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George Spelvin No. It is terrible. Thought it would be a good, light audio book for a trip with my kids. Unabridged version read by Ed Asner.

Every single character Asner portrayed sounded like an old alcoholic in the middle of a bender. Even the kids sounded drunk.

The story was not compelling, competent or cohesive. Every turn felt forced, every revelation was easily figured out two chapters before hand, and every resolution had a little too much deus ex machina even for kids.

By the end we had all forgotten that Nick's mom was a guard at the local prison. Couldn't figure out why this female guard was being so weird with the Bayliss character until she specifically mentioned Nick's accident.

Frankly the whole thing was a mess....but not as bad as "Nature Girl" by the same author and read in print over the same weekend as SCAT.

Hiassen is formulaic to a fault.
Kristie You have to read it! Best book ever!
Lyla Doyle you must read it
Bennyboy63 ditto lucy. it's a great book, the age range is about 9+
Anika Shawna, you should read this book. I just finished it a couple months ago. It's a perfect mixture of a mystery, and an animal lover book!!! You will LOVE this book!!! It's to die for!!!
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