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.
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What Christopher Moore does extremely well is he creates characters that are entertaining and instantly lovable. His characters seem real in an odd way, because the situations they're involved in are absurd.
This was his first novel... And it's great!
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Love his books. I listen to them constantly at work. The only thing I don't always like is that Moore reuses characters. If you don't read the books in the correct order content in other books is lost on you. One character here is reused in his vampire trilogy but with a different narrator using a different voice, I couldn't get over that when listening. Wish the same narrator had been used throughout.
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
I spend a large amount of my income on books. I mean, a lot. Seriously. It's a problem.
I have tried several. I like his style, but man, it's hard to get on board with several of his storylines. This one was pretty bad.
I like that he takes really extreme things and puts them in mundane situations. In the case of this book, though, I didn't like any of the characters.
I HATED his voicing of the demon. It was so irritating.
Oh geez, over half of it. Too convoluted.
Simply a fun trip through Moore's imagination
My favorite is still Moore's The Stupidest Angel