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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (945 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Barry Narrator: Dave Barry Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Seth Weinstein always knew Tina was way, way, way out of his league. Which is why he’s still astonished that he’s on a plane heading for their wedding in Florida. The Groom Posse has already pulled an airport prank on him—and he’s survived! It should be easy going from now on.

But Seth has absolutely no idea what he’s about to get into. A simple drink or two with the boys sparks a series of events that will pit Seth and his friends against everything and everyone imaginable, from his very powerful, very disapproving soon-to-be father-in-law to the federal government to a love-struck orangutan.

Seth’s hope for smooth sailing is turning into a trip on the Titanic. And the water is getting deeper by the minute…

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Quotes & Awards

  • Insane City...lives up to the impressive Dave Barry standard of escapist fun.”

    New York Times

  • “[A] very funny new novel...[Barry’s] sly observations, well-delineated characters, and intricate plotting mesh perfectly.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Barry’s] faithful reading serves his novel well.”


  • “Big, goofy comedy in the vein of Carl Hiaasen and Tim Dorsey doesn’t come by as often as most readers would like and neither do straight-up novels by the likes of Barry. So, to have two entries by the Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist in a single year is momentous.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Selected for the February 2013 Indie Next List
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

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

    " !st book I've read by Dave Barry nad I'm looking forward to reading more of his. The majority of this book I was laughing out loud. It was like a scene from the movie the Hangover. Towards the end of the book the whole getting to the alter scene was a little drug out and the ending was a little flat compared to the rest of the book but I did really enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/12/2014

    " Fans of Barry will not be disappointed. This book is full of his typical zaniness and improbable yet hilarious plot twists. Laugh-out-loud funny! Quick, fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mike Zinn | 2/6/2014

    " My oh my. It's been a long time since I've read a Dave Barry novel, but I think I have to go back and revisit the older ones. I could not put this book down. Every spare second I was picking it up to read just a little bit more to find out what happens next. Who would dream that a story about weddings, Miami, boa constrictors, brownies (the special kind), an orangutan, and a pirate ship could add up to so much fun. Not to mention Haitian refugees and masters of the financial universe. In the hands of a lesser writer this would just be a mess, but this is one of the funniest and most fun novels I've read in many a year. Thanks Dave Barry. You've got my reading year off to a great start. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Suzanne | 1/30/2014

    " Very funny. At times I was laughing out loud. "

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