a great summer read! i really enjoyed all the stories that were all woven together and of course the setting of the book is amazing. i finished it in the perfect place...on the beach! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 2/12/2014

    " Another good book, but Tales and Pirate's was better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie McElhaney | 2/3/2014

    " This is one of Jimmy's best! A trip with Sully Mars was exactly what I needed to escape from the holiday stress and cold weather! Not great literature maybe, but a lot of fun! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 1/30/2014

    " wonderful story telling. i had no idea jimmy buffett was such a good writer until i read this "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/22/2014

    " This is a really wonderful adventure story, but there are some slow spots. It took me over three months to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/22/2014

    " Quirky and cute...exactly what I would expect from Buffett. Perfect "brain candy" read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/20/2014

    " This was a suprise. I didn't know that Jimmy Buffett was an author, but when I saw this book in the used book store, I thought it would be a great vacation read. It was, except it made me want to go somewhere else! I'd recommend this to anyone who secretly desires an escape to a place where the highways are rivers and oceans and the commuter car has sails. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 1/12/2014

    " This was a fun book to read... A good story teller. Never read any of his before. I am glad I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 1/3/2014

    " funny,rambling, free-wheeling story. Great characters. also about lighthouses, for which I have a liking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 12/29/2013

    " this was a fun book to listen to. Jimmy Buffet isn't necessarily the best writer out there but he is a good storyteller. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heidi | 12/28/2013

    " Hated it. Very seldom do I stop reading a book in the middle, but I couldn't finish this atrocity. "

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

    " Fantastic escape book I've been spending my Trax rides in the tropics! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 11/29/2013

    " Best $1 book ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 10/24/2013

    " Great fun read and love the idea of getting (running) away to an island-living simply. Buffett has a way with words-should have known with his music. I will be hunting (yard sales) for his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mikol | 10/22/2013

    " Great characters. Fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beckey | 9/1/2013

    " We all know the musical talented artist... But his books are great interesting reads just like his music. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Thames | 8/15/2013

    " The best of his fiction. This is a really good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Krazylars | 8/5/2013

    " Sophomoric... felt as if he plagiarized Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fran | 7/13/2013

    " Great beach read since the setting is in the tropics. Also easy stopping and restarting since each chapter stands on its own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 5/18/2013

    " I have read three books by Jimmy and they are all different. This would sit in the middle as far as quality of writing. The store fits with the myths created by his music. Summer reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 4/7/2013

    " researched the Bahamas and lighthouse preservation society after reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alvalee | 1/1/2013

    " This book was given to me to read and it is truly worth reading. You find yourself being drifted away on a sailing ship, feeling the waves wash you to a new found paradise. Great vacation read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Larry James | 12/9/2012

    " This book is worth the price and you will learn something as well as having the pleasure of a great adventure. If you are a Buffett fan, this book is a must! If you need a vacation to the Caribbean this book is your ticket. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 10/25/2012

    " This was my first Jimmy Buffett novel and I was impressed. The book traveled all over many different tropical locations and made me miss the beach. Good read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli | 7/15/2012

    " Another audio book. This was a little shorter than some so easily completed driving across Nebraska. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John David Lionel Brooke | 6/30/2012

    " A wonderful slight of the writers hand, take us on a marvelous voyage to fantasy turned reality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy Griswold | 6/4/2012

    " Always a good read by Jimmy Buffett "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Therese | 1/29/2012

    " I enjoyed the book, but it took me a long time to read it. It's pretty slow moving so I would get a little bored and stop reading for a while. Once I was about 1/2 way through it picked up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evita Krislock | 12/14/2011

    " Different than my usual read. Fun and lighter, made me sad a bit as I read some of the social dynamics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kdremak | 5/28/2011

    " Heavens I loved this book, and the song. But Jimmy Buffett reads so well you can almost hear him in your head telling you the tale over a Margarita or a Hurricane at a Key West bar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 j david | 4/25/2011

    " I knew he could sing and write songs, but he's a bloody good yarn spinner, as well. Very entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 4/21/2011

    " who knew Buffet could write??? Much like his musical style, he's laid back and invites you to accompany him with nothing but your imagination and a desire to enjoy. Endearing but varied characters, scattered over wondrous locales.might leave you saying "our/write me another one"!y "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli | 4/18/2011

    " Another audio book. This was a little shorter than some so easily completed driving across Nebraska. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Staci | 4/12/2011

    " A good beach read. Not overly exciting but the characters are very likeable and the relationships between the main characters are genuine. Makes you want a tropical vacation...NOW! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beths | 3/30/2011

    " Loved it, a cowboy as a fishing guide =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 3/4/2011

    " A great summer read. Nothing like a story set in the caribbean. Buffet does a great job with story and characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 3/2/2011

    " It wasnt a great piece of american literature but....it was a fun book. I enjoyed it and couldnt wait to see which island he was going to visit next. I loved his descriptions of the islands. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Em | 2/20/2011

    " A great read for people with Wonderlust. I enjoyed the characters in the book. Quick and easy read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daryl | 2/4/2011

    " A beautifully crafted tale of an ex-patriot who unwittingly sails into adventure, while trying to escape from bounty hunters. A laid-back tale by an author/songwriter who invented the very phrase "laid-back". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 2/4/2011

    " wonderful story telling. i had no idea jimmy buffett was such a good writer until i read this "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/2/2011

    " I wish I could give this book 10 starts! I loved it! It's funny, entertaining, touching and just a wonderful book. And it came with a free CD! What could be better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 2/1/2011

    " This book was entertaining. The main character was likable, the locations he visited sounded pleasant. Some incidents in the book were too coincidental to be believable but it was an enjoyable read nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 1/30/2011

    " this was a fun book to listen to. Jimmy Buffet isn't necessarily the best writer out there but he is a good storyteller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 1/29/2011

    " This book was okay for me. I read it just because of Buffett. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/25/2011

    " Jimmy can write books as well as he can sing. His tales bring you right into the easy light of margaritaville, & keep you wiping away tears of laughter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 12/29/2010

    " Gotta love a good beach read! "

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About the Author
Author Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett is the author of the national bestseller A Salty Piece of Land as well as A Pirate Looks at FiftyTales from Margaritaville, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for seven months; and the bestselling Where Is Joe Merchant?. Buffett is also a singer and songwriter with many hit singles and legions of fans. He has his own record company, his own radio station, and chains of restaurants and stores. He lives on Long Island and in Florida.