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Good Omens Audiobook

Good Omens

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Publisher's Summary

The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist. Put New York Times best-selling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett together...and all Hell breaks loose.

©1990 Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Pratchett (of Discworld fame) and Gaiman (of Sandman fame) may seem an unlikely combination, but the topic (Armageddon) of this fast-paced novel is old hat to both. Pratchett's wackiness collaborates with Gaiman's morbid humor; the result is a humanist delight to be savored and reread again and again." (Amazon.com review)

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    LorieV 07-01-16
    LorieV 07-01-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Perfection!"
    If you could sum up Good Omens in three words, what would they be?

    It is as if Douglas Adams met up with Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett to write this gem. Loved every minute of it. If you like any of the these writers you will love this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Adam Young. Loved that the narrator chose to voice an 11 year old boy as if he was a pompous banker.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Any scene with Azeaphael (sp?) and Crowley


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

    yes


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    Keara 06-29-16
    Keara 06-29-16
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    "perfect book, perfectly narrated."

    the voice for the queen songs was hilarious. overall, i'm so pleased to own this.

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    Amazon Customer Colorado, USA 06-26-16
    Amazon Customer Colorado, USA 06-26-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Marvelously Entertaining!"

    This was an amazing story! I usually listen to audio books that I've already read to keep my mind occupied while working or doing childcare tasks. This is the first fiction I've listened to first and I'm so glad I did! The narrator, Martin Jarvis, brought the entire story to life. For those who appreciate sardonic humored and satirical prose tackling theological dilemmas, I highly recommend this fantastic romp!

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    urieal Home 06-20-16
    urieal Home 06-20-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Just perfect"

    Silly and fun a true joy to the mind and soul the performances we excellent and the story sound
    What more could you ask for

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    Anthony Tortorici 06-20-16 Member Since 2012
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    "It's funny, it's British HA!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would, if they like Hitchhikers Guide or something similar.


    What other book might you compare Good Omens to and why?

    I haven't come across one similar. I venture into this genre on rare occasions. Hitchhikers is a similar comedic style. Not content.


    What about Martin Jarvis’s performance did you like?

    His performance was ok. I did read a review before I got the book about his pauses between ideas/chapters. He needed to pause a little bit longer to separate ideas. But since i read that I was looking for it, which made it easier for me.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Hell yes!


    Any additional comments?

    The book got a little bit long towards the end. It was good but there was a point where i felt tired. However, push through cause the end is really good and totally worth it. :)

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    It's really Hot Austin, TX 06-17-16
    It's really Hot Austin, TX 06-17-16 Member Since 2012

    How did I end up in TX?

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    "You have to like British hummor"
    Any additional comments?

    It was entertaining but a bit slow and required a lot of British context to fully appreciate. I don't think I laughed out loud but I smiled a few times.

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    Tori Sheppeard Atlanta 06-13-16
    Tori Sheppeard Atlanta 06-13-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent Book!"

    Absolutely original, full of humor and oddities that without a doubt will push your imagination over the edge. This plus "Neverwhere" have both been excellent new reading material for me. You won't be disappointed!

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    Flynn Fedorczak 06-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect"

    I adored Good Omens. It's hard to not worry when someone performs your favorite book; Will they get it right? Will the jokes still be funny? Will the voices sound distinguishable from one another? Will you still love the book when you're on the other side of the recording of it?

    Yes.

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    Robert D. Los Angeles, CA 06-05-16
    Robert D. Los Angeles, CA 06-05-16 Member Since 2015

    Gadget Fetishist

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    "Finally had the book bubble to the top of my list."

    Been on a bit of a Neil Gaiman kick recently, reading as much of his catalog as I can get my hands and ears on... A lot of folks recommended Good Omens to me, but I put it off for a while - I suppose because it was a collaborative effort, rather than his own work. I should have known better. This was a wonderful story and Jarvis' depiction of the characters was perfect. Bad me for putting this off...

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    C. Poole 06-03-16
    C. Poole 06-03-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Brilliant reading."

    The narrator of the book did a phenomenal job. If I could have any one wish in life, it would be that this this man was my father and that he read me stories before I fell asleep every night.

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