©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)
Through Rose Tinted Glasses
Light-hearted, sarcastic, and very British. Good performance by Martin Jarvis and an even blending of Gaiman and Pratchett. Would recommend.
Loved the story, clear but light hearted biblical allusions! The fact that the narrator did voices for each character really breathed life into the text and made the interaction with the story all the better! 10/10!
Neil Gaiman (Coraline) and Terry Pratchett (Discworld) team up much like Crowley and Azerafeal to deliver a delightful story dripping with British humor. It may not be the most complex story but it is rich and most importantly will make you think and feel like a kid again and believe in the possibility of innocence.
A take on Armageddon that is interesting and entertaining, told with wit and cleverness. The vocal performance is one of the best I've heard - adds another level of quality.
The most well done reading and consistency with character voices I've heard on Audible so far. Pleasure to listen to. Great story, made me belly laugh a handful of times and smile often.
It can be hard coming down from Douglas Adams. Not knowing where to turn after the simple and humorous practicality of Adams' perspective.
Neil filled the void, for me at least, with a very similar perspective of smile truths portrayed entertainingly. While this didn't expand the philosophy in my mind (not much there to expand really), it did continue the fun in a new light. It's like reading just another personal development book and realizing it says the same damn thing the last one you read had to say, but is somehow just as life changing, or influencing as the last seemed.
In any case, fun, happy feelings coming from a beautifully read story. Thank you...
Pratchett and Gaiman managed to use their uniquely illogical logic to make a madcap story which is both hilarious and thought-provoking.
Martin Jarvis is a great narrator. Not only does he have an easy-to-listen-to voice but he takes obvious care with the story and really brings it to life.
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