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The Stupidest Angel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Christopher Moore

Narrated By: Tony Roberts

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: October 2004

Duration: 6 hours 18 minutes

Summary:

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.
Performed by Tony Roberts

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  • Wendy

    An odd little story. It took a completely different turn than I expected. Not sure if I like that or not.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • nab6215

    O and is he stupid. But I suppose he wants to be obedient, which is something an angel is supposed to be. If you like dark humor and don't mind "irreverence with respect". This is the story for you. I gotta read me some more Moore. brains

  • Tom A

    This book led me to read almost all of Christopher Moore's works. One of the funniest laugh out loud books out there but it is a different kind of humor. If you can't take a joke listen to the 1 star reviews, otherwise you will absolutely love this one. Definitely comedy - not horror.

  • Annie Walker

    This is one of Moore's weirder books. I thought it was a little too much... but there were definitely some funny moments to it...

  • Warrior Babe

    Another great hit by Moore. Funny characters, Christmas cheer, brain eating zombies and an angel everything one wants in a great book. I would suggest listening to the Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove before listening to the Stupidest Angel. I found myself arriving to work every morning in a great mood. It was great starting my mornings off with laughter.

  • Anonymous

    This is one of the funniest books that I have ever read! I was in stitches from beginning to end. What a great, laugh out loud time. I know that it is listed as horror but it is the funniest horror book I have ever read. I am now one of Christopher Moore's biggest fans.

  • Dewey Stevens

    Enjoyed Moore's wit as always, but the narrator gives everyone (especially the female characters) a vaguely southern accent. Early on, i found myself wondering, Pine Cove is supposed to be in California, right?

  • Bob Stewart

    What makes this one so much fun is that it reprises another of Moore's settings with characters from a previous book, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, several years after that first book. He also brings in characters from a few other books, so if you've read a lot of Moore you'll really appreciate this one. Tony Roberts does a great job on the reading and the story is, of course, incredible to say the least. Well written, funny, and the usual Moore insanity. Moore is probably not for everyone, but if you like Douglas Adams and/or Kurt Vonnegut, give this one a try.

  • Bob

    I loved this book! Listed as horror, it's actually horror,drama,romance,mystery, all drenched with humor.

  • Anonymous

    Many of the characters in this book were either drunk or high much of the time. I have a feeling that the author was also under the influence when he wrote this. Pass this one by before it is too late!