I read my first Christopher Moore book when "A Dirty Job" was released. Since then, I have read EVERYTHING he has published. I absolutely love his stuff. He is one of the most entertaining writers I have had the pleasure of coming across. "Lamb" is definitely one of my favorites. The first time I read it, I laughed so hard I cried. When I saw that it was finally offered on Audible, I had to get it. Again, I laughed until I cried. The story of Christ's lost years from the perspective of Biff is so incredibly blasphemus that I am sure Moore will go to Hell for it, but hopefully God will give him a glass of water to take along for the trip just because Moore made people laugh. Maybe the Devil will let Catch keep him company (in his non-eating form, of coarse). I'd give this 10 stars if I could. This is a must read, but you have to go into it with an open mind and leave any preconceived notions about Jesus Christ behind. Remember, IT'S A COMEDY AND IT'S FICTION!!!!! Once you get past that, enjoy the wild ride.
I love the Preston/Child books. I am especially a big fan of the Agent Pendergast series(Relic, Cemetery Dance, Dance of the Dead, etc.); so getting this was not a great leap of faith. I knew it would be well worth the credit. I was not disappointed. It took off at light speed and never let up. If you are a fan of thrillers with a supernatural/paranormal twist, any of Mr. Preston's (or Lincoln Child's) books are great reads.
I've never read this author before but had read some of the reviews so I took a chance. I'm glad I did! I was instantly taken in by the story. My only complaint was the quality of the recording. I didn't realize before I purchased it that it wasn't compatible with my current mp3 player. I had to dig out my old one and the recording itself was grainy and difficult to listen to. I never realized how spoiled I had become with the enhanced downloads my current player can accommodate. Still, the story was worth the inconvenience. I would have given it 5 stars if the recording didn't sound so deteriorated.
This book was a bit outside of my norm, but I liked it well enough. The story itself was pretty good and I'm interested enough to continue the series. However, I do have a couple of complaints. There were times when I was unsure how much time had passed. It seemed time was progressing at a certain pace and then all of a sudden it was months later. I also had trouble with the skipping back and forth between the characters. I think the narrator could have paused a bit between to let the listener know a change in course is coming. I do wish to note that the narrator did a fabulous job with the different accents.
I absolutely loved this story! It was really cute and the narrator was great. I think she captured the main character's persona perfectly. Thanks Audible for the freebie.
As usual, Christopher Moore thumbs his nose at something sacred (ie. William Shakespeare) and makes it unbelievably bawdy and fun. I would like to think ole' Willie would have approved, but most likely not! I have never taken the time to read King Lear, but I know the story well enough. To say Moore walked the edge of the story line would not be right. It's more like he zig-zaged, danced around it, stomped on it a few times, cart-wheeled, and then landed badly in a split. I couldn't help but laugh. Only Moore could take a classic tragedy like King Lear and make it entertaining and funny. If you are a first time reader of Moore, I highly recommend Lamb. Talk about thumbing your nose at the sacred.....
This is a huge improvement over the last book I read of his. This reminds me of the good ole' days when Stephen King was THE PREMIER horror writer. And the narrator was incredibly engaging. I enjoyed listening to him tell the story as much as the story itself. I was drawn in from the very beginning. There was only one part that I was a little disappointed with but I won't tell because I don't want to give anything away. If you were or still are a King fan, don't pass this up. It is well worth the credit.
What a fun book! This was my first from this author and I am so glad I did. I enjoyed every bit of it. The narrator was by far one of the best I have ever listened to. His version of the old ladies in Florida tickled me to the core. The accents were great, going from British to West Indies to a very urban American slang was so GOOD! And his tone was perfect. You could feel the anxiety Fat Charlie felt. It really helps make an already good book come to life.
PS. If you like Christopher Moore, you will like this book. It has a lot of the same humorous tones and silly observations that make Moore so good. I will be adding Neil Giaman to my list of favorites.
I saw the authors on the Today Show one morning and decided I wanted to give the book a try. I'm glad I did. It raised some interesting facts and linked some things together that you never would have thought had anything to do with the other. I found the book to be very entertaining.
I have never read(or listened to) anything by Christopher Moore before so I don't even know why I picked this one but I'm glad I did. This book is funny with some genuine laugh-out-loud moments. I would consider this a good summer book, when you don't want to commit to anything too heavy or long. The narrator is phenominal with his different accents and voices to portray the many characters. You get to the point where you can tell who is talking without him saying. Want a light and funny program to lay back and take in a lazy day? This is a great choice!
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