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Author: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN: 9780061967078
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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 . . .

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Quotes & Awards

  • Good Omens…is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated.” 

    Washington Post

  • “Full-bore contemporary lunacy. A steamroller of silliness that made me giggle out loud.” 

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • “Who would have thought that the Apocalypse would be so entertaining? Jarvis’ attentiveness to the authors' sense of timing and humor enables his performance to accentuate every twinge of irony in this absurd comedy.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Jarvis’ attentiveness to the authors’ sense of timing and humor enables his performance to accentuate every twinge of irony in this absurd comedy.”  

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 1991 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A 1991 Locus Award Nominee for Best Fantasy Novel
  • New York Times audio bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenna | 6/14/2019

    " If you’re like me and inaccuracies of any type really get up your nose, the good-natured sacrilege of Good Omens might be a drawback. None the less, you might succumb at last (as I did) to the genius wit and oddly relatable characters. Gaiman and Pratchett voice the things we often don’t dare say about what makes us want and what we're willing to do to obtain our objectives. This story uses fanciful scenarios and well-timed sarcasm to thinly veil a nice and accurate assessment of the human world. "

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 barb | 4/18/2019

    " There are so many things I adored about this book! It was clever and insightful, as we would expect from Mr. Gaiman, but it also had such a deep, quirky sense of humor that it felt like an old friend. I want to recommend it to everyone I like. I will read this again and again. The perspective offered was modern, but without the influence on the storyline of smart phones and voice mail -- that was very refreshing. And as far as what happens to cassette tapes left to sit in cars, well, that makes me snicker even as I just think about it. Thanks to the authors for crafting a great story that reminds me of all the good things in the world and how goodness itself is resilient, something easy to forgot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 12/7/2018

    " I adored this book. I want to recommend it to several people I love and respect, as it was so pleasurable, so inventive, so witty. This makes me want to read everything by both Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchert. The story, the voices that tell it, the ideals, the observations are all genuine, insightful, and truly human. Read this book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Top Cat | 11/26/2018

    " Classic British sf/f. Many funny moments paired well with things that make you think with an ending that's unexpected and refreshing. "

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Ashley | 3/9/2018

    " This book is very funny, but a bit all over the place. Jumping from story line to story line. it's not easy to keep track of what is going on. Regardless the smart humor will entertain for many hours! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Psithurism | 2/18/2014

    " Beyond excellent, hilarious, fantastic, I can't wait to ask Neil Gaiman to sign my old, worn copy this summer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeannette | 2/8/2014

    " Oh my god! This is such a great book! I read this forever ago and I've re-read it so many times... I would love to see it made into a movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 2/7/2014

    " One of my favourite books - One of those books you read over and over(mine's in a zip-lock baggie) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kasey | 2/6/2014

    " very entertaining read, I just wish there were more books with these characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 1/19/2014

    " This story was very funny to listen to because of the performance by Martin Jarvis. He brought each character to life in a sometimes wacky way! Neil Gaiman and Terry Prachett came up with a story that was fun to imagine could take place between heaven and hell, and people on earth. Fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 1/18/2014

    " This was a very, very funny book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benedek | 12/28/2013

    " Such a great book,I have never laughed so much while reading a book and I just loved the story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/27/2013

    " Most awesome author collaboration ever. You have to read every part of this book, footnotes and Character Lists included. The authors have so many awesome jokes hidden everywhere! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samra | 10/19/2013

    " Very good, very British humor. Great ending "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laela | 10/5/2013

    " I don't what I could possiably write about this that hasn't already been said. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 9/30/2013

    " Awesome! Why did I wait so long to read this book? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanne | 9/28/2013

    " Oh my god, amazing! It was just so well written, with a lot of humour and puns and even the author word was funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tomtheviking | 8/11/2013

    " I've read this book at least five times now and I can return to it endlessly as it seems to take on a different character as I change through the years. I can't really say that of any other book. The most I've read any other book is twice. A dark and shining gem. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcel | 7/7/2013

    " Loved to see, how apocalypse can be solved best by 11 years old Antichrist :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jordan | 4/15/2013

    " I actually didn't finish it. It was funny, and very clever, but it didn't have enough plot. It felt like I was reading a joke book, or a book of quotes. Not a bad book, just not for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marko | 2/6/2013

    " Simply brilliant! ^^ "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tamlyn | 10/29/2012

    " Started out great, but for some reason, got a bit tedious from the middle onward. I think I was hoping for more Christopher Moore-like humor. There were lots of humorous quips throughout the book but I just felt like I had to work too hard to find them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 8/28/2012

    " On the 3rd or 4th reading, this is still one of the funniest books ever. Pratchett and Gaiman's styles merge seamlessly into eachother creating "Nice and accurate" observations about humanity that get more true the more you object. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 6/28/2012

    " I wanted to like this book. I tried really hard to like this book. But it just never came together. I liked the premise, but it felt like the authors were competing with each other There were some chuckle-worthy moments, but in the end, it just didn't do anything for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzette | 4/21/2012

    " Gaiman delivers again. Very funny! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shirly | 3/22/2012

    " It was witty and interesting, but it didn't make me laugh out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh | 10/11/2011

    " one of the funniest books ever written i read at least every other year and it just gets better. an example of the whole being greater than the sum of it's parts. Gaimen= awesome, pratchett = awesome, together? amazeballs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Renee | 8/24/2011

    " I didnt laugh out loud, but I loved it! Reminded me very much of hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy. I didn't think the storyline was that great but the writing was good enough that it didn't matter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 8/15/2011

    " Love this book! My husband and I read it once a year! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 5/23/2011

    " Smart writing, very British, entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 5/23/2011

    " This was an interesting collaboration work with a fun take on the coming of the Apocalypse. I liked the interplay between the angel and demon, Aziraphale and Crowley. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 5/22/2011

    " Finished this the day of the "rapture". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eva | 5/21/2011

    " ¿Para cuando la película? :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Paige | 5/21/2011

    " Extremely witty, nice plot, but overall has the same type of obvious humor as Hitchhiker's Guide. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 bookworm | 5/20/2011

    " I thought this was going to be silly, but I stuck with it and enjoyed it very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 5/20/2011

    " An entertaining parody of the Omen. What would happen if the child destined to bring about Armageddon got misplaced and grew up as a normal kid. Not as pun heavy as the Discworld series, but written to amuse both adults and older children
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/17/2011

    " Great story by two writers. You can tell which author wrote each chaper as they differ in style and tone. sometimes it seemed like they were chalanging each other to get the main character out of some difficulty. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daisyjess | 5/16/2011

    " So funny. Absolutely hilarious and completely unforgettable. Who could NOT like the demon symbol odegra, the Book, and the footnote describing Milton Keynes?
    Very British humour, but I think anyone with any sense of humour at all would love this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hilary | 5/16/2011

    " Wanted a little more Gaiman and a little less Pratchett if you know what I mean. But really, they are so awesome. It was a fun read.













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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 5/16/2011

    " A funny take on the End of the World. Who knew what could go wrong with the "Great Plan"...read the book and find out. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna | 5/14/2011

    " It is good book. Definitely worth to read. Reminded me of TV show Supernatural. "

About the Author

Neil Gaiman is the author of several #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Norse Mythogy, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and Anansi Boys, and others, as well as the Sandman series of graphic novels. His fiction has received Newbery, Carnegie, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. His novel American Gods aired as a TV series in 2017. Originally from England, he lives in the United States, where he is a professor at Bard College.

About the Narrator

Martin Jarvis, OBE, has recorded more than 150 Just William stories for the BBC. These have become international audio bestsellers. He won the Theatre World Award for his starring role on Broadway in By Jeeves; his West End appearances include works by Ayckbourn, Frayn, Pinter, and Wilde. Screen successes include everything from Stargate Atlantis, Doctor Who, and Numb3rs to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Oscar-winning Titanic.