- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 4 hours and 11 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
- Audible.com Release Date: March 1, 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007FN0EFQ
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Chip Harrison Scores Again: A Chip Harrison Mystery, Book 2 Audible – Unabridged
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“Chip Harrison Scores Again” is the second book in the series. Chip has silly, risqué adventures which range from finding a bus ticket in a stolen wallet and meeting an amorous lady on the bus, to his evening thinking the prostitute he takes to a hotel has fallen for him so badly that she won’t charge him, to ending up in a small Georgia town for no reason, none that he could explain to the sheriff, to working as a deputy sheriff/bouncer in the town brothel, and to spending his lunch hours with the preacher’s daughter. The characters are hilarious and are meant to be that way. It feels as if Block, in writing this, was half-poking fun at the entire genre. It’s not really meant to be taken seriously. All in all, this is a light, humorous, bawdy read, meant for a mature audience and is not part of Block’s body of mystery and noir work, although you can read this and hear his voice developing.
Anyway, so now that you know this isn't a mystery, it's more of a coming-of-age story that made me think of Huck Finn as perpetual liar and amateur con man Chip Harrison makes his way from New York to South Carolina and then back north. Along the way he has a lot of sex and gets himself into some trouble. And this leads him to grow up a bit.
There's also a bit of meta-fiction at work as Chip is writing a book about the events in the book, so there are some asides about how the editors demand he put more sex in the thing and some details he left out or glossed over.
Overall it's lighthearted fun and by today's standards the sex scenes aren't very graphic. And now if anyone ever offered a "Waterloo" to me, I'd know what it is.
That is all.