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Author: Bill Montalbano, Carl Hiaasen Narrator: George K. Wilson, George Wilson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9781464029929
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With its dozens of outlying islands and the native Conchs' historically low regard for the law, Key West is a smuggler's paradise. All that's needed are the captains to run the contraband. Breeze Albury is one of the best fishing captains on the Rock, and he's in no mood to become the Machine's delivery boy. So the Machine sets out to persuade him. It starts out by taking away Albury's livelihood. Then it robs him of his freedom. But when the Machine threatens Albury's son, the washed-out wharf rat turns into a raging, sea-going vigilante. In Trap Line, Hiaasen and Montalbano pit a handful of scruffy Conchs against an armada of drug lords, crooked cops, and homicidal marine lowlife. The result is a crime novel of dizzying velocity, filled with wrenching plot twists, grimily authentic characters, and enough local color for a hundred tropical shirts. It's the Key West the tourist brochures won't tell you about: a place as crooked as Al Capone's Chicago and as irredeemably violent as Wyatt Earp's Tombstone. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Hiaasen is] Florida’s most entertainingly indignant social critic.” 

    New York Times

  • “A piece of nautical adventure writing worthy of C. S. Forester.” 

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • “Tautly written…[Montalbano and Hiaasen have a] fine flair for characters and settings.”

    Library Journal

  • #1 New York Times bestselling author

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monte | 1/19/2014

    " Typical Hiassan....great Keys story. A little formulaic with the small town politics/ corrupt sheriff, but well told. "

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

    " I've read all of his books and this was my least favorite. Loved the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 1/11/2014

    " This book was not as humorous or filled with quirky characters like the other Hiassen novels I've read, but it was still an entertaining read that held my attention. My main criticism is how abruptly the story ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 1/5/2014

    " Interesting but not as funny as Hiassen's solo novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JodiP | 12/24/2013

    " This was a page-turner! It's not silly, as Hiaasen's later work tends to be. It's an intense thriller/drama that also had great details of the Keys in the early 80s. I will have to check out the co-author, as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 12/17/2013

    " I love Carl Hiaasen, and while this book has bits and pieces of his writing style, something was just missing. Can't put my finger on it. It is a good book, just not what I expect from Hiaasen. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 12/7/2013

    " It is hard not to like a Carl Hiaasen book in my opinion. This one was very different from the others I have read - more serious than humorous, but a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 11/26/2013

    " The story of corruption in southern Florida and the Keys is a familiar one for this Miami Herald columnist. Hiaasen is my favorite just-for-fun author, but this book lacked the usual laugh-out-loud comic relief I've come to depend on him for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thebrown1 | 10/12/2013

    " I'm originally from South Florida and this is an excellent story that would keep any native captivated. Its a great depiction of what life USED to be like there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 7/27/2013

    " Typical Hiaasen - an extremely enjoyable read with great (and quirky) characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/21/2013

    " A great quick read, but not a good as Hiaasen's books by himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 5/10/2013

    " Very typical Hiaasen novel. Hard to put down but a quick good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naplespeg | 3/17/2013

    " This is one of the best Carl Hiaasen books I've read. He really knows south Florida. One of my favorite authors. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lee | 1/29/2013

    " Great read! Lot's of action and suspense. Plus if you have ever spent any time on the Keys, it's pretty cool to read about places that you have seen and been to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allen | 11/27/2012

    " When I get a Hiassen book while on vacation, there can be only one result: the book is completed in 24 hours or less. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 11/16/2012

    " Laughed outbound. Reared up a bit. Enjoyed it a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 9/20/2012

    " Fast-paced thriller, chock full of intrigue that grabs the readers, pulling them into the trapline of corruption, bad cops, smugglers, drug lords, and the Conchs, the real people of the Florida Keys. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 9/2/2012

    " Who let some idiot write for Carl Hiaasen? None of the charm, only crap. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dale | 7/11/2012

    " Corruption and murder in the bass fishing world, and the shenanigans of a Christian broadcasting mogul. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 5/14/2012

    " Old-school Hiaasen---great fun and interesting to see where he started "

About the Author

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 Narrators

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.

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.