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Coyote Blue | [Christopher Moore]

Coyote Blue

With New York Times best-sellers like Bloodsucking Fiends to his credit, Christopher Moore has developed a devoted cult following. Coyote Blue introduces Samuel Hunter, a young man who's running from his past while being tormented by an ancient Crow God with a talent for mischief.
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Publisher's Summary

With New York Times best-sellers like Bloodsucking Fiends to his credit, Christopher Moore has developed a devoted cult following.

Coyote Blue introduces Samuel Hunter, a young man who's running from his past while being tormented by an ancient Crow God with a talent for mischief.

©1994 Christopher Moore; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"Tautly written with a zest for the absurd and the unpredictable." (New York Times Book Review)

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    Mari Cleveland Heights, OH, United States 05-02-09
    Mari Cleveland Heights, OH, United States 05-02-09 Member Since 2005
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    "You Can't Go Wrong with Moore"

    This early work of Moore's contains everything I've grown to love about his work: fast pace, well-drawn characters, and laugh out loud moments. Just as he has successfully played with the Bible and Shakespeare, here he plays with the great Crow traditions and stories. As the book moved forward, I became more and more engrossed, waiting for my daily walk to see what would happen to the hapless Sam, stuck at the center of a Crow God's whirlwind of a tour through contemporary California. If you are a fan of Moore, you can't miss this one. If you are new, welcome!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Mount Horeb, WI, USA 08-17-09
    Michelle Mount Horeb, WI, USA 08-17-09
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    "ehhhh..."

    Yes, if you have read newer Christopher Moore, this one is sure to disappoint. If you are reading it to find out where Moore started out, then it is interesting. You can really see how far he's come in developing characters, dialogue and story.
    It's much like reading an early Stephen King novel like Carrie after reading Duma Key. You can see the resemblence, but the maturity shows through in the later writing.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael San Antonio, TX, USA 04-28-09
    Michael San Antonio, TX, USA 04-28-09
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    "Not the cream of the crop."

    I had enjoyed every book from Christopher Moore that is on Audible until this book. This is one of his older books and it just doesn't hold up with the likes of Fool, You Suck, and Lamb. I kept waiting for something good and it never came. The narrator did a fine job. Listen to all of the other stories and if you have a credit you have to use or loose try Coyote Blue.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Mt. Pleasant, SC, United States 07-07-09
    Robert Mt. Pleasant, SC, United States 07-07-09 Member Since 2003
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    "took awhile"

    I like Moore's books but this one took awhile to get going. I almost gave up before it got interesting in the classic Moore style.Not sure if was the narrator, who also seemed a little bored until the story picked up.
    The Minty Fresh character tie in from Dirty Job was intriguing but felt unfinished.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tim 06-07-09
    Tim 06-07-09 Member Since 2002
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    "3 1/2 stars if I could"

    I have to agree with the other reviews and say this is not Moore's best book. Still it was pretty good. Character development could have been better, but overall I liked it and looked forward to getting back to listening. The narration was very good as well.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Camby, IN, USA 10-09-09
    Richard Camby, IN, USA 10-09-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Coyote Blue...........ehh.....so-so"

    I am a big fan of Christopher Moore and have read almost all of his books. This one was probably my least favorite of them all. Nothing (in particular) about this book is wrong........It just didn't seem to catch the wicked humor with the story and characters. Just my opinion though.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Marci portland, OR, United States 05-06-09
    Marci portland, OR, United States 05-06-09 Member Since 2006
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    "So disappointing from Moore"

    Christopher Moore is one of my top three authors. Lamb, You Suck, and Fool are all just amazing books that I've listened to more than once.

    This book has a terrible story line, is overly silly, and has poorly developed characters.

    Don't judge Christopher Moore on this book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel United States 01-01-11
    Daniel United States 01-01-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Very entertaining. Well worth while."

    This is a very playful book that winds a wild life path for the main character, with the help of the Crow supernatural. The story is both funny and exciting. The characters are interesting in a very quirky way.
    I really enjoyed this book and debated giving it a 5. But, there were spots where it is not clear who is speaking and you have to rewind to make sure (if you are detail oriented), so I gave it a 4. But, altogether.... It's a very good book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    DDay Temecula, CA, United States 06-22-10
    DDay Temecula, CA, United States 06-22-10 Member Since 2014
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    "An Early Effort by a Soon to be Great Author"

    This novel lets you see how Mr Moore's style developed in his early novels. The characteristics which have become his signatures traits can be seen as he develops, they are just not as polished as they would later be. That said, this is still a very good comic novel if one can stop comparing it with Fluke, Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck, Lamb, Etc... With a body of work like that, an otherwise acceptable early effort doesn't fare as well as it should.
    The reason I gave this version three stars is the narrator. He lacked the voice acting skills required to do this tale justice. Susan Bennett from the Blood Sucking Fiends series was able to bring an entire cast of characters to life as was Fisher Stevens in Lamb and A Dirty Job. I was often doubled over with laughter as I heard those tales acted out, often with the same skill level one might encounter in an old radio drama. To fully appreciate a Christopher Moore audio book voice acting skills are paramount and unfortunately Mr. Jenner doesn't have the range. He is quite competent but much of the humor is lost by his limited vocal abilities.
    This is the audio book to buy when you must absolutely have one more Christopher Moore Novel and have emptied the library or all his other efforts (been there). The concept is good and as usual he did a bit of research before writing on the subject. Keep in mind however, he was a relatively young author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothea Willow, AK, United States 11-28-09
    Dorothea Willow, AK, United States 11-28-09 Member Since 2009

    I am a passionate devourer of chocolate and books. I also listen to audiobooks and drink chocolate. When I die, I don't want to be embalmed!

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    "Liked It!"

    This was a very interesting story and we liked it. I never know where Christopher Moore is going with his stories, but we always enjoy the ride!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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