I absolutely loved this book. The author is so funny, I had to pull over my truck to laugh at some parts of the book. I can't wait to read his next book!
This book is hilarious. Download it now!!! Please someone tell Mr. Moore to release more books on Audible. Am listening to Stupidest Angel now and am going to listen to A Dirty Job again.
What an introduction I received to a great, witty and insightful author. This book blends incredible humor with true suspense and has you so rooting for the hapless hero that you won't want to pull your ear-buds out. With pervasive supernatural goings on, the main character must learn and adapt to his new "dirty job" with consequences for the entire world. Great characters both good and evil, and a fast paced story deliver the goods.
I've read all Christopher Moore's books and this one is his strongest and best - just loved it - all the characters live in my town! (the human ones anyway) I listened to it twice and think I'll buy the book to loan it to people that don't listen to audio books!! You just couldn't ask for a better read!
This book was the funnies book I have ever listened to! I was listening to it for the second time starting today and it is just as funny, if not even funnier, than the first time I listened to it!
This is the funniest book I've ever listened to, period.
The characters are uniquely individual and Fisher Stevens does an excellent job of bringing them to life! My husband and I both listened to it on our way to work and the first thing we'd say to each other when we got home was "Where are you?" or "Have you met ... yet?" We were both sorry when it ended.
Now about that music... Other reviewers have complained about the supposedly random music that plays. There's nothing random about it-- it's the bridge music at the beginning and end of the original audio CDs, which are not edited out by Audible. The only annoying one is at the beginning of the book, where it does almost overwhelm the spoken audio. But this only lasts for 30 seconds. The rest of the bridges come between chapters and are not as distracting.
I which Audible would include more of Moore's works-- I'd buy them all!
The premise of the book sounds really strange and sci-fi like. Charlie is “death” and can make people die; and so can his five year old daughter just by pointing at someone and saying the word “kitty.” Reading the description I thought this was too weird for me. But I took a chance seeing the great reviews and am glad I did - this book works. It is really funny and the characters are hilarious. This is a great light summer read along the same lines as “Skinny Dip.” People looking for a light, funny book that you can not take seriously or over-analyze will enjoy this.
I absolutely loved this book!!! I don't think I've ever laughed so hard. I would have given it five stars except that there is a *bit* more profanity than might be warranted. Still... hilarious!
If you are a fan of the eccentric, off-beat humor of Douglas Adams, you will love this book, too. I tried so hard to describe the book to several others, but it is next to impossible to give it its full due in a verbal synopsis. You just have to read or listen to it. When trying to describe it, I sound like a raving lunatic, because the it is so peculiarly funny.
As a side note for anyone who may have read the book or is familiar with San Francisco, my brother says that in the early 90s, he actually met and interacted with the Emperor in SA. Apparently, the character is spot on.