It's great if you grew up being force-fed religion. It's a funny premise that gets overworked. Maybe a good short story, but I got sick of it and put it down.
I love Christopher Moore. I will read practically anything he has written. Lamb is no exception. The book is hysterical; it pokes fun at all sorts of taboo issues. Don't take the book too seriously and you will love it. I probably wouldn't give this book to my mom to read - I am not sure she could manage the snarky jibes at all religions; but I did suggest it to friends and co-workers who have a pretty good sense of humor.
Fisher Stevens does a great job reading this book and creating difference voices for the narrator (Biff) and Joshua (Jesus). In order to really appreciate this book, you have to have a sense of humor about Jesus and the missing years in the Bible. Some of it was long-winded and hard to believe, but overall it was an interesting perspective to consider about Jesus' teenage to mid-adult life. The ending was a bit of a shock and I didn't love it. However, Fisher Stevens makes this a worthy listen.
The surprising story and humor
There is no comparison!
As always, he's absolutely fabulous!
Biff, because he's just so human!
One of the best comedies I've ever read!
Not by Moore. Not sure what I was expecting, but the story was quite uneven. Some interesting parts... some some slightly amusing... some just plain dumb.
Yes, he did a nice job.
Go outside and get some sun?
It easily has to be the Top Three...shameless.
Of course it is Biff. He is someone I can relate to if I had a personal physical relationship with Jesus. His Character Traits resemble those of myself and my own circle of friends.
I loved the Scene when we are introduced to John the Baptist and his penchant to almost drown people..
I had a hard time stopping. I did not want to break my day up from listening to the story. The voice actor did a awesome job of character interaction and comic timing. I will probably listen again.
Lamb is one of my favorite books, audio or otherwise, of all time. Fisher Stevens is a terrific narrator, and Christopher Moore is hands down one of the funniest authors I've ever read.
Well, it would make the most sense to say Joshua, since he's the Son of God. But Maggie's pretty amazing, too. And I love Biff. So I equivocate to the three main characters!
His voice and the ability he has to sound different without really "doing voices" was terrific. Also, his impression of Raziel is what I will always hear in my mind for that character.
Biff. I'd love to have dinner with Josh as well, but I want to hug Biff a lot. And ask him questions. And hear more of his sex stories!
I'm not religious, but I'm very spiritual, and Lamb means so much to me that I'm planning on getting a Divine Spark tattoo some day!
Great execution of a great idea. A wonderful book that will be with you for a while after you have stopped laughing out loud.
Biff, hands down, the best friend anyone can have.
Author, Raising Baby Green
I've read many of Christopher Moore's books. I especially enjoyed this one. It is best if you have a working knowledge of the Bible.