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An Act of God

Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
4 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)

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Behind the Scenes of An Act of God

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"The minute Sean Hayes starts, you'll start laughing! Sean is consummate portraying the role of God, and explains a great many misconceptions that we've had over the past few thousand years since...Well...since "He" created Creation. Oh never mind...Just listen to this selection and I guarantee the only thing it will leave you with is a wish that it was longer!!!"

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"Bask in his Divine presence."
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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.

Editorial Review

Hilariousness is close to godliness

The concept is somewhat beyond belief: a Twitter account inspires a Broadway play that goes on to inspire the Audible release you are currently perusing. But, hand to god, it works. Sean Hayes reprises the Almighty role initially occupied by Jim Parsons in the first stage rendition, and does so with the off-the-cuff wit folks came to know and love him for on Will & Grace (which he points out here are two great, godly virtues—another reason Hayes is perfect for the role). The puns and one-liners come so fast even the most impatient speed-listeners will want to dial back their settings to make sure they don’t miss a single one of David Javerbaum’s cocktail-party-ready gems. —Courtney R., Audible Editor

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  • JennK
  • Warwick, NY United States
  • 06-09-19

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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Hysterical

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

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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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Divine

Sean is the funniest human, and now Divinity, on stage and screen. This adds to his legacy

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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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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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Finally! A memoir I enjoyed

This audiobook was amazing. How could it not be? It was written and performed by God

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Irreverant and Funny, funny, funny

The minute Sean Hayes starts, you'll start laughing! Sean is consummate portraying the role of God, and explains a great many misconceptions that we've had over the past few thousand years since...Well...Since "He" created Creation. Oh never mind...Just listen to this selection and I guarantee the only thing it will leave you with is a wish that it was longer!!!

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Great book

Funny and touching at the same time. It’s in perspective that so many people are thinking.

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Performance better than the writing

Sean Hayes does a pretty good job with the fairly uneven material. There are some good moments, I like the general premise and the ending, but this is a very short audio book and I found my attention wandering, a lot. I can’t compare it to the much longer book on Amazon, or the Broadway play that was done with Jim Parsons, but this production felt like it lacked something. It was occasionally funny, but not particularly engaging. So cannot really recommend spending an entire credit on it.

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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