It comes down, as it so often does, to the narrator. And actually, this narrator wasn't bad. If I had heard him before I listened to "The Stupidest Angel" I would not have minded him at all - except that he didn't find out how to pronounce the place names correctly! San Jue-neh-pair-oh??????
That being said, this was a fine book. It is, if I am correct, Christopher Moore's first book, so I made a few allowences because it is not as funny as "The Stupidest Angel" or "Lamb" but it is pretty good and "San Jue-neh-pair-oh" aside, I will listen to it again.
i loove great books especially mystery and suspense and gregg hurwitz
Unfortunately this book that not impress me like a dirty job did, it was actually the reason why purchased this but I feel as though I wasted my time.
A lot f Christopher Moore's books are comparable to this one. It's not as smart and engaging as "Lamb" but it is a fun, easy listen.
I liked Wyman's performance. He did a great job with the voices for the characters and giving them each a unique sound.
It's a nice tidy story with some surprises.
It's the type of story with a REALLY complicated plot and some well drawn characters. But, somehow, I just don't really care about them, and toward the end I was only listening to find out how they got out of the mess,not because I cared that they did. I was a little disappointed- it had all the potential for a really GREAT party, and I left early because no one seemed that interesting.
Having been introduced to the works of Christopher Moore through the book "Lamb", I knew I wanted to go through his other works. This first Story of his is a wonderful first step, showcasing the author's style and skill in world building. The characters are for the most part realistic, and the author has a special ability to subvert expectations. The pacing isn't always consistent, and maybe the ending comes a bit abruptly, leaving one wanting more, but I look forward to hearing his later works.
The narrator has a great cast of voices at his disposal, making it easier to follow the conversations between multiple characters.