• Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii

  • By: Lee Goldberg
  • Narrated by: Laura Hicks
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (514 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Some people think Hawaii is paradise, but Monk knows that danger, like dirt, lurks everywhere. Look at Helen Gruber, the rich tourist who took a fatal blow from a coconut. The police say it fell from a tree, but Monk suspects otherwise. His assistant Natalie isn't exactly thrilled about Monk's latest investigation. It was bad enough Monk followed her on vacation, and now it looks like the vacation is over.
©2006 Universal Studios Licensing, LLC (P)2009 BBC Audio

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    4 out of 5 stars

Delightful listen

If you haven't heard a MONK audiobook yet, this one is quite delightful.
The story is is plotted out well.
The narrator does a good job.
The only reason I give this book a 4 stars instead of 5 is the over use of the word "said", but that might just be me.

If you like MONK the series, or the other MONK novels, you will have fun listening to this installment.

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Might be better if you haven't seen the show

The actual plot was decent, but I thought the narration was pretty terrible. Maybe it's because I've watched the entire series on tv. Some stuff seemed out of character for both Monk and Natalie to be saying or doing.

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Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii

Well narrated and keep the interest all along

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The Monk

What made the experience of listening to Mr. Monk Goes to Hawaii the most enjoyable?

Definitely Monks alter ego when he's on meds.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Monk, his antics have me in stitches. He like a modern day Sherlock Holmes - with issues.

Which character – as performed by Laura Hicks – was your favorite?

The Cop when he was going in and out of the pigeon speak and his reaction to Monk and his odd ways.

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Hilarious & entertaining

Most TV scripts don't covert well to the written page, this does wonderfully. Like any good detective book, this even added aspects where the reader could find the flaws in evidence before the great Monkish unravelling!!

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Humorous mystery

I enjoyed the author's writing style, the characters and the narration. Will be looking for more of these stories.

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Wow! Full of twists and turns!

I couldn't stop listening!
Now for book 3!! I am sure that I will enjoy it as much as I have this one and the first book!
Monk is true to form!

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Natalie POV

I think if like these better if it was a neutral narrator not from any character pov. Since it's from Natalie's point of view you get a lot of stuff not necessary to the story.

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I love Monk but gave up in this book

I loved the show Monk and miss it. Therefore, I looked forward to this.

However, I gave up about 40% of the way through.

Some stuff seemed out of character for Monk and, rather than craft an interesting murder mystery, the author just played up Monk's quirks again, and again, and again. I think I'll avoid other (Monk) books by this author because the character she creates isn't the Monk we love from the TV show -- it's almost a parody or caricature of him.

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Mr. Monk is high on life!

This was a a great listen! Monk being Monk at his finest! Between the case and Monk freaking out non stop while in the beautiful Hawaiian islands.