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Razor girl [sound recording] : a novel / Carl Hiaasen.

Hiaasen, Carl. (Author). Rubinstein, John, 1946- (Added Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library CDBOOK F HIAASEN (Text to phone) 34030136869515 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Brookfield Library CD F/HIAASEN (Text to phone) 34029136902987 Adult Book on CD Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown CD BK HIAASEN (Text to phone) 34014138114013 Adult Book on CD Available -
Douglas Library of Hebron AUDIO CD HIA (Text to phone) 33400137927235 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Easton Public Library ACD HIAASEN, CARL (Text to phone) 37777122393366 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon BCD HIA (Text to phone) 33430136982410 Adult Book on CD Available -
Killingly Library A-CD AUDIO BOOK/Hia (Text to phone) 34040137987398 Adult Book on CD Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding AUDIO Hia (Text to phone) 33620131391670 Adult Book on CD Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport TCD Hiaasen (Text to phone) 34000076239532 Adult Fiction CD Available -
Oliver Wolcott Library - Litchfield CD SPOKEN HIA (Text to phone) 36123138400179 Adult Fiction CD Available -
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General Note: Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by John Rubinstein.
Summary, etc.: "When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an innocent accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the offending car is Merry Mansfield--the eponymous Razor Girl--so named for her unique, eye-popping addition to what might be an otherwise unexciting scam. But, of course--this is Hiaasen!--the scam is only the very beginning of a situation that's going to spiral crazily out of control while gathering in some of the wildest characters Hiaasen has ever set loose on the page. There's the owner of Sedimental Journey--the company that steals sand from one beach to restore erosion on another...Dominick "Big Noogie" Aeola, the NYC mafia capo with a taste for the pinkest of sands...Zeto, the small-time hustler who gets electrocuted trying to charge a Tesla...Nance Buck, native Wisconsinite who's nonetheless the star of the red neck reality TV show, "Bayou Brethren"...a psycho who goes by the name of Blister and who's more Nance Buck than Buck could ever be...the multimillionaire product liability lawyer who's getting dangerously--and deformingly--hooked on the very product he's litigating against...and Andrew Yancy--formerly Detective Yancy, busted to Key West roach patrol after he beat up his then-lover's husband with a Dustbuster--who's convinced that if he can just solve one more murder on his own, he'll get his detective badge back. That the Razor Girl may be the key to his success in this deeply ill-considered endeavor will be as surprising to him as anything else he encounters along the way--including the nine-pound Gambian pouched rats getting very used to the good life in the Keys... "--
Subject: Swindlers and swindling Fiction
Traffic accident victims Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks.
Mystery fiction.

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Razor Girl
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by Hiassen, Carl
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Hiaasen's woozily funny mix of Florida mayhem, murder, and mirth brings back Andrew Yancy, goofball hero of 2013's Bad Monkey, who's still trying to solve a crime high profile enough to catapult him from inspecting restaurants in Key West to his old job as detective with the Monroe County sheriff's department. The characters he meets are as wacky and wildly hilarious as on his last escapade, but this time Hiaasen's sharply satiric arrows are aimed not only at environment-destroying greed-heads but grotesques from the world of show biz. And actor Rubinstein has a grand old time providing voices for all. There are the two kidnap victims: Hollywood talent agent Lane Coolman-when he speaks, you can almost see the perspiration on his upper lip-and his gruff, mainly inebriated, loose cannon client, Buck Nance, the star of the top-rated Bayou Brethren TV show. The kidnapper, Benny the Blister, is a growling, snarling genuine redneck of the homicidal variety, who's angling for a featured role on the series. They are accompanied by an assortment of Key West denizens, Buck's fellow thespians, Lane Coolman's sleazy associates, assorted lawyers, also sleazy, and a few banana-loving giant Gambian rats. Except for the rats, who have no dialogue, Rubinstein manages to find the perfect interpretation for each. A Knopf hardcover. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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*Starred Review* Andrew Yancy (Bad Monkey, 2013) returns in this immensely entertaining wild ride through the Florida Keys. He is still doing penance as a health inspector on roach patrol for an earlier assault with a car vacuum. But when the star of a redneck reality show called Bayou Brethren goes missing, Yancy sees a chance to win back his real cop job at the sheriff's office. Merry Mansfield, the Razor Girl, is sharp, that's for sure, and one of the coolest characters Hiaasen has ever brought to the page. She runs car-crash scams but has the proverbial heart of gold, which lands her bejeweled flip-flops in a diabolically complicated story that includes (and often skewers) phony reality shows and the fine folks who bring them to us: goofball goodfellas; sand-restoration, reef-raiding scammers; an ill-fated, mongoose-owning stinky copycat psycho; a high-profile product-liability lawyer who's dangerously addicted to the very male-enhancement potion for which he recruits litigants in his TV commercials. And, oh yes, let's not forget an environmentally invasive infestation of Gambian pouched rats, electric cars, and cruise lines, along with Sharpie pens that create a male enhancement that perhaps only this author could dream up. Or maybe it is one of the true lurid Florida tales he claims to have incorporated into the story? This is the ultimate beach read for anyone with a taste for Hiaasen's skewed view of a Florida slouching toward Armageddon.--Murphy, Jane Copyright 2016 Booklist

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Ex-cop-turned-restaurant inspector Andrew Yancy is back in Hiaasen's (Bad Monkey) latest "only in Southern Florida" adventure. This time Yancy unofficially investigates the disappearance of the patriarch of a Duck Dynasty-type reality show after a booking at a Key West sports bar goes terribly wrong. Hiaasen does not deviate from the style that has made him famous, and fans can enjoy the usual vivid phrasing and humorous set pieces that characterize his works (Yancy's food inspection visits and a running gag about service comfort dogs both work particularly well). If there is any complaint to be made, it is that the main female character, the titular "Razor Girl," is not particularly well developed despite appearing throughout most of the novel, but the other criminals, cops, Mafia enforcers, Hollywood agents, and Key West citizens are memorable in Hiaasen's usual quirky way. While the ethical dilemmas of reality television have been more seriously explored elsewhere, it is doubtful they've been examined in such an amusing fashion. Verdict Hiaasen and Dave Barry fans will not be disappointed. [See Prepub Alert, 3/26/16.]-Julie Elliott, Indiana Univ. Lib., South Bend © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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