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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,496 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Dorsey Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Serge Storms Series Release Date: January 2008 ISBN: 9780061628788
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Why is everyone rushing to flee Tampa on a cruise ship to hell?

Serge is back with a bullet, torn between homicide and souvenirs. So is Coleman, torn between getting hammered and getting more hammered. Then there's good ol' Jim Davenport, the E-Team, the Diaz Brothers, and Johnny Vegas, the Accidental Virgin, cranking up the fevered action as the pot boils over on a street called Lobster Lane.

It's reunion time in the Sunshine State, and we're not just talking the family jamboree of that blood-soaked criminal clan, the McGraws, whose nastiest, meanest member is finally released from prison and heads south bent on revenge. On top of it all, the government is covering up a growing list of mysterious victims across Florida who may or may not be connected to a nefarious plot being hatched against national security.

But wait! There's more on the horizon! Who is the oddly familiar femme fatale named Rachael? Is Serge wrong that guns, drugs, and strippers don't mix? What sets the Non-Confrontationalists off on a rampage? What finally brings Coleman and Lenny together? Will they succeed in building the biggest bong ever? And can Serge surf a rogue wave to victory?

So batten the hatches, don the life jackets, and take cover as all these questions and more are answered in the latest adventure from the acclaimed author of Hurricane Punch.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Gut-busting…Wickedly fun.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “The story drips with satire, overflows with Florida lore, and is so wacky and chaotic that the plot cannot be summarized…Somehow, it all ends up making sense.”

    Associated Press

  • “Read Atomic Lobster…Expect sex, violence, and slap-stick as Dorsey spins a story that’s both cringe-inducing and comedic.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • “Wonderfully ingenious.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “While Dorsey’s brand of comedy isn’t for the faint of heart, this fast-moving, raucous tale delivers its usual punch while gleefully skewering everyone and everything along the way.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Raunchy, raucous, and riotously funny, Atomic Lobster, as narrated by Oliver Wyman, is a whirlwind of over-the-top comic genius…The sex is weird and hot, the violence outrageous and funny, so this is not for the younger set. Wyman uses every ounce of his talent for machine-gun pacing and character creation as a panoply of bizarre people parades across the blistering Florida landscape and onto a luxurious ocean liner where anything goes. Don’t miss this red-hot radioactive lobster…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • An Audie Award Finalist for Humor
  • Audio Publisher’s Association “Audie” Award
  • Audiofile Magazine “Best of the Year”

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 2/15/2014

    " What can I say .... Serge is my hero! Once again he comes through! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 2/1/2014

    " Tim Dorsey really knows how to make a serial killer a likeable character. Other than Dexter, I can't think of any other character who regularly and with abandon kills. In fact, even Dexter doesn't kill as randomly. Serge is my kind of fellow--sticks up for his friends and clears all paths to make it "safe" (HA!) for them. The locales and people are spot-on for Florida. I always look forward to his next in edition of the saga. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. | 1/30/2014

    " Wish I hadn't read this out of order -- I still haven't read #5, #8 or #9 -- but Tim Dorsey's still great, and Serge A. Storms kills me. Favorite criminal hero ever, for reals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 1/27/2014

    " I usually love Tim Dorsey and his wacky cast of characters. Maybe this is not his best book, maybe I just wasn't in the mood for his usual mayhem. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tammy Wichman | 1/27/2014

    " interesting that half-way through the book, I still didn't figure out what was going on, but it did make me laugh and was fast-paced, ADD-style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Brown | 1/26/2014

    " Popped my cherry! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 1/13/2014

    " I won this book from the Bookreads giveaways. Where to begin....If you have A.D.D., you shouldn't have any trouble following this book. It is funny, but too much going back and forth. I won this book and Nuclear Jellyfish and they are both funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CK | 1/8/2014

    " Good quirky book. Reminded me somewhat of Douglas Adams where the focus on humor is more important than plausibility or story line. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marci | 12/27/2013

    " Meh...I might have liked it a little better if I had read the first book in the series first, but overall it was just a jokester trying a little (or a lot) too hard to be funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andy Fuhr | 12/9/2013

    " great read, fun characters, made me laugh out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Anderson | 12/4/2013

    " Serge and Coleman are hilarious and murderous all at the same time, you really can't go wrong. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 11/29/2013

    " Weird, just weird. Amusing as a book on CD. Each time I thought I might turn it off, it made me laugh. But it was just weird. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 11/18/2013

    " Reading Serge's latest antics is like spending the entire weekend watching the Sopranos. Violently funny and somehow cathartic. You wouldn't really want this stuff to happen but it's ever so much fun to read about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan Polep | 11/14/2013

    " I may be losing my love for these funny Florida characters as some of their random acts of violence are getting to be over the top "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maureen | 11/5/2013

    " The kind of book to cleanse your pallet in between more weighty reads, in the style of carl Hiassen and Dave Barry. Light amusement, if you don't mind all the killing and drugs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dale | 6/11/2013

    " An enjoyable and easy read, but not one of Dorsey's best. A couple of interesting plot twists, but the story didn't have the flow of the precous books. Still a book that I enjoyed, and I'll keep reading the author's work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh Liller | 11/15/2012

    " Dorsey is back with another deranged comedy novel. He's still funny but it feels like he's losing steam from his early books. Retirement may soon be calling Serge Storms... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 11/14/2012

    " Again Tim Dorsey delivers a tour-de-force beach read that is laugh out loud funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 7/24/2012

    " Typical of the series. It needs to freshen up somehow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda Verdicchio | 4/28/2012

    " won 2 of his books in Dec.just finished the second book.......this guy is nuts,creates some characters "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole Perry | 4/22/2012

    " I found ths author through the Ben Redner books. Also fun to read. It reminds me of the Dexter After Dark novels-- "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Josh | 1/15/2012

    " Not nearly as cohesive or funny as I wanted it to be, until the end. I just didn't care about a lot of the characters. They were all wacky, though. I give him prime points for wackiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 5/18/2011

    " Another solid entry, though I'd say this one was on the lower end of four stars rather than five stars like some of the ones in the series are. Some hilarious stuff, but also some sections that didn't quite work. I'll certainly be reading more of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 4/25/2011

    " Stange little story that doesn't end how you think once you can figure out what is going on about mid way through the book. Not bad for a free book but you have to keep up.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 3/31/2011

    " Another solid entry, though I'd say this one was on the lower end of four stars rather than five stars like some of the ones in the series are. Some hilarious stuff, but also some sections that didn't quite work. I'll certainly be reading more of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elektra | 3/2/2011

    " Jacksonsonville, to the Keys... it is Amazing that these books just keep moving forward and get funnier and funnier. That is true talent=) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/31/2011

    " I had much higher hopes for this book and was definitely let down. The remarks on the cover were that it was going to be hysterical. It was barely amusing. The story jumps around too much and is often confusing because of this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 12/30/2010

    " I won this book from the Bookreads giveaways. Where to begin....If you have A.D.D., you shouldn't have any trouble following this book. It is funny, but too much going back and forth. I won this book and Nuclear Jellyfish and they are both funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 12/29/2010

    " I loved this book. A real page turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 12/27/2010

    " A really fast paced book with a large cast of ZANY characters. Quick to read, it had just a little too much violence and cussin' for me to give it 5 stars. Whoops! Almost forgot to mention that I received this book for free from the Goodreads firstread giveaway. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roland | 12/20/2010

    " This book was pretty much devoid of a likable plot. It had some funny moments and comments but I dreaded each turn of the page. I want my life back. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendi | 12/17/2010

    " Goodreads giveaway!! Funny, quirky, quick read, hard to follow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ruth | 12/12/2010

    " Tim Dorsey's books are my beach-bag staples. Perfect brain candy, and an easy way to learn tidbits of Florida history. "

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About the Author
Author Tim Dorsey

Tim Dorsey is a former newspaper reporter and the author of multiple bestselling novels. His works include Florida Roadkill, Electric Barracuda, Pineapple Grenade, and Orange Crush, among others. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a police and courts reporter for the Alabama Journal and a night metro editor for the Tampa Tribune. He currently lives in Tampa, Florida.

About the Narrator

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and eighteen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.