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Publisher's Summary

Why is everyone rushing to flee Tampa on a cruise ship to hell?  

Serge is back with a bullet, torn between homicide and souvenirs. So is Coleman, torn between getting hammered and getting more hammered. Then there's good ol' Jim Davenport, the E-Team, the Diaz Brothers, and Johnny Vegas, the Accidental Virgin, cranking up the fevered action as the pot boils over on a street called Lobster Lane.

It's reunion time in the Sunshine State, and we're not just talking the family jamboree of that blood-soaked criminal clan, the McGraws, whose nastiest, meanest member is finally released from prison and heads south bent on revenge. On top of it all, the government is covering up a growing list of mysterious victims across Florida who may or may not be connected to a nefarious plot being hatched against national security.

But wait! There's more on the horizon! Who is the oddly familiar femme fatale named Rachael? Is Serge wrong that guns, drugs, and strippers don't mix? What sets the Non-Confrontationalists off on a rampage? What finally brings Coleman and Lenny together? Will they succeed in building the biggest bong ever? And can Serge surf a rogue wave to victory?

Batten the hatches, don the life jackets, and take cover as all these questions and more are answered in the latest adventure from the acclaimed author of Hurricane Punch.

©2008 Tim Dorsey (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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Poor choice by Wyman ruins book.

Would you try another book from Tim Dorsey and/or Oliver Wyman?

I want all of Dorseys books but none of the Dorsey books read by Wyman. To be clear, Wyman is one of my all time favorite readers but his voice choice for Surge kills these great books. I cannot understand why he thinks a big guy of Cuban descent would sound like a little weasel from New Jersey.

What did you like best about this story?

All of Dorsey's stories are great.

Would you be willing to try another one of Oliver Wyman’s performances?

Wyman's performances are some of the very best and I love his work, well, except for this. He is one of my all time favorite readers with this one exception. Choosing to make Surge Storms a small, whiny, Joe Pesci type Jersey guy killed this series for me. Where I used to hang on Surge's every word, now I want to slap him and stuff a sock in his mouth. Wyman's Surge is an annoying little pest that just won't shut up. Perplexing because all of Wyman's other voices are consistently great.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Saddness

Any additional comments?

Disappointed.

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Serge rules!

Serge rules once again as the funniest murderer around.

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More rollicking fun with Serge

The adventures of Serge, with his ADD/OCD and borderline psychopathic tendencies, have us driving around Florida again. These books make me want to rent a rent a car and follow his route. A great bit of escapism and a quick read.

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My all time favorite???

This book is great.
Perhaps its because of the great reading?
Maybe because of the reappearance of Old beloved characters?
Could be the surprise ending?
It might be the unrelenting pace?
How about the timely natural Phenomenon?

In any case, I Love This Book!

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Atomic it's NOT

This one rates right up there with Hurricane Punch. The annoying surfer music has to go! While the storyline has interesting twists and turns mixed with the typical “Surge” humor, it’s still just a 3 star read. If you have listened to/read Dorsey’s other books, might as well get this one under your belt too.

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Lots of foul language

What disappointed you about Atomic Lobster?

I couldn't get past the constant use of the f___ word. It's constant thus I couldn't continue. I am not against an author using that word but there was just so much of it

Would you ever listen to anything by Tim Dorsey again?

I would have to read the first pages. If the language is clean I'd read it.

Would you be willing to try another one of Oliver Wyman’s performances?

Yes

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I'd say anger at the overuse of the foul language. I think he was trying to make it sould like the mafia but guess he doesn't know they don't always talk like that.

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Love Serge, Hate Narrator

Please bring George Wilson back to the series? Serge as a crazy Joe Pesci makes my skin crawl!

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Another "WOW!" from Dorsey.

This book series should be mandatory listening for anyone considering relocating to Florida.
Florida isn't the shiny, happy postcard crap that gets sent to Sheboygan on a postcard. The seedy underbelly is alive and well and part of what makes this state spectacular. The author is fully aware of this and uses his experience as a Tampa journalist for inspiration. Some of the capers are far-fetched; but in Florida, they're not out of the realm of possibility.

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just didn't do it for me

I've listened to many of this series but this one just didn't grab me. Part was the narration, part was the story line.

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By far my favorite

Surge is by far at is wacky loveable homicidal best. the Davenports, the G-unit, and a Colman and Lenny showdown. I loved it..

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  • Jumpin' Bean
  • 06-28-17

Don't read this first

Another great Serge Storms book. More extreme murder and interwoven plots and a classic 'caper'. This one builds on the previous books and reuinites some of my favourite characters
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The only sadness is the change of narrator. Oliver Wyman is very good, but you know how it is, just jarring if the voices and characterisations change mid-series. That's just a personal view and I don't want to detract from the talent that Wyman brings to bear.

If you like your murders light-hearted (although even writing that feels odd) and aren't too fussy about 'realism' then you might want to give these books a try.

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  • Peter Evans
  • 12-27-12

Tim done it again.

More Tim D magic that makes me laugh out loud with my MP3 player, Lobsters and serge go so well together,

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  • christina
  • 10-28-11

Storming good read

Great book read by a narrator who really brings it to life.. The characters are all three times larger than life. Not in any way believable as real people but you care about them all the same. There are regular laugh out loud moments. It's not for the easily offended though