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
"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)
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.
single , fireman, camper, hiker
The narrators inflections were captivatingly interesting and humorous
The charactors angst and trepidations
yes but alas could not
Listen to this book its great
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!
One of the very best. The performance is fantastic
I'm sure there are people who would be offended but I find this story refreshing and inspiring. And the humor is fantastic.
Fisher Stevens is brilliant with all his different inflections and interpretations of characters. I would love to hear more from him.
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.
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.
This book has many highs and lows, but all of them are well worth the listen.
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.
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.
I have not, but I will be sampling more of his work here on Audible
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.
I also loved how Mr. Moore was able to capture the raw unknowing wonder of childhood. Well Done!!
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.
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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