Without a doubt I would recommend this book. I read this book in the 90s and fell in love with the story, but listening to it was a whole new world. The reader,Martin Jarvis, was amazing. This is a must book. You will not be disappointed.
He just brought the characters to life. You can all most see everything playing out. Like I said he was amazing.
A boy and his dog.
yes and no. The narrator was not that good, but the way it was built, the music and other features make them on par.
I loved the angle/demon duo. They make the story. They feel like they are taken from douglas adams, on steroids.
The narrator should have taken the time to learn how to pronounce the biblical stuff better and be less smug.
This has everything: a top story and a fantastic narration. Normally Gaiman is a bit too dark for me, and Pratchett is too flippant for my tastes, but as a team their styles compliment each other perfectly. I don't know who picked Martin Jarvis to narrate but I want to shake his/her hand. I can listen to this book over and over and never tire of it because Jarvis voice characterizations and inflections match the tone of the story and dialog perfectly, enhancing the experience and turning the narration into a dramatization that really ought to be on the stage.
This is a great melding of Pratchetts irreverent humor and Gaimens darker side. The unlikely partnership of an angel and a demon trying to save the world from the evil of the spiritual bureaucracy. I like a story with good guys in white hats and bad guys in black. You got the white and the black but I'm not sure which is which.
This is a lot of fun and hard to put down.
avid audiobook listener, sociopath, nerd.
I knew this book would be good, the combination of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett was too tempting to pass up. If you like either of these authors, this book is a must!
The narrator is excellent! I backed down to 3 stars on the story only because I occassionaly got "lost". An abridged version may be better. I will listen again, and am sure it will be even better. I like to think that this is really what is happening as it leads to armageddon!!
This book is great. Listened to it twice and sure to again.
Did a wonderful job.
Better, only because Martin Jarvis's ability to narrate with a variety of point on voices and inflection- perfection.
It was very difficult to turn it off, but alas life demanded it. This book was so good for my health and well being that it is definitely one I will listen to again!
I love both of the authors and therefore chose this audiobook without much thought. While the narrator is very good, the story skips from thread to thread without enough of a break, making it difficult to follow the story line without intense concentration. If you want comedic zingers, this is a good listen. If you want to also enjoy the story line, pick this up as a traditional paper book.
This was the first book that I listened to by Terry Pratchett and I suppose I had higher expectations because so many of my friends love him. While the book was not a horrible book by any means, it just was not to my liking. The plot is scattered and too many characters come into play without enough explanation or character building.