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.
Every once in a while a story comes along that you can listen to (read? lol)again and again. Lamb is just such a story. I've had this title in my audible library for five plus years and have listened to it over a dozen times. The story it's self is original, funny, and keeps me smiling the superb narration puts it over the top. Give it a shot, 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.
I downloaded this one because of the great reviews, but as I battled to continue listening I soon realised I was no longer listening for enjoyment, but just to finish the story. The basic premise of the story is ok, but it is a looooong bore...The young Jesus is a believable mix of cuteness, naivete, boyishness and messiah in the making, but his boyfriend Biff failed to ender himself to me. The humour is mostly toilet humour (not that there is anything wrong with that), but there is certainly nothing sophisticated here. And I think that sums up my feelings about this book - its mildly entertaining at its best, close to pointless at its worst.
With this book it seems like either you love it or you hate it. I was on the "hate it" side. I have a Christian background so I thought this would be a fun satire. It was basically long, boring, nothingness. Jesus as a boy is such a good concept, but in carrying out this concept something went really, really wrong. This narrator reminds me of Ashton Kutcher so I felt like I was listening to the story of Jesus with a "dude" accent. It was basically a story of Biff, Jesus's best friend and all of the different adventures they went on. Think Huckleberry Finn meets the Bible. Not a great combo. Also annoying, is the flashing back and forth between modern times and Jesus's time. I was dizzy and sick.
....i read "A Dirty Job" and thought it was brilliant. I expected the same and better from this book, as it had gotten loftier reviews. I was disappointed by the regular references to sex (a little over the top and not quite funny) but thrilled at the opportunity to learn about other religions in such a simple way. So, would I recommend it? Probably... especially if you need a 101 on major religions of the world. For that, it's good.