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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)

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    Alisha Jacksonville, FL, USA 01-08-07
    Alisha Jacksonville, FL, USA 01-08-07
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    "Funny and strange at the same time"

    I throughly enjoyed this book - we listened to it on a long car ride and actually sat out in the driveway to finish the book. We laughed out loud and had a great time, it kept us from noticing the hours we spent in the car. I had never read anything by this author but will look for more by him in the future.

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    emily shellhaas 12-27-06 Listener Since 2006
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    "a christmas book for the rest of us"

    Wonderfully imaginiative and totally off the wall, "The Stupidest Angel" combines an group of strange characters and even stranger circumstances, all the while sending up the phony sentimentality of the holiday season in a blend that would have made Charles Addams chuckle with glee. A delight. For those of us who need an antidote to "It's a Wonderful Life", this is it! (not when the kiddies are around though)

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    Mitchell Columbia, SC, USA 07-10-06
    Mitchell Columbia, SC, USA 07-10-06
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    "Funny Story - Strange & Bizzare"

    Another funny story from this author. Not as good as A Dirty Job (which was excellent) but stilll entertaining and worth the time. Christopher Moore certainly has a strange and dark sense of humor so you must be able to appreciate this or the book may seem "dumb" to you.

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    Teressa R. Terry 01-24-06 Member Since 2012

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    "Not for the humor challenged"

    You take the story as you find it; much as one would a particularly fine meal served at the bar of "The Head of the Slug Tavern". I find Moore's crass, earthy humor refreshingly unpretentious, much like Chaucer's works--it's humor for the unjaded reader.

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    Jami Oakland, OR, USA 01-13-06
    Jami Oakland, OR, USA 01-13-06
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    "My Favorite Holiday Read"

    I love this book and listen to it every holiday season! I lightens my mood and I laugh and laugh...
    It's very adult and the author doesn't hold back in the conversations of the characters. If you like Koontz, you love this one.

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    V.A. 01-02-06
    V.A. 01-02-06 Member Since 2004

    Travel is essential, snowboarding a need. I love speed: cars, motorcycles, boards. Food is more than a requirement; on the best days it's a supreme indulgence.

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    "VERY funny!!"

    This was one of the funnier books I've read. I gathered it would be a bit irreverent from some of the other reviews, but I had no idea I'd actually be covering my mouth (repeatedly) to keep from waking my husband on the drive to Virginia.
    Yes this book is silly. Yes it's implausible. But if you take it for what it is, you will not be disappointed...and you will laugh a lot!

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    Selena R Stair 11-18-05 Listener Since 2003
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    "This is BIG fun"

    I was constantly laughing out loud - not something to listen to if you have to stay quiet!

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    J. B Roberson LA, CA 08-11-05
    J. B Roberson LA, CA 08-11-05 Listener Since 2004
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    "The Quill Awards"

    This book has been nominated for the Quill Awards. If you know this author you know he deserves it. So please take the time to vote for Christopher Moore under Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror.

    http://www.quillsliteracy.org/nominatingvoting.html

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Delaware, OH, USA 04-24-05
    Jan Delaware, OH, USA 04-24-05
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    "So-So...Would not listen to again"

    The story line was lacking....I kept expecting it to get better. I finally gave up with three or four chapters to go. I found it frustrating.

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    Debra Twin Bridges, MT, United States 03-21-05
    Debra Twin Bridges, MT, United States 03-21-05 Member Since 2013

    Mom, married, website designer, portfolio manager in self-imposed exile (yeah Greg Smith!!), former California native, Episcopalian.

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    "The Stupidest Angel"

    Definitely rated "R", not for children, and probably not teenages (at least not my teenager). I reveled in Moore's "Lamb". Although not of the same caliber, Stupid Angel, was still fun, silly and entertaining. If you're a Tom Robbins fan, check it out. Moore has the same twisted perspective.

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