Teri and Phil had never needed their own personal god. But when Phil is passed up for a promotion - again - it's time to take matters into their own hands. And look online.
Choosing a god isn't as simple as you would think. There are too many choices; and they often have very hefty prices for their eternal devotion: blood, money, sacrifices, and vows of chastity. But then they find Luka, raccoon god of prosperity. All he wants is a small cut of their good fortune. Oh - and to crash on their couch for a few days.
Divine Misfortune is a story of gods and mortals - in worship, in love, and at parties.
©2010 A. Lee Martinez (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"Wonderful... from start to finish." (sfsignal.com)
This is a wonderfully fun read for a rainy afternoon. Martinez throws you into a story where old world gods can be "signed up for" via the internet, and can end up crashing on your couch like uninvited college friends.
This is definitely a comedy. Don't be put off by the Goddess of Heart-Break. Her melancholy quickly becomes the funniest part of the story, in my opinion. :)
This is a hilarious, funny, touching, and all-around wonderful story. I laughed out loud and got angry and sad and happy and all-in-all was completely enthralled. What a great audiobook!
This really was a great read. nothing ground breaking but just enjoyable to sit back and relax with. Any fans of Tom Robbins I'm sure will enjoy this book. A really unique story, simple and mostly predictable, but quite entertaining.
Funny- quick "read" mindless fun and funny story
The gods "not party" party
A twist of godliness
Just silly fun
Seems simple enough. Pick a god from an online list, pay tribute, reap the benefits of your god. Whether you need more money or greener grass, there is a god for you. Easy-peasy.
Not so fast. While most humans have baggage, we don't usually think about gods with baggage. Some of them have lots of it and when humans get into the mix, chaos and smiting can ensue. Lives can be lost and empires fall while the gods hash out their own petty differences among themselves. Unfortunately, gods are not required to disclose their baggage to their followers and ignorance is definitely NOT bliss!
This lighthearted little story contains many, many laugh out loud moments. (Beware of drinking coffee during your commute lest hilarity erupt in the story causing you to spatter your windshield in a fit of irrepressible laughter.) This is not high literature and will not reveal the mysteries of the cosmos, but it may help explain some of "those days". You know, the ones where everything just seems to go wrong for no apparent reason...the gods just might be quarreling again.
Fred Berman's performance is excellent and adds much to the telling of this tale. He is a great voice actor and seems that he and this story are very compatible. I wonder, is there a god for voice actors? Mr. Berman must be on the good side of that god ;-)
I liked the mix of modern earth life and the casual acceptance of gods and their favor in everyday modern earth life. I disliked that there was no serious discussion of an afterlife in all of that.
I haven't but I might look them up in the future.
I thought Fred did a good job of narrating. Didn't make any mistakes that I heard and he did manage to make the characters mostly distinct from each other.
I laughed my @ss off. This was great. Led me to buy three other A. Lee Martinez books, but this remains my favorite so far.
I love A. Lee Martinez, but I usually read his books. This is the second one I've listened too and the story and narration was very good. Funny as usual.
All the character voices. Excellent job of accents and personalities!
yes, because it's funny and the reader does an excellent job
none, I have never read a parnormal comedy before and that's what this is
Fred Berman is a master narrator, in my opionion. I choose this title because he was narrating. enough said.
yes, and I did just that wanted more and purchased more of Matinez Books.
Once again, I find Martinez has written an original story. They aren't great stories, but they are very good stories and I feel comfortable hearing more.
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