Carpet Diem

  • by Justin Lee Anderson
  • Narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies
  • 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fifteen years after losing most of his family to a devastating, pudding-related tragedy, Simon Debovar has settled into a life of self-imposed exile from the stinking, selfish morass of humanity. Content that his daily highlights will include hazelnut coffee, a long bath, and the occasional jar of olives, his life is completely upturned by the discovery that his ornate living room carpet is the deciding factor in a bet between God and Satan.
When mysteriously well-timed carpet thieves deprive him of the crucial heirloom, Simon is forced to leave his hermit's existence behind for a world of angels, demons, witches, and immortals.
And then it gets complicated.

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What the Critics Say

"I laughed, I cried, I bought a fireside rug!" (Ian Pattison, creator of Rab C Nesbitt)

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Customer Reviews

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Great 1st Audible book

Laugh out loud funny. Gets a bit confusing and dark towards the end but it was totally engrossing and good entertainment. I enjoyed it a lot.
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- SandyC

Enjoyable ride

I quite enjoyed this absurdist comedy. The story is satisfying and the humor will bring a smile to your face. The story circles around a man who has absented himself from society until one day an angel and a demon show up on his door step demanding he pick one to give his living room carpet to and thus decide the fate of the world. After that, the story starts to get strange. This wont be your book of the year, but it is fun.
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- John Williams

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2017
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio