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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Carl Hiaasen

Narrated By: James Van Der Beek

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: March 2012

Duration: 6 hours 12 minutes


Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. The critters he can handle. His father is the unpredictable one.

When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show called 'Expedition Survival!', Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling himself - to keep his dad from killing Derek Badger, the show's boneheaded star, before the shoot is over. But the job keeps getting more complicated. Derek Badger seems to actually believe his PR and insists on using wild animals for his stunts. And Wahoo's acquired a shadow named Tuna - a girl who's sporting a shiner courtesy of her old man and needs a place to hide out.

They've only been on location in the Everglades for a day before Derek gets bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm. Search parties head out and promptly get lost themselves. And then Tuna's dad shows up with a gun . . .

It's anyone's guess who will actually survive 'Expedition Survival'. . . .


  • Russ Metge

    Very fun! Listened to it with my nine year old daughter. I thought it was perfect for young readers/listeners and enjoyable for older readers/listeners too.

  • Robert Medolla

    We love Carls books. We have listened to Hoot and Flush and loved them. This book was hard to follow, I don't know if it was the narrator or the story line that made us loose interest. Not one of his best but okay.