The Lizard King

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kim on 02-13-14

Snakes on a plane!!!

Ever wonder what might be in all the suitcases that glide past you on the luggage carousel at the airport? After listening to this captivating expose' of pet suppliers and their quasi-cartel smuggling operations, I will make sure to keep my distance from that weird lady with the oddly squirming carry-on the next time I have to fly. The story flips between the perspective of the good guys and the bad guys - although at times you wonder which is which - so you end up learning a little about about how to be a great smuggler/criminal and a little about how to catch them. Entertaining and informative - an easy 4 star rating for this great listen.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Ali on 01-06-17

Boring. Hour after Hour of names of Reptiles

What disappointed you about The Lizard King?

These "adventures" of a Retile Smuggler and the under-sourced, under-manned US Agents who try to apprehend smugglers could have been told in 15 min.
So to give the book some substance, the Author fills the gaps with endless names of reptiles and repeats ad-nauseum that there is a lot of reptile enthusiasts who spend a lot of money for retiles.

Has The Lizard King turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes. This book basically talks about one smuggler and one agent. Totally boring.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Lizard King?

The information in this book could be drastically edited to the point of maybe, making an interesting piece in "Outdoors" or "National Geo". But as a book, it is ridiculously redundant.

Any additional comments?

Unless you enjoy hearing the names of reptiles, move on to a different book.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Velma on 01-30-12

Buying a snake purse will make you think twice!!!

Where does The Lizard King rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top RATE!!!

Has The Lizard King turned you off from other books in this genre?

Certainly has!!!

Which scene was your favorite?

I could not put book down.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

After all the training the FBI receives, it finally captures the Reptile King!!!

Any additional comments?

Great Book!!!

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Peter Rocha on 10-27-17

Reptiles and humanity

I am a reptile breeder and to learn that the biggest names in the business have a darker past is fascinating. absolutely loves this book

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5 out of 5 stars
By Matthew Peacock on 08-30-16

Amazing book, narrator did it justice.

Reptiles are a fascinating topic. The smuggling side of it is a Tony Montana like thrill ride. This book should be in your library.

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5 out of 5 stars
By WendyK on 04-15-16

Very very Interesting. Will listen again.

Very very Interesting. Worth listening to a 2nd and possibly 3rd time to catch the things I missed the first time. I do plan to also get the print version. Listened during driving time with the whole family. We all love reptiles, own several and this book lead to many discussions on the value of reptiles and what it means to be a true reptile lover over someone only after profit. It also lead to discussions on the various types of reptiles there and those that job longer exist in the wild. A wonderfully written book.

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