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Practical Demonkeeping (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Practical Demonkeeping - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Christopher Moore, Oliver Wyman (Narrator)
In Christopher Moore's ingenious debut novel, we meet one of the most memorably mismatched pairs in the annals of literature. The good-looking one is one-hundred-year-old ex-seminarian and "roads" scholar Travis O'Hearn. The green one is Catch, a demon with a nasty habit of eating most of the people he meets. Behind the fake Tu...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061770500
ISBN-10: 0061770507
Publication Date: 8/1/2009
Edition: Unabridged
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4.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
Members Wishing: 10
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reviewed Practical Demonkeeping (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 404 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I enjoyed this introduction to the sometime wacky citizens of Pine Cove and their encounters with Catch the demon. Moore's description of the attempts to attract tourists (and the resentment of the same) was especially funny to me. I also liked the interactions of the characters such as between Travis and Catch and between Augustus Brine and the djinn Gian Hen Giann.
reviewed Practical Demonkeeping (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
After reading *A Dirty Job* by Chris Moore, I was looking forward to reading more of his writing. Going back to his early books and "starting at the beginning" is NOT the way to go on this one.

It's not that the book was BAD, it was just a huge yawn. I finally stopped reading at a little past the halfway point, when I realized that I could put it down after a couple of pages and not be all that anxious to get back to the book to see what happens next. I just plain didn't care.

Don't discount Chris Moore's writing based on this book. Start with one of his later efforts (A Dirty Job, Lamb) and enjoy your reading.
reviewed Practical Demonkeeping (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 134 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I was hoping to like this a lot more than I did, which is not to say it isn't a fun read. Honestly, I was expecting more, given all the hype and rave reviews. It was funny, it was well plotted, but I wasn't nearly as enthusiastic as I had expected.
reviewed Practical Demonkeeping (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A fun, frivolous read. I expected to laugh more because I read another book by Moore, Biff, Jesus's Boyhood Friend,and laughed my tail off. This one was just ok so I give it 3 stars.
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Helpful Score: 2
I usually try to choose a 100th book for the year that means something, but this year, I wanted something light and funny. Christopher Moore it was! Of course, it could be said I have so many demons of my own these days that I'm looking for a way to "keep them" *laugh*. Okay, maybe not, but this was still a very good book. One of his best and kept me laughing. An easy read for when you need something not too deep!
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