Monkey Business
Nice work by Arte Johnson (remember him from "Laugh-In?") in bringing to life the amusing characters in this very funny audiobook. The inflection in his voice gives just the right hint of satire (without going over the top), and satire is Hiaasen's special gift. As always with Hiaasen, this tale is filled with offbeat characters, great locales (the Bahamas this time; and south Florida as always)environmental evildoers, and of course Driggs, the Monkey of the title(reportedly a character actor, whose claim to fame is being Johnny Depp's monkey in Pirates of the Caribbean). Let's put it this way, Driggs is not so well-behaved, but then again, neither are so many others in this fable, and the more they misbehave, the more they mess up, hopefully giving our hero, Inspector Yancy, a way to recapture his detective's shield. Highly recommended.