An Act of God

Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
4 out of 5 stars (710 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The One with the first and last word on everything has finally arrived to set the record straight. After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by his devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. 

Written by: David Javerbaum
Performed by: Sean Hayes, Cheyenne Jackson, and Colman Domingo
Sound Design by: Fitz Patton                              

©2019 David Javerbaum (P)2019 AO Media LLC

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About the Creator

David Javerbaum is a thirteen-time Emmy Award winner for his work as writer, head writer, and executive producer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. His Twitter account, @TheTweetOfGod, has more than six million followers and was the basis for An Act of God. He also created the Netflix show Disjointed and was a lyricist who wrote the Broadway musical Cry-Baby and the opening numbers for the Tony Awards on four separate occasions.

About the Performer

Sean Hayes is an Emmy Award-winning actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Jack McFarland on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award and four SAG Awards, along with six Golden Globe nominations. He is also known for his work on Broadway, including An Act of God and Promises, Promises, where he received a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. His film credits include Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, The Bucket List, The Cat in the Hat, and Monsters University.

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Not funny at all.

I actually thought it would be sarcastic and poking fun at the Bible but I can take a joke but it really was sad, bitter and very mean. Then they HAD to throw in Trump, jeez total liberal garbage.

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A Blasphemous Title

The product description on Audible implies that biblical truth is contained in this title. The audiobook is in fact primarily false doctrine which conflicts with the Bible. While I acknowledge that the author/narrator indicates that the Bible is true, the human author then writes a series of false "commandments". In reality: God does want to have a relationship with humans, He does answer prayers and He does want people to believe in Him. I recommend that people who value the Bible and read it regularly stay away from this blasphemous title.

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Starts out strong

Thought it was going to be a good laugh. After a while, the narrator is screaming and not so funny anymore. Had promise. Disappointing. Maybe I didn’t check reviews very well.

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Sean Hays is superb

Irreverent and poignant, I think it's a must hear! this is a 'don't take things too seriously' and think about what and why you do things story. if you take religion seriously this may not be for you.

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Entertaining with a side of depressing

Loved it! The narration was excellent and the story line great. So many mixed emotions as I listened.

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Hilarious and irreverent in the most reverent way

I loved this so much. Even as a person of faith nothing in this was offensive but quite humorous. Good way to not take your religion so seriously 😊

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Even an atheist like me enjoyed this!!

I got this because Sean Hayes, who did a fantastic job, was the narrator but ended up loving it because of the content. I listened to this while doing yard work and must have looked looney since I was alone and laughing my head off. It made me laugh and think and enjoy 2 hours that was worth every minute.

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A Bit of a Chuckle Maybe?

This book is positioned as lighter fare, and I suppose it fulfills that role well enough. We have Sean Hayes as the voice of God in a pseudo talk show with his angels as they try to answer people's questions while skimming through the story of all life as told by the Bible and God's 10 commandments.

I figured the title would fall under the category of irreverent humor and naturally, God having the sensibilities of an insult comic while also fully prepared to be self-deprecating follows that logic well enough. But it's not overwhelmingly funny save for a few good zingers here and there. And you kind of expect these things to have a sort of a point that it wants to make and it tries to do this at the very end of the book, but by then it feels a little off.

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This is a must buy

I downloaded this yesterday, and I’m already on my third time listening to it. It is absolutely brilliant, Sean Hayes is amazing. Clever, witty, charming. Download it now

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Hysterical

Excellent! Never got to see the play, but this was just as good I bet. So clever!

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  • 05-12-20

Free I can see why.

I'm glad I did not pay for this book, really not worth listening too. It was rediculous. With no humour.

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  • Colin McIntosh
  • 06-09-19

Sadly not as good as broadway

Much better seeing it with Jim Parsons. This just didn’t work as an audio book

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  • Liz
  • 05-12-20

when a human mind is God

Don't preach said the preacher for your words are untrue if not from the heart. No heart in this yet listened cringing to the end to be sure. A perspective warped by humanity. A listen that I did not need to waste my precious time on. This book is a rant of judgemental human perspective on what God is as if he is God. Thank God he aint.

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  • gerald peter doughty
  • 05-12-20

Philosophically funny

Loved it , a funny satirical, sometimes uncomfortably close to the truth comedy story. Especially loved the mention of Donald Trump, a question most sensible people ask themselves a lot, usually every time we hear him speak.

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  • Anne Wake
  • 06-16-20

Enjoyable

I laughed out loud at the truths told with such humour. Really enjoyed this.

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  • juozas kasiulis
  • 06-03-20

Really entertaining

Story, performance and effects just on point. enjoined every moment of it😁 I would recommend this it to others 😁

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  • BrianP
  • 05-24-20

Very clever and funny

This was brilliant, so cynical and clever. I particularly liked Stephen and also Mary being 1/10th of a cubit dilated