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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,647 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Dorsey Narrator: George K. Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Serge Storms Series Release Date: July 2012 ISBN: 9781456123116
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Praising Tim Dorsey’s tongue-in-cheek humor, the Miami Herald wrote, “Nobody, but nobody, writes like this guy.” Here, Florida politics take the main stage in a rollicking satire that proves Dorsey is at the top of his game.

Florida governor-by-default Marlon Conrad, the Republicans’ handsome, unthreatening “golden boy”—and a loyal tool of powerful special interests groups—seems a virtual shoo-in for re-election. That is, until he undergoes a radical personality shift during a bloody military action in the Balkans. Now it’s just three weeks before the election, and Marlon is suddenly talking about “issues” and “reform” as he crosses the length and breadth of his home state with an amnesiac speechwriter and a chief of staff who turns catatonic in the presence of minorities. The governor’s new-found conscience might well cost him the election, though, and it appears that pretty much everybody from Tallahassee to Miami Beach is trying to kill him.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Excellent…It’s manic, hysterical, and puts Dorsey well up there with the cream of comic writers who seem to have made Florida the center for satirizing America in the twenty-first century.”

    Independent (London)

  • “A rip-roaring entertainment…Dorsey spares almost no one…and that’s what makes Orange Crush so wickedly refreshing. It’s just the thing to keep political junkies laughing until the next real election comes along.”

    St. Petersburg Times

  • “Another outrageous, bawdy, and raucous tale…Orange Crush offers satirical situations, laugh-out-loud dialogue, and plenty of action.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Would-be assassins, spin doctors, scandalmongers, bloodthirsty journalists, lobbyists, and at least one serial killer…are along for the wild ride. Thoroughly cynical and over-the-top…it will produce laughs under many a beach umbrella.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “If 200-proof satire is your drink of choice, Dorsey is the guy you want behind the bar.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renae | 2/18/2014

    " Good light read for the Thanksgiving weekend. Reminds me of Carl Hiaasen. Almost too much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Essa Alroc | 2/17/2014

    " Ok, so this book is completely different from the other Serge novels and still completely fantastic. I've avoided reading it for a while because the main focus isn't on the love of my life, Serge Storms, but now I'm glad I did. Dorsey takes your run-of-the-mill born to be a politician, Marlon Conrad, and turns in him to someone I would actually vote for. Marlon's development from spoiled rich boy to idealistic man is both hilarious and inspiring. Of course, Serge is still there with his usual shenanigans, but as usual, Dorsey ties it all into the plot nicely. This is a fantastic "must read" for any Serge lover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cohan | 2/1/2014

    " Chuckled a few times... then promptly forgot the entire book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob Corrigan | 1/31/2014

    " Enjoyed it. The book strikes me as just a tiny bit too ... much. Too over the top. I think this is one of those reads that you just have to be in the 'mood' for -- goofy, goofy, really strange characters etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 1/30/2014

    " Although the flow of this novel was off at times, I enjoyed most of the authors satirical vision of Florida. Being born and raised there, I got quite a kick from all the references to the places that I enjoyed as a kid. However I can see where people unfamiliar with the state would be quite disappointed with the plot and the character interaction at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlene | 1/25/2014

    " OMG! One of the funniest books I've ever read in my life!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jaema Berman | 1/19/2014

    " So far, there are aspects that I like and some I don't. But I have never read anything by Dorsey and I wanted to try him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 William | 1/16/2014

    " Not as good as some of the others of Dorsey's but a quick enjoyable book. If you are a fan you will enjoy it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 1/5/2014

    " Could'nt get into this- probably wasn't in the mood. prefer Carl Hiassen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 12/19/2013

    " Hilarious. I've read it twice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert Vandiver | 11/1/2013

    " This wasn't my fvorite Tim Dorsey--but they are all greta fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nik | 9/3/2013

    " this one was quite a bit different than the other dorsey ones i've read so far, which was nice, but it seemed to lack a little bit of the interwoven tales of a bunch of crazy people that dorsey was so great at in his other books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Shipe | 8/22/2013

    " If you enjoy dark, dark humor, this is a great read. May be better to read other Tim Dorsey books first to understand some of the recurring characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 8/11/2013

    " It was recommended by my boss after he noticed a copy of the sequined love nun sitting on my desk. I'm not sure I'd go back to this author - he spent the first half getting all the characters built then rushed through the action in the second half. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. | 7/2/2013

    " The stand-out, thus far, of the Dorsey novels I've read. Laugh-out-loud funny, touching in moments, and a great spoofing of the American political process. Plus Serge A. Storms remains my FAVORITE. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joel | 4/2/2013

    " Taking Florida politics to an all new level of weird, Serge rides again. Dorsey's wit and command of Florida trivia is fantastic, and this cast of characters is as goofy as ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elektra | 1/15/2013

    " Serge Storms is just the kind of criminal you can get behind. YOU want HIS FLORIDA!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwyn | 11/14/2012

    " Never would have thought about an RV used this way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 9/26/2012

    " Change of pace from the other novels. Entertaining look at politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora | 9/11/2012

    " This is a perfect story to read at election time. Laugh out loud funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suziqoregon | 9/3/2012

    " Mu blog post about this book is at this link. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig Pittman | 8/17/2012

    " The plot's a mess, just a bunch of wacky anecdotes strung together really, but this wicked little paperback is the best satire of Florida politics ever published & should be read by everyone in the Sunshine State. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen Gurri | 8/8/2012

    " A good read. In the same family as a good Hiaasen book and a must read, especially if you lived in Florida during the 2000 elections. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Dunn | 6/22/2012

    " Honestly, it's been a while since I've read it, and all of Tim Dorsey's books to me are very good, and I've read every last one, so one general old timey review.....two thumbs up....for all of them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marguerite | 2/7/2012

    " OK, but the humor was a bit too slapstick or contrived for my tastes. Carl Hiassen has spoiled me, I guess. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gordon | 12/29/2011

    " This book follows the adventures of Serge A. Storms as he serves as the political advisor to the serving governor of the state of Florida. A whacky and wonderful view of politics in the Sunshine State. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 10/16/2011

    " A bit different from the usual Serge mayhem, but totally delightful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 10/3/2011

    " Lots of jokes and laughs. Little plot, no real mystery. Good in small doses. Lots of books, not to be read all at once. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 8/3/2011

    " Honestly, it's been a while since I've read it, and all of Tim Dorsey's books to me are very good, and I've read every last one, so one general old timey review.....two thumbs up....for all of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 6/17/2011

    " I think this is now my favorite Serge book. It's got a few giggles and some good political commentary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 6/8/2011

    " Politics handled the right way is always absurd and hilarious. Serge and his crew did it in Orange Crush. Shades of Hiaasen, who I'm out of and am waiting for him to write another book, just make me believe that a vicious killer is the funniest and smartest guy in Florida. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 6/3/2011

    " Could'nt get into this- probably wasn't in the mood. prefer Carl Hiassen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J.C. | 4/25/2011

    " This series just keeps getting better and better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 4/4/2011

    " The plot's a mess, just a bunch of wacky anecdotes strung together really, but this wicked little paperback is the best satire of Florida politics ever published & should be read by everyone in the Sunshine State. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jesse | 4/1/2011

    " It was recommended by my boss after he noticed a copy of the sequined love nun sitting on my desk. I'm not sure I'd go back to this author - he spent the first half getting all the characters built then rushed through the action in the second half. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brian | 2/18/2011

    " Change of pace from the other novels. Entertaining look at politics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renae | 11/27/2010

    " Good light read for the Thanksgiving weekend. Reminds me of Carl Hiaasen. Almost too much. "

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

    " A fascinating, over the top view of the political scene. It was hilarious, but a sobering picture of how politics can work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 10/24/2010

    " Ending was too madcap. Funny hard hitting satire on the ever-lowering bar of human decency and intelligence in United States society in general,though... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 8/11/2010

    " This is my favorite so far - my sister & I have met Tim; I have 2 books signed & a signed tank top - this guy is hysterical but teaches a lot about Florida along the way - very similar to Carl Hiassen "

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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

George K. Wilson is a working actor in stage, film, television, and commercials with almost one hundred audiobook narrations to his credit. He began in broadcast journalism with American Forces Radio and Television and is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He had a lead role in the cult film classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and appeared on television’s One Life to Live, Ryan’s Hope, and The Doctors and has been heard on voice-overs for The Guiding Light and The Cosby Show, as well as many television and radio commercials.