Divine Misfortune

  • by A. Lee Martinez
  • Narrated by Fred Berman
  • 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Teri and Phil had never needed their own personal god. But when Phil is passed up for a promotion - again - it's time to take matters into their own hands. And look online.
Choosing a god isn't as simple as you would think. There are too many choices; and they often have very hefty prices for their eternal devotion: blood, money, sacrifices, and vows of chastity. But then they find Luka, raccoon god of prosperity. All he wants is a small cut of their good fortune. Oh - and to crash on their couch for a few days.
Divine Misfortune is a story of gods and mortals - in worship, in love, and at parties.

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"Wonderful... from start to finish." (sfsignal.com)

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This is an amusingly clever tale of online deity shopping gone wrong. In an attempt to improve their situation Phil and Teri sign up as the newest followers of Lucky, a minor god of fortune. Lucky fails to tell the young couple about his baggage, mainly a former girlfriend and goddess of misery who is stalking him and the god of wrath and destruction that is trying to poach and eat Lucky’s followers in a misguided game of one-upmanship. It’s original, funny and well written.
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- colleen "My favorite genres are absurdist humor, Sci-fi & modern fantasy, but, as you can see, I'll read just about anything. Don't mind the typos."

Worthy fantasy humor. I loved it.

If you like Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, Robert Asprin, Christopher Moore or Terry Pratchett, then this is a mug of ale or glass of wine from the same brewery my friend. Some good ol' light-hearted fun.
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- Ryan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-12-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios