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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carl Hiaasen Narrator: John Rubinstein Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9780385392952
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The new full-tilt, razor-sharp, unstoppably hilarious and entertaining novel from the bestselling author of Bad Monkey, Star Island, Nature Girl, et al.

When Lane Coolman’s car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield—the eponymous Razor Girl—and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose on the page. There’s Trebeaux, the owner of Sedimental Journeys—a company that steals sand from one beach to restore erosion on another … Dominick “Big Noogie” Aeola, a NYC mafia capo with a taste for tropic-wear … Buck Nance, a Wisconsin accordionist who has rebranded himself as the star of a redneck reality show called Bayou Brethren … a street psycho known as Blister who’s more Buck Nance than Buck could ever be … Brock Richardson, a Miami product-liability lawyer who’s getting dangerously—and deformingly—hooked on the very ED product he’s litigating against … and Andrew Yancy—formerly Detective Yancy, busted down to the Key West roach patrol after accosting his then-lover’s husband with a Dust Buster. Yancy believes that if he can single-handedly solve a high-profile murder, he’ll get his detective badge back. That the Razor Girl may be the key to Yancy’s future will be as surprising as anything else he encounters along the way—including the giant Gambian rats that are livening up his restaurant inspections.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Narrator John Rubinstein provides balance to the edgy humor in Carl Hiaasen’s latest book, an offering designed to provoke simultaneous gasps and giggles. The audiobook features Hiaasen’s usual cast of despoilers, crooks, and misfits. Rubinstein is the adult in the room who prevents the entire enterprise from crashing…Rubinstein plays it straight, delivering the craziest lines with a cool aplomb that smooths some edges without reducing the comedy.”

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  • Carl Hiaasen’s irresistible Razor Girl meets his usual sky-high standards for elegance, craziness and mike-drop humor. But this election-year novel is exceptionally timely, too. . . . [A] wonderfully overstocked book. Janet Maslin, The New York Times
  • Raucous . . . It’s a classic Hiaasen setup, and Razor Girl delivers on it with seasoned, professional ease. The dialogue somehow sounds believable even at its most deadpan hilarious, and the multi-pronged satire—of Florida, corrupt cops, bumbling criminals, and, most exquisitely, the entertainment industry—is gentle but merciless. Steve Donoghue, The Washington Post
  • Hiaasen’s propulsive plot moves this motley collection of weirdos swiftly through a Rube Goldberg string of mistakes and counter-mistakes. Hiaasen rules this satirized and exaggerated version of Florida as an agenda-driven and vengeful deity, reveling in the self-induced pitfalls that take down the worst offenders. His particular version of Murphy’s Law operates with a sly grin and a razor-sharp sense of humor. Eric Swedlund, Paste magazine
  • Rejoice, fans of American madness who've sought fulfillment in political reportage. South Florida's master farceur is back to reassure you that fiction is indeed stranger than truth. . . . [Hiaasen's] plotting is so fine-tuned that preposterous complications that would strain lesser novelists fit right into his antic world. Relax, enjoy, and marvel anew at the power of unbridled fictional invention. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • [An] immensely entertaining wild ride . . . Merry Mansfield, the Razor Girl, is sharp, that's for sure, and one of the coolest characters Hiaasen has ever brought to the page. . . .  This is the ultimate beach read for anyone with a taste for Hiaasen’s skewed view of a Florida slouching toward Armageddon. Jane Murphy, Booklist (starred review)
  • Breezy, enjoyable . . . fast-paced . . . readers will be hoping that Yancy and the other quirky denizens of Hiaasen's Florida will soon be back for another screwball adventure. Publishers Weekly
  • A 2017 Selection for the ALA Listen List for Outstanding Audiobook Narration
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
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About the Author
Author Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen is a successful journalist and novelist. He is a writer and investigative reporter for the Miami Herald, and his work has appeared in Time, Life, Esquire, Playboy, Gourmet, and Sports Illustrated. His earliest novels—Powder Burn, Trap Line, and A Death In China—were cowritten with fellow journalist Bill Montalbano. Since then, he has written books in a variety of genres. His novel Strip Tease was made into a movie in 1996, and his young adult novel Hoot, a Newbery honoree, was made into a movie in May 2006. A number of Hiassen’s works have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, including Star Island, Chomp, Sick Puppy, and Scat. In addition to being a writer, Hiassen is also a public speaker. He lives in Florida with his family.

About the Narrator

John Rubinstein is an actor, composer, and director who won a Tony Award for his starring role in Broadway’s Children of a Lesser God. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning several AudioFile Earphones Awards and being named a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2013.