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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (July 13 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0739312987
  • ISBN-13: 978-0739312988
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 11.7 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 45 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sacha Remierz on Sept. 2 2005
Format: Paperback
Normally one to stick with some national bestseller or cult classic such as "Da Vinci Code" or "Katzenjammer" (McCrae), I was recommend this book by a friend. Thank goodness it wasn't a bad recommendation. I loved it from cover to cover. Fans of Hiassen's clever wit and descriptive storytelling will find Skinny Dip a quick read, but the overall book lacks some depth. The plot progression is a bit predictable and the characters aren't as interesting as in other Hiassen novels. As always with Hiaasen, underneath the laughs here are a lot of anger and sadness. He makes the reader uneasy about the fate of our rapidly disappearing wilderness. His usual culprits are land developers, corrupt politicians and judges, carpetbaggers, and sometimes, promoters and tourists (e.g., Tourist Season). This time, he skewers as corrupted by corporate greed the scientific establishment that supposedly is trying to save what little is left of the Everglades. Let's hope his books awaken some sense of urgency or shame in the powers that be. On the other hand, let's not hold our breaths. Also, try the novels SKIN TIGHT (another great Hiaasen work), KATZENJAMMER (McCrae at his best), and the rapid-fire funny David Sedaris book, NAKED. All are great and worth every cent. You can't go wrong with any of these. I also plan to read ALL of Hiassen's works!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cee Ess TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 6 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Buckle up and hold on for a zany ride of murder and mayhem punctuated by humidity and eco-politics. If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, you'll be on board for this tale (until things go overboard that is.) This isn't Tolstoy, but it is a fun pool side or beach read. The two thumbs aren't way up on this one, but they're up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AceofHearts on April 29 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Charles "Chaz" Perrone is a biologist who doesn't know anything. He is testing water samples in the Everglades where he is deathly afraid of the wildlife. He is running a profitable pollution scam for Red Hammernut, a mogul in the agriculture business. Chaz fears that his wife Joey may be onto his little scam and decides to do away with her by heaving her overboard on a cruise.

But Joey is a championship swimmer and manages to hang onto a bale of marijuana and then get rescued by loner and ex-cop Mick Stranahan. Instead of coming forward to the cops, Joey decides to pay Chaz back. What follows is a crazy, funny blackmail campaign against the lazy Chaz.

Chaz gets to be babysat by Red Hammernut's muscle man, Tool. As Chaz gest more and more frenzied Tool grows a conscience.

I loved this book and all the characters but especially Tool. Hiaasen does a great job of a tongue-in-cheek mystery surrounded by environmental concerns in the Everglades.
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Format: Hardcover
This is my first Cal Hiaasen book. I'm glad I read SKINNY DIP. It is Wacky with a capital W. Joey Perrone is murdered by her sleazy marine biologist Chaz on their second anniversary cruise vacation. Well, Chaz thinks he's killed her, but Mick Stranahan, former detective, rescues Joey from the Gulf waters. Together they "gaslight" Chaz Perone and he doesn't know what hit him. Strangely Joey is all at sea as to her husband's motive for murder. Some things in this book seem expected such as the romance between Stranahan and Joey, but the secondary characters, they're something else! Karl Rolvaag, the detective assigned to Joey's case loves snakes and he would rather live in the frozen tundra of Minnesota than the steamy jungles of Florida. The apish Tool, who becomes rather endearing at the end. There is an underlying theme regarding the environment in the form of the Florida Everglades and its erosion. This theme is personified in a real interesting, enigmatic character called the Captain. He is a Vietnam vet, but he is also the Greenman or Wild Man of mythology. What a great character and what a great, fun story. Also higly recommended would be the shocking, funny, sometimes morbid, but always entertaining CHILDREN'S CORNER by bestselling author, Jackson McCrae.
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Format: Hardcover
If you enjoyed books such as "A Confederacy of Dunces" or "The Bark of the Dogwood," then you'll love this most-recent novel by Mr. H. Set in the disappearing and endangered Everglades, the cast of wacky individuals that make up this mind-altering romp is ingenious. Leave it to the author of "Lucy You" to come up with yet another great read.
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Format: Hardcover
Far-fetched, hilariously funny, zany characters...YEP, this is absolutely entertaining writer's, Carl Hiaasen's best story yet! If you are a reader that loves to be entertained then "Skinny Dip," is the book for you! You won't be disappointed! (Highly Recommended!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Oct. 21 2004
Format: Hardcover
Carl Hiaasen's SKINNY DIP is one wonderfully quirky and fun crime thriller that throbs with an exotic Miami heart. I think it is clearly his best so far. Yes, even better than BASKET CASE. I've read a lot of good, fun, very imaginative novels lately--A SECRET WORD by Paddock, JONATHAN STRANGE by Clarke, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG by Haddon. It would be hard to order them, but SKINNY DIP might be my personal favorite.
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By Gen TOP 500 REVIEWER on Dec 14 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Weighing my love of Christopher Moore and Tim Dorsey, Amazon recommended Carl Hiaasen to me. "Skinny Dip" was the first book I read by him, and I definitely enjoyed it.
That being said, it wasn't as sharp as Tim Dorsey, nor as tongue-in-cheek as Christopher Moore; but considering I've read everything by those two authors, Carl Hiaasen will be my new go-to author when I need a laugh.
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