Loved this book! Laughed out loud several times. Makes me want to read or see more Shakespeare. I would have loved to tell friends about some of the funniest parts, but it's one of those "you had to be there". All I can do is recommend the book!
Just fabulous. Funny, irreverent, complex, full of twists and turns and more great language than you'll find in a book twice its size. Don't hesitate to get this book.
Picked this up on a whim and must say I was glad I did. "Fool" is funny and clever, in a very midevil way. A good story, packaged with a great narrator, makes for a terrific listen. Pocket is a wonderful protagonist, who manages to poke fun at himself as often as the other characters. Am looking forward to listening to more of Mr. Moore to see if the magic is just with this book/narrator or if he is to become a new favorite.
Long time fan of Christopher Moore and never, ever disappointed. This is my first audiobook of his work and I didn't think I could love him Moore! Oh how wrong I was. If you're not a priss this is a goldmine MUST LISTEN/read.
This book is clever, well-read, and engaging. As another reviewer mentions, it does contain "bawdy" language, but there is a warning right up front.
Moore has fun with classic British literature using modern-day British humor. I liked his vampire series, I loved this one.
Parts of the book were laugh out loud funny but not as much so as I had been lead to believe based on reviews of this book and author. Other stretches of the book were rather dull. Overall, I would rate the story and its narration at 3.5 stars. In my final rating, though, I'm deducting 0.5 stars for the poor audio quality; there is a persistent high-pitched whine throughout the book that nearly drove me crazy.
I only finished this awful, trying-too-hard book because I really needed to warn people away from it and it wouldn't be fair to do so after quitting at the first chapter. If you think Terry Pratchett is funny, there's some small chance that you will enjoy this book - it has the same bending-over-backwards-to-torture-out-a-joke feeling as Pratchett's equally unfunny prose. I have enjoyed several of Christopher Moore's other novels, so I am not sure what happened here, besides a trainwreck. I felt bad for Euan Morton -- he did a fine job with the narration, but probably needed to take many showers afterward to wash off the stink.
The amount of profanity exceeds even Mr. Moore's usual standard. Although some foul language is expected -- both from the author and from the subject matter -- the level in this book was just gratuitous, unnecessary, and repulsive. Mr. Moore's command of english and his humor are superb, but by the end of the book, I was numb and reeling from all the vulgarity. If this was a movie, I would be looking forward to the airline or network TV version.
I love literary fiction and I occasionally delve into non-fiction. I love books that are suspenseful and am really into well-told stories.
I liked the narrator and I really wanted to laugh at this silly book. But I couldn't. It's just dumb. A much better book by Moore is Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal. Now, THAT is a wonderful heartwarming book, and it is very funny. But this didn't really do much for me. Don't bother.