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3.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 5 3.55 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carl Hiaasen Narrator: Richard Gilliland Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Disney is so good, it's bad. So argues Carl Hiaasen, an award-winning investigative reporter and columnist with the Miami Herald, whose dream is to be banned forever from Disney World. In Team Rodent, Hiaasen provides an unflinching look at the mega-empire and says its attempts to alter God's work are a manifestation of pure wickedness. This program is part of a new series called The Library of Contemporary Thought, giving top opinion makers a forum to explore the most provocative, fascinating, and relevant issues of our day. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matthew | 2/14/2014

    " This guy is ill-informed and makes poor, poor arguments with vague connections that are more implied than anything else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 2/14/2014

    " ....anyone who attacks mickey mouse is fearless... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. D. | 2/12/2014

    " Highly entertaining roast of Disney as a cultural phenomenon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 2/9/2014

    " A very fast read that's a little outdated at this point, but eye-opening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patsy | 2/5/2014

    " I love the way Carl Hiaasen writes his novels. This is the first opinion piece I have read by him and I enjoyed it thoroughly! At only 87 pages it is a very quick and fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina Kopnisky | 1/17/2014

    " A quick read. If you are cynical about the greatness of Uncle Walt's empire this will appeal to you. Hiassen was a reporter before he wrote fiction. The book comes across as sensational but also gives the reader plenty to contemplate. "

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

    " We had a great family trip to Disney World. After a really good time in the sticky sweet world of Disney, I came back wanting to cleanse my palate with some pure bile. Thanks, Carl Hiaasen. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dysmonia Kuiper | 12/10/2013

    " And I thought I was the only one afraid of Mousewitz. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 12/8/2013

    " Growing up in Florida and having former in laws working at Disney made this even better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alana | 11/18/2013

    " Only Carl Hiaasen, a native Floridian, could expose the hijinx of the world's most famous rat (I mean mouse). Disney seems to be a governmental entity with more power than some third world nations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie Rivera | 6/17/2013

    " This book is very "tongue-in-cheek" but if you have worked for Disney it will make total sense. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. Steve | 3/23/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was humorous and thought provoking. I gave the author more credibility than I had anticipated because Hiassen did give Disney positive feedback at times. All in all, it was a quick, entertaining and informative read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 1/26/2013

    " Carl Hiaasen's hatred of Disney World is no secret if you've read his novels. It was funny, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who isn't already a Hiaasen fan or from Florida. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelby | 10/26/2012

    " I still had the urge to go on Indiana Jones after I finished reading; I doubt that was his goal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 6/8/2012

    " Should be required reading for anyone who has ever lived in Florida. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lulu McGee | 5/18/2012

    " It was a good essay, I just wish it was updated. I would love to read Carl's take now, 11+ years later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chip | 5/4/2012

    " Mostly just a rambling rant, but an entertaining one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate Fletcher | 4/15/2012

    " Not that shocking evidence of religion & corporation eating away at "civilization". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 6/28/2011

    " A quick, if dated, read for Disneyphobes (or Disneyphiles) with a few good appropriately cynical anecdotes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 5/5/2011

    " We had a great family trip to Disney World. After a really good time in the sticky sweet world of Disney, I came back wanting to cleanse my palate with some pure bile. Thanks, Carl Hiaasen. "

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

    " carl hiaasen excellent book on the disney machine "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 4/2/2011

    " A short and insightful look into how Disney has shaped American culture and changed the Florida landscape forever. I thought it was an interesting concept that was too short; I would have liked to read more from this author about this topic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 11/8/2010

    " One could easily make the case that Microsoft is at least as "evil" an empire as Disney. At least Hiassen makes sniping a Disney and all it stands for fun and a funny read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/25/2010

    " A very fast read that's a little outdated at this point, but eye-opening. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J. D. | 8/16/2010

    " Highly entertaining roast of Disney as a cultural phenomenon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 6/18/2010

    " Jeff and I listened to the book on our way to a conference. I suggested a trip in September to Disneyworld and he said no. Emphatically. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mr. Steve | 4/3/2010

    " I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was humorous and thought provoking. I gave the author more credibility than I had anticipated because Hiassen did give Disney positive feedback at times. All in all, it was a quick, entertaining and informative read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peacegal | 1/12/2010

    " Hiaasen takes a biting look at the way in which the "happiest place on earth" has changed his beloved Florida for the worst. You might have second thoughts about visiting the world's most famous theme park after finishing this slim, but compulsively readable, volume.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristie | 9/1/2009

    " Definitely opens your eyes up to the world of Disney. Short and sweet and full of interesting behind the scenes stories I had never heard. The fact that one of Carl Hiassens goals was to get banned from the place is enough reason to read it. "

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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

Richard Gilliland is a veteran television and film actor.