The Man Who Invented Florida

Author(s): Randy Wayne White
Series: Doc Ford Series No: 3
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DC329
Released: Mar 15, 1997
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400116706
Narrator/s: Dick Hill
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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When solitary marine biologist Doc Ford focused his telescope on the woman in the white boat, he didn't know his life was about to be capsized: that his conniving uncle Tucker Gatrell would discover the Fountain of Youth, that the National Enquirer would write about it, and that the law would beat down his door in search of three missing men. But Doc Ford is about to find these things out-the hard way. Because in the shadowy world of Southwest Florida, where gators yawn, cattle craze, and Indian bones are buried, mysteries great and small have found the man to solve them.


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The Man Who Invented Florida
Product Number: BX00037592
Product Number:Z10005165
Product Number:DC329

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Author(s): Randy Wayne White
Narrator(s): Dick Hill
Product Number Z10005165
Released: Aug 09, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400196708

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"Doc Ford, a marine biologist in rural Mango, Florida, is asked to rein in his Uncle Tucker, who is notorious for telling one big lie after another. Ford also needs to find three government scientists who have gone missing. Dick Hill has the perfect droll tone for this comic mystery. Tucker claims to have found a sulfur spring in the Everglades that reverses aging. Could it be the fountain of youth, or is it just stinky water? The story abounds with details on the ecology of the Everglades, the chemistry of the sulfur spring, and the history of the Calusa Indians. As Ford attempts to solve the mystery and disentangle himself from family, Hill keeps all the balls in the air for listeners. M.B.K. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"