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Lamb Audiobook

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

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.
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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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    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
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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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    megan Canada 02-03-12
    megan Canada 02-03-12 Member Since 2015
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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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    Jessica 11-20-11
    Jessica 11-20-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Funny!!!"

    After years of Catholic schooling, I'm pretty sure I'm going to hell for enjoying this book as much as I did. Tongue in cheek laugh out loud funny. Highly entertaining and very funny.

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    Harvey Trabuco Canyon, CA, United States 10-28-11
    Harvey Trabuco Canyon, CA, United States 10-28-11 Member Since 2004
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    "well worth it"

    I am often not a fan of true comedy novels, but Lamb seldom goes too far over the top. It even seems to intersperse real historical research and knowledge and an overall plausible implausibility. Fisher Stevens is the perfect narrator for this story. If you do not mind jokes about sex and religion, give it a try.

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    J 10-26-11
    J 10-26-11
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    "Pre-teen boy humor, at best"

    This is not a humorous book for an adult. It is apparently intended for 13 year old boys who learned their Bible and become giddy at the prospect of their favorite biblical characters behaving like, well, 13 year old boys. It exploits every gimmick available to make young boys giggle: innumerable masturbation references, animal scatological scenes, explosions, bloody corpses, lots of scantily clad women available for sexual favors, and the Three Wise Men as sorcerers. I can only imagine the adults who enjoyed the book were so enthralled by the concept (what Christ did in his first 30+ years as told by his irreverent friend Biff) that they overlooked the poor writing, silly dialogue, non- existent character development, and contrived story line.

    As quality humor writing, this book is an abject failure.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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