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Atomic Lobster

A Novel
De : Tim Dorsey
Lu par : Oliver Wyman
Durée : 10 h et 20 min
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Raunchy, raucous, and riotously funny as narrated by Oliver Wyman, this novel is a whirlwind of over-the-top comic genius. The story features a psychopath with a twisted sense of humor, Serge A. Storms, and his dopey sidekick, Coleman. This installment turns the duo loose on a cruise ship with a pack of goofy grannies called the "G Unit" and a mysterious CIA agent in search of drugs. The sex is weird and hot, the violence outrageous and funny, so this is not for the younger set. Wyman uses every ounce of his talent for machine-gun pacing and character creation as a panoply of bizarre people parades across the blistering Florida landscape and onto a luxurious ocean liner where anything goes. Don't miss this red-hot radioactive lobster, straight from the pot.

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Why is everyone rushing to flee Tampa on a cruise ship to hell?

Serge is back with a bullet, torn between homicide and souvenirs. So is Coleman, torn between getting hammered and getting more hammered. Then there's good ol' Jim Davenport, the E-Team, the Diaz Brothers, and Johnny Vegas, the Accidental Virgin, cranking up the fevered action as the pot boils over on a street called Lobster Lane.

It's reunion time in the Sunshine State, and we're not just talking the family jamboree of that blood-soaked criminal clan, the McGraws, whose nastiest, meanest member is finally released from prison and heads south bent on revenge. On top of it all, the government is covering up a growing list of mysterious victims across Florida who may or may not be connected to a nefarious plot being hatched against national security.

But wait! There's more on the horizon! Who is the oddly familiar femme fatale named Rachael? Is Serge wrong that guns, drugs, and strippers don't mix? What sets the Non-Confrontationalists off on a rampage? What finally brings Coleman and Lenny together? Will they succeed in building the biggest bong ever? And can Serge surf a rogue wave to victory?

Batten the hatches, don the life jackets, and take cover as all these questions and more are answered in the latest adventure from the acclaimed author of Hurricane Punch.

©2008 Tim Dorsey (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • J. M. Batista
  • 20/03/2008

Serge rules!

Serge rules once again as the funniest murderer around.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Barbara
  • 18/03/2009

More rollicking fun with Serge

The adventures of Serge, with his ADD/OCD and borderline psychopathic tendencies, have us driving around Florida again. These books make me want to rent a rent a car and follow his route. A great bit of escapism and a quick read.

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  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 10/04/2018

Poor choice by Wyman ruins book.

Would you try another book from Tim Dorsey and/or Oliver Wyman?

I want all of Dorseys books but none of the Dorsey books read by Wyman. To be clear, Wyman is one of my all time favorite readers but his voice choice for Surge kills these great books. I cannot understand why he thinks a big guy of Cuban descent would sound like a little weasel from New Jersey.

What did you like best about this story?

All of Dorsey's stories are great.

Would you be willing to try another one of Oliver Wyman’s performances?

Wyman's performances are some of the very best and I love his work, well, except for this. He is one of my all time favorite readers with this one exception. Choosing to make Surge Storms a small, whiny, Joe Pesci type Jersey guy killed this series for me. Where I used to hang on Surge's every word, now I want to slap him and stuff a sock in his mouth. Wyman's Surge is an annoying little pest that just won't shut up. Perplexing because all of Wyman's other voices are consistently great.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Saddness

Any additional comments?

Disappointed.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Mark
  • 26/09/2011

My all time favorite???

This book is great.
Perhaps its because of the great reading?
Maybe because of the reappearance of Old beloved characters?
Could be the surprise ending?
It might be the unrelenting pace?
How about the timely natural Phenomenon?

In any case, I Love This Book!

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • KurT
  • 30/08/2011

Atomic it's NOT

This one rates right up there with Hurricane Punch. The annoying surfer music has to go! While the storyline has interesting twists and turns mixed with the typical “Surge” humor, it’s still just a 3 star read. If you have listened to/read Dorsey’s other books, might as well get this one under your belt too.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Frances
  • 10/09/2012

Lots of foul language

What disappointed you about Atomic Lobster?

I couldn't get past the constant use of the f___ word. It's constant thus I couldn't continue. I am not against an author using that word but there was just so much of it

Would you ever listen to anything by Tim Dorsey again?

I would have to read the first pages. If the language is clean I'd read it.

Would you be willing to try another one of Oliver Wyman’s performances?

Yes

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I'd say anger at the overuse of the foul language. I think he was trying to make it sould like the mafia but guess he doesn't know they don't always talk like that.

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  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Tony
  • 30/07/2010

Love Serge, Hate Narrator

Please bring George Wilson back to the series? Serge as a crazy Joe Pesci makes my skin crawl!

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  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Steve Russell
  • 25/09/2018

just didn't do it for me

I've listened to many of this series but this one just didn't grab me. Part was the narration, part was the story line.

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Matthew H. Palmer
  • 09/05/2015

By far my favorite

Surge is by far at is wacky loveable homicidal best. the Davenports, the G-unit, and a Colman and Lenny showdown. I loved it..

  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Jim
  • 12/12/2013

Another great Serge Storms book

What did you love best about Atomic Lobster?

I've read or listened to most of the Serge Storms books, and they're all really good. While Torpedo Juice is probably the best of the lot (almost causing a massive accident due to uncontrollable laughter), every one of these books is a laugh riot and massively entertaining. In fact, I'm surprised there isn't a warning to not listen while behind the wheel. You just might crash. It's hard to control a vehicle when tears are streaming down your face from laughter.

What other book might you compare Atomic Lobster to and why?

Carl Hiaasen, Dave Barry and Tim Dorsey are all cut from the same cloth. And that's not a bad thing

What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I believe there are 2 different narrators for the series, and its hard to say that one is better than the other.