Not good. I'm a Christopher Moore fan, but this one does not represent his comedic talent well. Skip it. Plus, the reader has a very old school style that makes an already flat story worse, especially when compared to some of the other terrific performers of this other books.
The prose is some of Christopher Moore's funniest, but the narrator has little success with different character voices. He's not monotone or anything, but there's just no real variation from the narration, or between characters.
Zombies, Santa, the Holidays, and a sunglass wearing, talking fruitbat, what else could one want in a holiday tale.
If you like Christopher Moore you'll like or love but in the least appreciate it.
If you have never read a Christopher Moore book before start with something MOORE amusing such as Fluke or Biff.
A juvenile, insipid story about brain-eating zombies and a pot-smoking cop. I have down-loaded other books from Audible (using he star rating to help make a decision), and this was the worst book by far. I do not recommend.
I enjoyed this book a great deal. It was full of unique charters in the style of Carl Hiaasen. If I didn't know better I would have thought this was a Christmas book by Hiaasen. I will probably listen to this again and highly recommend this to everyone who is looking for a fun enjoyable book.
Oh my god! This is laugh-out-loud hilarious. One of the funniest audiobooks I've heard, even better than The Daily Show's America book. This is an Adult-Oriented story aimed at people with sarcastic sense of humors. I haven't laughed this much since I heard Christopher Buckley's 'Thank you for smoking'. I found the story easy to follow and the characters just like regular people, flawed but mostly good-intentioned (except the evil developer, of course). Tony Roberts did a great job with the voices and his sense of timing was perfect. You can't help but laugh. Unless I guess, you are an evil developer, too.
Expected a pretty entertaining listen - not a sneezing-snorting giggling laugh out loud experience. I had a cold while listening to this, so let me tell you that the sneezing was especially painful. I don't really know what to say about the flow, the narration and the characters - they just seemed so natural, not forced. I hope that audible gets more of his books. I have read some of the author's other books (Bloodsucking Fiends, Fluke) and each has been completely different. Can't wait until they are in an audio version!
I do have to agree with the reviewer who wondered how long it took for the listener who decided it was a great road trip story for the kids to realize that a mistake had been made. Definately an adult tale. Not necessarily due to the language or sexual references (heard any rap lately??) but because the context needs to be understood to be appreciated ie barbarian warrior princesses, barking bats, and - most importantly - relationships.
This book is the first audible book that I stopped listening to. I don't know if it was the non-impressive reading, or the lack of concise plot that drove me to pull the CD out of my car and toss it in the back. Now possibly just after half way into the book some original comedic literature starts, I just can't tell because I did not make it that far. The "Funny" elements are worse than the shabby and un-interesting characters. The only character that has any substance is guy who end's up getting killed not to far into the book, and I assume is resurrected by this "Angel" that randomly shows up. The tragedy in this book which I assume is what's supposed to make it so funny was very predictable and dull. What a waste, there are many more books on Audible that are a much better listen than this.
I couldn't believe I wasted my time listening to the whole thing. There wasn't a single redeeming thing about it. I guess I just kept hoping it would get better. It was enough to make me avoid any more books by this author.