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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (58 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Athey Narrator: Andy Paris Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9781436146166
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English professor and journalist David Athey has written for the Oxford Magazine and Harvard Review. In this humorous and bittersweet debut novel, eccentric 25-year-old Iowa mail carrier Danny Gospel asks God for a happy, normal life. And then one morning, a lovely lady awakens him with a kiss and disappears. Longing to find her, Danny embarks on a quixotic quest for impossible dreams and heavenly glory. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “An extraordinarily readable book featuring an unusually fascinating character.”  

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Magical, mythical, profound, Danny Gospel takes us from the lost family farms of Iowa to the lost beaches of Florida and manages to cover everything: faith, doubt, kindness, cruelty, redemption, and passion.” 

    Faith Eidse, co-editor, Unrooted Childhoods

  • Danny Gospel is the best American novel deliberately written from a Christian perspective.”

    Professor James B. Anderson, St. Cloud State University

  • “What is a song? It is a perfectly expressed emotion. It is words that dance. It is a place on returns to again and again, like a rhyme, like a home. It is a cry to heaven. Danny Gospel is a song. David Athey sings it.”

    Dale Ahlquist, President, American Chesterton Society

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bednarzterry | 12/4/2012

    " well...I gave it 50 pages, but just couldn't get into it. Seemed too disjointed and hard to follow. Sorry Danny :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelli | 9/19/2012

    " Where is faith in the life of someone who is truly mentally ill? For Danny Gospel, it is front and center. This was a truly enjoyable and engaging novel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Robin | 11/26/2009

    " TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!! This book was the worst waste of my time ever. I don't know why I bothered to read the whole thing. It was nothing but senseless rambling with no logic or conclusion. It might fit on "The Twilight Zone" but as far as inspirational or worthwhile it is a total nothing! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Dufendach | 10/15/2009

    " Not wild about this book. It was very intruging but left me hanging at the end. I think weird would be an appropriate word to describe this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 5/20/2009

    " I was pleasantly surprised. This was a very good book, but it's still processing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christine | 4/29/2009

    " It was a very weird book with a very unsettled ending, I didn't really understand it, I felt like someone must have ripped some pages out in the middle, cause I just didn't get it. "

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About the Narrator

Andy Paris is an actor and writer. A member of the Tectonic Theater Project, he and others wrote The Laramie Project, which was nominated for an Emmy in 2002, and in which he played Stephen Belber. He has also appeared in Law & Order. Paris is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.