This book is both charming and, in places, laugh-out-loud funny. It is a light comedy on what would otherwise be a dark fantasy. Very well performed.
Let's poke fun at death and a over protective father. I found this very enjoyable and humorous, from the very first few pages.
Life and death blur somewhat as Christopher takes us on a ride where a father must put on the cloak of death and his daughter has some pretty special powers herself.
A very funny dark humor, I loved it.
An unusual story, told well, and captivating to listen to. It made my long commute to and from work pass by quickly for several days.
I bought this book and went on vacation with my wife, after transferring the book to disks to play in my car. Many carbound minutes passed in parking lots of restaurants, rest stops, and hotels waiting to hear a chapter's end.
Every page was hilarious. Moore's "Hell Hounds" just killed me. And the narration matched to Moore's writing.
I recommend A Dirty Job without exception.
The story is hilarious, unlike anything else you've ever read or listened to, and the narrator is FANTASTIC -- his different voices for different characters really brings personality to the book. It's been a few weeks since I finished this one up and I find myself thinking back to different parts of it and recommending the book to others. A book about death probably shouldn't be so life changing... but it's just such a funny and charming story you can't help but root for the protagonist.
I first listened to Christoper Moore's "Lamb" as read by Fisher Stevens. I loved his characterizations so much I couldn't wait to hear him read this book. Oh, and the story itself is funny and quirky too. Great book. Moore and Stevens make a great team.
This book won't be like the others you listen to! I found it amusing, intriguing and always unexpected. I listened to it every day wondering what would happen next. Just when I thought it was going hopelessly zany, the author pulled it together...very much like the nutsy characters that appear in the story. This is one to enjoy.
At first, I was very worried that I wouldn't enjoy this book but once I got involved in the story I couldn't stop listening.
The writing may not be the best I have ever come across but the story is interesting and kept me wanting more.
The narrator did a great job with all of the different voices. There were parts of the book that I found very funny.