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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,930 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dave Barry Narrator: Dick Hill Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The Extravaganza of the Seas is a five-thousand-ton cash cow, a top-heavy tub whose sole function is to carry gamblers three miles from the Florida coast, take their money, then bring them back so they can find more money. In the middle of a tropical storm one night, these characters are among the passengers it carries: Fay Benton, a single mom and cocktail waitress desperate for something to go right for once; Johnny and the Contusions, a ship's band with so little talent they are ... well, the ship's band; Arnold and Phil, two refugees from the Beaux Arts Senior Center; Lou Tarant, a wide, bald man who has killed nine people, though none recently; and an assortment of uglies whose job it is to facilitate the ship's true business, which is money laundering or drug-smuggling or...something. What happens to them all in the midst of the fiercest storm in years, the unpredictable ways in which this trip will change their lives and send them ricocheting off each other like a giant game of pinball, is the story of this astonishing, wickedly satisfying, all-too-human novel by "one of the funniest writers alive" (Carl Hiaasen). 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 by Tammy Lim | 2/2/2014

    " funny! and reads like a movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sierra | 1/31/2014

    " I think it was awesome. Like his others, everything escalates. And hilarity ensues. The whole book is one evening aboard the gambling cruise ship Extravaganza of the Seas. There's something else going on involving a certain organized crime association. You'll be sad even when the bad guys get theirs! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pamela | 1/6/2014

    " funny. i love dave barry! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 1/2/2014

    " This is great to listen to on audio on a road trip. The characters were well developed, and great disclaimer at the beginning to warn readers about the language, but the bad language is of course used by bad people! One scene was so funny it made my sides hurt. I don't know the name of the person who recorded it on audio, but he did such an amazing job with the voices, creating a very distinct character. The female voices were very believable, too. Again, this was a great road trip book. "

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