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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (575 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 2012 ISBN: 9780062116413
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“The undisputed king of the comic crime novel.”
Providence Journal

“I guarantee Dorsey will never win the Nobel Prize for Literature—he’s far too funny.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch

“If you’ve never read Dorsey, you need to start…You won’t be disappointed.”
Miami Herald

Gloriously unrepentant Florida serial killer Serge Storms is back—and he’s finagled his way into becoming a secret agent in Miami—in another outrageous crime comedy from New York Times bestselling author, Tim Dorsey. In Pineapple Grenade, the incomparable Serge takes up spying for the president of a banana republic, and now Homeland Security wants to bring him down. It’s always a wild ride when Dorsey’s at the wheel, and with Pineapple Grenade he delivers his most explosively hilarious road trip to date.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Neither Dorsey’s fast-paced prose nor his delight in skewering human foolishness has lost its mischievous sparkle.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Pineapple Grenade displays Dorsey’s talents as a comedian, a Florida historian, a political and social commentator, and a well-seasoned writer.”

    Gainesville Times

  • “Dorsey’s hysterical prose cocktails of true Florida lore (and lure); Serge’s innovative offings of deserving Florida reprobates; his pal Coleman’s epic drug intake; beautiful, dangerous women; a host of unlikely recurring characters who show up wherever Serge happens to land; the psychotic Serge’s lack of impulse control—all these factors make plot almost superfluous..”

    Booklist

  • “Pits Serge against what may be the only folks as dysfunctional as he is: members of the international intelligence community.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 2/15/2014

    " Not the best Dorsey. I hope he hasn't given up on Serge. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ansaldik | 2/12/2014

    " I think this is the last Tim Dorsey book for me. I've read 3 or 4 in this series and really tried to like him, but I just don't. I love Carl Hiaasen and his plots and characters can be bizarre, but his look like the Cleavers next to Dorsey's. All connection with reality is lost with Dorsey. Sure, there are some funny scenes (Guardian Mimes) and some decent satire (letter to Sarah Palin), but as a whole it is just too disjointed, unrealistic, and over the top for me. A friend who is a big fan told me I needed to embrace my inner psychosis to like Dorsey but I just don't have an inner psychosis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 2/5/2014

    " The continuing adventures of Serge,Coleman, and accomplices old and new. Reads like Carl Hiaasen on acid. But just as funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandi | 2/4/2014

    " NOt the best - I know they're fast-paced and far-fetched, a little hard to follow sometimes, but this one was the first one that I really couldn't quite relax and enjoy. Can't put my finger on it, but something was a little off. Still a good book, but not as good as the others in my humble opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 1/29/2014

    " As amusing as ever but not one of the better books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 1/24/2014

    " Pretty typical Serge A. Storms stuff. Which is to say, nothing typical about it. Fun, fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glenn | 1/20/2014

    " Aaaaaah, got my annual Serge fix! I'm good for another year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 1/20/2014

    " Oh, those crazy guys, Serge and Coleman! International intrigue, corruption, spies, oil spills, all against the backdrop of beautiful Miami. If you have read Tim Dorsey, you know the humor in his work. In Pineapple Grenade, Serge finds the love of his life, but in the classic plot twist, things don't work out. Funny, but complicated plot line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mathew Carruthers | 1/20/2014

    " Serge Storms as secret agent - outrageously funny. Much closer to being a tightly plotted political thriller than a madcap comic adventure, but there is still comic mayhem throughout the book. Put it on your summer reading list. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt Zalaznick | 1/18/2014

    " One of the weaker Serge books. Weak plot, not even that funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Dunlap | 1/9/2014

    " Serge A. Storms has become one of my favorite characters! I've read all but Dorsey's newest offering, and he never ceases to provide comedic relief of life. Just fun stuff, hopefully will leave you laughing out loud at the sheer lunacy of it, as it does me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 12/15/2013

    " sick humor = i like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pearlie | 12/11/2013

    " Incredibly funny and weird...couldn't figure out what I had gained by reading it, but it was still an interesting ride. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Don Gorman | 11/7/2013

    " I used to really like Serge. He bothers me now, I really don't know why. Every now and them he redeems himself, like the little Christmas books that came out last year. I think I may be done with this series as it just doesn't do it for me like it used to. Wonderful absurdity can even have limits. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John Day | 10/27/2013

    " A weak link in an otherwise good series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassandra | 10/17/2013

    " Pure craziness. Exactly what I expect from a Dorsey book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 OCLS Staff Picks | 3/2/2013

    " Another madcap adventure starring everyone's favorite psychopath, Serge A Storms. This time, Serge is convinced he can be a spy. With the natural absurdity of south Florida thrown into the mix, this is another great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 2/14/2013

    " A wild ride as always. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/17/2012

    " Imagine Serge as an undercover agent working for the US government. His track record that of a insane serial killer or the precisely planned pattern of an agent building a cover story to be in the right place at the right time? You be the judge! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ali | 9/26/2012

    " Eh. Not very impressive except for the creative ways the "hero" kills bad guys. Trite, sophomoric sex and drug humor. Really surprised I finished it. Best I can say is eh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Beimler | 4/26/2012

    " If you liked the others, you'll like this, although after reading quite a few, the crazu gets p;d/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Levine | 2/28/2012

    " Typically frivolous fun read.Somewhat less Florida trivia than usual,but more humor.Inventive plot with a small amount of topical political allussions. "

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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.