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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (131 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurence Shames Narrator: Ron McLarty Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Laurence Shames has attracted enthusiastic fans with his Key West novels, which include Florida Straits, Mangrove Squeeze, Scavenger Reef, and Sunburn. Each of these books is a hilarious mixture of zany crimes and offbeat characters. Welcome to Paradise is his best yet.

When Al Marracotta, Mafia boss, takes a week's vacation in Key West, he looks forward to days of sun, sex, and seafood. Alan Tuschman, New Jersey furniture salesman, is a reluctant tourist. He has won a week in Key West for his sales record. But they have something in common: vanity license plates that read BIG AL. So when two goons are sent to ruin Big Al's vacation, it's not long before they target the wrong guy. Between the frustrated henchmen and the baffled Als, each chapter grows loonier than the last. And with the addition of a romantic wild card, the winsome Katy Sansone, the tough guys' schemes are tempered by more tender scenes. Narrator Ron McLarty's fine performance keeps the action moving at a brisk clip.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lynn | 11/8/2013

    " WHEN A FURNITURE SALESMAN WITH A SHIT ZSU IS MISTAKEN FOR A MINOR MOB BOSS WITH A ROTWEILER THINGS GET A LITTLE OUT OF HAND. I WOULD COMPARE THIS TO A DECENT "B" MOVIE. IT WAS AN EASY READ. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by David | 11/22/2009

    " Shames knows how to make mobsters laughable. Just don't tell any of them I said that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lewis Weinstein | 10/23/2009

    " Two "Big Al's" are one too many. Shames is great, funny, and Key West. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lew | 7/1/2009

    " Two "Big Al's" are one too many. Shames is great, funny, and Key West. "

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