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3.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 53.52 out of 5 3.52 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Dorsey Narrator: George Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 ISBN: 9781436141949
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Tim Dorsey is the internationally best-selling author of the gleefully over-the-top series starring spree-killer Serge Storms. In The Big Bamboo, Serge and sidekick Coleman head out west to take on Hollywood bigwigs and L.A. lowlifes in Dorsey's most outrageous novel yet. Before Tinseltown knows what's hit it, Serge has made an unforgettable foray to the Playboy Mansion and come up against Japanese Yakuza and a host of wacky characters. "Serge and Coleman are an Abbott and Costello for the new millennium as they bumble their way from one ridiculous exploit to the next ."-Booklist Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris Marasca | 2/19/2014

    " lots of twists & turns bring the reader to a surprise ending "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Squeaky | 2/16/2014

    " Serge and Coleman go to Hollywood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenn | 2/7/2014

    " Didn't enjoy this one as much as the earlier Tim Dorsey books, which I've all rated at 4 or 5 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 J | 2/7/2014

    " If you like Carl Hiassen you'll like Dorsey. Very funny story, wacky characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jesse Duncan | 2/3/2014

    " : typical serge takes on the world ... a riot of a read for dorsey, as usual!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gavin | 2/2/2014

    " Great Crime book with lots of raunchy and immature comedy. I loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christopher Mitchell | 1/30/2014

    " Fun - liked the variety of leaving Florida for a bit and making fun of Hollywood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. | 1/24/2014

    " This would have been five stars -- Serge in Hollywood making scenes! -- if I'd been able to easier follow the ending, which was a little too complex a resolution for me. Couldn't tell if it was my lazy reading or Dorsey's lazy writing (or both), so it gets four stars for making me laugh out loud frequently, weird-o ending or not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/23/2014

    " The Big Bamboo by Tim Dorsey (2006) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 1/13/2014

    " I give it three and a half. Much better than the last installment. I love the Hollywood elements. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thom Field | 1/13/2014

    " Tim Dorsey never fails to entertain. It is one wild, humurous ride after another. Probably one of the best authors I have ever read. "

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

    " Didn't finish it. Couldn't get into it :( "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Zaanodes | 11/27/2013

    " I have tried and tried to read this book...I still haven't been able to finish it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dustin Gaughran | 11/22/2013

    " Serge in Hollywood! It's everything you would expect it to be. I have yet to be disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 10/31/2013

    " More of the usual fun and games from Serge by Tim Dorsey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meredith | 10/27/2013

    " What can I say...I'm from Florida, I can't stay away from books based where I am from! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron Heimbecher | 10/26/2013

    " Hollywood movies, Alabama Oil, Japanese Mafia, Serge and Coleman with their own TV show. What more can you ask for? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 5/12/2013

    " Funny, entertaining and enjoyable. "

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

    " This was a on-sale (sure why not) kinda buy, and it was a very pleasant surprise how much I enjoyed it. I will definitely listen to it again. The characters were amusing, the plot was enjoyable, I laughed out loud on several occasions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Bricker | 3/28/2013

    " I thought this was a really good read. Fast paced lunacy with some interesting characters. All the Serge books are great fun to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dori Daus | 12/8/2012

    " A commentary on the inner-workings of Hollywood as viewed by a sociopath- fun! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jane Md | 9/8/2012

    " I couldn't get into this book. This is the first that I don't care for at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lin | 8/23/2012

    " If you like fun and crazy adventures especially about Florida, Tim Dorsey is a riot to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kspencer 75 | 8/7/2012

    " As always Tim Dorsey is a great read. Fast and FUN. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan griggs | 6/24/2012

    " this book is funny crazy! must read more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 6/17/2012

    " My least favorite so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 6/15/2012

    " Perfect holiday reading for Florida. Quick, entertaining, ...bizarre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nik | 10/6/2011

    " another good one. a little different than the others, but still good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wileycoyote | 8/7/2011

    " Serge IS WAY better than Dexter Morgan....Even by Florida's weak standards... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brent | 6/27/2011

    " Maybe not the Dorsey novel to start with... though I do like this Florida comedy thriller genre, this one has too much LA, CA. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr.B | 6/5/2011

    " Typical Dorsey, fun but silly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 5/17/2011

    " 2.5 It was fun, but got a bit tiring after awhile what with all the silly characters and plot jumps. It would've been a 2, but I give it an extra star for being set in places I know well. I recognized all the scenes in LA (where I used to live) and Tampa (where I live now). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/27/2011

    " Funny like Haissen, but more odd "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jorge | 2/4/2011

    " If you like Carl Hiassen you'll like Dorsey. Very funny story, wacky characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dori | 1/10/2011

    " A commentary on the inner-workings of Hollywood as viewed by a sociopath- fun! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Zaanodes | 9/21/2010

    " I have tried and tried to read this book...I still haven't been able to finish it! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beau | 2/23/2010

    " I bought it for about $1.00. I read it. I threw it away. The "plot" surrounds itself around inside jokes for people that live in/near Florida. For the rest of the world it is just a badly laid out "detective" novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron | 1/29/2010

    " Hollywood movies, Alabama Oil, Japanese Mafia, Serge and Coleman with their own TV show. What more can you ask for? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 1/20/2010

    " Every time I run into Serge Storms in Tim Dorsey's books, I like him more and more. Just wished he lived in my neighborhood!

    Dorsey's books all crackle! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lin | 1/15/2010

    " If you like fun and crazy adventures especially about Florida, Tim Dorsey is a riot to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thom | 11/30/2009

    " Tim Dorsey never fails to entertain. It is one wild, humurous ride after another. Probably one of the best authors I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nik | 6/3/2009

    " another good one. a little different than the others, but still good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/18/2009

    " The Big Bamboo by Tim Dorsey (2006) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 12/31/2008

    " Perfect holiday reading for Florida. Quick, entertaining, ...bizarre. "

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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 Wilson (1927–2014) received a bachelor’s degree in English in 1949 from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. He was an author and former Washington Post reporter who covered the military from the perspective of soldiers crawling in the mud and from the offices of decision-makers in Washington, and who played a notable role in the Pentagon Papers case.