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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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    kathleen Estill Springs, TN, United States 04-18-12
    kathleen Estill Springs, TN, United States 04-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    "A book to make you laugh, think, and imagine"
    What made the experience of listening to Lamb the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Biff is, of course, fantastic. I love Balthazar too, and Josh. I loved their humanity.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    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.


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

    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.


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    Megan Beaverton, OR, United States 04-09-12
    Megan Beaverton, OR, United States 04-09-12
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    "A Read For Everyone"

    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.

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    Cathy Gillette, WY, United States 03-24-12
    Cathy Gillette, WY, United States 03-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Just a little too long...."

    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.

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    Brooke 03-23-12
    Brooke 03-23-12
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    "Charismatic Comedy"
    What did you love best about Lamb?

    The light-hearted playful story line.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Bif; he was the no-good-dirty friend we all need in our lives without being a bad guy.


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

    No but he's amazing! Very good voice, lots of emotion and his character variance wasn't bad.


    Any additional comments?

    I think this is the best fictional religious book I've heard so far!!

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    Sharon Pittsburgh, PA, United States 02-22-12
    Sharon Pittsburgh, PA, United States 02-22-12
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    "Not the best Christopher Moore, but very good."

    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.

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    Sherry Calgary, Canada 02-22-12
    Sherry Calgary, Canada 02-22-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Funny & Enlightening"

    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!

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    megan 02-03-12
    megan 02-03-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome mix of fun and history"

    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

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    Rebecca 01-20-12
    Rebecca 01-20-12

    Forensic Mysteries, Paranormal, Cozies and yet more mysteries. "Don't care who dies in the movie as long as the dog lives."

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    "The testament with humor!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lamb to be better than the print version?

    Narrator a bit slow.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lamb?

    Resurrect the lizards!


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

    Faster pace and more dramatic.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Biff loving Mary.


    Any additional comments?

    If you ever get to me Moore you won't be able to stop reading his novels

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    Jarrod OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 01-06-12
    Jarrod OVERLAND PARK, KS, United States 01-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Not his best work but good."

    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.

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    April High Springs, FL, United States 12-01-11
    April High Springs, FL, United States 12-01-11 Member Since 2010
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    "My favorite audible purchase so far!"

    This is one I will listen to again and again. What a clever, hilarious, entertaining and touching book.

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