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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (7,655 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carl Hiaasen Narrator: Carl Hiaasen Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, “plotting to resurrect my newspaper career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff.” Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dead in a fishy-smelling scuba “accident,” might be the stiff of Jack’s dreams—if only he can figure out what happened.

Standing in the way are (among others) his ambitious young editor, who hasn’t yet fired anyone but plans to “break her cherry” on Jack; the rock star’s pop-singer widow, who’s using the occasion of her husband’s death to re-launch her own career; and the soulless, profit-hungry owner of the newspaper, whom Jack once publicly humiliated at a stockholders’ meeting.

With clues from the dead rock singer’s music, Jack ultimately unravels Jimmy Stoma’s strange fate—in a hilariously hard-won triumph for muckraking journalism, and for the death-obsessed obituary writer himself.

“Always be halfway prepared” is Jack Tagger’s motto—and it’s more than enough to guarantee a wickedly funny, brilliantly entertaining novel from Carl Hiaasen.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sarah | 2/17/2014

    " A departure from classic Hiaasen style, but still great! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by James J | 2/15/2014

    " good story.violent at times but not an ugly book.the dialouge is classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lance Carlson | 2/14/2014

    " redeemed carl hiaasen for me........after reading star island............wasnt sure if i even wanted to read another hiaasen book. THis was chuck full of the dry humor and florida antics that have made his other books so enjoyable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cathy | 2/13/2014

    " A mindless, silly and escapist romp. Perfect reading for decompressing from a grueling work week. "

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