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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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    Kerry 06-13-12
    Kerry 06-13-12
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    "Funny, lighthearted"

    Fisher Stevens does a great job reading this book and creating difference voices for the narrator (Biff) and Joshua (Jesus). In order to really appreciate this book, you have to have a sense of humor about Jesus and the missing years in the Bible. Some of it was long-winded and hard to believe, but overall it was an interesting perspective to consider about Jesus' teenage to mid-adult life. The ending was a bit of a shock and I didn't love it. However, Fisher Stevens makes this a worthy listen.

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    Lysa Garcia 06-12-12
    Lysa Garcia 06-12-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Christopher Moore at his best!"
    What did you love best about Lamb?

    The surprising story and humor


    What other book might you compare Lamb to and why?

    There is no comparison!


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

    As always, he's absolutely fabulous!


    Who was the most memorable character of Lamb and why?

    Biff, because he's just so human!


    Any additional comments?

    One of the best comedies I've ever read!

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    Thomas 05-28-12
    Thomas 05-28-12
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    "One bizarre book"
    Would you try another book from Christopher Moore and/or Fisher Stevens?

    Not by Moore. Not sure what I was expecting, but the story was quite uneven. Some interesting parts... some some slightly amusing... some just plain dumb.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Fisher Stevens?

    Yes, he did a nice job.


    Did Lamb inspire you to do anything?

    Go outside and get some sun?


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    Chad zimmerman, MN, United States 05-17-12
    Chad zimmerman, MN, United States 05-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Divine Intervention!"
    Where does Lamb rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It easily has to be the Top Three...shameless.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course it is Biff. He is someone I can relate to if I had a personal physical relationship with Jesus. His Character Traits resemble those of myself and my own circle of friends.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the Scene when we are introduced to John the Baptist and his penchant to almost drown people..


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

    I had a hard time stopping. I did not want to break my day up from listening to the story. The voice actor did a awesome job of character interaction and comic timing. I will probably listen again.


    Any additional comments?

    Fantastic Book.

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    Angela Indianapolis, IN, United States 05-16-12
    Angela Indianapolis, IN, United States 05-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Sacrelicious!"
    Where does Lamb rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Lamb is one of my favorite books, audio or otherwise, of all time. Fisher Stevens is a terrific narrator, and Christopher Moore is hands down one of the funniest authors I've ever read.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, it would make the most sense to say Joshua, since he's the Son of God. But Maggie's pretty amazing, too. And I love Biff. So I equivocate to the three main characters!


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

    His voice and the ability he has to sound different without really "doing voices" was terrific. Also, his impression of Raziel is what I will always hear in my mind for that character.


    If you could take any character from Lamb out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Biff. I'd love to have dinner with Josh as well, but I want to hug Biff a lot. And ask him questions. And hear more of his sex stories!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm not religious, but I'm very spiritual, and Lamb means so much to me that I'm planning on getting a Divine Spark tattoo some day!

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    Evova 05-08-12
    Evova 05-08-12 Member Since 2013
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    "It will stick with you"
    What made the experience of listening to Lamb the most enjoyable?

    Great execution of a great idea. A wonderful book that will be with you for a while after you have stopped laughing out loud.


    Which character – as performed by Fisher Stevens – was your favorite?

    Biff, hands down, the best friend anyone can have.


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    DrGreene California 04-27-12
    DrGreene California 04-27-12 Member Since 2004

    Author, Raising Baby Green

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    "Christopher Moore is a funny, funny man."
    Any additional comments?

    I've read many of Christopher Moore's books. I especially enjoyed this one. It is best if you have a working knowledge of the Bible.

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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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