Winner of the Audiophile Magazine Earphones Award.
The classic collaboration from the internationally bestselling authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, soon to be an original series starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant.
"Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick."—Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
This 1990 cult classic by legendary fantasy authors Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is laugh-out-loud funny and packed with quirky British humor that will delight Monty Python and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy fans. Demon Crowley and Aziraphale the angel have been charged with keeping an eye on the Antichrist, but because of a mix-up at the hospital, they’ve been following the wrong kid. Veteran actor Martin Jarvis—who’s famous for portraying P. G. Wodehouse’s unflappable butler Jeeves in audiobooks, radio plays, and even on Broadway—bounces from the sarcasm of Crowley to the impertinent innocence of Aziraphale (and every other eccentric character) with ease. He nails every pause, joke, and subtle irony throughout his impressive performance. It all adds up to dark, witty, and naughty entertainment—the end of the world has never sounded so fun.
Great Way to Experience this Wonderful Book
The audio version of this great book is wonderful! It’s a great listen. This is a wonderful way to experience this book, for the first time or the hundredth.
A wonderful distraction from 2020
This book is fabulous, characters are well rounded, delightfully written, and such a relief from the goings on around the world. If you don’t care for humour or fail to enjoy a good laugh at your own or your families history...just go watch paint dry.
Great narration and a joy to read. I wish I had read this prior to watching the Netflix series.