©1990 Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers
"Pratchett (of Discworld fame) and Gaiman (of Sandman fame) may seem an unlikely combination, but the topic (Armageddon) of this fast-paced novel is old hat to both. Pratchett's wackiness collaborates with Gaiman's morbid humor; the result is a humanist delight to be savored and reread again and again." (Amazon.com review)
I loved the story, it was great. I just dont like the way martin jarvis did the kids voices. It didnt sound like kids more like a group elderly dementia patients. I will probably buy another audible book by Neil Gaiman or Terry Pratchett as long as Martin Jarvis doesn't read it.
Absolutely brilliant. I will say as an audio book, this one takes more undivided attention than most due to frequent character switching marked only by brief silences. Either way, I highly highly reccomend this story
It is as if Douglas Adams met up with Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett to write this gem. Loved every minute of it. If you like any of the these writers you will love this book.
Adam Young. Loved that the narrator chose to voice an 11 year old boy as if he was a pompous banker.
Any scene with Azeaphael (sp?) and Crowley
This was an amazing story! I usually listen to audio books that I've already read to keep my mind occupied while working or doing childcare tasks. This is the first fiction I've listened to first and I'm so glad I did! The narrator, Martin Jarvis, brought the entire story to life. For those who appreciate sardonic humored and satirical prose tackling theological dilemmas, I highly recommend this fantastic romp!
I would, if they like Hitchhikers Guide or something similar.
I haven't come across one similar. I venture into this genre on rare occasions. Hitchhikers is a similar comedic style. Not content.
His performance was ok. I did read a review before I got the book about his pauses between ideas/chapters. He needed to pause a little bit longer to separate ideas. But since i read that I was looking for it, which made it easier for me.
The book got a little bit long towards the end. It was good but there was a point where i felt tired. However, push through cause the end is really good and totally worth it. :)
How did I end up in TX?
It was entertaining but a bit slow and required a lot of British context to fully appreciate. I don't think I laughed out loud but I smiled a few times.
Absolutely original, full of humor and oddities that without a doubt will push your imagination over the edge. This plus "Neverwhere" have both been excellent new reading material for me. You won't be disappointed!
I adored Good Omens. It's hard to not worry when someone performs your favorite book; Will they get it right? Will the jokes still be funny? Will the voices sound distinguishable from one another? Will you still love the book when you're on the other side of the recording of it?
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