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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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    Bessie 10-04-12
    Bessie 10-04-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't get through it"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The narrator had no variation in his voice. He sounded the same all the time, and a bit sing-song-y. I had trouble staying awake for it, and it felt like reading passover text in english, with a joke tucked in every once in a while for entertainment.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Christopher Moore again?

    I have loved all the other books by this author that I have read. This one is difficult.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    He sounds like he's from brooklyn or somewhere with a rough, thuggish accent, and I get it that the main character is supposed to be that way, but he talked that way through every sentence. The voices were all the same, and after a while I felt like he was just talking loud and pressured in a monotone, and the story became bland.


    Any additional comments?

    It just didn't draw me in. The other books by Moore are creative and quirky, adding wierd twists to old stories and ideas. This seemed to be trying too hard.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Janels 09-28-12
    Janels 09-28-12
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    "Irreverent, entertaining, and oddly educational"

    I love most of Christopher Moore's works (except the vampire ones) as they are sprinkled with enough historical fact, then interjected with a modern viewpoint and irreverent perception that they, besides being really clever and humorous, force you to view history from a different and more objective perspective. His satire is food for thought, and cause to rethink predigested lore of the ages.

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    K. Sanchez 09-04-12
    K. Sanchez 09-04-12 Member Since 2013

    Gettin' old

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    "Irreverance - The Ultimate Form of Flattery"
    If you could sum up Lamb in three words, what would they be?

    Not possible in three words. I could write 3000 and it would not be enough. You have to experience this book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Lamb?

    God doesn't care about bacon.


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

    A fantastic ability to audibly portray sarcasm or maybe that was irony, no...really I mean it.


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

    Yes, but life gets in the way.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Bloomington, IL USA 08-31-12
    Sandy Bloomington, IL USA 08-31-12 Member Since 2014

    I am web designer and while I work I listen to audio books rather than music. I love historical fiction, sci-fi/fantasy, classics and books about spirituality.

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    "Funny & Clever"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I actually think he did a great job in making the story of Jesus entertaining but not irreverant. I found his take on things almost plausible even though they are a work of fiction. This book is not for someone that takes a hard line on religeon. You must be open and have a sense of humor to truly enjoy it.


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

    I had not listened to him before but I thought he did a great job.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Bloomington, IN, United States 08-27-12
    Amanda Bloomington, IN, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Fun and surprisingly thoughtful"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    8inchfeed Point Pleasant, NJ, United States 08-19-12
    8inchfeed Point Pleasant, NJ, United States 08-19-12 Member Since 2012

    single , fireman, camper, hiker

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    "GREAT"
    What made the experience of listening to Lamb the most enjoyable?

    The narrators inflections were captivatingly interesting and humorous


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    GASPAR


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

    The charactors angst and trepidations


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

    yes but alas could not


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this book its great

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-16-12

    Serene

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    "Lots of Laughing"

    I LOVED this book. I was looking for something with a witty, sarcastic, funny tone and this was exactly what I wanted.

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    dj harriman, TN, United States 08-09-12
    dj harriman, TN, United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Vintage Moore!"
    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Cyn Sam USA 08-02-12
    Cyn Sam USA 08-02-12 Member Since 2012

    Cyn

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    "Brilliant"
    Where does Lamb rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the very best. The performance is fantastic


    What did you like best about this story?

    I'm sure there are people who would be offended but I find this story refreshing and inspiring. And the humor is fantastic.


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

    Fisher Stevens is brilliant with all his different inflections and interpretations of characters. I would love to hear more from him.


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    Ray 07-29-12
    Ray 07-29-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Christopher Moore's Finest"
    What did you love best about Lamb?

    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.


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

    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.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book has many highs and lows, but all of them are well worth the listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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