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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,342 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Dorsey Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Serge Storms Series Release Date: January 2009 ISBN: 9780061729782
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“Dorsey’s brilliantly, profanely funny 11th novel…zips along like P.G. Wodehouse’s best work.”
 —Richmond Times-Dispatch

 

Tim Dorsey’s outrageously zany, gleefully violent, and uproariously funny Nuclear Jellyfish marks the triumphant return of lovable, thrill-killing Florida historian and tireless civic booster Serge A. Storms. The bestselling author of Atomic Lobster, Triggerfish Twist, and Florida Roadkill, Dorsey can match Carl Hiaasen punch-for-punch when it comes to fictionally depicting Sunshine State madness—and he’s taken his rightful place alongside Christopher Moore in the pantheon of top American humorists. Nuclear Jellyfish is a veritable WMD of radioactive hilarity—as Denver’s Rocky Mountain News so aptly puts it, “It doesn’t get any better.”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Pure gonzo humor. Serge being Serge (meaning certifiable), sex, violence, and hilarity ensue as he pinballs along the Florida highways, pursuing his dream of authenticating every bit of the state’s anecdotal history.”

    New York Times

  • “Dorsey’s brilliantly, profanely funny eleventh novel…zips along like P. G. Wodehouse’s best work.”

    Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • “Fasten your seatbelts: Serge A. Storms, Florida’s manic tour and history guide as well as its most inventive and prolific serial killer, cruises at warp(ed) speed through bestseller Dorsey’s eleventh thriller…Dorsey’s inspired insanity certainly won’t appeal to everyone, but Serge’s antics give vicarious satisfaction to those who too often see misdeeds go unpunished. In short, Serge continues to pummel convention and evildoers with exuberant abandon and wit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The eleventh installment of the Serge A. Storms saga finds Serge, manic serial killer and dedicated Florida history buff…no longer the random thrill murderer of Florida Roadkill, Serge has morphed into a conscientious vigilante who stalks his prey when appropriate and plans precise executions in keeping with the victim's misdeeds...Dorsey has penned another fun-filled killing spree in the same vein as his ten previous novels. His readers will certainly demand this title.”

    Library Journal

  • “The charm of Dorsey’s novels has never really been about plot. It’s in the belly laughs, the eccentric bits of local folklore, the manic energy, and the hothouse Florida madness Dorsey churns out so reliably.”

    Booklist

  • “Oliver Wyman’s voice sounds like a chainsaw in a minor key in his latest turn as Serge A. Storms in Dorsey’s eleventh Florida adventure. The lovable psychopath/hero, Serge, along with his trusty amigo, Coleman, who’s always high, cruises tourist sites…gathering material for a travel website to the weird…Wyman’s mishmash of gravelly accents and Dorsey’s off-the-wall jokes make listening to Nuclear Jellyfish highly entertaining.”

    AudioFile

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mac | 2/16/2014

    " Fun, but not my favorite Dorsey. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauri | 2/12/2014

    " This is so not what I normally read. The protagonist is sort of a Robin Hood serial killer. He kills in very creative and bizarre ways. He kills the people that are taking advantage of others. But the book is hilarious, lots of dry one liners, some very fun Lynyrd Skynyrd references, and Florida history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Temperance | 2/6/2014

    " This was the first Serge Storms book I've read. When first reading it, I contemplated not finishing it several times. I read the reviews on this site and decided to give it one more try. Like many of the other reviews stated, after the first handful of chapters the story starts to pick up and come together. The book did get better. Serge is definitely a different character from what I'm use to reading. Some parts did have me laughing out loud. I would consider reading other books in this series but will not go out of my way to find them. Rating three stars because it took me awhile to get into and find the rhythm of the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott Gordon | 1/13/2014

    " There's a lot of Florida history I've never scratched the surface of... and a lot of sadistically convoluted ways to murder people that mankind has yet to explore. As the anti-hero, Serge, educates us about different nuggets of Floridian trivia, it starts to feel like the fucked-up version of Patrick Smith's A Land Remembered, a historical novel we read in my Florida high school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Turi | 1/9/2014

    " More antics from Serge, the vigilante serial killer-with-a-heart-of-gold and his always-partying friend Coleman - this time tangling with a ring of diamond thieves robbing undercover salesmen/couriers. Yeah, makes your head spin. This is classic Serge, though - and a surprise ending that mekes me wonder what Tim Dorsey will be up to next. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joshua | 12/30/2013

    " I was hoping this would tap into some of the stuff that makes Carl Hiaasen so enjoyable--Florida, crime, eccentric characters. It certainly has all three of those things but it is just way to ramped up in its own hyper-activity and outlandishness for me. It has a few scenes that made me laugh but mostly it just felt like silly, stream of consciousness while trying to be as all over the map as possible. I will not be making another trip with Dorsey's main recurring character Serge. Once is enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spider | 12/30/2013

    " Fantastic! If you ever need a flipped out Florida holiday- take a trip with Serge! He is insane,so bizarre, & so funny! I hope Quentin Tarantino makes the Serge character a big star! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/23/2013

    " This one was better then the last Dorsey book I read, or maybe I just knew what to expect when from him this time. Either way not a bad story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 11/20/2013

    " Loved it!! Can't wait to get my hands on some more Tim Dorsey! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayne | 10/14/2013

    " I love this psychopath, Serge A Storm. It makes me want to move to Florida even more. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janine | 10/9/2013

    " A little bit raunchy for my taste, but funny. Very Dave Barry-ish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandra | 9/3/2013

    " The kill count mounts as he travels through Florida. This is great stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Larry Phillips | 5/11/2013

    " An off-beat account where Arthur Dent meets Philip Marlowe meets Alice in Wonderland. I didn't think I would like it at first but enjoyed it more with age. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oddmonster | 3/14/2013

    " Decent but not a standout for this series. A little forced. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan | 2/14/2013

    " Lovable serial killers Serge and Coleman. Florida trivia about Allman Brothers. Clever murder by sprinkler hose. Elusive plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 1/8/2013

    " I love Tim Dorsey! I went to this book signing and I finally finished. It was rather enjoyable but not one of my favorites of his. Serge is a bad mammajamma! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward | 9/28/2012

    " Some people have even stranger imaginations than me! It's a trip of a road trip with vigilante justice and Florida pop trivia on top! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 6/3/2012

    " I won this book from the Bookreads giveaways. Where to begin....If you have A.D.D., you shouldn't have any trouble following this book. It is funny, but too much going back and forth. I won this book and Atomic Lobster and they are both funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/11/2011

    " Great read. More of a cross between Dexter, McGyver & Monk. I think this was the last in a series of 10 books, so I will probably go back & read a few more. Will definitely recommend to Tim & Michael. Almost like "Promise Me" where they left too much for the last 3 pages of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Reva Nowell | 11/11/2011

    " I liked it. Parts of it made me laugh out loud. Serge is the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 5/22/2011

    " I L-O-V-E Tim Dorsey!! I especially like his books on audio because the action translates so well out loud. I've been a fan of Serge Storm since the very first book - and this one was as good as all the rest! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 4/14/2011

    " Laught out loud funny. Great characters, improbable events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yeva | 3/14/2011

    " Tim Dorsey is insane! God, I loved this book. It was wild and crazy...completely off the wall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 1/13/2011

    " I just couldn't get into this one. Just not my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 12/30/2010

    " I won this book from the Bookreads giveaways. Where to begin....If you have A.D.D., you shouldn't have any trouble following this book. It is funny, but too much going back and forth. I won this book and Atomic Lobster and they are both funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pepper | 12/19/2010

    " I found this book to be funny, witty, and a little disturbing-in a good way. Having not read any of the previous books in the series I was curious about the insane main character. The murders were inventive and horrible, everything a reader could want. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindee | 12/15/2010

    " This is the first time I have read a Tim Dorsey book. Now I want to go back and read all the books that feature Serge as the main character. This book made me laugh out loud several times. Serge is a clever and dynamic character. "

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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.