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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (69,209 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Moore Narrator: Fisher Stevens Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9780061262654
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The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth 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 Magdala—and Biff isn’t about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An instant classic…terrific, funny and poignant.” 

    Rocky Mountain News 

  • “I haven’t finished reading [Lamb] yet, but I’ve managed to laugh myself to tears on more than one occasion.” 

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

  • “A funny, lighthearted satire of the life of Christ.” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “The author manages to share a variety of the world’s spiritual insights while creating interesting and vivid characters.” 

    School Library Journal 

  • ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • USA Today Bestselling Author
  • New York Times Bestselling Author
  • NPR Best Book

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 sullivan | 2/15/2014

    " i tried several times to enjoy/read through after high acclaim. Just not for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marley | 2/8/2014

    " I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. It was laugh out loud funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Lowrey | 1/24/2014

    " Love. This is Moore at his best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen J. | 1/23/2014

    " This is without a doubt one of my favorite all time books. I've read everyone of Christopher Moore's books since. The guy is brilliant. He completely turned my hardened attitude toward christianity around with this very human book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ron Khare | 1/22/2014

    " A great idea, which I think falls a little flat. You can tell Moore wants to do more with the story (and that's saying something!), but the ending is a great letdown. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peregrina651 | 1/19/2014

    " I like Christopher Moore and I liked Lamb but it is the kind of book that I would be highly unlikely to recommend because of the subject matter; it too easily offends. That aside, Moore is a very intelligent man with fair insight; it is just that you have to be able to get past the bawdy character of his writing in order to see beneath the surface--and there is a lot there. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Paul Papa | 1/16/2014

    " I like Christopher Moore's writing and have enjoyed many of his works. But this one just took Jesus Christ to places I wasn't willing to go. Moore had me at the beginning and even though I still cringed a bit, I enjoyed the humor, but about halfway through the book it took a wrong turn. When you write a comedy about Jesus you walk a fine line and it is far too easy to step off that line into areas you shouldn't be in. That's what happened for me. Moore has many other books that are very enjoyable and I would suggest bypassing this for one of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 1/13/2014

    " I love Christopher Moore, anything he writes is sure to be a freakin' fantastical ride!! This one went way beyond words! It was hilarious!! Read it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Fried Strock | 1/11/2014

    " So funny...weird , funny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Huston | 12/17/2013

    " This book is fantastic!!!! Don't read it if you can't have a sense of humor about the (possibly) real life of Jesus Christ :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dustin Andersen | 11/6/2013

    " funniest book Ive read in quite a while... made Jesus a little more "human" for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie Maxx | 6/24/2013

    " This book made me laugh out load...and make me feel like I needed to go to confession for it! His other books are just as entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercy Buck | 6/15/2013

    " Hilarious if you don't take it too seriously ;) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jamie | 11/28/2012

    " this book: it is not for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaye-lynn | 8/10/2012

    " I listened to this one on tape and really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabriel Renneisen | 7/6/2012

    " this book was filled with hard sweaty long screaming detales. this book made me squirm and tingle from head to toe. did i find pleasure in reading this? I havent sweated so much in my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Nichols | 2/23/2012

    " I love this book! Hilarious! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yuichiro | 11/12/2011

    " Good book, I liked it better than the Fool. Definitely worth a read if you're into absurd and funny. I've been trying to read the bible for years and it's going almost nowhere, but this book I read in a week or so. It's more a page turner than the New, as well as Old, Testaments. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/27/2011

    " Clever, but a bit sophomoric for my tastes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/26/2011

    " The story of King Lear from the Fool's point of view. Have I mentioned that I love Christopher Moore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 6/24/2011

    " This was the first Christopher Moore book I ever read. I laughed out lound and even snorted a couple of times. A must read!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 6/21/2011

    " Very funny take on King Lear. I enjoyed it and would recommend it. "

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

    " My favorite author AND my favorite playwright IN ONE!!!! My little eyes lit up like a Christmas Tree "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlie | 6/17/2011

    " Although hilarious, this book fell short; very short to what i expected!
    I felt it had no plot line.. All the time i was thinking to myself, "when is this story going to start?"
    I stopped at page 132... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 6/13/2011

    " Fun. I wish I could incorporate some of the language into my daily office job. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 6/7/2011

    " I "read" it as an audio book. I had problems keeping focus on the story. It was OK. I may try and find the book and actually read it and hopefully find why people seem to like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christian | 6/6/2011

    " Hilarious as usual for Christopher Moore. It combines his typical wackiness and silliness with supernatural and religious themes, adding in a little love story and some heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 EdgarH | 5/27/2011

    " pee-in-your-pants funny

    woke my wife up because I was laughing so loud, couldn't stop reading even after I was supposed to be sleeping "

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About the Author
Author Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore boasts a large résumé 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.