Readathon: Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (audio)

Good-Omens-339743Good Omens is a humorous look at the apocalypse. It involves an angel, a demon, the Antichrist, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a children’s gang, a fortune-teller/Jezebel, a witch-finder association, a Satanic Order of Chattering Nuns, a Hell-hound, and Agnes Nutter, the witch who wrote the Nice and Accurate Prophecies which predicted the end of the world. Of course, there are many others involved too, but this gives a good spread of characters so you can see just what sort of book Good Omens is.

I listened to this book on audio and had a splendid month doing so! This book reminded me so much of Dogma the movie, only completely its own, too. I think it’s surpassed all the other Gaiman books I’ve read to become my favorite (as well as my favorite Pratchett, but it’s only the second of his I’ve read). I’m sure I missed a ton of references, both because of the format, and because of the very Mystery Science Theatre-like qualities, with references heaped upon references heaped upon references. It was so funny. Listening to it on audio was brilliant. Martin Jarvis was the reader and I loved all the voices he made for each character. You always knew who was talking when, which is amazing considering the vast number of characters here! My only quibble with the audio version was there was no pause between section breaks, which was sometimes unsettling. I got used to it after awhile, but I do wish there had been more indication of when we were changing sections, especially when a section was only a sentence or two long. But other than that very minor issue, the audio was perfect and I loved it. I definitely need to get my hands on my own copy of this book, and I’m still trying to decide if I should do it in print or audio (or both).

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2 Responses to Readathon: Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (audio)

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