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Lamb Audiobook

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

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Publisher's Summary

The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his 30th birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years - except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in this divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work, "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more (except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdalan) and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

©2002 Christopher Moore; (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Moore...gets style points for his wild imagination as Biff recalls his journey with Jesus...into and out of the clutches of Balthasar, then into a Buddhist monastery in China and finally off to India, where they dabble in the spiritual and erotic aspects of Hinduism. The author gets more serious in his climax, offering a relatively straightforward, heartfelt account of the Passion and Christ's final days that includes an intriguing spin on how the Resurrection might have happened." (Publishers Weekly)
"An instant classic...terrific, funny, and poignant." (Rocky Mountain News)

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    David Tampa, FL 04-30-13
    David Tampa, FL 04-30-13 Member Since 2013

    Love listening to books.

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    "Great book that is highly recommended"

    A highly imaginative view of the missing years of Jesus. Well crafted story leveraging some well known historical characters, adding some believable emotional relationships, and paced by well timed sarcasm.

    The book starts strong with a lizard, travels to far off lands, and ends as you already know - or does it? I won't tell! You must read the book.

    Highly recommended! One of the best satire / comedies I have read in years.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    mamaruns78 04-24-13
    mamaruns78 04-24-13

    Teacher, bookworm, aspiring ninja. What else is there?

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    "A little slow in the middle, but great narration"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lamb to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read it myself, so I can't really answer that.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Biff. He was just so irreverent.


    Which character – as performed by Fisher Stevens – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the difference between Biff and Josh, but I don't know if I had a favorite.


    Any additional comments?

    At first, I thought Fisher Stevens was a little goofy, and while he isn't the BEST narrator ever, I did enjoy him, and his pacing and timbre worked very well with this story.

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    Betty Salem, OR, United States 04-05-13
    Betty Salem, OR, United States 04-05-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Laugh out loud and giggle for days!"
    Would you listen to Lamb again? Why?

    I have listened to Lamb at least three times already. You must have a open mind and quirky sense of humor and not be offended easily. That being said, I loved this book!
    Seriously, learned more about the Bible and stories that I ever did in Sunday school. Picked up my Bible and brushed up after listening to Lamb.


    What other book might you compare Lamb to and why?

    There is nothing like it, and I have listened to several others by the author.


    What about Fisher Stevens’s performance did you like?

    His delivery is fast, which takes some getting used to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Nope, wanted to savor it. You need time to roll the ideas around in your head.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved that "Biff" makes up scripture to quote to suite the occasion.
    " For it is written in the book of Dalmations"
    My husband and I are still making up scripture to quote and laughing like fools.

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    Mindy West Jordan, UT, United States 04-03-13
    Mindy West Jordan, UT, United States 04-03-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Crude But I love it!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lamb to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version. My husband and I were looking for a audio book to listen to that would make us laugh on our road trip.


    What other book might you compare Lamb to and why?

    Can not compare. Well it compares to the Bible, BUT not for the easily offended. I am very spiritual, but the crude humor in this book makes me roll on the floor laughing.


    Which character – as performed by Fisher Stevens – was your favorite?

    There were so many I can not pick just one!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    If you would be easily offended by a curse word in the middle of your bible verse this is NOT FOR YOU!! For those with a take on religion but also an open sense of crude humor, this is a must listen!! It puts a modern spin on a spiritual guide we most all know. God is probably offended, and I would go to confession after listening, but I can't because there is no way I can promise I won't listen over and over again!! My husband knows more now than ever before because he was so entertained he couldn't help but listen.

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    C. Keogh Austin, TX 04-03-13
    C. Keogh Austin, TX 04-03-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A funny take on Jesus-the missing years"

    Overall, I enjoyed this book, though it did drag a little towards the end - I felt he took a little too much time with the last quarter of the novel and rushed the ending. But aside from that, Christopher Moore crafts a humorous imagining of the years between Jesus's birth and ministry, as told by his best buddy Biff. It's Biff's plain language that sets you giggling as you listen to his recollections. His character is also an interesting blend of lowly dude, slave to his baser instincts with a quick-witted, loyal, and courageous friend. I could quote several passages, but that kinda ruins the experience, so I won't.

    I also have to give Fisher Stevens kudos for an amazing performance - he did a wonderful job of acting each character without seeming odd or pulling you out of the story. Some of his characterizations make you laugh out loud. I'll be looking for some other work of his.

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    Holly 04-01-13
    Holly 04-01-13 Member Since 2016
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    "The Funniest Book I Have Ever Read"
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    Smart and witty. The premise is great; the voice acting is wonderful; and the laughs keep coming. Incredibly entertaining.

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    Amazon Customer 03-31-13

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    "Fun way to imagine Christ's childhood years!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lamb?

    The Angel in 21st century, getting hooked on television.


    Which character – as performed by Fisher Stevens – was your favorite?

    Bif, Christ's childhood friend. He did everything he could to save his friend from death. During their travels, Josh (Jesus) was able to experience vicariously a lot of fun stuff through Bif.


    Who was the most memorable character of Lamb and why?

    The Angel in the 21st Century. It was hilarious to see him hooked on TV, soap operas, game shows, etc. Also he loved the luxuriousness of the hotel and room service.


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    Shelby 03-13-13
    Shelby 03-13-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant!"
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    This has to be one of my top 10 favourite books. I adore the humor and creativity. The main character is hilarious. Having raised a son, I can easily picture the antics of this young man and of Jesus as depicted in this story. I highly recommend this book, it is sure to make you laugh out loud, unless you are defensive about religious beliefs and are offended by the depiction of Jesus and his companions as anything less that saints.

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    Carol Wasilla, AK, United States 03-02-13
    Carol Wasilla, AK, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Born again!"
    Where does Lamb rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    If the Bible was written like this, I would have found religion. I loved this book so much, I am going to get a braclet "WWBD" What Would Biff Do. I can't imagine reading this book and have the same effect. The narration was fantastic. I am hooked on Christopher Moore and have listened to three more books since...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Biff and Raziel,the dumb blonde angel with a New Jersey gangster accent


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first time Biff met Joshua, with the lizard in his mouth. It is so true, if a little kid had the power to heal ...it is exactly what they would do with it. My other favorite scene was when Raziel first came to announce a savior was born, ten years late, oops. There are truly to many to count. Writing this review even brings a smile to my face, just thinking about this book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed out loud, shared it with friends, and cried at the Crucifixion.


    Any additional comments?

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVED IT!

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    amanda 02-19-13
    amanda 02-19-13
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    "C. Moore never lets me down"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is hilarious.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story makes The Christ and the people around him into a real people. It gives a different perspective and is completely humorous.


    What does Fisher Stevens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved his voice and attitude.


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