eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.28 hours)
Product Number: Z100011460
Released: Jan 27, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780739371312
Narrator/s: Edward Asner
Publisher: Listening Library
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From Newbery Honoree Carl Hiaasen comes this New York Times bestseller set in Florida's Everglades in which an eccentric eco-avenger, a stuffed rat named Chelsea, a wannabe Texas oilman, a singing substitute teacher, and a ticked-off panther can't stop two kids on a mission to find their missing teacher! Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing. She disappeared after a school field trip to Black Vine Swamp. And, to be honest, the kids in her class are relieved. But when the principal tries to tell the students that Mrs. Starch has been called away on a "family emergency," Nick and Marta just don't buy it. No, they figure the class delinquent, Smoke, has something to do with her disappearance. And he does! But not in the way they think. There's a lot more going on in Black Vine Swamp than any one player in this twisted tale can see. It's all about to hit the fan, and when it does, the bad guys better scat. "Ingenious...?iScat won't disappoint Hiaasenphiles of any age." -The New York Times "Woohoo! It's time for another trip to Florida-screwy, gorgeous Florida, with its swamps and scammers and strange creatures (two- and four-legged). Our guide, of course, is Carl Hiaasen."

Author(s): Carl Hiaasen
Original Publish Date: Jan 27, 2009

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Author(s): Carl Hiaasen
Product Number EB00160460
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780375891670
Text - Paperback
Author(s): Carl Hiaasen
Product Number 160018
Released: May 11, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Ember
ISBN: #9780375834875

Professional reviews

"Hearing Ed Asner's narration is a bit like hearing a great tall tale told by a favorite grandfather. His gruff tone and quirky interpretations of Hiaasen's usual over-the-top oddballs make for a ruckus. Sticking with the author's recurring theme of the environmental exploitation of Florida's remaining wilderness, the story starts off with the disappearance of a much-feared and despised biology teacher who is on a field trip to Black Vine Swamp. Together, three students become unlikely sleuths trying to unravel a mystery that has at its heart one of Florida's most endangered species. Hiaasen knows better than any writer since Edward Abbey how to mix serious content with laugh-out-loud humor, and Asner delivers it all with rib-tickling hilarity. D.G. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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