What in God's Name

  • by Simon Rich
  • Narrated by Simon Rich
  • 4 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Heaven, Inc., the grossly mismanaged corporation in the sky. For as long as anyone can remember, the founder and CEO (known in some circles as "God") has been phoning it in. Lately, he's been spending most of his time on the golf course. And when he does show up at work, it's not to resolve wars or end famines, but to Google himself and read what humans have been blogging about him.
When God decides to retire (to pursue his lifelong dream of opening an Asian Fusion restaurant), he also decides to destroy Earth. His employees take the news in stride, except for Craig and Eliza, two underpaid angels in the lowly Department of Miracles. Unlike their boss, Craig and Eliza love their jobs - uncapping city fire hydrants on hot days, revealing lost keys in snow banks - and they refuse to accept that Earth is going under.
The angels manage to strike a deal with their boss. He'll call off his Armageddon, if they can solve their toughest miracle yet: getting the two most socially awkward humans on the planet to fall in love. With doomsday fast approaching, and the humans ignoring every chance for happiness thrown their way, Craig and Eliza must move heaven and earth to rescue them - and the rest of us, too.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Fun book!

If you could sum up What in God's Name in three words, what would they be?

This book was just fun. Fun story, fun concept, just fun to listen to.


Any additional comments?

Simon Rich is such a creative and fun writer. He has a fantastic sense of humor and can really tell a great story. This story was a joy to listen to and unlike any other book I've bought. I had tears of laughter throughout this story. Completely entertaining! Buy this book if you are looking for something unusual, light, and funny.

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- Melea

Very monotony book overall. Couldn't finishe it

What disappointed you about What in God's Name?

Most of the voice acting was decent but monotony, same with plot of the entire book. Maybe it was the book's "thing" but it wasn't fun or entertaining. The idea was interesting but book fall flat.


Would you ever listen to anything by Simon Rich again?

Never say never, I suppose.


Which scene was your favorite?

Just the introduction\ opening .


What character would you cut from What in God's Name?

No idea, didn't go beyond few first chapters.


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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-07-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio