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Divine Misfortune Audiobook

Divine Misfortune

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Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

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

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    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 04-24-11
    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 04-24-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Very Orginial"

    Once again, I find Martinez has written an original story. They aren't great stories, but they are very good stories and I feel comfortable hearing more.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jason B 07-29-17
    Jason B 07-29-17

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    "Self aware, clever, and downright funny."

    This is my second A. Lee Martinez book and the theme of putting a twist in common archetypal stories definitely stands out. Every corner of this story is engaging and thoughtful and somehow finds the balance of calling out a stereotype without hitting you over the head with it. 10/10 would read again.
    Along with Fred Berman narrating each character has its own personality and easily stands out from one another. Sometimes, I didn't even know it was the same person doing all the voices. His performance really brings a color and character to this piece of art.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Georgia Reader 07-19-17
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    "Fun listen but not too deep. Good idea for story"

    Narrator did a fantastic job. Would listen to him again. Narrator was did a good job

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ian M. Lendrum 07-10-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun"

    Had to research it because I'd briefly read the synopsis years ago, but forgot the title. I enjoyed it. It'd make a fun TV Show. Only problem is that it's on the short side, or feel like it to me.

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    The Super-duper Amazing Silver Golem 04-07-17

    I love a good chaotic adventure with creativity, heart and lots of laughs.

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    "Looking for a laugh? If so, then you are in luck. "

    A creative comedy about quarky gods and people.

    The setting takes place in a strange modern-day world where gods and creatures from every myth exist alongside mankind. They have apartments, wear modern clothes, watch reruns on cable television and gain followers through Internet advertising.

    The characters we follow in this funny world are Teri and Phil at a time when they finally decide that to gain a little god power in their corner might help smooth out some rough patches on the road to success. Unfortunately, when they sign up with Luca, the raccoon faced god of prosperity, things are not nearly as simple as they were hoping. Soon, Luka, also known as Lucky to all his friends, is dragging all sorts of strange baggage of his own into their lives. Laugh as Teri and Phil learn to put up with their divine but manipulative new roommate and all the chaos, both good, bad and just plain strange, he brings with him.

    Full of funny laugh-out-loud moments, "Divine Misfortune" is  recommended to those who might find a satire involving a human outlook on old pantheons of Gods interesting and humorous.

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    Krista San Antonio, Texas USA 01-16-17
    Krista San Antonio, Texas USA 01-16-17

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    "A. Lee Martinez is great!"

    This book was cute and funny. The narrator did a great job with the different voices, and it was a fast, fun read. There were gods in this book that I'd never heard of.

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    DecemberRain Utah 06-12-16
    DecemberRain Utah 06-12-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun"

    I chose Divine Misfortune because I wanted something bizarre that would make me laugh. I got what I was looking for.
    Teri and Phil decide to give in to social trend and get themselves a god, because it seemed it was the only way to get anywhere in the world. Everywhere around them, people were using gods to prevent accidents , get promotions, ect.
    Naturally, they think a god of luck will be a good choice.
    But Luca's help comes with all kinds of unanticipated costs, and they continuously get more bizarre.
    Divine Misfortune is great for a lighthearted, quick and irreverant read.

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    Rachael D. Roberts Monroe, LA USA 04-20-16
    Rachael D. Roberts Monroe, LA USA 04-20-16 Member Since 2013

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    "I love A.Lee Martinez"

    I've read most of A. Lee Martinez's available works and I can't help but love them. They are funny, satirical, witty, and even insightful at times. Divine Misfortune is a great read with fantastic twists and turns. Once you finish this one, I suggest either A Nameless Witch or Helen and Troy's epic road trip. Both will have you laughing at one point or another.

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    Rose Kansas city, Mo, United States 11-04-15
    Rose Kansas city, Mo, United States 11-04-15 Member Since 2017
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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
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    "Fun"

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

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