I don't know if it's better, but I certainly enjoyed the audio version. All of Moore's books that I have listened to are so much fun.
I suppose when the demon killed the drug dealer at the beginning of the book. I really wasn't expecting that. I thought he was the main character, but nope - he was gone.
The narrator was superb. He really knew how to read the book and keep you interested.
Sometimes you need to throw your Catch back.
This was just a fun listen - pure entertainment.
I like Christopher Moore. He does not take his writing too seriously. His books have some interesting bits of Science Fiction or Fantasy and some laugh-out-loud moments, approachable and likable characters and the plot that balances well on the edge of silliness.
The ending felt a little cowardly - all loose end swiped under the rug and happily-ever-afters all around. Which is our collective fault as a readers that demand all the sugary happily-ever-afters. Just look at the mountain of angry letters that GRR Martin receives after each of his books come out. But now i'm way of the subject here.
Practical Demonkeeping is hilarious and inventive. Great plot with many twists. Strong,diverse characters make this a pare turner.
The narrator is great.
I would definitely recommend it for a fun summer listen
After the first book I read of Christopher Moore I decided I had to get every one. I enjoyed these as audio books probably more than in paperback. His mix of comedy and drama elements worked well and made for an enjoyable book and series
I think he did all the voices well and it really drew me in - made me forget I was listening to one reader.
Yes - there was a lot going on and it never seemed like a good time to take a break
Simply a fun trip through Moore's imagination
My favorite is still Moore's The Stupidest Angel
I'm an avid reader who loves having my hands free to work or engage in other projects.
I have been a fan of Mr. Moore's writing for several years, and this book does not change that... However, this book does cause me to view the author in a different light. This book is grimly entertaining. The author's sense of humor is tempered here by some kind of darkness, that while present in some of his other books, seems colder here.
I kept thinking about Hunter S. Thompson, and how his gonzo journalistic style opened my eyes as a reader. This book reminded me of that writing. Mr. Moore's characters, no matter if they are a central figure in the story, or merely a side note, are described in such a way as to become archetypes.
Not one character in the book is particularly likable, yet, they are each very unique in that. I disliked them each for their own particular flaws. It was like working with someone that you tolerate, and small talk with, but you'd never hang out with during your off time. So real that they are surreal.
This does not make the book any less enjoyable. The pacing is quick, but flows well enough, and the narration is crisp. I do feel that Oliver Wyman's female voices are kind of a stretch for him, but overall he was a pleasure to listen to. Catch was a surprise.
If you are a fan of Christopher Moore, you will enjoy this book, but I wouldn't recommend it as a new reader.
I first read this book in the library years ago and was happy when I found the audio version on audible. It's a funny story, and Christopher Moore has a style that always keeps you on your toes.
A demon named Catch that can be seen by most only in his "eating" form, an accidental and reluctant demon keeper, the salt-seeking king of the Djinn choosing Augustus Brine as his knight errant, flour explosions as invisible quarry tracking strategy (saw that on "Alphas" on TV last year as well), uneasy romance and murder -- it is a quirky cast. The book is entertaining in a frequently clever and occasionally vulgar sort of way. The demon may be the most rational of all. Good listen...
So, I thought I would try a new author. The story was good, not great, but enjoyable. The narration was horrible! The guy sounded like Casey Kasem, and it got old real fast. The story made me keep listening but I will never by a book with this narrator again.
My fourth Moore, and not his best. I bought it for comic relief, but no guffaws here--droll, no more. I've seen the pieces before: the California coastal town with its cast of characters, the Demon from Hell who blends the ancient with American pop culture (think the stupid angel in Lamb), etc. A too-tidy ending. Mildly amusing, no more.
A good beginning to Moore's style. Very funny. Story lacks form in the middle.
Yes, Funny lite reading.
No, But he was great.