• Squeeze Me

  • A Novel
  • By: Carl Hiaasen
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 9 mins
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of Skinny Dip and Razor Girl, a hilarious new novel of social and political intrigue, set against the glittering backdrop of Florida’s Gold Coast.

It’s the height of the Palm Beach charity ball season: for every disease or cause, there’s a reason for the local luminaries to eat (minimally), drink (maximally) and be seen. But when a prominent high-society dowager suddenly vanishes during a swanky gala and is later found dead in a concrete grave, panic and chaos erupt. Kiki Pew was notable not just for her wealth and her jewels - she was an ardent fan of the winter White House resident just down the road and a founding member of the Potussies, a group of women dedicated to supporting their president. Never one to miss an opportunity to play to his base, the president immediately declares that Kiki was the victim of rampaging immigrant hordes. This, it turns out, is far from the truth. 

The truth might lie in the middle of the highway, where a bizarre discovery brings the first lady’s motorcade to a grinding halt (followed by some grinding between the first lady and a lovestruck Secret Service agent). Enter Angie Armstrong, wildlife wrangler extraordinaire, who arrives at her own conclusions after she is summoned to the posh island to deal with a mysterious and impolite influx of huge, hungry pythons....

Carl Hiaasen brightens even the darkest of days and Squeeze Me is pure, unadulterated Hiaasen. irreverent, ingenious and highly entertaining, Squeeze Me perfectly captures the absurdity of our times.

©2020 Carl Hiaasen (P)2021 W F Howes

Critic Reviews

“The undisputed master of organized chaos.... Hiaasen’s satire is a fierce unmuzzled snarl, swiftly followed by a painfully ironic bite. Quite simply, brilliant.” (The Sunday Times

“Carl Hiaasen [is] a superb national satirist.... A great American writer about the great American subjects of ambition, greed, vanity and disappointment.” (Entertainment Weekly

“[Hiaasen is] a master of the comic crime novel.” (The Daily Telegraph

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  • M. J. Laskin
  • 07-11-21

Quite enjoyable

Not Carl Hiassens best but even his medium is a great listen and bolstered by a great performance by Scott Brick. Contemporary and scathing the plot skewers Palm Beach’s finest and captures the couple as they no doubt likely are.

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  • Abby
  • 05-01-22

Politics Trumps Plot

Unfortunately this isn’t up there with Hiaasen’s best. There are some interesting ideas in there but they’re waylaid by the author’s anger at the now ex-inhabitant of the White House (fans of the orange one really best give this book a miss!).
Whilst I agree with the author on that point I found that his endless focus on ‘Mastodon’ and ‘Mockingbird’ didn’t make for the usual humorous chaos of Hiaasen’s books. The reality of that term of office was so unbelievable that it’s an almost impossible task to satirise it successfully.
The narration is fine. Scott Brick has a pleasant voice to listen to but does little to differentiate between characters so everyone sounds pretty much the same.
Two stars for story seems a bit harsh but this novel definitely needed more time in the oven to craft a solid more coherent story and develop characters beyond cardboard cutouts.
I’d suggest spending your credit on Skinny Dip instead!

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  • A. Hunt
  • 04-18-22

Five Star Carl!

I discovered this writer through Razor Girl and have now read nearly all his amazing books. The stories craft fact and fiction in a mesmerising fashion all overlaid by a dark humour. As a Brit I find American society and politics fascinating and love the way Carl develops his characters in a most humorous and believable way.
More please Carl !!!!

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  • Larry Quick
  • 01-07-22

Always a Pleasure Carl

Like all his works, Carl makes me laugh with the intrigue of character and plot. Highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-16-21

My book of the year

Carl Hiaasen is my all time favourite author and this book did not disappoint.
All I can say is hurry up and give us another one!
I cannot recommend this book enough!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-21

light hearted and amusing

light hearted and amusing, plus a very interesting commentary on life in 2020. An interesting set of characters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-27-21

Carl did it again

Narration great. Story, everything. I listen to three books each week, so, CH needs to up his ante.
PLEASE