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Good Omens

Gaiman, Neil

Audiobook CD - 2009
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Good Omens
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The world is preparing to come to an end according to the Divine Plan recorded in the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (recorded 1655). Meanwhile, a fussy angel and a fast-living demon have grown fond of living among the earth's mortals for many millennia and are not looking forward to the apocalypse. If Crowley and Aziraphale are going to stop it from happening, they must find and kill the Antichrist.

Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2009
ISBN: 1440758263
9781440758263
Characteristics: 10 sound discs (12 hr., 30 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Jarvis, Martin
Pratchett, Terry

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Jan 04, 2015
  • antoninaone rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is, indeed, humorous at times. But it also raises some thought-provoking ideas about the nature of good and evil, the religious beliefs that motivate us, and why people fight.

Really good narration, dialog, and simply a good story. Not just for youth, either, I'd say.

Dec 01, 2014
  • cesmomma rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I'm much more a fan of Pratchett than Gaiman (though he did pen 1 of my all-time favorite Doctor Who episodes --«The Doctor's Wife» series 6).
Having said that, I must say it's not Pratchett's best, but seems more heavily influence of Gaiman anyway.
Story has the same irreverent humor stylizations of famous English works like Monty Python, but falls short of the cerebral humor I've come to expect from Pratchett.
Character development is good, with consistant interaction between characters in humorous ways.
Probably not a good choice for those who take religious beliefs seriously as the story repeatedly pokes fun and, at times, heavily mocks views of religions of many beliefs - though Christian institutions, present and past, seem to be the favored targets (unsurprising given setting of story).
Hilarious repeated references to pop culture's «common knowledge» being based on iconic movies and indescriminate discernment of reliability of sources rather than actual knowledge of subject matter. (I'm unsure whether this is meant to be a rebuke to societal illiteracy and seeming lack of critical thinking skills, but serves as one nonetheless.)

May 30, 2013
  • SusanOP rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The narrator of this audio book is superb. The characters voices are unique and well-defined, and the narrator is pitch-perfect for Gaiman and Pratchett's brand of humor and satire. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Jun 25, 2012
  • beesone rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Absolutely LOVE this book! Gaiman and Pratchett work together so seamlessly!

Apr 18, 2012
  • JakeFrewrednav rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This has become my new favourite Terry Pratchett piece (even though it is a co-authorship). Martin Jarvis does a fantastic job with the reading. It was quite enjoyable!

Feb 11, 2011
  • DALANA MINOR rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you enjoy Neil Gaiman/Terry Pratchett, well, you've probably already read this book and my review means nothing really.

It is hilarious and one of the best fantasy novels out there. Fans can attest to that fact and will with much jubilation. I decided to review the audiobook because I found it much funnier being read than reading it.

CAUTION: Parts of it are so funny, you'll pretty much crack up wherever you happen to be. If it's in public, you may look a bit crazy, so maybe just in the car. If you car has tinted windows...

Jun 10, 2010
  • unreg_72250911 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Funny thing happend on the way to the Apocalypse.

Mar 09, 2010
  • sprocket rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The end is nigh. Horsepersons waiting impatiently at the gate. Which is quite the pickle for demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale, who have grown to very much enjoy life on Earth. Gaiman and Pratchett joined forces to create a fantastical story that will leave you smiling and satisfied. If you enjoy end-of-days plots and also hilariousness, well then this is the perfect read for you.

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