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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,927 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carl Hiaasen Narrator: Edward Asner Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Grange, Florida, is famous for its miracles--the weeping fiberglass Madonna, the Road-Stain Jesus, the stigmata man. And now it has JoLayne Lucks, unlikely winner of the state lottery.

Unfortunately, JoLayne's winning ticket isn't the only one. The other belongs to Bodean Gazzer and his raunchy sidekick, Chub, who believe they're entitled to the whole $28 million jackpot. And they need it quickly, to start their own underground militia before NATO troops invade America.

But JoLayne Lucks has her own plans for the Lotto money--an Eden-like forest in Grange must be saved from strip-malling. When Bode and Chub brutally assault her and steal her ticket, JoLayne vows to track them down, take it back--and get revenge.

The only one who can help is Tom Krome, a big-city investigative journalist now bitterly consigned to writing frothy features for a midsized central Florida newspaper. With a persuasive nudge from JoLayne, Krome is about to become part of a story that's bigger and more bizarre than anything he's ever covered.

Chasing two heavily armed psychopaths down the coast of Florida is reckless enough, but Tom's got other problems--the murderous attention of a jealous judge; an actress wife who turns fugitive to avoid divorce court; an editor who speaks in tongues; and Tom's own growing fondness for the future millionairess with whom he's risking his neck.

The pursuit takes them from the surreal streets of Grange to a buzzard-infested island deep in Florida Bay, where they finally catch up with the fledgling militia--Chub, Bode Gazzer, a newly recruited convenience-store clerk and their baffled hostage, a Hooters waitress.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by SmarterLilac | 2/20/2014

    " Bad. I thought this was going to be a witty, entertaining look at the perils of lottery wins, inside a terse mystery. Instead, it's an overdone, cliche riddled, hypermasculine novel with boring characters. Hiaasen gets points for accurately describing the life of a newspaper reporter in the '90s, but that's about all I can come up with to like about this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Caroline | 2/6/2014

    " I thought this was a perfect beach read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by ClayOla | 1/27/2014

    " This is one of Carl Hiassen's best books so far! It has that same quirkiness and humor, as well as the fast moving plot, as the rest of his books, and the two main characters are better than ever. Great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Josh | 1/26/2014

    " this book was a good time. An entertaining read, and I like what are apparently Carl Hiaasen's trademark themes of the sillyness of religion and environmental issues, all wrapped into some wacky caper. I'm happy to lend this one out if anyone's getting on a plane anytime soon "

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