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)
Right at the top
So many to list. Loved the apostle John, Biff inventing Sarcasm, Joshua and Biff as Buddhist monks, Joshua's face on the bread all over town, etc........
No, but he did a fabulous job! So many voices and his sarcastic Biff was the best!
Stuff you didn't know about Jesus, as told by his bff Biff.
Awesome book! I would and have recommended it to friends.
This is a very entertaining listen! Fisher Stevens is outstanding!! If you like "A Dirty Job" then you'll enjoy this one. If you haven't listened to "A Dirty Job" then get it!
This book is similar to other Christopher Moore books in the sense that it deals with his odd humor and writing style. If you like other Moore books, then you'll probably like this book. The story itself was an interesting twist on what could have happened during the "lost" years of Jesus' early adulthood. On the surface, this book sounds like it would be offensive to Christianity, but it definitly isn't. Don't be afraid of the content, this book is a fun, intriguing, and funny read, and all of the humor is in good taste. I definitly recommend it.
I almost gave this book 4 stars instead of 5, but then I realized that I was comparing it to "A Dirty Job," and that wasn't fair. It is a truly fun read and in these days of the Davinci Code madness, a fresh new take on the story. Loved it!
This was very high on my list. I would be stuck in traffic, and people in the cars around me would be angry and yelling, and I would be laughing so hard that I cried.
There were times that I cried because I was overcome with sadness, but for the joy that I felt the rest of the time, it was all well worth it.
I listened to the whole book, simply because the narrator was awesome and gave a fantastic performance.
Surprisingly, I laughed only a few times. The book is full of wit and sarcasm and fantastic twists on historical events, cultural beliefs, and even word roots. That kept me going, but I had been hoping for some laughs.
There was a lot of sex, often it was unnecessary and cheapened the story. There were too many dirty words. And, if I were a deeply religious Christian, I would find many parts of the story and biblical or historical interpretation to be blasphemous. Or, small-minded.
I wondered if this book was written to be controversial and hopefully attract attention.
I had previously read the author's first book, Practical Demonkeeping, and that was funny, made me laugh, and was good humor. There were light sexual references, but the book was fairly clean. I had intended on going through all this author's other books based on how funny the first one was, but the sexuality in this book is juvenile and if another book is as heavy on sex as this one is, it'll be the last.
I enjoyed reading most of Patrick McManus' books, and also recently discovered Jim Bernheimer's books, and they were able to provide laughs, good stories, and keep it clean. A good author should be able to get laughs, tell a good story, and not have to use sex or curse words.
While listening to this book, I got the feeling that the author (or someone) did a lot of research first, and then wrote the story, ticking off a list of all the references and twists to be included. The middle of the story really lagged, and the humor didn't return till near the end, but even then it was feeble.
The narrator was awesome, and I continued listening just to hear his outstanding rendition of voices and accents.
The narration was superb and the story is sublime.
Christopher Moore is in a special class of humor writers all his own and Lamb may be his best story ever.
The voices are tremendous and bring the characters to life, which really makes the Audible experience meaningfully better than simply reading this story.
Biff, because I'm sure there's more to tell.
Get. This. Book!
Author, rabid Audible listener.
It does not matter if you are a very religious person, you just need to enjoy sarcasm and a good laugh with Lamb.
Christopher Moore creates a wholly (holy?) believable character that grew up with Jesus as a child and became his best friend. As most bible stories go, there are a lot of missing years between the birth of Jesus and the events leading up to his being hung on the cross. This book covers all those missing years from the perspective of his friend Biff.The book does an excellent job of explaining why Biff never shows up in any bibles but I won't give that little tidbit away.
Lamb is a pretty sweeping novel that covers a lot of ground (literally) and shows how a young Jesus (pronounced Joshua at the time) learned to be the messiah by traveling for years to meet each of the three wise men. While the book is laugh-out-loud funny at times, there was never a moment I felt Christopher Moore was trying to poke fun at religion.
Fisher Steven's was perfect as the narrator and did such an excellent job I was sad when the book ended. The characters were all fully developed and never forced.
This was a great book and I highly recommend it.
yes; Biff is hilarious!
Great listen. It was a little slow at first for me and I had to make a few attempts to let it sink in before I finally let it play. Once I did, however, I could not get enough. Loved it
Love listening to books.
A highly imaginative view of the missing years of Jesus. Well crafted story leveraging some well known historical characters, adding some believable emotional relationships, and paced by well timed sarcasm.
The book starts strong with a lizard, travels to far off lands, and ends as you already know - or does it? I won't tell! You must read the book.
Highly recommended! One of the best satire / comedies I have read in years.
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