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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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    Julie Ann Koehler Chicago, IL United States 11-13-15
    Julie Ann Koehler Chicago, IL United States 11-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very entertaining."

    Not quite as heady as Lamb and Fool. But, I do love me that Christopher Moore humor.

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    Elizabeth L. Norman 09-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "hilarious!"

    I love this read every time! Such a funny tale of love and lizards, and weedwackers.

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    B. Robinson Texas 07-09-15
    B. Robinson Texas 07-09-15 Member Since 2005
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    "Always enjoyable combination"

    Always enjoyable combination of Author and Narrator. Fun book it's just not as good as most of Christopher Moore's other stories. This is my second visit to The Cove and I found "Practical Demon Keeping" the better book, but this story still should be read and or listened to by Christopher Moore fans.

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    shar 06-22-15
    shar 06-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Keep Santa Cruz Weird"

    Sci-fi,stoner, comedy with a side of sexual sea monsters. 👍🏻👍🏽👍🏿 Three proverbial thumbs up!

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    matt 04-05-15
    matt 04-05-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another Christopher Moore Masterpiece"

    I am on a journey to listen to everything by Christopher Moore. I only have about 4 Moore titles to go. I was again overly satisfied with this story. Pine Cove is a place where my dreams come true. keeping with the spirit of Mr. Moore's telling of the mishaps and coming of age, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove is worth your time if you enjoy witty comedy with a dryish sense of humor.

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    Thomas Maufer 03-31-15

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    "gotta love the Pine Cove stories"

    the narration was excellent and the characters were well developed - read this in the order published for maximum enjoyment / my favorite sub-plot involved the artist and the blues singer

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    Amazon Customer PENSACOLA, FL, United States 03-26-15
    Amazon Customer PENSACOLA, FL, United States 03-26-15
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    "Mr. Moore does it again"

    This is the second book I've listened to by my main man Chris. First it was the hilarious Dirty Job. I love his work. searching for another. Any recommendations?

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    Dawn 03-20-15
    Dawn 03-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "well...."

    bit of a strange book but interesting but what you should expect from this author

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    Tracy 03-12-15
    Tracy 03-12-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Hilarious!"

    Christopher Moore is a fantastic writer that really captures character development, and Oliver Wyman makes those characters so different, and alive with his narration. Definitely recommending to anyone who needs a good laugh.

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    hilde 02-25-15
    hilde 02-25-15
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    "Amazing"

    Christopher moore is beauty, christopher moore is love! Listen and be bewitched!
    Amazing. And the reader is one of my personall favs

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