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Carl Hiaasen

Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, "plotting to resurrect my newspaper career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff." Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dead in a fishy-smelling scuba "accident," might be the stiff of Jack's dreams-if only he can figure out what happened. Standing in the way are (among others) his ambitious young editor, who hasn't yet fired anyone but plans to "break her cherry" on Jack; the rock star's pop-singer widow, who's using the occasion of her husband's death to re-launch her own career; and the soulless, profit-hungry owner of the newspaper, whom Jack once publicly humiliated at a stockholders' meeting. With clues from the dead rock singer's music, Jack ultimately unravels Jimmy Stoma's strange fate-in a hilariously hard-won triumph for muckraking journalism, and for the death-obsessed obituary writer himself. "Always be halfway prepared" is Jack Tagger's motto-and it's more than enough to guarantee a wickedly funny, brilliantly entertaining novel from Carl Hiaasen.

Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, "plotting to resurrect my newspaper career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff." Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dead in a fishy-smelling scuba "accident," might be the stiff of Jack's dreams-if only he can figure out what happened. Standing in the way are (among others) his ambitious young editor, who hasn't yet fired anyone but plans to "break her cherry" on Jack; the rock star's pop-singer widow, who's using the occasion of her husband's death to re-launch her own career; and the soulless, profit-hungry owner of the newspaper, whom Jack once publicly humiliated at a stockholders' meeting. With clues from the dead rock singer's music, Jack ultimately unravels Jimmy Stoma's strange fate-in a hilariously hard-won triumph for muckraking journalism, and for the death-obsessed obituary writer himself. "Always be halfway prepared" is Jack Tagger's motto-and it's more than enough to guarantee a wickedly funny, brilliantly entertaining novel from Carl Hiaasen.
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Once a hotshot investigative reporter, Jack Tagger now bangs out obituaries for a South Florida daily, "plotting to resurrect my newspaper career by yoking my byline to some famous stiff." Jimmy Stoma, the infamous front man of Jimmy and the Slut Puppies, dead in a fishy-smelling scuba "accident," might be the stiff of Jack's dreams-if only he can figure out what happened. Standing in the way are (among others) his ambitious young editor, who hasn't yet fired anyone but plans to "break her cherry" on Jack; the rock star's pop-singer widow, who's using the occasion of her husband's death to re-launch her own career; and the soulless, profit-hungry owner of the newspaper, whom Jack once publicly humiliated at a stockholders' meeting. With clues from the dead rock singer's music, Jack ultimately unravels Jimmy Stoma's strange fate-in a hilariously hard-won triumph for muckraking journalism, and for the death-obsessed obituary writer himself. "Always be halfway prepared" is Jack Tagger's motto-and it's more than enough to guarantee a wickedly funny, brilliantly entertaining novel from Carl Hiaasen.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

10h 11m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:53


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:33


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:51


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:10


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:38


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:04


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:41


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:23


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:16


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:43


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:46


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:15


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:30


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:23


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:29


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:05


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:48


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:49


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:44


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:51


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:25


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:32


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:27


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:58


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:39


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:07


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:26


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:46


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:09


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:32


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:27


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:24


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:35


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:23


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:50


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:04


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:22


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:05


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

00:58


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

00:20