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The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove Audiobook

The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove

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Publisher's Summary

The town psychiatrist has decided to switch everybody in Pine Cove, California, from their normal antidepressants to placebos, so naturally - well, to be accurate, artificially - business is booming at the local blues bar. Trouble is, those lonely slide-guitar notes have also attracted a colossal sea beast named Steve with, shall we say, a thing for explosive oil tanker trucks.

Suddenly, morose Pine Cove turns libidinous and is hit by a mysterious crime wave, and a beleaguered constable has to fight off his own gonzo appetites to find out what's wrong and what, if anything, to do about it.

©1999 Christopher Moore; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Moore is Daniel Pinkwater for grownups, but a lot funnier; and his irreverent antics reveal a buoyant wit and surreal authority even while rendering the emotional range, sex life, and murderous tendencies of a sea monster." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Liz Bogart, GA, United States 01-01-14
    Liz Bogart, GA, United States 01-01-14 Member Since 2013

    I like realistic books that stretch the truth and the laws of physics...and also emotionally resonant narration that doesn't suck.

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    "I was skeptical, but Moore delivered the goods!"
    Any additional comments?

    At first, I wasn't sure I was digging the pace of this story, and I wasn't sure just how all these odd elements I'd read about in the summary were going to fit together. I was pleasantly surprised. The writer brought out a lot of evolutionary biology inspired aspects of Steve the sea monster which really made the story more realistic (at least as realistic as a story about a sea monster can get), and the whole town being off their meds was the perfect catalyst for a good ride. The premises Moore used were believable and fit together so well, and the guy has such a great sense of humor, that really came out in this book. Give it a listen. I definitely recommend it!

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    lucy 12-27-11
    lucy 12-27-11
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    "Left of Center, VERY entertaining"

    Moore always does a great job and this one is no exception. Very funny, a great listen, a unique tale that has something for everyone who walks a little left of center!!

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    Kelleefornia las vegas, NV, United States 06-13-11
    Kelleefornia las vegas, NV, United States 06-13-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Super fun read!"

    I really liked this book AND the narrating. Two thumbs up! I was apprehensive at first, but won't hesitate with the bizarre subjects moving forward. :-) I would totally recommend this book :-)

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    Richard Jacksonville, FL, United States 12-13-10
    Richard Jacksonville, FL, United States 12-13-10 Member Since 2001
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    "A Surprise Favorite"

    I have listened to many of Moore's books and bought this one reluctantly. The plot seemed silly and I couldn't imagine how a sea beast in a small town would be plausible (if any of his stuff can be described that way) or made entertaining. When it was done, it had become one of my favorites (behind Fool and Lamb). It's hard to say why, though, since the plot was as odd as Moore's usual stuff; it just had that vibe that made it fun and quirky. I smiled a lot. In a way, it reminded me a bit of Hiassen, but without the really tripped out characters (and, of course, that extra touch of whimsy that only a fantasy creature can bring). If you are afraid it's too weird, don't be--it's fun.

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    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 02-21-13
    William Winston Salem, NC, United States 02-21-13
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    "Just too silly"

    My grandchildren think I'm silly when I make up poems for them. My wife thinks I'm silly when I suggest that she should take out the trash, just once. But this book is just too silly.

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    Bethany 06-12-16
    Bethany 06-12-16

    I love the multiple dimensions that books offer as a place to dwell for moments or the end of time.

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    "Fun listen"

    One of my fav Custody Moore books. Great characters, fun and witty dialogue and story. Lots of lol moments.

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    Kasey 05-06-16
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    "great!"

    the second book in the Pine Cove Series was fan-tastic!! probably better than the first. Moore is always entertaining and never a disappointment

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    Misty Wegman 02-19-16 Member Since 2012
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    "so much fun"

    a delightful story full of unique characters in unpredictable circumstances. the voice actor does a fabulous job of keeping the plot entertaining

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    Troy West Valley City, UT, United States 01-13-16
    Troy West Valley City, UT, United States 01-13-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful fun!"

    great reader! vastly enjoyable story with witty characters. ..mr. moore does it again! splendid! grand!

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    Lorinda Forrest 01-12-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Another Christopher Moore winner!"

    Moore is one of my favorite authors, one who makes me laugh out loud as I'm listening to my audio book while making my long commute. Delightful story tellung.

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