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Lamb Audiobook

Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

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Publisher's Summary

The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his 30th birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years - except Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in this divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work, "reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams" (Philadelphia Inquirer).

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Rebecca L. Lewis 11-21-15
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    "LAME"

    Hardly original. Humorous if you think monkeys throwing feces at tourists is funny.
    This is high school humor, where the females are all matrons or whores and the men are forever irresponsible children.
    The voices in this book are done poorly; obviously rushed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kristen Falls Church, VA, United States 11-01-15
    Kristen Falls Church, VA, United States 11-01-15 Member Since 2012
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    "made me laugh and wonder..."

    Overall I really enjoyed the story. It made me laugh and often wonder what life would have really been like for a young Messiah facing both everyday problems and wrestling with the weight of his mission. Somehow it seems fitting for him to have a best friend that believed but struggled to stay on the straight and narrow.

    While I found the book was funny overall, there were a few places where it seemed crude just for the sake of being crude rather then for humor or making a point.

    A good listen for those that enjoy a little humor in Thierry spirituality.

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    Robert 10-24-15
    Robert 10-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "There should be a Church of the Lamb."

    Christopher Moore has written a fan fiction version of the Bible and in so doing, in my own opinion, reintroduced Jesus to the masses. His colorful language and creative approach towards creating a history as to how Jesus came to be a man, and came to be a leader is nothing short of astounding. Jesus, church, Bacon, and my faith will never be the same to me again.

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    Amy L. Harmon maine 10-21-15
    Amy L. Harmon maine 10-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"

    Easily my favorite Christopher Moore novel. Great take on an old story. I have both read and listened to it several times.

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    Kelley A sexton 10-21-15
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    "Christ best friend Bif"

    Wonderfully entertaining and potentially historical? Probably not, but a really good listen to. I highly recommend it.

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    Miles Hearn 08-28-15
    Miles Hearn 08-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Not Moore's finest, narrator is an affront to the lord."

    The story, as with any Moore book, is funny and keeps you entertained. It wasn't my favorite, but I'm not complaining.
    The narrator, on the other hand, reads as if he learned how only a few days ago, and misses all opportunity for verbal nuance and character depth. It was really hard to listen to and I never played it when others were around because I was embarrassed to be voluntarily listening to these voices.
    Until they re-record, buy something else. Sorry.

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    Joseph 08-18-15
    Joseph 08-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Terrific!!!"

    The mesh of religious facts along with the absurd antics of Biff will make this story fly by.

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    J. Moses Vermont 08-13-15
    J. Moses Vermont 08-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Irreverent and Unashamed"

    Laugh out loud funny, this book fills in the gaps in our biblical history in a hysterical globe trotting adventure.

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    Joy Slattery 08-10-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Story!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would recommend this book to a friend. Very enjoyable and humorous and respectful of the Christian faith.


    What did you like best about this story?

    information was thought provoking I had never really given much thought to Jesus as a child except for his birth.


    What about Fisher Stevens’s performance did you like?

    Very interesting and followed the story as I was told growing up, with his additions! He ties the historical references with todays traditions...ingenious!!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nothing


    Any additional comments?

    Happy listener

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    Charlene Saskatoon, SK, Canada 08-03-15
    Charlene Saskatoon, SK, Canada 08-03-15
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    "Loved it!!"

    Christopher Moore gives us a new look at a very old story. It may be fiction but will think about the story of Jesus in a very human way.

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