If you are easily shocked by potty mouth language, this book is not for you. However, if you enjoyed Moon Unit Zappa's one claim to fame and Leslie Nielson's take on vampires...mixed somehow with "Return of the Living Dead" (1980s version) you are on the right track. There were several laugh out loud moments.
If you liked the author's "A Dirty Job", then you will love this book. The narrator is wonderful. I listened to this on vacation and I could not stop laughing. Many of the characters in "A Dirty Job" show up in this novel...they just have bit roles, but I enjoyed the way they were incorportated into the plot.
Once again Christopher Moore has filled these pages with laugh out loud concepts and characters. I always have to pass his stuff around to family and friends. I love to be around when people read them because I hear them laughing to themselves. This book does not dissapoint. Narrator does and excellent job as well.
I've listened to a lot of audiobooks over the years, but this has to have been the most fun book I've heard! It continues the story of Tommy and Jody that was started in BLOODSUCKING FIENDS--which used to be my favorite Christopher Moore book. Now, this is my favorite of his books. The narrator is wonderful--especially when she starts reading the excerpts from Abby Normal. I'm laughing thinking about the fun I had hearing this romp! I think I just may have to listen to the book again--very soon.
I liked the premise and most of the characters. I would love to get a hold of the first book in the set. The only reason I gave a four instead of five was that the Blue character changed so quickly at the middle that it through the book off for a bit.
Good story, and the characters are interesting and amusing. The reader does an excellent job with characters' voices.
After listening to his two first audios, I was expecting the same level of entertainment, but the expectation fell short of disappointment. It could have been the over exploited subject matter: vampirism. Lets face it, not even Moore could give it an original twist. Or maybe it was the reader, either way I could not get past the 1st 30 minutes... I give it two stars because I could be wrong, and Moore is still Moore.
I enjoyed seeing characters repeated from the author's book Dirty Job. The characters are quirky and outrageously funny. This is my favorite narrator so far. He does an awesome job of carrying you along from character to character with great verve. I have even gone so far as to listen to something just because he is the narrator!
This is my first Christopher Moore story. I enjoyed it so much that I immediately got the other two that are currently available, and find myself hoping that 'Blood Sucking Fiends' will be released in audiobook form soon. Susan Bennett is an excellent story-teller and really brings the characters to life. I particularly liked her Abby Normal characterization (hence the title of my review!). I wondered how Moore learned Goth lingo, and then I checked Wikipedia for the answer. So!
How could the author of such great fiction as "Fool" write something so base? I turned it off after the first hour and deleted it from my MP3 player so it wouldn't contaminate the other great works there. I think it was written for the 16 year old crowd who could never understand the witty humor of his earlier work.