Nature Girl

  • by Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by Lee Adams
  • 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Honey Santana, impassioned, willful, possibly bipolar, self-proclaimed "queen of lost causes", has a scheme to help rid the world of irresponsibility, indifference, and dinnertime sales calls. She's taking rude, gullible Relentless, Inc., telemarketer Boyd Shreave and his less-than-enthusiastic mistress, Eugenie, into the wilderness of Florida's Ten Thousand Islands for a gentle lesson in civility.What she doesn't know is that she's being followed by her Honey-obsessed former employer, Piejack. And he doesn't know he's being followed by Honey's still-smitten, former-drug-running ex-husband, Perry, and their wise-and-protective-way-beyond-his-years 12-year-old son, Fry. And when they all pull up on Dismal Key, they don't know they're intruding on Sammy Tigertail, a half white-half Seminole failed alligator wrestler, trying like hell to be a hermit despite the Florida State coed who's dying to be his hostage.

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What the Critics Say

"Old fans and newcomers alike should delight in Hiaasen's 11th novel, another hilarious Florida romp [with an] engaging and diverse screwball cast...Hiaasen's humorous touches and his all-too-human characters carry the book to its satisfying close." (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Sample first!

I am a fan of Mr. Hiaasen and have enjoyed reading all his books. The problem here is the narrator. She has a stunningly beautiful voice, perfect diction, a slow pace, no sense of humor,and very little talent in character deliniation (Valley girls, gold-rush prospectors, and subtle cartoon voices). She sucked all the fun out of this one. Sorry I didn't buy the book.
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- Michael

Well worth the wait!

I too am surprised by the negative comments. I laughed out loud as I have while listening to many of Hiaasen's previous books. The characters were creative, and the plot was typically convoluted. The voices created by the narrator were key to my enjoyment of the book. If you like Hiaasen, give this one a try, and make your own decision! I did not want to turn it off.
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- Pamela Faber

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-30-2006
  • Publisher: Random House Audio