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  • Audio CD: 5 pages
  • Publisher: Listening Library; Unabridged edition (13 Sept. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307280705
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307280701
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 3 x 16 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,294,406 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of twelve novels, including the bestselling Nature Girl, Skinny Dip, Sick Puppy and Lucky You, and three bestselling children's books, Hoot, Flush and Scat. They have been translated into 34 languages, 33 more than he can read or write. Carl Hiaasen also writes an award-winning column for The Miami Herald.

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"Hilarious, yet serious about the environmental issues" (Guardian)

"A gross-out plot likely to appeal . . . A satisfyingly different kind of adventure book for kids" (Inis)

"Aquatic high jinks in this entertaining ecological tale of responsibility and revenge" (The Bookseller)

"With real villainy and real right and wrong issues but told in convincingly involving, over the top manner" (The School Librarian)

"Flush is pacy and amusing. It will entertain readers with a sense of justice, a concern for the environment and an understanding that the simplest and whackiest ideas are often the best" (Writeaway!) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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A hilarious tale of sewage and the seedy underbelly of Florida, from the funniest, most original children's crime writer alive. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Mar. 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is a book review of Flush by Carl Hiaasen. Carl Hiaasen has written a number of adult books and this is his second children’s novel. It has a very appealing cover.
The plot of this novel is like lots of other Carl Hiaasen books and is eco-friendly. It is about two children who try to stop a casino ship from dumping sewage into the sea while their dad is in prison for sinking the ship.
The main characters are Noah and Abbey, a brother and a sister who share a good relationship and although they know their dad is a bit silly they still try to protect the environment. Paine Underwood is their father who spends most of the story in prison but he still tries to keep his hopes up about the owners of the ship being caught. The mother of the family, Donna Underwood is very good at keeping calm but can be stern. There are lots of other characters but to find out about them you’ll have to read the book.
As has already been stated the book has an eco-friendly theme. Another of the themes is to stick up for what you believe in and the last theme in this book is that good triumphs over evil.
In this story I liked the part where they did "operation royal flush" to catch the villains, because I thought it was really exciting. I also liked the section when they realised that Abbey had gone missing. I didn’t like the people who were polluting the water or their horrible children.
I would recommend this book to people who like funny and quite exciting stories and for people who care about environmental issues. I would also, of course, recommend it to anybody who has enjoyed Carl Hiaasen’s first children’s book “Hoot”.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Feb. 2009
Format: Paperback
If I hadn't known that Flush was aimed at younger readers, I would have read the book just as happily as an adult reader who enjoys rooting for heroic youngsters who straighten out their elders. The book has the trademark Hiaasen humor, concern about the environment, an ability to turn a plot upside down on a dime, and reverence for what makes youngsters laugh. It's great fun!

The main difference between Mr. Hiaasen's "adult" books and this one shows up in his gentle way of describing everything. He's much harsher in the adult books, but I think the gentle style is actually more appealing. As a result, I heartily recommend this book for young readers "of all ages."

The book opens with a "glug" as Noah Carmichael visits his dad in the local jail on Father's Day. No, Noah's dad didn't get drunk: He got even by sinking a floating casino that he believes has been dumping its sewage into the water. There's just one little problem: Noah's dad has no proof. His dad has a heart of gold, but he acts a little impulsively sometimes (how about all the time?).

As a point of principle, Noah's dad decides to stay in jail. This creates certain tensions in the family as Noah's mom is overhead to mention the "d" word that no youngster wants to hear parents use.

Eventually, a fully calmed down dad arrives home . . . and swears off tackling Dusty Muleman and his casino while agreeing to pay damages and take anger management classes. At that point, Noah and his sister Abbey decide that they will have to get to the bottom of the toilet bowl. In the best tradition of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher, the youngsters hatch up and execute a hilarious scheme to catch Dusty "red-handed" with dyed evidence that tracks back to the casino boat.
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12 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Sam Tyler on 10 May 2006
Format: Hardcover
For the past few years the children's fiction market has become increasingly profitable. This has meant that otherwise adult orientated authors have written juvenile literature to get their hands on this moola. In the cases of Colin Bateman and Anthony Horowitz this has worked brilliantly as they have written fiction that kids will love but can also be enjoyed by their adult fans.

It is a different matter all together with Hiaasen. 'Hoot', his first attempt at juvenile literature, was received well and I thought a reasonable book. 'Flush' follows similar ecofriendly themes as it as we follow the attempts of a family to stop a boat from flushing sewage into the sea, but does not have the same appeal.

The book for 6-11 year olds is great, fast paced and very readable. For an adult though it holds no such appeal. It is basically a Hiaasen book-lite with all the bite taken out so the kids won't be upset. The story is too short and not that much really happens, essentially it holds no appeal to the older reader (unlike a Harry Potter for example).

I am reviewing this from the point of view of an adult who occasionally reads children's fiction and in that sense it is worthy of only two stars. However if you are in the correct age group I can see this book being a great treat and easily be worth 4 ****.
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By chiswickW4 on 25 May 2015
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Brilliant. Just get on and read it.
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