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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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    Amanda Smithville, TN, United States 08-27-12
    Amanda Smithville, TN, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun and surprisingly thoughtful"

    This is one of my favorite Christopher Moore books. It's sometimes a little too offhanded, but altogether thoughtful. I'm not a religious person, but even if you were I don't find this an offensive interpretation. It may be a little coarse (not for young readers!), but overall I found it to be endearing. Definitely enjoyable.

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    8inchfeed Point Pleasant, NJ, United States 08-19-12
    8inchfeed Point Pleasant, NJ, United States 08-19-12 Member Since 2012

    single , fireman, camper, hiker

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    "GREAT"
    What made the experience of listening to Lamb the most enjoyable?

    The narrators inflections were captivatingly interesting and humorous


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    GASPAR


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

    The charactors angst and trepidations


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

    yes but alas could not


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this book its great

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    Amazon Customer 08-16-12

    Serene

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    "Lots of Laughing"

    I LOVED this book. I was looking for something with a witty, sarcastic, funny tone and this was exactly what I wanted.

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    dj harriman, TN, United States 08-09-12
    dj harriman, TN, United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Vintage Moore!"
    Any additional comments?

    Christopher Moore took a sensitive subject and without coming down to extreme on either side created a laugh out loud masterpiece and Fisher Stevens is pitch perfect on the narration!

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    Cyn Sam USA 08-02-12
    Cyn Sam USA 08-02-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Brilliant"
    Where does Lamb rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the very best. The performance is fantastic


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'm sure there are people who would be offended but I find this story refreshing and inspiring. And the humor is fantastic.


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

    Fisher Stevens is brilliant with all his different inflections and interpretations of characters. I would love to hear more from him.


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    Ray 07-29-12
    Ray 07-29-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Christopher Moore's Finest"
    What did you love best about Lamb?

    This is one of my favorite books of all time. The characters in this book instantly become friends that I find myself relating to on a daily basis. Mr. Moore has the uncanny ability to tug at the heart strings while making you laugh and smile in spite of yourself.


    What aspect of Fisher Stevens’s performance would you have changed?

    I have read this book numerous times, and when I saw the audio book I jumped with joy. The only problem was that I did not like Fisher Stevens narating this book at all. It honestly turned me off of the read more than a few times.


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

    This book has many highs and lows, but all of them are well worth the listen.


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    Jaleah Bemidji, MN USA 07-10-12
    Jaleah Bemidji, MN USA 07-10-12 Member Since 2010

    "39again"

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    "THE "MISSING" YEARS, NO MORE!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lamb to be better than the print version?

    YES I would, and I own the book too(it looks just like a bible). I bought it after I listened to the audio version. In fact I bought it from a seller right here on Amazon. Fisher Stevens is able to to bring each character to life, he gave them all their own distinct voice. He is very good at this kind of work and should stick with it. I hope it pays well.


    What other book might you compare Lamb to and why?

    I don't know of any other books that I could compare this one to, this book is able to use the old testament, myth,legend and humor to fill in the "missing years" of Jesus' life without changing the underlying moral character of the son of god, while creating a story that sounds completely plausible.


    Have you listened to any of Fisher Stevens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, but I will be sampling more of his work here on Audible


    Who was the most memorable character of Lamb and why?

    Biff of course, he is the driver of this bus and ain't nobody getting his wheel time. Please don't get me wrong there are many memorable characters in this book like, "Maggie Magdalene" the girl that they both love. Raziel the angel who is addicted to daytime T.V.


    Any additional comments?

    I also loved how Mr. Moore was able to capture the raw unknowing wonder of childhood. Well Done!!

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    Thomas 07-05-12
    Thomas 07-05-12
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    "Boring"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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.


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    D&E 07-04-12
    D&E 07-04-12

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    "Did not live up to my expectations"

    I thought this was a shallow story and the performance was not very good, either.

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    motown Bangor, Maine 06-27-12
    motown Bangor, Maine 06-27-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Perfectly Perfect"

    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.

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