I laughed out loud so many times listening to this book. It's just a fun, light hearted story that keeps you coming back for more.
The reader is the best I've ever heard. Enjoy.
i found that i didnt like the book at first, but after about an hour into it, it's a hoot.
I can identify so much with the "beta male"
I'd recommend it to anyone even alphas.
This book was sarcastic, funny, quirky, and the narrator was excellent. I have listened to hundreds of books from audible and this was one of the most refreshing in a while! The main character is an average “Beta Male.” He says what we are all thinking and want to say! The previous negative reviewer obviously knows nothing about humor if the do not laugh out loud with this one! It has the quirk of Douglas Adams (though not quite that far out there). Get this one… you’ll love it!
I loved this book - I laughed out loud many times and the only bad thing about it is that I'm done reading it and now I miss it. Fisher Stevens is a wonderful narrator and adds the perfect sarcastic tone to the reading. I've already recommended it to all my friends.
This was a very fun book. Loved the characters, loved the story, loved the narrator. Even loved the city in which the story takes place. If you want a fun book just for fun, A Diry Job is it.
If you like outrageous humor can endure a little gore, little respect for many of what most hold sacred, then be ready for a great listening ride while laugh works it magic. True you have to be able to laugh at yourself, political correctness, and for sure not take his worlds too seriously, and if so then Moore is your writer. He is truly and original writer who tackles sensitive subjects with definite wackiness and humor. And the reader makes the book a double pleasure, his voices are great not annoying as in many other books, and just double the laughs. This is a must listen and has left me wanting for more of both Moore and Fisher. What kind I say “Moore and Fisher…Like Bear”.
I read many of the reviews people had written on this book before I downloaded it. Maybe there is something wrong with me, because I could not even finish this insultingly sophomoric story. Many reviewers mentioned the language, that didn't bother me, the lack of anything truly funny was the problem and the way the author has to beat you over the head with what he thinks is hilarious. I am sorry that I had to give it 1 star, it should be a minus 5. Normally I would enjoy quirky humor, but this is drivel. Save your credit.
I had to stop listening after about an hour. Fisher Stevens is an actor, not a narrator, which means that he doesn't have a cast of voices to call upon and he hesitates at the end of lines. Perhaps if he slowed down a bit, he would be able to read continuously rather than pausing in the middle of sentences at inappropriate points.
Each of his voices sounded exactly the same, from a teenage girl, lesbian sister, protagonist, etc. The only person that sounded different was a black man.
And finally, the manner with which he narrated the book sounded as though he was reading it for the first time and many of his inflections were totally off the mark. It was very similar to listening to a 12 year old reading out loud.
I may pick up the book at a bookstore but this was a horrible recording!
I like Doctor Who.
I was in the mood for something funny, so I did a search for Fiction / Humor and this one was at the top of the page. I was excited about it because I thought it would fill the "Dead Like Me"-shaped hole in my heart. Unfortunately, what I got was a huge list of one-note characters and ton of sophomoric humor. Literally every character in this book is a stereotype. The Russian neighbor says everything is "like bear." The Chinese neighbor speaks only in the present tense and eagerly eats the protagonist's dead pets. The lesbian sister steals the protagonist's tailored suits. The ex-cop employee is a meathead. The list goes on and on.
Fisher Stevens does a decent job with the material. I couldn't help but think of him in his role in Short Circuit where he played a man from India (Stevens himself is white), but that's probably an unfair comparison. He's not responsible for the content of this book. However, his cadence was a bit off for an audiobook and he ended up sounding like Marc Summers narrating "Unwrapped." I can handle that for a one-hour documentary on how certain foods are made, but not for an audiobook.
I listened to most of the book hoping that the plot would pay off. Souls are defined a bit differently in this story. In this book, people do not have souls, only personalities. However, souls look for vessels to inhabit and move from body to body. I was really curious to see how this would play out and hoped the book would discuss what this meant as far as people, as individuals, are concerned. However, after the part where the protagonist is humped by two four hundred-pound hellhounds that live in his apartment (because that's funny, I guess?), I no longer cared. This book is going back.