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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, Terry Pratchett (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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Sometime hard to follow

The story is sometime hard to follow. The reader makes no pause between chapters and in dialogues. Some voices are too similar to distinguish.

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All it's hyped up to be

As someone with a Catholic upbringing and agnostic adulthood I found this very entertaining, clever and meaningful. A cultural classic and a must read. The performance added depth and comedy to the characters and helped make them unique and recognisable

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  • Jon
  • 07/05/2019

Not the best version

You’ll find better audio versions of this book elsewhere (and apparently could find it here until recently), but this is currently the only one here, presumably because it’s the newest. Martin Jarvis reads well, but I disagree with some of his choices in characters’ voices. I’ll return it as soon as the Stephen Briggs version becomes available again.

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  • Vikram
  • 30/05/2019

top class

Loved it ..awesome narration. One of the best story telling I have ever come across.

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  • Andreas
  • 19/08/2019

Just too long winded

Good story, but they could have cut 30% and it would have been a better book.

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  • Alice S
  • 18/07/2019

What else can you do after you finish the Amazon mini series?

I watched the (mini) series but - obviously - needed more! Which is why I downloaded this audiobook :) It did the trick, although I believe the film version was better than the book (something that happens way too rarely). In any case, I enjoyed the audiobook and can recommend!

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  • M. Botha
  • 05/04/2019

Even the 4th time round, this book is awesome

This is the only book I’ve ever read more than once. I simply love the dark humour of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Martin Jarvis did them proud . His narration is flawless.

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  • Ioana
  • 27/09/2020

Sweet Story on How/Why to Keep the Planet Alive

A sort of kids retelling of the argument for social engineering and reasonable reform. The Apocalypse (the undoing) and the total redoing of the world are refused, and humanity gets another chance to behave reasonably (maybe outside the pulls and pushes of external forces). The book is a great piece of English humor. The dialogues between the kids are warm and endearing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10/07/2020

Loved every second of it.

Jarvis did a marvellously especially with the impersonation of David Tennant's performance in the show.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06/06/2020

Witty fun

Very fun, smart humor and easy to listen to. The mini series is incredibly faithful to the book.

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  • T. van den Brink
  • 01/10/2019

Great overall

Loved the story and nice voice performance also from the story teller. One of the most enjoyable books on audible so far.

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  • Hans T.
  • 18/08/2019

Great introduction to Pratchett!

Narrator does an excellent job of incarnating the ineffably joyous world of Pratchett and Gaiman.

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  • Tobias Schemken
  • 29/04/2019

great book, chapters are a bit inconvenient

loved it! only they could have tried to split it into more chapters instead of leaving it in the "day by day" structure. apart from that it has been a great book, good narration. the short musical interludes create a nice atmosphere. plus: it had been quite some time since a book made me laugh out loud (and also made my write a review;)

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  • F. Katharina
  • 08/04/2019

purer Hörgenuss

Ich habe das Buch schon mehrmals gelesen und mir jetzt das Hörbuch zum Autofahren gekauft: ein wunderbar witziges Hörerlebnis

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02/04/2019

Terrific omens for a great listening time

Good Omens is a thoroughly enjoyable audiobook. Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman composed a delightful and inventive story with memorable characters, hilarious situations, some drama and an endearing attention to detail. It provides both laughing out loud entertainment and food for thought. Martin Jarvis portrays each and every of the numerous characters with care and gives them their own tonation, accent and style. The fictional world feels very alive with all the different voices. Jarvis' reading, almost a dramatisation, is well-paced, although one has to pay close attention in order to catch all the funny details.

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  • Anika O.
  • 30/09/2019

phänomenal anders!

Hab die Serie geliebt und nun das Audiobook gehört - hervorragende Entscheidung! sehr zu empfehlen!

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  • Schmidt
  • 13/07/2019

Great Story

An interesting, funny, entertaining and surprising story that I can just recommend for everyone to listen to, especially if you're interested in Christian Mythology.

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  • Magnus A.
  • 15/06/2019

wonderful story

i absolutely love the book (as well as the series, which i was really happy to find out is very close to the actual book) and the narrator did a beautiful job reading it

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  • Regge
  • 04/06/2019

Terry Pratchett is Best

Wonderful story, ingenious reading by Martin Jarvis with an amazing range of characters--marvellous and funny

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  • Linn
  • 20/10/2020

Es ist einfach nur toll

So Terry Pratchett wie es nur Nail Gaiman kann Macht einfach Spaß und ist toll gelesen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12/09/2020

The series is better

While the story is almost as good as the series, I find that the show is much more modern and has improved the bits that were a bit icky. And I find the focus on Crowley and Aziraphale's story much more interesting but it is well written and an overall good story.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 27/05/2020

good book, would buy again

a little bit hard to follow at zur Start, nur you get used to it quickly and then you will not want to put it away ^^