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.
How next the authors were going to apply a comparison, would it be a sneaky barb or would it be very straight forward?
I have never read anything like this book to even attempt to make a comparison.
He is increadible in the amount of different voices that he created without any of them sounding forced. I could tell which character he was portraying just from the voice!
It was a delight listening to the story. I have read the book several times before, and enjoyed it each time. Martin Jarvis did a fantastic job reading the story and bringing it to life. The voices, the characters, the narration, and even the footnotes (which are a big part of the story), all were delightfully narrated. This is one book I will listen to again and again. I know the story, and yet I was having a hard time turning it off. I found my self sitting in the car, listening to the end of a chapter quite a few times.
I bought this book while on sale after being on my wish list for a while- I can tell you this was one funny book. Very creative and original characters. So when you get those emails for the sale of the week of whatever, browse the contents. You never know what surprise you'll find.
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!