But not everybody is feeling the joy. Little Joshua Barker is in desperate need of a holiday miracle. No, he's not on his deathbed. But Josh is sure that he saw Santa take a shovel to the head, and now the 7-year-old has only one prayer: Please, Santa, come back from the dead.
But hold on! There's an angel waiting in the wings. (Wings, get it?) It's none other than the Archangel Raziel come to Earth seeking a small child with a wish that needs granting. Unfortunately, our angel's not sporting the brightest halo in the bunch, and before you can say "Kris Kringle" he's botched his sacred mission and sent the residents of Pine Cove headlong into Christmas chaos, culminating in the most hilarious and horrifying holiday party the town has ever seen.
Only Christopher Moore, the man who brought you the outrageous lost gospel Lamb and the hysterical fish tale Fluke, could have devised a new holiday classic that tugs at the heartstrings and serves up a healthy slice of fruitcake to boot.
©2004 Christopher Moore; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishes, Inc.
"This little slice of perverse Christmas cheer is enough to make even the most cynical Scrooge guffaw." (Publishers Weekly)
I bought this with some reservation, but am 100% satisfied with the purchase. This book is hilarious! This title is on par with the movie "The Christmas Story" where the kid keeps getting told he will shoot his eye out with the Red Rider BB gun. The author spins a yarn for adults filled with all the pitfalls of life and the holidays.
What a holiday nightmare. The "blurb" did not do justice to the outrageous characters nor does it reflect the horrors and violence in this story.I kept listening in hopes of it making sense but hated it right to the end. I have never been so sorry I purchased a book
Definately not for the family. Sexually graphic. Lots of profanity. Not really the Christmas book I was looking for.
This book is bad. I have thoroughly enjoyed almost all of C Moore's books. The story was so-so, but what really killed it was the reader. Avoid anything read by Tony Roberts.
THIS BOOK IS ABOUT.....???? I DONT KNOW! A CRUED TOWN. TACKY SEX. A BABE WARRIOR. AND ZOMBIES. THE ONLY THING CHRISTMAS AT ALL IS SANTA. A MURDERED SANTA. I DON'T RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AT ALL! CAN I HAVE MY MONEY BACK? LISTENED TO THIS BOOK WITH THE FAMILY ON THE ROAD TO THANKSGIVING DINNER. I WAS EMBARRASSED THAT I HAD CHOSEN IT.
A good premise but did not deliver a good story line. Some funny parts but the language is a little crude, keep away from young listeners. Definetly dark humor.
I am a Christopher Moore fan, most books, even with the peculiar characters and sense of humor are fun to listen to. This one didn't engage me, seemed pretty dumb or should I say "stupid." I was disappointed with the characters, it had a few funny moments, but not one I enjoyed much. Narration was good.
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