• Florida Man

  • By: Mike Baron
  • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (664 ratings)

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Florida Man

By: Mike Baron
Narrated by: R.C. Bray
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Publisher's Summary

Mike Baron delivers a riotous, heartfelt, and ultimately uplifting story in Florida Man, brought to life by the inimitable R.C. Bray.

Gary Duba’s having a bad day. There’s a snake in his toilet, a rabid raccoon in the yard, and his girl Krystal’s in jail for getting naked at a Waffle House and licking the manager.

Gary’s a redneck living in a trailer by the swamp. But he’s got dreams, big dreams. Every time he tries to get ahead, fate deals him a low blow. But then he gets lucky...

With his best friend, Floyd, Gary sets out to sell his prized Barry Bonds rookie card to raise the $500 needed for bail. But things always find a way of getting out of hand.

©2019 Mike Baron (P)2020 Podium Audio

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Was this intended to be funny?

I love funny books. Hard Luck Hank is one of my absolute favorites. And Bray is one of my favorite narrators so how could I lose? At about 3 hours in I realized Bray had my full attention but that I hadn't laughed once. Any time now, right? Still at the half way point I hadn't laughed or even chuckled. Isn't that sort of a sign the book just isn't funny? It isn't even that the humor is adolescent, I'm not too good for some childish humor. There just wasn't any.

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wow

that was a complete waste. i expected actual funny Florida man stories not a run on drug show. kept hoping it would get better but nope. if you want something funny look elsewhere.

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a masterpiece

this is nothing like I normally listen to, and I was skeptical about buying it, but the fact that RC was the narrator made me take the chance.. and got dang I loved it! what a wild ride, nonstop action without it being too unbelievable, can't wait for the next one!

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Even Bray couldn't save this one.

I bought this due to Bray's livestream. Bray's spectacular narration makes most stories come to life. Unfortunately this time it wasn't enough. A dull story that made me feel dirty and sad. Perhaps it's because of the realities of 2020, but this is the first audible title I would never recommend to anyone.

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Pointless, even RC Bray phoned this one in

Florida man is a famous meme for making bad choices. This is ripe territory for a fun book, but its not. Its frustrating, needlessly vulgar, and way, way over detailed.

I had hopes that the combination of title, topic, and RC Bray would leave me rolling on the floor in laughter. Sadly, this book is so pointless and boring, even RC Bray sounds monotone and coffee deprived. I got through chapter 10 or 12 or so, and then simply deleted it. It was awful. Sorry RC Bray, I love your work, but even you couldn’t bring this one to life.

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gold

this book is glorious, its absolutely insane. there's nothing better than a great raunchy comedy book and I hope Audible green lights every single book in this series asap because I NEED MORE!

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I love RC Bray but this book needs editing

Maybe it’s petty of me to be annoyed at inconsistencies but this book is rife with them. Near the end the main character asks how something tastes when he’s already eaten it twice. Even in one chapter the length something being measured changes the third time it is mentioned. There’s a bunch of others as well. In all it’s pretty fun and Bray as always makes it more so, but it fails in continuity and believable in repercussions of actions.

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I'm now dumber.

I could not finish it. I am now dumber from what I heard. The narrator is good though.

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What the hell did I just hear

that was incredible, from start to finish. it was ridiculous, heartfelt, authentic. I love this book and cannot praise it highly enough

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Florida Man

Florida Man hilarious should come with a warning to not to listen to it while Walking, Driving, Chewing Gum or operating machinery. I love listening to R.C. Bray's performances.

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  • Bev carmody
  • 08-22-20

I could listen to this for hours

Big cry of nooo when if ended. It feels like the story was effortlessly written, weaving out of one scenario and the next. Bloody hilarious.

I don’t normally buy books like this, but when the mighty R C Bray, said how good it is, you have to get it.

Highly recommended, so much more to the book than the summary. Don’t drink or drive while listening, after a spitting coffee over a white table cloth, it’s not a good idea. Looking forward to (hopefully) a follow up.

Brilliantly written, and as ever, brilliantly narrated. Well worth two credits.


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  • Mr. Graham Foxall
  • 09-27-20

No meat to the story

Story just goes from one setup to another no real plot. Sadly had high hopes for this but its just a let down.

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  • Call me Bob
  • 12-22-20

DO NOT READ WHILE EATING OR DRINKING!

Seriously, you do not know when you will choke because you start laughing out loud.

This book is a gem. I love it.
I cannot remember last time I listened to something not SciFi or Fantasy.
I love the humor and the delivery.
The characters are lovable and relatable, full of flows but still innocent at heart.
Juts listen to it. If you liked Blue Collar Comedy this is right up your alley.

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  • Brian G.
  • 09-19-20

Was really enjoying it

But it just goes nowhere, just jumps from one event to the next. It has its funny moments but it's more like a collectiong of short stories than anything else.

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  • Harvey
  • 09-01-20

Crazy ride

wow, from the very 1st chapter this is a roller coaster none stop comedy action, very well written, keeps you engaged throughout. RC bray the genius as always brings each character to life definitely recommend this one.

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  • Gareth taylor
  • 06-09-22

Grows on you

Started off a cringing series of disasters leaving me feeling that the character is a total loser but as the story progresses and goes from one silly scenario to another, I realised that the main character was at heart a nice guy without a clue. Even his user wife grew on me.

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  • Stoxy
  • 11-12-21

Dull

Badly edited. How many times do you need to describe the mans sore head?
What relevance does the process of changing a tyre have on the story?
Got fed up listening to it, even R C Bray started to drone on. Though he does play the characters well.

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  • Ian C Dando
  • 10-11-21

Outstanding.

An easy listen with fascinating characters, Brassic does Florida springs to mind! Superb and highly recommended.

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  • n j plumridge
  • 07-03-21

A laugh a minute

With Mike Baron creative genius and R.C. Brays vocal talent which brought the book alive, which made myself laugh so hard that passerby’s worried about my sanity. A big thumbs up and looking forward to a sequel.

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  • Anela Anne
  • 11-04-20

Call Me Impressed

That was good. Really good and really funny. Gary scores one minute, then fails big time the next. Whatever trouble he gets into Gary has a good heart. He will help anyone, even if they’ve physically attacked him first. Such good writing style it seems like a true story, but all that bad luck then good luck can’t happen to one person in so little time. Or can it? I guess so! What a wild ride. And oh man the narrator is so good. All I heard was unique characters brought to life by RC Bray’s amazing narration skills. Superb.

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  • Janik Attinger
  • 05-05-21

Sweet book

Great book thoroughly enjoyed the roller-coaster.

Brays performance was awesome.
Wanted it to keep going.

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  • Josh
  • 01-10-21

A Redneck Train Wreck

RC Bray awesome as always. Florida man is the hero this world deserves. if you enjoy 2ft black dildos, alligators wielded as weapons, meaningless destruction of nature and the shameless killing of endangered species this is the book for you.

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  • MM
  • 01-10-21

Didn't really get the point of the story.

RC Bray did his usual good work.
Some sections were quite funny and others tended to drag out a bit. Neverthess, an easy listen to fill the time whilst recovering from surgery.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-28-20

Bray is a legend

Normally listen to R.C in sci.fi books but he bring this book alive as well
Recommend highly
Brings back memories of Skippy and “hold my beer”

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  • Lee
  • 10-16-20

Laughed so hard I nearly crashed my car.

Damn Mr. Bray knocked this one out of the park. One of the funniest book I've listened to in a long time. Don't go past this book.