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3.00012146240738 out of 53.00012146240738 out of 53.00012146240738 out of 53.00012146240738 out of 53.00012146240738 out of 5 3.00 (16,466 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Moore Narrator: Oliver Wyman Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9780061902581
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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. The 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As funny as writing gets.”

    Toronto Star

  • “Reads like Christopher Moore laughed his head off while writing it, quite possibly taking hits of nitrous oxide between sentences…He could win National Book Awards for titles alone.”

    Miami Herald

  • “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

  • “Wyman’s soft, congenial voice proves perfect for Moore’s sardonic yet bemused tone, especially when paired with characters such as Constable Theophilus Crowe. Wyman maintains a nuanced and steady narrative while also portraying a cast of multiple species with eccentric and, often, slightly perverted personalities.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meg | 2/20/2014

    " one of the better C. Moore books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 2/7/2014

    " Little odd and didn't explain some things, but it did have some chapters from a dog's point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anica | 2/4/2014

    " Not laugh-out-loud funny, but the characters are too bizarre to be entirely fictional, and the story line comes together with such cleverness that I am now looking for a copy of 'Lamb,' and 'Practical Demonkeeping.' "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Tichonchuk | 2/3/2014

    " I always enjoy Christopher Moore books. He has a wonderful sense of humor. His writing is engaging. Just an allover pleasant experience. Next up is another C. Moore book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Salyards | 1/31/2014

    " A book with a horny demon lizard, what more could one ask for! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 1/31/2014

    " Really fun read. Mr. Moore has a wonderfully wicked sense of humor. I cannot wait to read the rest of his works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 H.N. | 1/27/2014

    " Quite frankly, I loved this book from beginning to end. It made me laugh out loud in places, and in fact read out loud portions to my fiance. It had an interesting structure, telling the story from multiple viewpoints (including that of a sea monster and a dog), and the writing was tight and strong. It was a fast read, a fun mish-mash of sea creatures, humans (both crazy and not), drugs (both legal and illegal). Two thumbs up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 1/20/2014

    " It's definitely fiction and a 'wee bit whacky' would be an understatement....It takes place in Pine Cove, California (fictional???) and the town psychiatrist has switched everyone from their normal antidepressants to placebos. It involves a sea beast named 'Steve'.....let the games begin! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kris | 1/12/2014

    " This book came at just the right time--after a very intense novel aobut the Armenian genocide. I found the Lust Lizard extremely comforting. Love Christipher Moore!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly M | 1/9/2014

    " I love this book. It's one of those books that you should take to an appointment and read while you sit giggling to yourself in the waiting room (you get bonus points if it's a psychologists office, mine was a family practice, but the other patients sure looked concerned). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trisha | 1/8/2014

    " i was mislead. i thought this book was about a town in which everyone's antidepressants were replaced with placebos. while that was a small event in the book, it wasn't the main point. it was still okay though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/21/2013

    " Loved it even more than FOOL "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natasa | 12/5/2013

    " Again crazy book, at moments I found it even a bit boring...not my favorite book from C. Moore, therefore *** "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 11/28/2013

    " Christopher Moore does not disappoint. There's a reason I am such a fan of his works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robb | 11/12/2013

    " The "sequel" to Practical Demonkeeping...good, fun and totally off the charts. Not for the overly sensitive... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cupcakencorset | 8/14/2013

    " Such a fun read! I love this book. Highly recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corrie | 7/13/2013

    " This was definitely not my favorite Christopher Moore book. Usually I find myself laughing out loud as I read his books. I didn't really do that during this one. It wasn't a bad book, it just wasn't what I am used to from Moore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sonia | 6/29/2013

    " I still enjoyed both Practical Demonkeeping and Lamb much more than this read, but The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove was still witty and refreshing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassidy | 4/2/2013

    " Well. This book was...um...different. Funny, but quite weird. I don't know. Some parts were really funny, but some were a little slow, and some were a too weird for my tastes. It's really different from what I usually read, so that's, well, something. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katty | 2/9/2013

    " Anyone who can take such an offensive act as sex between a dragon, a woman and a chainsaw and make it funny, then they have talent. This was my first Christopher Moore book and I haven't stopped loving him for a second since the minute I picked it up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 1/1/2013

    " This one was a little out there but funny just the same. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dan Ofman | 9/5/2012

    " Easily the strangest book I've read. That being said, I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marci | 6/2/2012

    " Hilarious read...just what I needed. I love those kooky residents of Pine Cove. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 5/5/2012

    " Entertaining, but not the best of reads. But still wants me reading more from Christopher Moore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loren | 3/24/2012

    " The title says it all... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracey | 3/10/2012

    " Early Moore - it's a fun story, with quirky characters and weird occurrences, but I like his later works, when he puts some satirical meat on the bones of his stories. Seen Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, A Dirty JobFluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonna Doughty | 9/11/2011

    " I'm becoming a bigger fan of Christopher Moore with each book I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suman | 9/8/2011

    " one of his best. again, crazy storyline... i hate science fiction, but his stuff is so funny, it makes sense. you read one, you want to read his other works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nina | 6/29/2011

    " Hilarious! Maybe the funniest book I have ever read.
    "

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

    " Very cute; one of his best, I think. The narrator on this one did an excellent job as well. "

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

    " Little odd and didn't explain some things, but it did have some chapters from a dog's point of view. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dayle | 6/8/2011

    " Classic Christopher Moore. Endlessly hilarious and strange. Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie | 5/28/2011

    " A sea monster comes to shore in Pine Cove. Lighthearted silliness ensues. A relaxing break from reality.
    No good-guys or dogs were (irrecoverably) harmed in the making of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenna | 5/9/2011

    " Quirky, hilarious, and straight up fun. "

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

    " I'm becoming a bigger fan of Christopher Moore with each book I read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jami | 4/9/2011

    " Funny, goofy, typical Christopher Moore. Nonsense at it's very best. "

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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

Oliver Wyman is an actor and award-winning audiobook narrator. His first full-length audiobook, It’s Not about the Bike, won an Audie Award. Quickly renowned for his versatility, he went on to win several Audie Awards and seventeen AudioFile Earphones Awards in genres ranging from drama and humor to nonfiction and children’s stories.