A Dirty Job
by Christopher Moore
I really enjoyed the world Moore created here, full of soul objects and death merchants. I love the comedic aspects (and dark comedic elements) but the story and characters were written so well as to really make me care about their tale & struggles. It was the kind of book I couldn't put down :-) I must admit, though, there were a few times during the book where it felt a little slow to me and the plot a little light. But there were enough faster moments and plot twists throughout to bump the story back up again. And even though I sort of saw the big twist at the end coming about halfway through, I still really enjoyed the story and, especially, the characters. The characters are exceptional and worth reading this for if nothing else!
Fisher Stevens does an amazing job reading this book. He is really able to bring out the humor and the personalities of the characters. I know I wouldn't have liked Ray's character as much as I did, thanks to the voice for the character Fisher used. This is a great example of a well-read audiobook.
I'm glad I gave this book and a new-to-me author a chance!