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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (172 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurence Shames Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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Laurence Shames' funny, elegantly written, and hip thrillers have topped best-seller lists across the country, and earned him a leading role as a writer of Florida noir with Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen. When Island Frigate advertising rep Suki Sperakis decides to write an exposé on the Key West black market, she is strangled and left for dead in the trunk of a car sinking slowly into the Gulf of Mexico. Soon her only chance at survival rests on the senile Sam Katz and octogenarian ex-mobster Bert the Shirt who must infiltrate the Russian Mafia posing as a gay couple from New York. Will Bert and Sam succeed, or is Suki doomed to once again sleep with the fishes? Richard Ferrone brings every character to life - from the cigar-smoking Island Frigate editor to a man named Pineapple who lives in a fiberglass hotdog - to help make Mangrove Squeeze one of Shames' sharpest, tangiest, and most engaging audiobooks to date.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danny | 12/10/2013

    " Easy reading , liked the characters a lot ... good for holidays. Entertaining. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patti Shimp | 5/24/2013

    " The story is based in Key West. Strange characters and happenings. Russian Mafia, murder, love. I liked the elderly father. The son was somewhat whimpish. An okay book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff Yoak | 2/26/2013

    " Latter novels from Shames just simply fail to live up to the early stories. I finally reached my breaking point and am giving up on the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 10/28/2012

    " If you like Carl Hiaasen, you will like this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 8/23/2012

    " Russian mob in Key West. "

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About the Author
Author Laurence Shames

Laurence Shames has been a New York City taxi driver, lounge singer, furniture mover, lifeguard, dishwasher, gym teacher, and shoe salesman. Having failed to distinguish himself in any of those professions, he turned to writing full time in 1976 and has not done an honest day’s work since. Shames has published twenty books and hundreds of magazine articles and essays. Best known for his critically acclaimed series of Key West novels, he has also authored nonfiction and enjoyed considerable, though largely secret, success as a collaborator and ghostwriter. Shames has penned four New York Times bestsellers. These have appeared on four different lists, under four different names, none of them his own. This might be a record.

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.