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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

Critic Reviews

"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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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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well....

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

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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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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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Quirky, endearing, and addictive

Would you consider the audio edition of The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version. Honestly I think this question is not necessary.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove?

So many that it's hard to pick just one. But I loved the scenes where the sea beast, Steve, disguised himself as a mobile home and began "disposing of" town folk who annoyed him. <br/><br/>

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Thoroughly entertaining

If you're a fan of Christopher Moore, you'll enjoy this audio book. This book follows his pattern of an intriguing, amusing plot and quirky characters, seasoned generously with sarcasm and humor. The performance by the narrator really brought the characters to life.

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Read it!

What made the experience of listening to The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove the most enjoyable?

The crazy funny storyline

Who was your favorite character and why?

The lust lizard, he's just cool

What does Oliver Wyman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The inflections and the perfectly timed humor

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole thing

Any additional comments?

Read Moore!

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First time with Moore

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Twice??? I recommended this to my friends just so I could have someone to giggle with.

What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the variety of unique characters in combination with an odd plot..

Which character ??? as performed by Oliver Wyman ??? was your favorite?

Molly just listen..

Any additional comments?

My first time with moore and I want mass.. This book was hilarious filled with weirdo???s and sillies.. I thought it was odd at first and then I dove into it.. After I finished finals I listened to it again.. Try it.. Its great!!!

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Classic Christopher Moore

What did you love best about The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove?

Congratulations if you have not yet discovered Christopher Moore - you have hours of fun ahead. This is a story that has everything you need - blues, a sword wielding amazonian, ancient monsters and a pot smoking police man.

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Quirky humor

Christopher Moore has a different view of the world, I love his humor and his books never fail to make me laugh out loud, this one was no exception. My favorite conts to be "Dirty Job", but I highly recommend this one also.