Chomp

by Hiaasen, Carl.

Format: Book on CD ℗2012.
Availability: Available at 11 Libraries 11 of 12 copies
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Summary
Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. The critters he can handle.  His father is the unpredictable one.

When his dad takes a job with a reality TV show called "Expedition Survival!", Wahoo figures he'll have to do a bit of wrangling himself--to keep his dad from killing Derek Badger, the show's boneheaded star, before the shoot is over. But the job keeps getting more complicated. Derek Badger seems to actually believe his PR and insists on using wild animals for his stunts. And Wahoo's acquired a shadow named Tuna--a girl who's sporting a shiner courtesy of her old man and needs a place to hide out.

They've only been on location in the Everglades for a day before Derek gets bitten by a bat and goes missing in a storm. Search parties head out and promptly get lost themselves. And then Tuna's dad shows up with a gun . . .

It's anyone's guess who will actually survive "Expedition Survival". . . .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "You can't knock Hiaasen for inconsistency. In his fourth monosyllabically titled book for young readers (after Hoot, 2002; Flush, 2005; and Scat, 2009), he keeps to the same formula: set up a cast of plucky, lovable Everglades kooks, pit them against greedy, wildlife-hating outsiders and buffoonish swamp villains, and mix it all up with offbeat humor, swift plotting, and heartfelt environmentalism. Here, our heroes come in the form of Mickey and Wahoo Cray, a father-son team of wildlife wranglers who get hired by a hit reality show starring survivalist Derek Badger. It's immediately clear that Badger is nothing more than a well-edited fraud who'd rather bite the head off a bat to spike ratings than paint an honest picture of Florida wildlife, but that's only the beginning of their troubles, which are amped up by a pistol-toting drunk, a scheming producer, and the entirely justified lashing out of the animals themselves. Hiaasen is particularly adept at making the preposterous just barely plausible, and again turns in a finely tuned mix of satire and madcap adventure. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Hiaasen's built a sizable cadre of young fans, and his adult readers will also take notice of a new book for kids.--Chipman, Ian Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "An animal wrangler named Mickey Cray and his son, Wahoo, whose Florida home and yard house alligators, snakes, and other wildlife, reluctantly take on the job of supplying animals for a reality television show called Expedition Survival!-the host of which, Derek Badger, is actually a dimwitted fraud. Contrasting with amusing scenes of Badger's less-than-successful tangles with wildlife is a tense plot about Jared-the abusive father of Wahoo's friend Tuna-who comes to the Everglades with a gun looking for his daughter. But it all has a happy ending, thanks to some heroics from an unlikely source. Narrator James Van Der Beek strikes exactly the right note in his narration: a dry, ironic delivery that lets both the humorous and tense moments play out effectively. He also creates distinctive character voices, particularly memorable are his renditions of Derek (who switches from a petulant American accent to a cheery, fake-Australian accent for the television camera) and the gravelly, menacing Jared. This is an entertaining audio romp with an enjoyable mix of comedy and action. Ages 10-up. A Knopf hardcover. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Reality television programs -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Television -- Production and direction -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Missing persons -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Wildlife refuges -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Reality television programs -- Fiction.
Television -- Production and direction -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Wildlife refuges -- Fiction.
Everglades (Fla.) -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Florida -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Everglades (Fla.) -- Fiction.
Florida -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [New York] :Listening Library,℗2012.
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Van der Beek, James, 1977-
Listening Library.
Participants/Performers Read by James Van der Beek.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780307916402
0307916405
9780307916426 :
0307916421 :
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