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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,593 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Dorsey Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Serge Storms Series Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9780061262289
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Welcome to another typical summer in Florida, the season of the storms. Serge Storms.

That loveable, under-under-medicated dispenser of truth, justice, and trivia is back with a vengeance. And not a weirdness-laced moment too soon.

His cherished home state is about to take a beating, and from far more than the way-too-routine conga line of hurricanes bearing down on the peninsula. Corpses have begun turning up at a disturbing rate, even for Florida, and it looks like a brutal serial killer is on the loose. Serge vows to stop at nothing in his juggernaut to make All Things Right...except if he gets bored or distracted by a cool souvenir or...or a...whatever.

But his path won't be obstacle free.

Agent Mahoney has picked up the scent. The obsessive criminal profiler is convinced there is no second killer. Then there's Coleman, whose triathlete approach to the sport of polyabuse binging just might derail the mission more than the entire police community put together. The pace picks up. Winds howl, TV reporters fly around the beach, and questions mount: Who's stalking Tampa Bay's most sensitive journalist? Do multiple orgasms improve storm tracking? Why is the feeding-tube guy so quiet? All of which ultimately leads to the most pressing question on everyone's new-millennium lips: What would Serge do?

Performed by Oliver Wyman

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hilarious.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Wyman settles on just the right combination of tones for the screwball sociopath’s generally amusing rants against government, the media, marriage and ignorant cops…you couldn’t ask for a funnier guide to the Sunshine State.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Serge’s flight from his own mortality is, as usual, riotous fun.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Does anyone remember the so-called plot of a Three Stooges flick? You can only recall that you were entertained. And Dorsey, the mystery equivalent of the Stooges, does just that in Hurricane Punch.” 

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel

  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katiebee | 2/15/2014

    " Gruesome yet entertaining and full of plot twists! Keeps you guessing... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fara | 2/5/2014

    " This is a lot of fun. Like Hiaasen, Dorsey's characters are eccentric and very much a product of Florida. But Dorsey also has some wickedly pointed social commentary, and his bad guys are never really bad and his good guys never really good - but all very funny. This particular book does have one minor annoyance - the time-skipping is rather confusing in places. But overall, worth the read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Turi | 2/4/2014

    " Had to drop everything I was reading a few days ago when I realized that Tim Dorsey had a new book out. He's kind of a guilty pleasure of mine - one on the few authors that we shelve in Mystery who I read consistently. Also, he's kind of sick and twisted - he writes Florida crime fiction - think Carl Hiassen or Elmore Leonard, but a bit more humor (like Dave Barry) and more twisted. His main recurring character, Serge Storms is a Florida history nut/serial killer with heart of gold. The main schtick (and what makes him a sympathetic character) is that he only kills people who deserve it, and only in really interesting ways that fit their transgressions. I know, sounds debauched, but it comes across really funny. Anyway, this one, Hurricane Punch, revolves around a copycat seriel killer and the crazy Florida news media. It's his most well-crafted to date, I think, and he's backed off of gruesome description somewhat. I really enjoyed it; read straight through in maybe 3 days. Not sure who to recommend it to, though... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/27/2014

    " Totally didn't see that one coming, though I should have. Granted, it could have been three people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taryn | 1/24/2014

    " I absolutely love Tim Dorsey's books, I've read them all (which makes me sad!). I'd compare him to Carl Hiaasen, except Time Dorsey is less preachy and more focused on one character, Serge A. Storms, one of the most imaginative characters I've read about. I highly recommend this series to anyone who appreciates lighthearted books with a historical element. "

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

    " The many Florida references make this easy read a lot of fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly Fitzpatrick | 1/21/2014

    " Love Dorsey! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly Rhodes | 1/21/2014

    " All of Tim Dorsey's books make me laugh out loud while reading them. They are just too funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trish | 1/11/2014

    " my first tim dorsey novel, one of those i picked up because there wasn't anything else new i wanted to read. I have a new addiction. If you like books that keep you guessing this is it. Plus it is based in Florida so it's even more addicting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 1/5/2014

    " Oh Serge...love the crazy. More please! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 James Mallon | 12/29/2013

    " My first book by this author, a whacky story and really funny in places. Warped at times but a great read and very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy | 12/16/2013

    " This was a great book, I'm off to read all Tim Dorsey books about Serge. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ken | 9/16/2013

    " Maybe I should have given 2 stars, 1 for don't, 2 for bother! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joel | 8/29/2013

    " Great florida noir read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 8/23/2013

    " Typically nutso for the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimber | 5/26/2013

    " I didn't see the end coming but the language was a bit much for me. The cover said it was funny - that's why I got it. It was ok, but not hilarious or as funny as they said it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim Golden | 5/24/2013

    " And another funny one in the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 9/12/2012

    " Tim Dorsey walks up to the line and goes way past it, to hilarious effect. If you don't take yourself too seriously, you will be laughing out loud, I promise you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Wenzel | 7/17/2012

    " Hiaasen lite! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 A. | 3/28/2012

    " Finally a Tim Dorsey novel about hurricanes! Sadly, not one of his best. In the middle: enjoyable because he's funny and I love Serge, not because of the hurricanes. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Micki Earp | 1/18/2012

    " Son't normally read this genre' of books, but could not put it down when I got started. Might even make me want to read some of the previous in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 debbie | 12/31/2011

    " a very funny book starring loveable sociopathic serial killer serge storms...a twist in the plot at the end that totally caught me by surprise! lots of fun to read as with all his other serge books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yeva | 12/12/2011

    " Whoa! What a ride! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Polly | 10/27/2011

    " Love all things Tim Dorsey! He is twisted and his main character, Serge, provides a cathartic outlet for our deepest homicidal thoughts. ;-) Read 'em all! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ann | 5/14/2011

    " This would make a good Pulp Fiction type of movie but is no good to read! I would not have finished it if it were not a book club book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 5/13/2011

    " very light, humerous and informative at the same time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandie | 4/19/2011

    " One more wacky tale of Serge and Coleman "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lance | 3/22/2011

    " Did not find it hilarious. Entertaining yes. Good to read on an Airplane when nothing else to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nik | 1/12/2011

    " One of my favorites in the series. Interesting twist to things, though the surprise ending wasn't exactly surprising. Still, Serge at his best and most creative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charles | 11/30/2010

    " Carl Hiaasen on acid...amazing, frantic, crazy. A fun read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 10/1/2010

    " The many Florida references make this easy read a lot of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 6/3/2010

    " classic funny serge story, More crazy adventures and bizarre fatalities "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 4/21/2010

    " good. more sick fun with serge and coleman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 7/29/2009

    " Totally didn't see that one coming, though I should have. Granted, it could have been three people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/23/2009

    " My friend Bonnie from Florida recommended Tim Dorsey's books and she was right. This book was hilarious, and I want to start this series from the beginning. I enjoyed the humerous slams at Florida, one of my favorite states but definitely one that is easy to make fun of! "

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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 seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.