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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (992 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Goldberg Narrator: Laura Hicks Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Adrian Monk Series Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781482978520
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Some people think Hawaii is paradise, but Monk knows that danger, like dirt, lurks everywhere. Look at Helen Gruber, the rich tourist who took a fatal blow from a coconut. The police say it fell from a tree, but Monk suspects otherwise. His assistant Natalie isn’t exactly thrilled about Monk’s latest investigation. It was bad enough that Monk followed her on vacation, and now it looks like the vacation is over. Smooth-talking television psychic Dylan Swift is on the island and claims to have a message from beyond—from Helen Gruber. Monk has his doubts about Swift’s credibility. But finding the killer and proving Swift a fraud—all while coping with geckos and the horror of unsynchronized ceiling fans—may prove a tough coconut to crack.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An entertaining and ruefully funny diversion that stars one of television’s best-loved characters, and because it’s a mystery novel, it will stick long after you’ve forgotten the plot of the latest Monk episode.”

    Honolulu Star-Bulletin

  • Winner of the IAMTW Scribe Award for Best Original Novel

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 2/5/2014

    " I am so far very unimpressed with this book. First we start with the author using something from a television show - Dx Murder, where the patient kills her surgeon using her own body. Then we move onto the very obvious...Natalie's friend is getting married, but Monk doesn't stop the wedding until he is off his medicine, then he points out the glaringly obvious: 1. the man has never been to Austrailia (he states that it was blazingly hot in July when it would have been cold), 2. he never worked a commercial trawler (swordfish do not have teeth and do not bite and are only fished for sport)3. He is not in his 20's (he has a mark from smallpox vaccination which stopped in 1972), 4. He could never have worked for the peace corps, because they never went to the place he claimed he went to. I am sorry, but I caught the swordfish and Austrailia and knew he was not who he claimed to be. It had some very funny parts just like in the show. But it was a fun read, but not something that I would say is excellent. Given to the author's bad attitude for my not marking the entry for spoiler alert, because there was more to the book than what I wrote about, but he is very angry man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/26/2014

    " If you love Monk, you'll enjoy this book. It's written from Natalie's perspective. It's not a great mystery and the writing isn't inspiring, but it was a fun and quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alea Teeters | 1/25/2014

    " Quick, simple read. Captivating but not very complex. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 1/23/2014

    " Pretty good and the characters are much like the tv show! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dewa | 1/22/2014

    " Gara2 baca buku ini ge langsung berburu serial tipinya....orang yang aneh "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Conn | 1/20/2014

    " I really liked this book. I have always liked the show Monk so I decided to start reading some of the books. It was very good. Lee Goldberg really knows how to write some good books. It may sound boring to some people but, you have to read the books! That is my review of Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Ash | 1/19/2014

    " Another great Adrian Monk mystery. This one was even better than the first one I read: Mr. Monk Goes to the Firehouse. Mr. Monk and his assistant Natalie are wonderful characters both onscreen and in print! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/15/2014

    " I think this series is getting better and better as I read. It is interesting to find out more detail about the character that I enjoy watching on tv. If you like the show, you will like the books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 1/7/2014

    " The Monk is back! This was a good read, with several mysteries that Monk wrapped together nicely in the end. It also features "The Monk" side of Monk's character, which is always a laugh! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dotty | 12/28/2013

    " Better as a television program. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 12/11/2013

    " All the things that make Monk endearing on tv are really annoying in a book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 12/6/2013

    " An easy read. I love "Monk" so I loved the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 12/5/2013

    " My favorite tv series.The books were really good too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 anna | 11/13/2013

    " omg! this book was sooooooo good! i loved all the hidden plots! if you read it you WILL get hooked! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tal | 10/25/2013

    " of course i loved it! it's a monk book! it was really slow at times, but that could have been more of me rather than the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 9/28/2013

    " Love Mr. Monk, although, I admit, I picture the TV character as I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 6/30/2013

    " another brilliant mr monk book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 9/26/2012

    " Very true to the television series. Fast moving and kept the the solution to the crime hidden until the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 9/25/2012

    " Just another fun book about Mr. Monk and Natalie. I still think Monk comes across much fussier in the books than on the shows. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 6/3/2012

    " Loved it! Monk is the best :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sistri k | 4/25/2012

    " too funny to be true :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/25/2012

    " I love this series. I bought this on amazon because I enjoy the tv series that it is based on. I usually prefer the book versions over the tv and movies versions, but in this case, I can't decide which is better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenna | 12/31/2011

    " Very cute and funny book. The fun is in seeing how Monk reacts to everything and his funny attention to detail and to see if you can solve it before he does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula Hardman | 11/5/2011

    " If you enjoyed the television series, you will get a kick out of this one. The author writes based on the television program with Natalie Tihger(sp)telling the tale. Light, easy mind candy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabby | 9/16/2011

    " hilarious book. just as good as the TV series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 4/28/2011

    " this book was really good...one of the best i have read in a while "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 3/24/2011

    " First book in the Monk series. It was a really good story told by his assistant Natalie. If you liked the TV series you will like the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/22/2011

    " I love the Mr. Monk character and his assistant and have read at least 5 of the books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 1/11/2011

    " Thrilled to have Monk continuing on in written form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jillybean | 12/6/2010

    " 4.5. I'm a big Monk fan . . . learned even more quirky things about him. A fun mystery book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 9/12/2010

    " If you liked the television series, you will enjoy this book. It was fun to be able to hear the television character's voices in my head. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 9/11/2010

    " It was almost identical to the show, I miss Monk! I don't know if I'll read another, though it was a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 8/26/2010

    " The books are not as good as the tv show, but it's a fun, entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 7/14/2010

    " This was a fun quick read. The story is told from the point of view of his assistant Natalie Teeger. Interesting that both the Monk and Holmes books are told by a loyal assistant. I think this works betters as it lets us in as normal humans to marvel at the near super human powers of the hero. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wanda | 6/27/2010

    " A good story. Light reading. Characters are all just as they are on the tv show. Lots of funny Monk scenes. "

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

    " Contains just as much mystery and comedy as the TV show. I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 5/11/2010

    " Even though the TV series has ended, you can still find some of Mr. Monk's adventures in these books. In this story, the OCD detective starts out trying to find out who killed the firehouse's dog and ends up solving several mysteries. A few laugh out loud moments included in this read. "

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About the Author
Author Lee Goldberg

Lee Goldberg is a novelist and television writer whose television scripting and producing credits include Diagnosis Murder, Nero Wolfe, Hunter, Spenser: For Hire, She-Wolf of London, SeaQuest, Missing, Martial Law, and Monk. He is currently on the board of the Mystery Writers of America, from which he has received two Edgar Award nominations.

About the Narrator

Laura Hicks is an Obie Award–winning actress who has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theater, film, and television. A native New Yorker and a Juilliard graduate, she has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Australia, Austria, Italy, and Ireland.