From the Bahamas to Heathrow airport, to the rain soaked streets of London the dead have ceased dying.
This is inconvenient for a number of reasons but what's the real reason behind the chaos?
In London we find Nigel Reinhardt, a disgraced, confused, and gifted London police constable who owns a prophetic goldfish.
In Ireland the Angel of Death questions the value and position of his current employment. At Majestic Technologies Celina McMannis works diligently on a top secret project.
At the South Pole there lives a very unhappy penguin. When the Devil hatches a nefarious plot to take over the world by possessing a cute little kitty and seizing a factory of robotic Christmas elves it's up to Nigel and his group of unlikely companions to save the world or die trying....
©2012 Andrew Buckley (P)2012 Andrew Buckley
Loved the English humor of the story reminds me of Douglas Adams. I would recommend it to fans of hitchers guide to the Galaxy fans but it lacks something indescribable to make me a raving fan.
The narration was charming but ever so slightly grated on me with the female voices.
"My Advice, Read the Book"
In the vein of Tom Holt and A. Lee Martinez, this was a very fun story that was nearly ruined by poor narration. Mr. Cross rushed through most of the story so quickly that many of the jokes were lost and his character voices were awful. I very much want to get the book so that I can really enjoy the work the author put into the story.
Sure! It's a funny, easy listen.
This story reminded me of Douglas Adams, full of absurd British humor. Buckley has a clever and rich voice. I laughed throughout the story.
Jon Cross made the narrative come alive. I loved his interpretation of the characters, especially the voice he chose for the Devil.
I would if I had time!
"Gripping and endlessly funny"
Yes and I have. It's a great book and perfectly performed. Reminds me of Douglas Adams, Doctor Who, or a Guy Richie flick. Quirky and hysterical
Death seems like a fun guy but wouldn't let him get drunk
"Ruined by the narrator"
This may be an interesting book but I don't think I can finish it because of the narrator. He speaks too quickly and runs all of his sentences together. I even tried playing it at half speed, which I have never had to do before, but it is still intolerable. He then sounds bored and the sentences are still run together with no breath in between. It is exhausting to listen to and very hard to follow. I might try this one in print, because I do think it may be worth a read.
"a conglomeration of enjoyable styles"
imagine if you could squish a robert rankin, a terry pratchett, and a douglas adams book together and squeeze out the juices. that's what this is.
"Pratchetty, funny and clever"
It's not just Pratchetty because there is an anthropomorphized death, but because it is also an amusing and engaging and absurd satire of human behavior. I'm not giving anything else away - but I've been a little disappointed with the long earth books, as they are so not like the discworld books, and I wish there was more Buckley on Audible, because it seems a promising way to fill the void of funny, smart satires.
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