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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (653 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Dorsey Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Serge Storms Series Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9780062111838
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“The undisputed king of the comic crime novel.”
Providence Journal

Nobody does Florida weirdness quite like Tim Dorsey! Case in point: When Elves Attack, the New York Times bestselling author’s twisted Christmas present to his legion of adoring fans who can’t get enough of thrill-killer and Sunshine State historian Serge A. Storms, the most endearing psychopath since Dexter. Dorsey offers the perfect antidote for all those sappy feel-good holiday stories with this zany blockbuster extravaganza in which his wonderfully deranged serial killer Floridaphile delivers his special brand of Christmas cheer. More outrageous than Santa Claus in a Speedo, When Elves Attack serves up a Yuletide feast of the “pure gonzo humor” the New York Times Book Review enthusiastically attributes to this fearlessly funny writer. Think Bad Santa and National Lampoon’s Family Vacation, blend in Dorsey’s trademark appetite for destruction, and you’ve got hilarious crime fiction black comedy that anyone would be thrilled to discover stuffed in their Christmas stocking.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fans of Dorsey’s slapstick-comedy style will find plenty to like. Dorsey again proves he’s some sort of mad master with a concoction that features zany physical comedy, dark humor, social commentary, and Florida history.”

    Tampa Tribune

  • “A satisfyingly large punch of classic Dorsey craziness…Serge’s paradoxical personality is at its most charming.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Oliver Wyman embraces his inner screwball as he gives voice to Tim Dorsey’s multitude of semi-normal and criminal nutbars in the Sunshine State. Wyman’s enthusiasm is as infectious as Serge’s plans are outrageous...[his] high-energy performance ramps up Dorsey’s insanity, providing extremely funny listening.”

    AudioFile

  • “Fun to read…Sick and twisted, but delightfully so.”

    Gainesville Times

  • “Dorsey weaves in the overt insanity of our holiday season with his own special brand to give us a special little tome. [When Elves Attack] will win Dorsey new fans.”

    Florida Times-Union

  • “Hilarious.”

    Tulsa World

  • “Full of suspense and more than a few chuckles.”

    Patriot Ledger

Listener Opinions

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

    " These guys bring a whole new twist to Christmas. Quite funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/4/2014

    " Call me a goof-ball sicko. I love Serge and Coleman. "

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

    " So funny! I laughed so much through this book. A couple parts made my face do that screwed up thing but overall it was great! Definitely a keeper! I want to read more of Tim Dorsey's books... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda | 1/29/2014

    " Oh!That Serge. I just love these hilarious Tim Dorsey books. What a great start to the Christmas season. I can't wait for the next one. They give me a "Florida fix". "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elaine | 1/27/2014

    " I'm not fond of dorsey's writing. I read them cuz I don't want to hurt my brothers feelings. However, a nice color copy of part of the cover went perfectly with a Christmas Prank. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/22/2014

    " Hilarious, as usual. Chuckled out loud through most of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene | 1/21/2014

    " This book was exactly what I needed - interesting characters, holiday spirit, original storyline, and absolutely hilarious and ridiculous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harold | 1/15/2014

    " Not Dorsey's best effort. I, however, do agree that KFC's cole slaw is "to die for". "

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

    " . . . and apparently I'm starting with #14 of a series. Great. *sigh* I dig it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teena | 11/14/2013

    " Will never look at elves the same "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorrie | 10/5/2013

    " I love any book by Tim Dorsey! Serge is the BEST!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli | 9/30/2013

    " Nothing like a little Christmas crime in Florida to get you in the holiday spirit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiera | 1/15/2013

    " Laugh out loud funny!!! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dugger | 10/30/2012

    " Never realized LEGOS could be a lethal weapon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope McCormick | 10/7/2012

    " Kinda warm for Serge. Which is nice since it's a Christmas story. I expect dark, more creative deaths in future books though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tynan A. | 7/4/2012

    " Christmas is just not Christmas without Serge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 6/27/2012

    " crazy, silly murder - quick read - pretty funny "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Ann | 6/3/2012

    " Dorsey as irreverent as always. This was a revisit of Triggerfish Lane and the Davenports and made me chuckle. It felt to me like it was "I need something for the holidays" and cranked out a little faster than normal. It was fun and just what I needed after some pretty heavy reading this month. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vickie | 5/28/2012

    " I'm kind of behind on my reading. Got this book in October, and probably should have read it right away because it's a Christmas story. Serge and Coleman reunite with the residents of Triggerfish Lane in this heartwarming and seriously psychotic tale of the meaning of Christmas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred Forbes | 1/13/2012

    " Not sure this will join the perennial Christmas classic list but a fun read for fans of Serge and Coleman. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/8/2012

    " Just what the doctor ordered for the winter doldrums. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arlene | 11/7/2011

    " First time Im reading this author and I loved it! It was a quick read and funny! Just in time for the holidays! Check it out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Don | 11/7/2011

    " Oh Holy Night! Serge lets loose at Christmas. An incredible hoot. I was laughing so loud a couple of times....it was great. Wait until you get to the line....I can help you kickstart your broom! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harold | 11/1/2011

    " Not Dorsey's best effort. I, however, do agree that KFC's cole slaw is "to die for". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 10/28/2011

    " This is a completely deranged Christmas story that still managed to end with me going "Awwwwww! How sweet!" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 10/27/2011

    " Okay, all right, it was maybe trying a little too hard, but the book is so darn satisfying! Serge A. Storms does all the things that we would never admit even to fantasizing about, and he does them with such panache! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teena | 10/26/2011

    " Will never look at elves the same "

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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

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.