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 book really got me imagining what the Life of Christ might have been like. This is fiction, but there is a lot of contextual information that gives you a picture of the times. I enjoyed the humor of Christopher Moore and caught myself grinning several times throughout.
Biff is, of course, fantastic. I love Balthazar too, and Josh. I loved their humanity.
Fisher Stevens has kind of a cartoony voice... There were times when he would slow down at the end of a paragraph and I found that distracting.
I had started reading the print book a while back and then decided to switch to audio. I listened to this book on a road trip and found myself sitting in the car in driveways and parking lots. When it got to the point where Josh begins his ministry it kind of slowed down a bit for me and I wasn't as interested, but from the beginning to that point I was really into it.
I seldom flag books as a must for everyone, but I very much feel this way about Lamb. Religious or no, there is something for everyone.
I'm often one who stays far away from story written in the first person. It has been my experience that I don't care much for the main character and/or I feel like I missing out on other parts of the story because I'm stuck in the one character's head. Biff, however, was a exception to this rule. I really enjoyed his perspective.
Fisher Steven does a great job. However, I feel like his attempt to attach accents to characters may have danced on the "it it racist?" line.
I loved Christopher Moore's "A Dirty Job", so I was anxious to hear more from him. However, whereas I didn't want "A Dirty Job" to end, I'm ready to be done with "Lamb". I listened to the first four hours and was not disappointed, but now the characters seem to be getting stale and the humor is repeating itself....a lot. Not sure when I will finish this book and that is unusual for me.
The light-hearted playful story line.
Bif; he was the no-good-dirty friend we all need in our lives without being a bad guy.
No but he's amazing! Very good voice, lots of emotion and his character variance wasn't bad.
I think this is the best fictional religious book I've heard so far!!
Fisher Stevens is great at Biff, Jesus' childhood friend. The book is great when covering the first 30 years of the life of Jesus and very funny when placing Jesus in a Buddist Temple, studying yoga in India, etc. If you love Christopher Moore, you will like this.
I read this book a year ago and laughed and sniggered aloud ...throughout! I Loved It! When I was looking for a light and entertaining listen I was so excited to see that this was on audio.
I completely subscribe to this fictional idea and like to think that JC did have a buddy like Biff!
I had read A Dirty Job before this book so I already knew that I really loved Christopher Moore's writing along with Fisher Stevens' narration but Lamb is on a whole different level! It is really in depth and is an interesting look at biblical times, while being really funny and entertaining. I actually laughed out loud a few times, which is awkward while I'm on the bus... I've listened to it twice now and would definitely recommend
Forensic Mysteries, Paranormal, Cozies and yet more mysteries. "Don't care who dies in the movie as long as the dog lives."
Narrator a bit slow.
Resurrect the lizards!
Faster pace and more dramatic.
Biff loving Mary.
If you ever get to me Moore you won't be able to stop reading his novels
I really like Moore's books. This one was not his funniest but still pretty good. Because of the topic...I feel like he held back a little.
This is one I will listen to again and again. What a clever, hilarious, entertaining and touching book.
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