A Dirty Job

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (11.82 hours)
Product Number: Z100092046
Released: Apr 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780060878528
Narrator/s: Fisher Stevens
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Description

Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy, the kind of fellow who makes his way through life by being careful and constant. And Charlie's been lucky. He's married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy, and who is about to have their first child. Yes, Charlie's doing okay. That is, until the day his daughter, Sophie, is born. Just as Charlie turns to go home, he sees a strange man in mint-green golf wear at his wife's bedside, a man who claims that no one should be able to see him. But see him Charlie does, and from here on out, things get really weird...? People start dropping dead around him. It seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death. It's a dirty job. But hey, somebody's gotta do it. Bestselling author Christopher Moore now shines his comic light on the undiscovered country we all eventually explore-death and dying-and the results are hilarious, heartwarming, and a hell of a lot of fun.

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Author(s): Christopher Moore
Original Publish Date: Mar 28, 2006

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Author(s): Christopher Moore
Product Number EB00232474
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: #9780061801822

Professional reviews

"Protecting the souls of the dead from the forces of darkness is a nasty job, but someone has to do it. Fisher Stevens's narration of Moore's novel about a reluctant Grim Reaper will have listeners rolling with laughter. As the book opens, the neurotic Charlie Asher--thrift-shop owner and self-proclaimed "beta male"--is visiting his wife at the hospital, where she's just given birth to their daughter. But his world goes topsy-turvy when he finds his wife dead, with a mysterious old black man in a mint green suit standing over her. Stevens, the cynical, wisecracking Chuck Fishman in the CBS series "Early Edition," is an ideal choice as narrator. He imbues the story (without embalming it) with a whiny wit that fits Charlie's character, and he gives distinct personalities to a wide range of characters, human and otherwise. S.E.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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