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Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Christopher Moore

Narrated By: Euan Morton

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: April 2012

Duration: 11 hours 41 minutes

Summary:

“Christopher Moore is a very sick man, in the very best sense of that word.”
—Carl Hiassen
“[Moore’s novels] deftly blend surreal, occult, and even science-fiction doings with laugh-out-loud satire of contemporary culture.”
—Washington Post
“If there’s a funnier writer out there, step forward.”
—Playboy
Absolutely nothing is sacred to Christopher Moore. The phenomenally popular, New York Times bestselling satirist whom the Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls, “Stephen King with a whoopee cushion and a double-espresso imagination” has already lampooned Shakespeare, San Francisco vampires, marine biologists, Death…even Jesus Christ and Santa Claus! Now, in his latest masterpiece, Sacré Bleu, the immortal Moore takes on the Great French Masters. A magnificent “Comedy d’Art” from the author of Lamb, Fool, and Bite Me, Moore’s Sacré Bleu is part mystery, part history (sort of), part love story, and wholly hilarious as it follows a young baker-painter as he joins the dapper  Henri Toulouse-Lautrec on a quest to unravel the mystery behind the supposed “suicide” of Vincent van Gogh.

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  • Anonymous

    I'm a huge fan of Christopher books in general, but this is, by far, one of the best audiobooks I've ever listened to. The narrator does such an excellent job of pronouncing all the different French names and titles, and he speaks clearly so you can follow along easily. The book itself is just as wonderfully imaginative as all his other novels, but I find this one especially fun because of all the art historical references! I'm an art history major and it brings a whole new element to the paintings I studied and love so much. It's a fun and creative mystery with endearing characters that you can easily become attached to and a plot that pulls you along! Loved this book!!

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  • Anne Landy

    His best book EVER! I would suggest given the rich cast of characters, the faux-historical

  • Anonymous

    I only got 5 CD's in and had to stop. I'm a huge Christopher Moore fan and found this a big departure from his other very funny and amusing work. The reader handled the material and french pronunciations well, but the content just dragged on.