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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,900 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Barry Narrator: Dick Hil Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In his career, Dave Barry has done just about everything - written bestselling nonfiction, won a Pulitzer Prize, seen his life turned into a television series. And now, at last, he has joined the long list of literary figures from Jane Austen to Tolstoy who have made the transition from humor columnist to novelist - and done it with a style and inventiveness that establishes that, yes, he is very good at that, too. In the city of Coconut Grove, Florida, these things happen: A struggling adman named Eliot Arnold drives home from a meeting with the Client From Hell. His teenage son, Matt, fills his Squirtmaster 9000 for his turn at a high school game called Killer. Matt's intended victim, Jenny Herk, sits down in front of the TV with her mom for what she hopes will be a peaceful evening - for once. Jenny's alcoholic and secretly embezzling stepfather, Arthur, emerges from the maid's room, angry at being rebuffed - again. Henry and Leonard, two hit men from New Jersey, pull up to the Herks' house for a real game of Killer - Arthur's embezzlement apparently not having been quite so secret to his employers after all. And a homeless man named Puggy settles down for the night in a treehouse just inside the Herks' yard. In a few minutes, a chain of events that will change the lives of each and every one of them will begin, and will leave some of them wiser, some of them deader, and some of them definitely looking for a new line of work. With a wicked wit, razor-sharp observations, rich characters, and a plot with more twists than the Inland Waterway, Dave Barry makes his debut a complete and utter triumph. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ron | 2/17/2014

    " Ron 5 stars; Nancy 3 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Elizabeth | 2/14/2014

    " Very funny! I didn't even know it was a movie until after I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Juhi Roddam | 2/5/2014

    " Did not expect to find an American author echoing a Douglas Adams-esque style of writing. It was a quick, engaging read, filled with silly yet hilarious twists that keeps the reader going. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Roxanne | 2/2/2014

    " Barry's short essays make me laugh out loud, but this book made me think Oh, that's funny. I'm not sure why Stephen King fell on the floor reading it, unless he thought Oh, that's funny really hard. "

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