Mysteries, classics, non-fiction, time travel, Bounty hunters, grim reapers... anything but vampires, please!
I'm working my way through the classics, and keep heading back to Moore for my lighthearted breaks. So far, this one is second only to "Lamb" (which may be unsurpassable).
Absolutely wanted to drink it in all at once, but alas, life interrupts.
If you are a fan of French Impressionism, parodies, or Moore, this book is for you. It was the most fun I spent with headphones on this spring.
Don't miss the downloadable PDF, which gives you reference images of masterworks that quite helpful to review as you listen.
If you are a Christopher Moore fan you will love this book. Typical twists and turns and a very unusual look at the subject matter. Love his sense of humour. If you have never tried a Christopher Moore book be prepared for the language.
the story is unexpected & kept me up all night. I simply could not turn it off.
I can't pick one. Christopher Moore develops each one so well, its hard to pick.
Wonderful reading. He brings the charactors to life.
I can't tell you that. It would ruin the suprise.
Christopher Moore is a fabulous writer. I wish him all the success in the world & I beg him to keep writing!
I am a huge fan of Christopher Moore, this was a more serious book but still great. I highly recommend it.
Anne in Happy Valley
Loved Toulouse-Lautrec as the libertine/amateur detective/sidekick! Also enjoyed the inventive and funny mcguffins -- Vernesque steampunk stilts, witch-burning in Chartres, the nutrition in cemetery snails. Jumped the shark a couple times, as with Oscar Wilde and his inspiration for Dorian Gray. Still, all in good fun.
I'd love to see a sequel where Toulouse-Lautrec solves other fin de siecle mysteries, murders and scandals.
Love, love, love, this book. Naration excellent. Story excellent. So unexpected, yet very Christopher Moore. Absolutely worth the $$ and more importantly worth the time.
Just to much time skipping, I understand that it was a plot device but it proved to be quite distracting from what could have otherwise been an engaging story. I don't recommend and only kept listening because I'd paid for it.
Highly recommend. A lighthearted, hysterically funny romp through art history that was well-researched. The plot is multi-faceted and complex. The narrator Euan Morton delivers this thoroughly enjoyable jaunt with panache.
There were so many it's hard to say. I especially loved the meeting between The Color Man and one artist where he's probed for his name: "What's your name?" "The Color Man." "What's your surname?""Color Man."What's your first name?" "The."
I don't think a better narrator for Moore's wit and whimsy could be found. I am curious to discover if the book on reading in print is as delightful as it was to listen to in Morton's voice.
Without a doubt the most delightful Audible book I've listened to so far.
I adore really well-written fiction, mystery series, and historical fiction, and delight in finding well-narrated translations.
I love how Christopher Moore immerses himself in a time and with human history and presents us with a view deeply rooted in their reality, but with newly imagined possibilities. This book is a great example of that, a sorta occult mystery steeped in blue (not ultramarine, from Lapis, but some other blue, from--not sure, some kind of magic that happens in a cave.........
Anyhow, it includes a loving view of the early 20th C impressionists all those who have steeped themselves in their work and their stories can appreciate. I am a painter, and Cezanne was an early hero, next to Monet and Van Gogh. The story touches on all of them, and portrays the times in a believable way.
It gets over the top, of course. This IS a Christopher Moore novel.