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)
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.
I have loved all the other books by this author that I have read. This one is difficult.
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.
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.
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.
Not possible in three words. I could write 3000 and it would not be enough. You have to experience this book.
God doesn't care about bacon.
A fantastic ability to audibly portray sarcasm or maybe that was irony, no...really I mean it.
Yes, but life gets in the way.
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.
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.
I had not listened to him before but I thought he did a great job.
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.
single , fireman, camper, hiker
The narrators inflections were captivatingly interesting and humorous
The charactors angst and trepidations
yes but alas could not
Listen to this book its great
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!
One of the very best. The performance is fantastic
I'm sure there are people who would be offended but I find this story refreshing and inspiring. And the humor is fantastic.
Fisher Stevens is brilliant with all his different inflections and interpretations of characters. I would love to hear more from him.
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.
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.
This book has many highs and lows, but all of them are well worth the listen.
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