The TV series for Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch will be released on the 31st of May on Amazon Prime. That will be a long night for me 😊
If you’re intrigued by the show but haven’t gotten around to reading the book yet, don’t worry, you still have time to listen to the audiobook.
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You see, I’m definitely on team read-the-book-first. I found knowing the book often gives me more appreciation for a show. Take, for example, the American Gods series. I can see the updates Neil Gaiman has done for his original story. And it feels like an addition to the book that I really, seriously love.
I hope the Good Omens series will do the same.
Good Omens audiobook vs. audio play
If you want to listen to the audio version of the Good Omens book, be aware that there are two different audiobooks. Firstly, we have the unabridged story. Meaning, this is the original book, read by Martin Jarvis.
Secondly, we have the BBC audio play, performed by a full cast of voice actors with sound effects. This version is abridged and only 4:19h long.
I’m generally a big fan of the BBC radio plays and usually recommend them every chance I get. In this special case, where you want to read the Good Omens book before watching the TV show, I recommend the unabridged audiobook though. It will give you the full original experience of this absolutely fantastic story.
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
I’ve been a fan of Terry Pratchett’s for almost two decades. No other author was able to be this funny and entertaining while taking such deep and profound looks into our societal concepts, and into how people tick in general.
Neil Gaiman’s work always has this inherent poetic magic. I can’t describe it any other way. It’s ethereal. And I am so ridiculously glad that he decided to bring Good Omens to the screen.
If you haven’t read Good Omens yet, don’t wait any longer. Get to it!