i loved, loved, loved this story! it was witty and entertaining--100%. i was reminded of the story Good Omens (which i also adored). Sadly, i don't think the narrator did the best job. The voices of Charlie & Minty Fresh were great, but the other characters ended up sounding like Bill S. Preston, Esquire, bottom-tier phone sex operators, or slightly drunk. At times, i even had difficulty determining which character was supposed to be talking.
I have a tough sense of humor, not many books can even make me crack a smile. I was laughing out loud on the plane and in the car. The only other book that came close was “A Walk in The Woods”. Yes, there is vulgar language (I don’t care). It’s funny, funny, funny. The narrator is the best I’ve heard since Frank Muller (RIP ).
This took awhile for me to get into it. I don't know if it was the delivery of the narrator or the writing but the humor and the believability of the story didn't grab me until way past half way. After that I was charmed and entertained and hoping for a sequel.
This book was laugh-out-loud funny. The characters were vivid, silly and fun. Loved the descriptions of the Beta Male. If you want a light, fun read - go for this book.
I loved this book. It was funny and sad and had a great cast of quirky characters. If you are looking for a serious book, this is not for you. The author definitely has an odd sense of humor. It is fantasy and comedy. I had a blast listening to this book. The narrator was great and the author just cracks me up. I am looking forward to purchasing some of his other work.
I really enjoyed this book - I thought the narrator was fantastic and found myself looking for other books that he has done. The storyline is quirky and amusing - being from San Francisco myself I could relate to the author's descriptions of the city. I have never listened to any of the author's books before and decided on it based on other's reviews - I wasn't disappointed. I have recommended this book to others and will probably listen to it again! The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because there were areas in the book that I found myself wandering.
Long time Audible member (8 years, 500+ books). Avid flyfisherman, hunter, bicycler.
The wide swings between serious poignancy and tongue-in-cheek fantasy satire made this a difficult book to enjoy, much less take seriously. I was expecting a story with a little more common sense and reality, but it didn't take long to devolve into a mash-up of a modern city dweller's life with strange immortal under-world creatures, who didn't really seem scary as much as plain old goofy. Authors who have to rely on fantasy to complete their plots (where you can, after all, make any ending you want), should at least be good writers and create interest with their language if their fantasy ending is weak. This author accomplishes neither a good ending, nor a good story along the way.
This was the first Christopher Moore book I had "read". It wasn't quite what I was expecting but I enjoyed it. The cast of characters kept this book interesting. I found myself laughing out loud at the characters humor. I rated this book a 4 out of 5 because if I had read the paper version of this book I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much. Fischer Stevens does an incredible job bringing the characters in this story to life. In my opinion, he is hands down the best narrator on the audiobook scene.
I loved this book, I hated the way it ended. I think I would have hated any way it ended. I didn't want it too. I laughed, I cried, I cared about these strange people in this strange situation. Wow!