Next Saturday, in fact. Just after tea...The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, the Four Bikers of the apocalypse are revving up, and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not particularly looking forward to the coming rapture - having thoroughly enjoyed life on earth amongst the mortals.
If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they've got to find and kill the Antichrist. There's just one glitch: someone seems to have misplaced him...
©1990 Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman; (P)2006 Isis Publishing Ltd
"Pratchett and Gaiman are the most hilariously sinister team since Jekyll and Hyde." (James Herbert)
"The Apocalypse has never been funnier." (Clive Barker)
"Wickedly funny" (Time Out)
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Most certainly. An incredibly funny book with a great story to deliver it. To me this feels like a Neil Gaiman story of endless celestial fate vs brief human morality absolutely steeped in Pratchett wit.
While not riotously funny, there is an amazingly consistent level of chuckling throughout.
A true piece of art. I am a great fan of Neil Gaiman and I thought i'd give this a go, and I was most definately not dissapointed. What a beautiful piece of writing. This book was written in such a way you fall in love with the characters and the relationships they have with one and other. The balance between what is good and what is evil is so beautifully represented, and the book is heartwarming and comedic, in an odd sort of way. The narrating was perfect. 10/10.
"Need a reasonable knowledge of the Bible for this one!"
As I have titled this is certainly true! As it also is though, a masterful 'round way wrong' scenario, you may get by with out that knowledge but will mean some of the jokes are impossible to define,
Luckily, as a good honest Christian, this was not a huge problem for me! Great book, recommended, funny & zany.. Would have given all five stars but because the bible knowledge is extremely helpful, marked down just a little bit, but great read!
This is a great book, so funny & clever. Imagine the story of the Omen coming up against the no nonsense attitude of Mr Smith (the antichrists regrettably down to earth surrogate father) because the nurse got the babies mixed up. The devil dog having to be small, cute & fluffy, because it arrived at the wrong time, & best of all the 2 key agents of heaven & hell doing everything in their power to prevent any 'final conflict' because they are comfortable on earth & have got a very convenient 'working relationship' thank you very much!
None, there is no comparator for such a great book!
Two great authors at their very best!
"Just great fun"
I bet Terry and Neil had as much fun writing this as I had listening to it. It has everything you could want from a humorous fantasy novel including one of the best endings I've read. Invest the time, it's worth it.
"Buy the book, not this recording."
I actually love this book. I first read it when I was twelve, and have reread it every few years since. It gets funnier each time as I find more things to enjoy in it. And I get way more of the jokes than I did when I was twelve!
But. I think this is a terrible recording. It's great that it's unabridged, but the reader really is poor. There are mispronunciations, which is unforgivable, many slurred words and poor diction, and his vocal interpretation of the characters are, to my mind, crap. Aziraphale as some kind of aging Essex boy? Crowley as a slightly younger Essex boy? Anathema as some kind of female Farmer Giles? And the children, who live in an Oxfordshire village, as sort-of Cockney urchins? Oh dear.
Buy the book, it's marvelous. But seriously, don't bother with this audio version. I returned it. (Audible allows you to do this, bloody good thing I say!)
It's well written, bizarre comedy brought to life by a great narrator. I enjoyed it immensely even though half the time I was bewildered about what was going on
The demon Crowley, his burning Bentley and any music turning turning to the best of Queen after two weeks just hilarious!!! And he is just so naughty!!!
I haven't and I found him completely delightful, he brought the characters and story to life even though I did have to keep going back to try and understand what on earth was going on
Moved me nooo, not really that sort of book
It's one audiobook I can see myself listening to again just to cheer me up. Highly recommended
"Funny and educational"
Excellent non-disk world book. The concept of Armageddon explained in a classic Pratchett style - the angel and the devil are such fun characters.
One of the best books I have ever read. Brilliant, funny, sad.... At the end I found myself in tears in central London. What an uplifting story. Never read any Pratchett before. Am now moving onto Discworld. Can't believe what I have missed out on all these years.
Brilliant story, very well read, and very enjoyable, I would highly recommend to anyone !!
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