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3.00009211495947 out of 53.00009211495947 out of 53.00009211495947 out of 53.00009211495947 out of 53.00009211495947 out of 5 3.00 (21,712 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Moore Narrator: Tony Roberts Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2004 ISBN: 9780060746179
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’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 seven-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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Hilarity abounds in Moore’s latest satirical gem…This little slice of perverse Christmas cheer is enough to make even the most cynical Scrooge guffaw.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “You’ll laugh your head off. Grade: A.” Rocky Mountain News
  • [Roberts’] voice is rich with the ironic humor Moore uses so generously—in telling the story of a dead Santa, a foolish archangel, a stoned cop and his crazy wife, a child’s wish, and a town full of zombies. Roberts’ careful rendering of each character hits the mark, bringing each person—living or dead—to life. A great match for Moore’s dry wit and outlandish understatement, Roberts possesses a gift for the timing needed to pull off this wildly funny tale.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Moore fans will welcome the return of favorites like the angel Raziel from Lamb, fans of mindless humor will find much to enjoy, and literary types can pick out allusions like raisins…A Christmas pudding of a book, offering something for everyone.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie Garces- Iero Way | 2/19/2014

    " I absolutely loved the dark humor this book had to offer. Emerging zombies and Christmas together could only be perfectly achieves by Moore. this book kept be up for nights because i could not stop wondering what would happen next and was only disappointed when it had to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzy | 2/19/2014

    " Loved this. Christopher Moore has a touch of Tom Robbins without the utterly surreal, let-me-take-a-few-minutes-to-wrap-my-head-around-that aspect. Fast reading with laugh-out-loud moments, and, I'd venture to say when I wasn't laughing out loud, I was likely reading with a smile on my face. Characters were all loveable, even the despicable ones. Loads of fun. I'm moving on to Lamb. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 2/19/2014

    " Oh, this was a hysterical book! I definitely laughed out loud multiple times as I read this! I really enjoy Christopher Moore's writing style and his sense of humour - and this book is no exception! It was a funny Christmas story bringing back characters from his other books. It was fun, fast and funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon Hale | 2/17/2014

    " Very funny LOL. Really enjoyable alternative Christmas read!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 2/6/2014

    " For those that like a little bit of an interesting twist on Christmas stories this is a great read, and think I have it on my yearly read as a Christmas book because just like some classics it keeps me laughing and is good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tess Mueggenborg | 2/3/2014

    " I read and adored "Lamb." So I picked this up for the holidays, hoping it would be similar but seasonal. I was greatly disappointed - I kept reading, because I figured it had to get better ... but it didn't. Here's hoping Christopher Moore will take another stab at a Christmas novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 1/29/2014

    " Always funny but not one of his best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/20/2014

    " Christmas zombies. Need I say more? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debby Allen | 12/28/2013

    " This one works! I really don't know what the difference is, between say this one and Lust Lizard, which both take place in Pine Cove with some of the same folks. But LL felt forced and mean. This one makes sense, even with the zombies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natasha | 12/25/2013

    " Totally twisted, but in the very best way possible! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 12/15/2013

    " A quick read. Light, at times comical, but nothing special. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zoomusicguy | 12/13/2013

    " A holiday classic full of angels, zombies, warrior women, murder and all the things that make reading Christopher Moore so entertaining. Read this one aloud around the Christmas tree. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jack | 12/9/2013

    " It had me at the first 100 pages and then it lost me. I dont know??? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gwen | 12/1/2013

    " I love this book! It funny, wacky, and entirly different than what else is out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mallory Lepoutre | 11/13/2013

    " Absolutely hysterical! The most non-christmas Christmassy Christmas meets zombie book ever! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 10/4/2013

    " If you're looking for a holiday read that is not your typical sentiment xmas story, this book my be for you. It was an entertaining, light read with a twisted sense of humor. Zombies and angels are not usually my thing but I did enjoy it thoroughly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Starfruit | 8/27/2013

    " Not as funny as Lamb but very entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 5/21/2013

    " Pretty much every other paragraph of this book had me cracking up. I love Moore's absurdity and this one just takes the cake, with all the returning characters and references back to the older books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah Steele | 5/15/2013

    " My only complaint is that I wish it had been longer. Great for a laugh and fun, quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 5/7/2013

    " Christmas angels, murder, and zombies. What more could you ask for out of a Christmas themed Christopher Moore book? One of my favourites. Each chapter brings more laughter and disbelief of what else could possibly go wrong. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carmen | 3/24/2013

    " Some parts were mildly amusing, but I wouldn't go out of my way to read it, and I probably wouldn't recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Victor Ferreira | 11/9/2012

    " Christmas, angels and zombies. Very funny read, extremely silly, and good characters. Very quick read, but still satisfying. Not the greatest "literature" but still a really fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace | 10/19/2012

    " This review does contain a spoiler...I never read a Christmas book with a zombie attack. It was very entertaining and irreverent, just like all the Christopher Moore books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher Sedelmaier | 10/17/2012

    " Really picked up the pace at the end - the last 40 pages or so just flew by. Very entertaining! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 9/5/2012

    " well this was a STRANGE book. I was amused by parts of it and grossed out by most of the ending. Zombies ain't my thang!! I read it for my December book club and think it will make interesting conversation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie Ramirez | 8/15/2012

    " Funny! :-) Makes me look at Christmas with a new perspective! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenni | 6/30/2012

    " Not my favorite of his books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruben Monteiro | 5/30/2012

    " For the first time I read a book that really made me laugh, it is a great book. (read it translated in Portuguese) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Torimac | 3/8/2012

    " I just laughed and laughed and laughed. I keep thinking I'm going to send it to my sister, but then I find an occassion to pick it up and re-read a few pages, and I laugh some more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teena Siebold | 9/29/2011

    " If you enjoy a Christmas story with zombies, insane warrior princess,a talking bat, and of course an angel then this book is for you. All Christopher Moore fans will enjoy this quirky Christmas Tale. "

  • 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

Tony Roberts is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has had roles in numerous films, many by Woody Allen, as well as his starring roles on Broadway in Arsenic and Old Lace; Promises, Promises; and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.