This book was moderately entertaining, although the writer tosses in a few too many predictable racial stereotype jokes and icky underage sex situations. The narration, on the other hand, was downright irritating. The narrator phrases sentences as if he's seeing the material for the first time and doesn't know how a given sentence is going to end. He manages to kill the humor in nearly every line this way. He provides emotional range just by turning up the volume for "anger" and "scared." I will say he does an excellent job with accents (handy given all the racial cliches, including an elderly Chinese woman who eagerly steals and cooks up any animal carcass she comes across). I strongly encourage anyone to listen to the clip before purchasing. I usually do but for some reason didn't on this one - big mistake.
I didnt know what to expect from this book. I started listening and got hooked right away. I found myself laughing more than once! I hated to have it end. I would certainly recommend it, especially if you are looking for a different book, its not run of the mill!
Moore relies a little to much on stereotypes for laughs, but if you can get past that...
I found it very entertaining, and the reader was excellent. I will be purchasing more books by Moore.
I stumbled across this book and loved it. After reading this very funny book, I have gone and read 3 more by the author. All are very funny, however this is by far the best.
This was a great read/listen...I found myself forsaking podcasts b/c I couldn't stop listening to it. This may replace "King Dork" as my new favorite book...had great humor and some geek/sci-fi appeal. I hope his other books are as good...
See Roundrock above for a good description of the action. I thought it pretty silly (don't quit before the 4th chapter), but when the shenanigans began to make sense(?), I had to find out where it was going on, and at the end, I was sorry there were no more CDs.
I was so surprised about this book! Didn't know what I was getting into when I first started listening - even thought this is kinda crazy and the character is borderline psychotic, but muddled through the first chapter or so and ended up laughing my way to the end. Charlie's sister is one of my favorite characters, stealing her brother's wardrobe... Also Charlie's daughter is a blast with her "Hellhounds". Have already recommended this book to all my friends and have gone on to read "Lamb" by Christopher Moore as well. Great author...I look forward to reading more from him!