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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (44,607 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Moore Narrator: Fisher Stevens Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN: 9780060878528
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Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy, the kind of fellow who makes his way through life by being careful and constant. And Charlie's been lucky. He's married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy, and who is about to have their first child.

Yes, Charlie's doing okay. That is, until the day his daughter, Sophie, is born. Just as Charlie turns to go home, he sees a strange man in mint-green golf wear at his wife's bedside, a man who claims that no one should be able to see him. But see him Charlie does, and from here on out, things get really weird. . . .

People start dropping dead around him. It seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death. It's a dirty job. But hey, somebody's gotta do it.

Bestselling author Christopher Moore now shines his comic light on the undiscovered country we all eventually explore -- death and dying -- and the results are hilarious, heartwarming, and a hell of a lot of fun.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Death, of course, is not usually a funny subject, but in the hands of Christopher Moore it sure is.”

    Hartford Courant 

  • Outstanding …The dialogue follows a zany illogic worthy of the Marx brothers.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Mr. Moore is seriously wicked about humor…clearly the unhinged Hiaasen … willing to subvert anything.”

    New York Times

  • A Dirty Job offers wit, chaos, subversion, and a chance to flip death the middle finger while we still have the chance.”

    The Oregonian

  • “[A] wonderful, whacked-out yarn … Moore's enthusiasm and skill make it convincing, and his affection for the cast of weirdos gives the book an unexpected poignancy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leidys | 2/12/2014

    " No pude creer que Charlie moriria.... Por demas entretenido.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wrennan | 2/12/2014

    " Great book! Funny, irreverent (very) and an original story line. It's all good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mara Owens | 1/29/2014

    " i love the majority of christopher moores writing. of my favorites 'a dirty job' is tops. too fun and thoughtful as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Velvet Olsen | 1/24/2014

    " This was a fun book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evan | 1/14/2014

    " After following Moore's career for several years, I was pleased that he finally broke through to the mainstream bestseller lists with this one. It isn't as much fun as "Island of the Sequined Love Nun," which - as its title might suggest - is more about straight-ahead slapstick than the spiritual inquiries of some of his other titles, and it's a little darker and more serious than his standard fare (as you might expect from a book that features an everyman who becomes the Grim Reaper), but overall it strikes a better balance between the playful and the metaphysical than any of his other books, even "Lamb." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda O | 1/5/2014

    " So funny and kind of sad. I loved the characters of this book. My first time reading Christopher Moore, but I definately will try another book of his. Clever and enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 1/5/2014

    " I had never heard of Moore and didn't have any expectations. One of a kind book. I had never read anything like it. Strange and weird but kept me going back for more. Will be interested to read another one of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 1/2/2014

    " This is one of those books that I re-read every couple of years. I find it hysterically funny, especially the view into the psyche of the "Beta Male." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Yeschin | 12/26/2013

    " Amazingly funny and a interesting take on how we make it to 'the other side'. If I had the funds, I'd buy the rights for a feature film. Filled with true 'LOL' moments, you can't help but relate to the characters, even 'Minty Fresh'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Goldstein | 10/18/2013

    " This one made me laugh out loud and kept me engaged throughout. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sammy Palma | 10/18/2013

    " This is my favorite Moore book. His world that he created in San Fran is really delightful and of all his books I think this one exemplars his humour and writing best. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MaryAnn | 8/24/2013

    " Lamb was better. Still, this was fun and funny with several lol moments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Albert | 8/3/2013

    " My favorite of the San Fran setting books pre-vampire books. Funny, laugh out loud funny. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley Higginbotham | 7/14/2013

    " I like Christopher Moore. The books are always full of crazy sewer hags, vampires or stupid angels. They are just fun to read and not much thinking required! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Max | 11/9/2012

    " I had a hard time getting into it, but appreciated the humor and general story line. It was hard keeping interest for more than 20 pages at a time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Duncan | 10/9/2012

    " This book made me an instant fan of Christopher Moore. I never laughed so hard while reading a book. I'm probably going to read all of Moore's books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Seidel | 10/8/2012

    " I didn't think this was as good as others of Moore's I've read. I thought it was overly long and the climax was too quick and easy. I also don't like when authors need to show us how much they researched, and there was too much "Do I know San Francisco or what!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meaghan Fanning | 9/17/2012

    " Totally weird and not at all my normal type of book, but I still really liked it somehow! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Elizabeth | 9/6/2012

    " First book I read of his. Loved it! Very funny. Other two best: Lamb and Fool "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolina | 8/25/2012

    " This book fell far below my expectations based on the reviews I'd read. The story was entertaining for sure, but unnecessarily raunchy in a couple parts. Definitely not for younger readers. The writing is clever, however, and would lend itself to a fun movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 C.j. | 4/25/2012

    " cool, entertaining "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marsha Gardner | 3/2/2012

    " Quirky, irreverent and hilarious. This was my first Christopher Moore and I quickly became a fan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica | 2/21/2012

    " This book is easily in the top three most hilarious things I've ever read. I'd recommend it to men and women, particularly the side-splitting sections on Beta Male psychology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 6/29/2011

    " Not as good as Moore's other books, but it still made me LOL. I wished there was more spirituality involved, like in Lamb. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave | 6/28/2011

    " Imaginative fantasy, wild but pretty convincing and funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 6/27/2011

    " I would like to give this book a 3 and a 1/2. It was a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindie | 6/25/2011

    " Very quirky. Love the author's sense of humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 6/25/2011

    " Clever, creative, inventive, and fun. But -- a bit immature at times and way too many f-bombs... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne | 6/18/2011

    " An off the wall novel about a "death merchant". Not my usual kind of book, but interesting for a change. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Retta | 6/18/2011

    " Only Moore could make death this funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Holly | 6/12/2011

    " Intense, dark, twisted, and very ,very finny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mayra | 6/9/2011

    " nice story something different I liked "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ryan Zimmerman | 6/9/2011

    " OMG!
    This is Hilarious!
    I am waffling between a 4 and a 5, but I am going with 5 because I keep talking about it!
    I LOVE the Morrígna! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 6/9/2011

    " This was the first book written by Christopher Moore I read...well I ave read them all now...so I guess that tells you I really enjoyed it? Delightfully creative;irreverently and diabolically funny what more could a girl ask for? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonna | 6/8/2011

    " I'm becoming a bigger fan of Christopher Moore with each of his books I read, and A Dirty job has only added to my love. I found myself laughing out loud in many places ("This is the toast of Death."), and reading parts aloud to my boyfriend just to make him laugh. "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore boasts a large resume of work as a satirical fiction author. Known for his colorful characters and imaginative storylines, he has gained a cult following for his books, many of which have become New York Times bestsellers. He splits his time between California and Hawaii.

About the Narrator

Fisher Stevens was first seen on Broadway at age nineteen in Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy, and he followed this with a plum role in Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs. Stevens has appeared in many films, including The Flamingo Kid, Short Circuit, Reversal of Fortune, and The Marrying Man.