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Divine Misfortune Audiobook

Divine Misfortune

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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"Wonderful... from start to finish." (sfsignal.com)

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    ST 03-17-13
    ST 03-17-13 Member Since 2011

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    "A delightful, fun read"

    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. :)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Vanessa F. 07-21-11
    Vanessa F. 07-21-11 Member Since 2017

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    "Simply Divine (I couldn't resist)"

    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!

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Gareth 03-29-17
    Gareth 03-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fans of Tom Robbins will enjoy this"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Sacramento, CA 01-31-14
    Amazon Customer Sacramento, CA 01-31-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Beach read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Divine Misfortune to be better than the print version?

    Funny- quick "read" mindless fun and funny story


    What did you like best about this story?

    Levity


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The gods "not party" party


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A twist of godliness


    Any additional comments?

    Just silly fun

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Robin in AR 01-23-14
    Robin in AR 01-23-14

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    "Beware Gods with Baggage Lest it Smite You"

    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 ;-)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Salem, OR USA 12-14-13
    Amazon Customer Salem, OR USA 12-14-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Good fantasy humor, like Discworld"
    What did you like best about Divine Misfortune? What did you like least?

    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.


    If you’ve listened to books by A. Lee Martinez before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't but I might look them up in the future.


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    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.


    Did Divine Misfortune inspire you to do anything?

    Laugh


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    A. Hogue Birmingham, AL 06-08-12
    A. Hogue Birmingham, AL 06-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Brilliant"

    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.

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    Luanne 05-14-12
    Luanne 05-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great one!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What does Fred Berman bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    All the character voices. Excellent job of accents and personalities!


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    sara CATONSVILLE, MD, United States 02-21-12
    sara CATONSVILLE, MD, United States 02-21-12
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    "This is Funny"
    Would you listen to Divine Misfortune again? Why?

    yes, because it's funny and the reader does an excellent job


    What other book might you compare Divine Misfortune to and why?

    none, I have never read a parnormal comedy before and that's what this is


    Have you listened to any of Fred Berman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Fred Berman is a master narrator, in my opionion. I choose this title because he was narrating. enough said.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, and I did just that wanted more and purchased more of Matinez Books.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 04-24-11
    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 04-24-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Orginial"

    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.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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