Good Omens Audio book Summary
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.
Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990) is a World Fantasy Award-nominated novel written as a collaboration between the English authors Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
The book is a comedy about the birth of the son of Satan and the coming of the End Times. There are attempts by the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley to sabotage the coming of the end times, having grown accustomed to their comfortable surroundings in England. One subplot features a mixup at the small country hospital on the day of birth and the growth of the Antichrist, Adam, who grows up with the wrong family, in the wrong country village. Another subplot concerns the summoning of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, each a big personality in their own right. In 2003, the novel was listed at number 68 on the BBC’s survey The Big Read.
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This is the third copy of this book I have purchased. My daughter has one and refuses to relinquish it; I don’t blame her. I still have my original copy, a first edition, but it is fairly worn out and holds a place of reverence on a shelf of my all time favorite books by my all time favorite authors. Pratchett and Gaiman happen to head the roster of said authors. When Amazon Prime announced the soon to be released series based on the book, Good Omens, I knew it was time to read the book again even though I had re-read it for the God (or his/hers main opposite) knows how many time quite recently. Unfortunately I was afraid my time-worn, much loved, original might not survive another session. Thus my recent purchase of this latest copy. It is sturdy, well printed, it arrived on time and, after reading it again, I have lent it to my son with a stern warning that I WILL have it back. It is, and always has been, a great read, and such is the Prime Video of the series. Read the book, watch the series, and repeat as often as you wish to be entertained. I still mourn the loss of Terry Pratchett but Neil Gaiman wrote a masterful screen play that absolutely works. Start with the book, though, and I very highly recommend it.
I had so much fun listen this book. The passages are hilarious. I recommend it.
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668—The Neighbour of the Beast was slated as the title for a sequel to Good Omens, but after Gaiman moved to the United States, Pratchett expressed doubt that a sequel would be written. Gaiman later affirmed this in one of his essays, titled Terry Pratchett: An Appreciation. Pratchett died in 2015. In 2017, Gaiman revealed – as part of the filming of the television series based on the book – that he and Pratchett had done some plotting for the sequel, including that “[t]here would have been a lot of angels in the sequel”, one of whom was Gabriel, who was only briefly mentioned in Good Omens but would figure more prominently in the television series. When asked if Neil had any plans on releasing a sequel to Good Omens or maintaining its status as a standalone work, Gaiman stated that there was a plot for one that Pratchett wanted to be told, but that whether or not it would be made would depend on certain factors.
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