I have read this book several times, so I was looking forward to hearing it. The audio version is wonderful! Martin Jarvis's comedic timing and inflections bring the story to life and had me literally laughing out loud. The characters become so much more real the way he portrays them. I do (and have, to several friends) recommend this one to any fan of Pratchett, Gaiman or dry British humor in general.
Fun,thoughtful and fantastic
The relationships between characters was very well thought out.
He did all the voices and it sounded like different people.Ithought he was awesome!
Gods and Devils
Read the book!
This was an amazing, funny, entertaining, and all around great book. The narrator was wonderful, and the combination of Gaiman and Pratchett is flawless. I'd give it 4.9 stars if I could, but I'll stick with just a 4. There was one problem I had with the book, but it would be a spoiler and I suspect I'll re-read this one. It may clear itself up.
Must be the british humor, but there werent many scenes that actually made me laugh. Could barely finish the story, couldnt believe it had gotten so many good reviews calling it a comedy.
Great voice, sounds perfectly suited to a bizarre story -- ghostly
I didn't realize just how wierd this book would be. I never made it past the first chapter. The list of characters woudl be useful in a paper book, but I'd neeed to refer to it a lot to get going in the audio book and how do you do that? The reader sounded very atmospheric and probably enjoyable if I had stuck with the story. A waste of a credit for me!
I've forced myself to listen to this for hours and I am calling it a day. To Slow. The writing is clever once in a while. But the story itself just isn't going anywhere.
Possibly told from a different perspective
I think the delivery is great
Don't waste your credit
One of those books that is supposed to be humorous but somehow fall short. The jokes are a little tired, the patina of the character's personalities feels worn as though you've read a more clever version of the same story elsewhere.
The performance is stellar. If not for Jarvis's storytelling abilities, I would have stopped listening.
I thought the book was okay but liked half the chapters much better than the other half. Maybe Gaiman wrote half and Pratchett wrote the other half? I like all of the many things I've read by Gaiman and disliked the one thing I previously tried to read by Pratchett.
I loved the way the characters were portrayed and the humor in the descriptions .
I loved the whole thing , beginning to end .
I loved the scenes with the
I listened to most of this book while training for a marathon , it made my long runs fly by and I looked forward to my runs so I could carry on listening to the story . If you ever saw a crazy woman running for miles and frequently laughing out loud that was probably me ...
Began reading sci-fi 71 years ago, at age 4, will continue until my clock quits ticking.. Best education one could have ever wished for.
This is precisely what one would expect from these two amazing writers, lots of wit and good humored barbs at life in general. The telling of the tale by Mr. Jarvis s "spot on" character wise, wonderfully convincing with extraordinary inflection. I could not stop laughing or listening.