I am still listening to “Bad Monkey” by Carl Hiaasen. I have to say I LOVE this book. Perfect plot for an audio version. Arte Johnson is superb. He’s doing voices same as I did when I read to my kids. LOL.
Bedtime stories for adults during the daily commute. I am not commuting this week but I am mobile so as I go out and about frolicking in the Spring Break fun amid the Covid-19 plague, I hear snippets. The whole section on the bad money’s aka Driggs origin and family lineage scene has me in stitches. Too cute that he was related to the monkey from Friends and a few other monkey descendants that were part of Ace Ventura Pet Detective. Driggs himself has a stint as the monkey from the Pirates of the Caribbean.
On more than one occasion I have laughed out loud despite the sometimes mature theme. I won’t spoil the surprise but Chapters 22 and 23 … wow. I did not see that coming. I am mid way through CD 7 of 9 meaning light at the end of the tunnel. Not that I want the light to come on. In fact, this is Mister Toad’s wild ride and I have enjoyed every single minute.
Therefore I am using this post as my pseudo review. I am purposefully vague in my reviews any way after the “We Need to Talk About Kevin” debacle. I will never ever again ruin a book for someone. I surprised myself being able to follow along and actually think I got more out of listening. I am at times guilty of speed reading always getting more out of a book when I read it more than once. As far as ratings, I give this book two thumbs up or 5 stars. A typical detective caper at its’ heart made ever more entertaining thanks to the late great Arte Johnson and his narration. Go on read it or listen to it. You’ll be glad you did.
Oh and the surprise find is completely unrelated to the book. I have two shoe racks in my closet and usually recycle the shoe boxes. I hung onto two for Operation Shoebox 2020. As I was putting up clothes today, the what I thought were empty shoe boxes came tumbling down. Out pops a brand new pair of navy blue Sketchers with gray bottoms … my new thing that I do because OCD does not allow me to have white bottomed shoes anymore. They get too dirty; same as non-white soles but at least the dirt doesn’t show. The receipt was still in the box. Deeply discounted and use of rewards made the total a whopping $17.98. Date on the receipt was October 16, 2016! Sacribleu. And I’m walking again which means I was about to buy new shoes. Now I don’t have to. Yay for me!!
As always, more to come.