The main players in this novel are Aziraphale, "an angel and part-time rare book dealer" specializing in autographed first edition books of prophesy, and Crowley, "an angel who did not so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards" to Earth who enjoys driving all over the place in his bizarre vehicle while listening to rock 'n roll and singing along. What they are playing with is Armageddon and the boy whom they think is an antichrist or as known in this account as the "Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Great Beast that is called Dragon, Prince of This World, Father of Lies, Spawn of Satan, and Lord of Darkness." The absolutely ridiculous, fast paced dialogue packed full of historic, literary, mythological and biblical references is absolutely hilarious. With this tone you wouldn't guess that the ultimate good versus evil war for the outcome of the end of the world is about to take place eleven short years from today.
I listened to this story on CD performed by Martin Jarvis. His fantastic performance had me laughing out loud.
Submitted by Valerie @ MPL Central