I started out thinking that this is really stupid humor. But after getting into the bizarre theme, I was laughing pretty often. I liked the narration too.
This was a very entertaining, fast paced book with a lot of laughs albeit very dark humor. Those with little or no sense of humor - stay away. The narrator was outstanding and had more energy than most. You'll like this book if you like the beta-male type characters like Woody Allen. Absurd topic made funny. I also enjoyed the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. This book isn't quite as out there but comes close. I highly recommend it. Now, I'm going to try another book by the author because I enjoyed this one so much.
Looking for something off the beaten path? This book is hilarious and although written about death, incredibly upbeat. Not a book you want to listen to with the kiddies due to the occasional sexual references and language.
I enjoyed this audio book. I did not enjoy the stupid intro music between the sections that had a tendancy to drown out the reader for a few seconds.
At sideway look at death with Death Merchant, Harpies & Soul Vessels, the story is good and the humor is LOL, tears in your eyes funny. Good read and interesting characters. We will back up and read all of Christopher Moore’s books.
The story wasn't that bad, but definitely not good. The ending was obvious to pretty much everyone except the main character.
The loud music at random times was terrible...what were they thinking?
I listen to Science Fiction, Mysteries and History exclusively, so I thought I'd take a chance and try something funny and just hope I didn't get a dud. This book is anything but a dud. "A Dirty Job" has a cleaver, if a bit unusual, plot that is filled with well developed characters that are funny and bazar as is everything in this book. I had more people looking at me like I was crazy while walking with my MP3 because I was laughing so hard. The humor is a little off color or just plain weird but it just flows through out the book. Fisher Stevens reading was the perfect fit. He was wonderful and gave each character his or her own unique feel. For the first time I chose a book for my Wish List because Mr. Stevens is the narrator. This is a really funny and well thought out book that has become one of my favorites. If you can't laugh at this stuff then you are wound way to tight. A great listen!
After listening to Christopher Moore's "The Stupidest Christmas Angel" twice I had high expectations for this novel. I am happy to say they were met. The story is bizarrely funny and engaging. The narration is excellent and fits perfectly with the quirky tone of the novel.
I give this review only four stars because of the annoying, overly loud, really bad music interludes throughout the book.
Audible, we need more Moore!
This is the first review I have written for this site, although I have been a member for several years. This is perhaps the funniest book I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. I highly recommend it!!! Despite the narrator's occasional "same-voiceness" for a couple of the characters, I felt overall he did well. If you dig off-the-wall humor, and can roll with the idea of death incarnate, it's a scream!
I enjoyed this book a lot, and would reccommend it. However, I felt let down by the narrator. He did alright, until giving the character "Ray" a surfer accent. I found it very inappropriate for this pervasive character. I also found that most of the characters had the same worldview concerning the "F" word, and towards sex. I found this made the characters seems shallow, or at least 2-dimensional. For entertainment pruposes, this book was great.
I had never heard of Christopher Moore before. I took a big chance and selected this because I wanted to see where the author was going to take the book after reading the premise. I was so glad I took that chance. Absolutely well written, well performed, very witty and funny. I really enjoyed this and couldn't take the headphones off. I couldn't stop laughing. Ready for the next Christopher Moore book!