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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,866 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Dorsey Narrator: George K. Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Serge A. Storms Series Release Date: January 2013 ISBN: 9781456123147
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There’s a different schemer or slimeball behind every door: cocaine duckpins who have survived only by the dumbest fortune, hard-luck gigolos desperate to score, undercover cops busting undercover cops who are running sting operations on undercover cops. And just down the row, local historian and spree killer Serge A. Storms—who has stopped keeping up with his meds—is still looking for a briefcase stuffed with five million dollars … and is now capable of wreaking more havoc than hurricane Rolando-berto, the big wind gathering force offshore, just waiting for the opportunity to blow everything straight to hell. Pack up your bags and head south to sunny Florida. Leave your rational mind at home and come well armed. There’s a room with your number on it at the Hammerhead Ranch Motel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Another raucous roadshow in the spirit of Florida Roadkill.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Some of the most wacky villains and situations since Hiaasen stuck a plastic alligator down a stranger’s throat and called it Tourist Season.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Hilarious...Dorsey’s prose scampers at a rate just this side of manic...Fans of the fast read, you have met your match...As for the rest of you, just don’t wonder why everyone else is laughing.”

    Tampa Tribune

  • “Witty.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A newer, nuttier individual is introduced on practically every page...It’s a sweet relief to discover that Dorsey can keep up with himself. Heaven knows nobody else can...With writers as wild and wonderful as Tim Dorsey to represent us [Floridians], even hurricane season doesn’t seem so bad.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “Dorsey imbues Hammerhead Ranch Motel with the same wry humor, outlandish characters, and raw-edged situations that were the driving force of his 1999 debut novel, Florida Roadkill.”

    Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

  • “Very funny stuff...Dorsey exhibits both a prodigious talent for dialogue and a delightful sense of the absurd.”

    St. Petersburg Times

  • “Scathingly funny...An updated verson of It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World, told by an author who apparently learned his literary skills from Hunter S. Thompson.”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “A wild, wacky motel worth checking into.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

  • “An astonishingly entertaining book.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Zany...[A] hilarious, violent farce...Dorsey places himself in the ranks of Laurence Shames and Carl Hiaasen...A delightfully giddy ride it is, ending with the promise of more craziness to come.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Explosive...Fans of Florida Roadkill will certainly want this book.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 2/19/2014

    " This takes place where I live and I can't help but notice the similarities between these fictional characters and the characters I know that hang out in places eerily similar to the "fictional" ones in the book. Tim Dorsey has a very warped sense of humor, and I for one love it. Laugh out loud funny but a little vulgar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekkila | 2/18/2014

    " Once I got over the huge similarities to Carl HiaaIsen I really enjoyed the book. A briefcase with 5 million dollars has gone missing and every wannabe gangster in Florida is looking for it. I have to say my favorite of the gangsters was Serge. Serge once believed that he was Esther Williams and took over a motel swimming pool and wouldn't get out. This would be a good book for any fan of Hiaasen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 2/15/2014

    " This is my 2nd Tim Dorsey book and makes a good beach read. There are lots of great references to Tampa Bay landmarks showing the author has a good working knowledge. I may return to these books in the future but for now I will return to Carl Hiassen for my next beach read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin Gaughran | 1/27/2014

    " Another awesome book! I was serious when I said Serge was my new favorite literary character. I'm only three books in, but I can not wait to read the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 1/24/2014

    " A deadly hurricane adds to the mix of mayhem and laughter. Serge may have a few new friends, but it all comes crashing down over the briefcase. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlene | 1/18/2014

    " Funny. What I learned is that I am sick "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 1/15/2014

    " just plain wacky. It's my favorite of Dorsey's books and it's exactly what i look for in escapism, beach reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis K. | 1/3/2014

    " Humor, satire, and a wicked imagination. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 12/22/2013

    " My blog post about this book is at this link. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Mulraney | 12/11/2013

    " These books are so fun and with a conscience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dani | 11/23/2013

    " Twisted and fun. Mike enjoyed the first one, best, Florida Roadkill, but this one was my favorite of the bunch. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 10/24/2013

    " Funny, but I just didn't get into the on going story (plot?) I didn't finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Plummer-Davis | 10/16/2013

    " If you like Elmore Leonard, your gonna love this guy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Bricker | 8/13/2013

    " It's slightly messed up like all the Serge books and funny enough to keep you turning pages. Also, I happened to be in Florida when I read the latter half of this book so I felt like I could really relate to the beauty, history, and uselessness, yes uselessness, of the state. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 7/30/2013

    " Ridiculous, obnoxious and fun. I am guessing this is Coleman's first appearance, which made it worthwhile! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 4/20/2013

    " A bit too rambling for my taste. Interesting feel but needed more of a narrative coherence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 That70sheidi | 2/12/2013

    " It was OK, but there was an important character missing that I think really adds to the story telling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Dunn | 1/13/2013

    " Honestly, it's been a while since I've read it, and all of Tim Dorsey's books to me are very good, and I've read every last one, so one general old timey review.....two thumbs up....for all of them. "

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

    " Few books make me laugh out loud...this one made people worry about my mental well being. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 10/14/2012

    " It was good....lots of plots all leading together....a good summer read....but you have read them in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Greene | 10/1/2012

    " kinda scattered and confusing at first but it all comes together eventually and its good. its also very funny and witty "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 3/14/2012

    " Tim Dorsey writes the craziest books, but so enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta | 2/6/2012

    " These are fun and crazy. If you like Carl Hiaasen you will enjoy Tim Dorsey "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paige Hackler | 11/29/2011

    " Crazy, funny, a little frantic, but overall it was a pretty good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elektra | 5/18/2011

    " Ever Chocked on a plastic Alligator Before?? Now is your chance!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 5/11/2011

    " Liked somewhat better than Florida Roadkill, but still don't like Dorsey's style of writing. Will read the next book Orange Crush only because I already have it. Felt like this book was just too convoluted with too many characters in over the top situations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 4/25/2011

    " It's slightly messed up like all the Serge books and funny enough to keep you turning pages. Also, I happened to be in Florida when I read the latter half of this book so I felt like I could really relate to the beauty, history, and uselessness, yes uselessness, of the state. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 2/18/2011

    " Nice continuation in the series, not as funny as some of the others in the series "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elaine | 1/24/2011

    " Someone nagged me into reading books by this guy. Not too impressed. Carl Hiaason turned into slapstick with less plot and less humor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta | 1/13/2011

    " These are fun and crazy. If you like Carl Hiaasen you will enjoy Tim Dorsey "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 12/14/2010

    " Funnier than the first in series. The last chapter is hilarious. Will read the others for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 11/18/2010

    " Serge is up to no good a usual with disastrous and hilarious effect. At least his sidekick made it through this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 10/24/2010

    " Even better than "Florida Roadkill". The main character Serge A. Storms seem like kind of a "Dexter" type of anti-hero. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.C. | 9/10/2010

    " Florida Roadkill was decent but not great. After finishing Hammerhead Ranch Motel I have added a new author to my growing list of favorites and am now on the hunt for the rest of the books in the series. Can't wait for another Serge A. Storms adventure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beka | 8/23/2010

    " Maybe it's me, but I won't finish it. I just never could get into it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 7/20/2010

    " Tim Dorsey writes the craziest books, but so enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 6/21/2010

    " Another frenetic run through Florida with a criminal anti-hero who's mentally ill. Laugh out loud funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 6/9/2010

    " Re reading this - meant to start with the first in the series - oops, I'll get to Florida Roadkill next.

    Serge Storms - everyone's favorite serial killer - he's got a set of ethics, only hurts you if you're a douche, and he loves history. Sounds like my type of anti-hero "

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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

George K. Wilson is a working actor in stage, film, television, and commercials with almost one hundred audiobook narrations to his credit. He began in broadcast journalism with American Forces Radio and Television and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He had a lead role in the cult film classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and appeared on television’s One Life to Live, Ryan’s Hope, and The Doctors and has been heard on voice-overs for The Guiding Light and The Cosby Show, as well as many television and radio commercials.