Bad Monkey

Hiaasen, Carl

Audiobook CD - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Bad Monkey
Andrew Yancy--late of the Miami Police, soon-to-be-late of the Key West Police--has a human arm in his freezer. There's a logical (Hiaasenian) explanation for that, but not for how and why it parted from its owner. Yancy thinks the boating-accident/shark-luncheon explanation is full of holes, and if he can prove murder, his commander might relieve him of Health Inspector duties, aka Roach Patrol. But first Yancy will negotiate an ever-surprising course of events--from the Keys to Miami to a Bahamian out island--with a crew of equally ever-surprising characters, including: the twitchy widow of the frozen arm; an avariciously idiotic real estate developer; a voodoo witch whose lovers are blinded-unto-death by her particularly peculiar charms; Yancy's new love, a kinky medical examiner; and the eponymous Bad Monkey, who earns his place among Hiaasen's greatest characters with hilariously wicked aplomb.

Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, c2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780739385142
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
9 sound discs (11 1/2 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Arte 1934-


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Sep 20, 2014
  • ncbond rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very enjoyable audiobook. Narrator was excellent and the characters were all interesting.

Jul 22, 2014
  • janeroth rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was my first Hiaasen book. A smooth blend of humor and mystery. The narrators' New York accent was a nice touch. Very enjoyable.

Dec 15, 2013
  • billmacrotarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A human arm is recovered by a sport fisherman and Andrew Yancy, a detective under suspension, thinks that all is not as it seems. Hiassen's stories are humourous with numerous laugh out loud moments. In particular, the bad guys who range from a slightly corrupt ex-cop to murderers all get fitting comeuppances. Hiaasen's targets are land developers who damage the environment and bureaucratic incompetence and corruption that enable them to flourish. Fortunately, there are flawed heroes such as Andrew Yancy to take them down. Good mystery. Good laughs.

Nov 30, 2013
  • kihitchcock rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. It was bitingly snark-filled, tightly plotted, with plenty of action (and not the kind that typically makes my mind wander to my grocery list). The story kept me hooked the whole time, and there were enough twists and turns to keep me guessing. The plot lines were truly inventive and I don't think I've ever read anything like it before. And did I mention it was ridiculously funny? Because it was. And I would recommend it to anyone.

Sep 26, 2013
  • GabbyBabylon1944 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good book, but not as good as his earlier books. Arte Johnson isn't really a great narrator. I'd have enjoyed this more if it had been narrated by someone else. George Guidall comes to mind.

Aug 21, 2013
  • smichal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very entertaining book. I like to hear all the stories about South Florida. I find the narrator's accent (NYC) kind of distracting and the weird way he pronounces human ("yuman") and shone ("shown").

Aug 08, 2013
  • TheresaAJ rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Hiassen's dark, biting humor is centered on Key West, Florida and the Bahamas in his latest novel. Andrew Yancy, disgraced detective turned food inspector, follows the trail of a severed arm that leads to mayhem, corruption, and "only in Florida" weirdness. You'll never look at law enforcement or restaurants in the same way again!

Jun 22, 2013
  • Mobama68 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A word of caution. This book is not like most of Carl Hiaasen's other books. I felt it had a lot of foul language and adult content.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Find it at CLEVNET