After years of Catholic schooling, I'm pretty sure I'm going to hell for enjoying this book as much as I did. Tongue in cheek laugh out loud funny. Highly entertaining and very funny.
I am often not a fan of true comedy novels, but Lamb seldom goes too far over the top. It even seems to intersperse real historical research and knowledge and an overall plausible implausibility. Fisher Stevens is the perfect narrator for this story. If you do not mind jokes about sex and religion, give it a try.
This is not a humorous book for an adult. It is apparently intended for 13 year old boys who learned their Bible and become giddy at the prospect of their favorite biblical characters behaving like, well, 13 year old boys. It exploits every gimmick available to make young boys giggle: innumerable masturbation references, animal scatological scenes, explosions, bloody corpses, lots of scantily clad women available for sexual favors, and the Three Wise Men as sorcerers. I can only imagine the adults who enjoyed the book were so enthralled by the concept (what Christ did in his first 30+ years as told by his irreverent friend Biff) that they overlooked the poor writing, silly dialogue, non- existent character development, and contrived story line.
As quality humor writing, this book is an abject failure.
Moore is at his best - Hilarious, but always shows a respectful presence of Jesus.
We have never laughed so hard while being reminded of some of the stories from the bible.
Fisher Stevens many voices are fantastic.
Everyone should listen to tis one.
I've read the book a number of times and bought the audio version just to avoid having to buy it again and again after not getting it back when loaning it out. The narrator accomplished the ultimate goal of total story immersion. Great book and great reading! This is often never achieved. Kudos to Stevens.
Christopher Moore's Novel about the missing years of Jesus (Joseph) told by Joseph's childhood buddy Biff, this hilarious, tongue and cheek novel will keep you laughing to the end.
This is without a doubt my most favored Audible listen. I purchased this audio book over a year ago and have listened to it six or seven times now. Christopher Moore’s writing is brilliant and Fisher Steven’s narration is laugh out loud-spot on hilarious!!!!! (Seriously the first time I listened I was at a store and laughed, no snorted and guffawed out loud) If you’re on the fence with this one take the plunge you won’t be disappointed!
I had heard many good things about this book and they were right. It's incredibly touching and hilarious. The narrator was clear when reading and his voice quite soothing. I recommend this book to anyone who is even curious about it!
Say something about yourself!
Hilarious and, surprisingly, sensitive in the handling of Josh and his relationship with his dad, his friends, and the nonspiritual side of life. I'm only sorry CM isn't two people so he could turn out twice as much stuff.
This is the worst book I have purchased from Audible. I could not get past the second chapter. The plot of the book is boring and the manner in which it is told reminds me of the 60s in Soho. I wish I had not wasted a credit on this book.