This story and the performance of it put a smile on my face. The narator made the story better.
yes but work got in the way.
I had read Good Omens in print form a few years ago and really enjoyed it. There's that certain British dry humor that makes me laugh - and listening to the audio version probably garnered me some stares from other people.
Martin Jarvis does a wonderful job narrating the book and really added to the enjoyment of it.
Messers Gaiman and Pratchett do a great job teaming up!
I've read the book several times - I would be lying if I said it wasn't among my top 5 favorite books. The audiobook was wonderful - Martin Jarvis' delivery was perfect. I loved this.
The baby-swap scene - always good for a laugh. :o)
A British accent, lol. No, seriously, he's a great narrator. He really brought this story to life for me.
Just a little autistic zombie girl.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves smart fiction. Neil and Terry are pure genius.
I love Crowley. He's just so wonderfully snarky and smart. I love how he is rebelling against the common order to achieve his goals.
I really like Crowley the best.
I laughed out loud at several explanations of things because it was always a moment of "Yeah, I can picture that."
A must listen for anyone who enjoys Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. It's hard to know where one begins and the other starts!
Yes, there is all that looking and reading business with the print version. With the audio version I find it much easier to navigate in traffic without losing my place.
"The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul" by Douglas Adams...The humors the supernatural deity serving pratts, the little triangular cucumber sandwiches I was eating while listening to the book...
The luxury of closing my eyes, looking at insects scurrying across the path, and a number of regional dialects which, in my head, sound rather more like John Cleese and Eric Idle, or Terry Gilliam trying to sound Brittish.
Armageddon was Never this Much Fun!
I have already listened to it multiple times and it's better each time I listen to it. There are so many little humorous details and astute observations on the human condition.
I don't really remember moments from the book so much as a little details. Prachett's footnotes, and the thought-provoking and actually very philosophical discussions all blend together into a memory of smiles and many laugh out loud moments.
The vocal performance is exceptional, so much so that I can't begin choose one character which was better than any other.
It was best listened to over multiple sittings, coming back again and again to some of the scenes.
Every time I listen I catch nuances I had missed before.
It's one of the better stories out there. Very fun. Laughed out loud a few times.
Crowly - Everyone loves a friendly demon!
Having Gaiman & Pratchett write a book together is like waking up on fantasy island without all the annoying characters! These guys are just masters at making you laugh about some of the most scary and opinionated topics - religion and the "end times". Two topics many authors would rather run a jack hammer over their toes than write about.
Of course, Gaiman & Pratchett have several archetypical characters in this story, except these ones have hilarious quirks and serious twists in their nature. For examples, you have an old witch hunter who thinks his finger is loaded, an 11 year old antichrist who just wants heaven and hell to just "quit messing people about," an angel and demon who work together, get drunk, and comment about heaven having only one good musician, and on and on they keep coming at ya! It is so creative and fun, and I guarantee you'll laugh out loud more than once. I found myself backing up just to hear some of these gems again and again. How many stories can you say that about?
I would have given the story more stars, but, I did find that some of the characters were missing some detail I would have loved to know. I wanted more depth! I also didn't quite like the exact ending. It wasn't bad mind you, but it just kinda felt like a balloon's air sputtered out instead of the "bang" we like when a pin hits it. Still the narration is a joy! This man is amazing! Deserves awards for not only creating several different voices, but, also sticking with them consistently! I can't think of one time when his voice mistakenly changed. That's talent! Plus, his impression of a two very crazy broads were hysterical! One was an old, batty, lovable "madame" who tottled around in high heels on Tuesday and Thursday to "tie up her customers", otherwise she was a "medium". The other was a nun in the "Order of the Babbling Nuns" who had to make sure the antichrist had all "his toesee wosees" and "little ol bitty witty tail"! He is my favorite Pratchett narrated/performer.
Gaiman and Pratchett have written an absolutely hilarious book! The characters have so much, well, character. They're unforgettable. So creative and well narrated.
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.