This audiobook is the funniest laugh-out-loud listen I've ever had. The content was wonderful -- it probably would have been a good book to read -- but the narrator adds a lot to the audio version. This book is so great it may make you want to listen to something else by the same author. Don't do that. Moore's "Lamb" was awful in all the ways that "A Dirty Job" was terrific. I don't know how it's possible that the guy who wrote one could go on to write the other.
This book was one of the funniest I've come across in a while. I listen to books while I work out and got lots of weird looks with this one, because I couldn't help but laugh out loud.
The main character is fantastically hapless, his daughter really sounds like a five-year-old kid, and the bad guys were wonderfully human.
The narrator was great, and probably one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much. His tone and inflection were spot-on for these characters.
This was by far one of the funniest books I've ever listened to. The synopsis doesn't do the story justice. If you are a fan of Moore's then this should be a no brainer, but if you are new to Moore then you absolutely need to to give him a chance. This book has everything; romance, death, hell hounds and ancient Celtic goddesses giving hand jobs in dark alleys. . . Fisher Stevens does a fantastic job- it's slightly politically incorrect, but spot on none the less. Buy this book!
Say something about yourself!
cute, funny, heart warming
Not as wonderful as "The Lamb", but nonetheless enjoyable. I didn't like the ending.
The narrator did an excellent job conveying the tone of the novel and using different voices for the different characters.
This book was a big surprise for me, the story is fantastic and the performance is top notch. Fisher Stevens does an amazing job bringing every character to life and delivering the dry humor in a way that makes it crack me up.
I have always loved stories about Death, Terry Pratchett’s Mort and Neil Gaiman’s various incarnations of Death are some favorites. And now Christopher Moore has added the Death Merchants Minty Fresh and Charlie Asher to my list.
WARNING: This book contains a fair amount of foul language, but I did not find it offensive or distracting. There is a scene in the book where Charlie’s daughter, maybe 3 or 4 years old, overhears something maybe she shouldn’t have and end up running around and saying in a sing-song voice, "not in the butt, not in the butt." That made me laugh out loud and makes me smile ever time I think about it. But if you are easily offended by foul language, the seven dirty words really offends you, you should find something else to read.
Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.
Twisted, Laugh out loud funny, interesting, story.
Not really my genre but I love Christopher Moore
He just writes in a way that achieves a full story. No lulls.
He was great and has good timing, but if swearing bothers you this book may not be for you.
Did I say Christopher Moore was great? He does dark comedy so well. This is a great book with of course a somewhat twisted story but somewhat believable. Great characters that were oh so relatable. I had just read a long book that was somewhat tedious and this was a wonderful laugh out loud relief, escape. My favorite Christopher Moore book is still The Stupidest Angel. It is a year after year Christmas read. Sooo nuts and funny. Only for those that have a sence of humer.
Don't read this book! The characters are at best one-dimensional and at worst the product of a racist white man who is unimaginative and unclear of the line between clever satire and misperception of the world around him.
The main character is a white man but the supporting cast are all drawn from offensive stereotypes (racial and otherwise): a big black man who is sassy, violent and who gets accused of pulling "the race card" for no apparent reason; an old Russian grandmother who's always talking about bears and who steals a dead goldfish to fry up for her dinner; an elderly Chinese woman who can't pronounce Rs and who grew up in a village where baby girls were unceremoniously killed. There's even a teenage girl character with an eating disorder she acquired from her time as a ballerina. I haven't read something so casually offensive in a long time.
Throw in the awkward attempts at humor -- lots of words like 'butt-nugget' and turns-of-phrases like 'the long Ambien' to refer to death -- and it's much more annoying than you would have thought possible.
From the way she acts when I take them off, I've a feeling my baby girl thinks I have headphones graphed to my skull.
Don't listen to this on an ipod in public because people are going to think you're a nut. They do that when you bust out laughing seemingly for no reason every couple of minutes. A little dignity please! (I wouldn't drink any milk either)
I like action, gore, zombies, and non-fiction.
...but I listened to it all the way through, which is something. The characters were interesting and the story was clever. The author has a unique voice to be sure. I'd say that he's worth listening to/reading at least once. For me, though, once was enough.