Skinny Dip

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Carl Hiaasen

Narrated By: Barry Bostwick

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: July 2004

Duration: 5 hours 0 minutes


Chaz Perrone might be the only marine scientist in the world who doesn’t know which way the Gulf Stream runs. He might also be the only one who went into biology just to make a killing, and now he’s found a way–doctoring water samples so that a ruthless agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the endangered Everglades. When Chaz suspects that his wife, Joey, has figured out his scam, he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner into the night-dark Atlantic. Unfortunately for Chaz, his wife doesn’t die in the fall.

Clinging blindly to a bale of Jamaican pot, Joey Perrone is plucked from the ocean by former cop and current loner Mick Stranahan. Instead of rushing to the police and reporting her husband’s crime, Joey decides to stay dead and (with Mick’s help) screw with Chaz until he screws himself.

As Joey haunts and taunts her homicidal husband, as Chaz’s cold-blooded cohorts in pollution grow uneasy about his ineptitude and increasingly erratic behavior, as Mick Stranahan discovers that six failed marriages and years of island solitude haven’t killed the reckless romantic in him, we’re taken on a hilarious, full-throttle, pure Hiaasen ride through the warped politics and mayhem of the human environment, and the human heart.


  • DF

    Set in a place where most people only vacation--Florida--this is an excellent book for summer reading. It keeps you reading and it keeps you laughing. Its characters and plot are so over the top that your everyday life disappears from view.

  • Anonymous

    A little predictable, but a fun read anyway. There was some good laughs and fun along the way, and overall I did enjoy this quick little read.

  • Anonymous

    It was a fun short book. Not a lot of surprises, but entertaining.

  • Anonymous

    This was a great book! Hope he has more like it. It is hilarious and A fun book to listen to. Really did enjoy it.

  • Dinah Barnes

    Fun read on the way to work, at lunch, and on the way back home! There were several spots in the story that I had to rewind just to listen again... I really enjoy laughing, so when parts of this book made me laugh, I did a rewind. Great listen and funny at times.

  • Anonymous

    I loved this book. It was so funny I laughed outloud. My husband heard me laughing and I had to listen to the entire book over again so he could catch up. He loved it also. Great listen for our stressful times.

  • The Oak

    Very humorious. Loved the characters he developed and will definitely rent another Hiassen book.

  • Because

    A fun read. When I got to the end of the book I drove around the block a few times before going home.

  • Kelli Mink

    Cute, the language was witty and made me chuckle a lot. Just a very entertaining piece, but definitely not deep.

  • Robin Miller

    Hiaasen is a great humerous writer. The way he develops a mystery plot with outlandish characters is sure to tickle your funnybone and appease your sense for mystery. I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one I receive.

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