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Divine Misfortune Audiobook

Divine Misfortune

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.
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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.

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

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    Rose Kansas city, Mo, United States 11-04-15
    Rose Kansas city, Mo, United States 11-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "So much fun!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Divine Misfortune to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, but I had fun listening to this and would recommend it to many people I know.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Divine Misfortune?

    Lucky had a lot of nuance that made me laugh out loud at times, but I would have to say their interrupting a dream was fun to imagine.


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

    Yes! Once I started, it was a hard novel to pause.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Benet Press 06-09-15
    Benet Press 06-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun"

    Slightly predictable. Still fun mind candy. Fred Berman made Martinez' memorable characters lovable and lively.

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    Len Futterman 06-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful read!"

    A. Lee Martinez is my new favorite author. Smart, witty, funny stories with superb characters. Always worth the read!

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    Ky P. 05-28-15
    Ky P. 05-28-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Interesting idea poorly delivered"

    The story and topic seems pretty interesting and unique. But the narrator delivers the story with the same voice for all characters. That and his annoyingly loud breathing between every other word made it impossible for me to make it very far from the beginning.

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    Neal 04-02-15
    Neal 04-02-15
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    "Huh."

    Who'd a thunk? Funniest, well, ONE of the funniest books I've had in a long time. A most enlightening and entertaining author. I'm setting up an altar to A. Lee Martinez in an out-of-the way corner of my home. Hey, couldn't hurt..


    The voice performance was perfect.

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    Tori0 03-11-15
    Tori0 03-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Really Fun!"

    I gave everything 5 stats because this was a great book! however, I'd like to make the disclaimer that this is not a serious book, it's fantasy, so if you were looking for a serious read or hate fantasy, then this book is not for you. I love how the book opens right in the middle of this fantasy world, but you don't feel confused by what's going on. I love the characters and the story line, and the narrator really pulled everything together. I highly recommend this book!

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    Jason Rosenblum Austin, TX, US 02-11-15
    Jason Rosenblum Austin, TX, US 02-11-15 Member Since 2006
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    "A clever, entertaining read."

    I really enjoyed this book, although the story became somewhat derivative towards the end. Overall however, I found this very entertaining. And I would read something else by this author again.

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    Steve Wynnewood, PA, United States 07-07-14
    Steve Wynnewood, PA, United States 07-07-14

    I rate as follows: 5-Best of the best, 4-LOVED it, 3-LIKED it, 2-Meh, 1-Didn't like it. Fav genres: sci-fi/fantasy, fiction, science

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    "His Second Best"

    If you haven't read Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain, I'd recommend starting with that one. I think it's by far Martinez's best, and it's the reason I've read four of his books, even though I think two of them were mediocre at best (Monster, and Chasing the Moon). I'm moving on to other authors, but I would definitely recommend Emperor Mollusk, and I would say Divine Misfortune is worth the read but not a must-read either.

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    Farrell 06-01-14
    Farrell 06-01-14

    Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.

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    "A lot of fun"

    Very quirky, but a lot of fun. Interesting concept, executed well. No I'll need to check out his other books.

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    Terijo AUSTIN, TEXAS, United States 04-14-14
    Terijo AUSTIN, TEXAS, United States 04-14-14 Member Since 2008
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    "almost hated it but finished it"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It was a clever idea; very clever in fact. It stayed shallow, though, and I don't know how that could have been changed.


    Would you be willing to try another book from A. Lee Martinez? Why or why not?

    probably


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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