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The Stupidest Angel Audiobook
The Stupidest Angel
Written by: 
Christopher Moore
Narrated by: 
Tony Roberts
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The Stupidest Angel Audiobook

The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

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Publisher's Summary

Twas the night (okay, more like the week) before Christmas, and all through Pine Cove, California, people are busy buying, wrapping, packing, and generally getting into the holiday spirit.

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.

What the Critics Say

"This little slice of perverse Christmas cheer is enough to make even the most cynical Scrooge guffaw." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Benjamin Portland, OR, USA 11-01-09
    Benjamin Portland, OR, USA 11-01-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Skip it."

    Not good. I'm a Christopher Moore fan, but this one does not represent his comedic talent well. Skip it. Plus, the reader has a very old school style that makes an already flat story worse, especially when compared to some of the other terrific performers of this other books.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Mishawaka, IN, United States 12-27-10
    Tracy Mishawaka, IN, United States 12-27-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Good book, bad narrator"

    The prose is some of Christopher Moore's funniest, but the narrator has little success with different character voices. He's not monotone or anything, but there's just no real variation from the narration, or between characters.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jere Rock Springs, WY, USA 05-19-09
    Jere Rock Springs, WY, USA 05-19-09 Member Since 2005
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    "New Holiday Favorite"

    Zombies, Santa, the Holidays, and a sunglass wearing, talking fruitbat, what else could one want in a holiday tale.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony waterboro, ME, USA 07-06-07
    Anthony waterboro, ME, USA 07-06-07
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    "Okay, but no great read"

    If you like Christopher Moore you'll like or love but in the least appreciate it.

    If you have never read a Christopher Moore book before start with something MOORE amusing such as Fluke or Biff.

    Good Luck!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Scott temecula, CA, USA 12-25-06
    Scott temecula, CA, USA 12-25-06
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    "Highly over-rated"

    A juvenile, insipid story about brain-eating zombies and a pot-smoking cop. I have down-loaded other books from Audible (using he star rating to help make a decision), and this was the worst book by far. I do not recommend.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffrey R. Westfield, NJ, USA 12-05-05
    Jeffrey R. Westfield, NJ, USA 12-05-05
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    "a very good listen"

    I enjoyed this book a great deal. It was full of unique charters in the style of Carl Hiaasen. If I didn't know better I would have thought this was a Christmas book by Hiaasen. I will probably listen to this again and highly recommend this to everyone who is looking for a fun enjoyable book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dean Delray Beach, FL, USA 12-03-05
    Dean Delray Beach, FL, USA 12-03-05
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    "one of the funniest ever"

    Oh my god! This is laugh-out-loud hilarious. One of the funniest audiobooks I've heard, even better than The Daily Show's America book. This is an Adult-Oriented story aimed at people with sarcastic sense of humors. I haven't laughed this much since I heard Christopher Buckley's 'Thank you for smoking'. I found the story easy to follow and the characters just like regular people, flawed but mostly good-intentioned (except the evil developer, of course). Tony Roberts did a great job with the voices and his sense of timing was perfect. You can't help but laugh. Unless I guess, you are an evil developer, too.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MARY L GRIEST 11-24-05 Member Since 2015
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    "Shades of Xena!!"

    Expected a pretty entertaining listen - not a sneezing-snorting giggling laugh out loud experience. I had a cold while listening to this, so let me tell you that the sneezing was especially painful. I don't really know what to say about the flow, the narration and the characters - they just seemed so natural, not forced. I hope that audible gets more of his books. I have read some of the author's other books (Bloodsucking Fiends, Fluke) and each has been completely different. Can't wait until they are in an audio version!
    I do have to agree with the reviewer who wondered how long it took for the listener who decided it was a great road trip story for the kids to realize that a mistake had been made. Definately an adult tale. Not necessarily due to the language or sexual references (heard any rap lately??) but because the context needs to be understood to be appreciated ie barbarian warrior princesses, barking bats, and - most importantly - relationships.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steven PLAINVIEW, NY, USA 04-18-05
    Steven PLAINVIEW, NY, USA 04-18-05 Member Since 2010
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    "Had to stop reading it was so dull"

    This book is the first audible book that I stopped listening to. I don't know if it was the non-impressive reading, or the lack of concise plot that drove me to pull the CD out of my car and toss it in the back. Now possibly just after half way into the book some original comedic literature starts, I just can't tell because I did not make it that far. The "Funny" elements are worse than the shabby and un-interesting characters. The only character that has any substance is guy who end's up getting killed not to far into the book, and I assume is resurrected by this "Angel" that randomly shows up. The tragedy in this book which I assume is what's supposed to make it so funny was very predictable and dull. What a waste, there are many more books on Audible that are a much better listen than this.

    3 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Winfield, IL, USA 02-03-05
    Paul Winfield, IL, USA 02-03-05
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    "The Stupidest Book"

    I couldn't believe I wasted my time listening to the whole thing. There wasn't a single redeeming thing about it. I guess I just kept hoping it would get better. It was enough to make me avoid any more books by this author.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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