Have you ever wondered what happens when you die? If there is a God? And did he ever have a plan for the world?
When committed rationalist and atheist, Ralph, dies on his honeymoon he discovers, much to his unhappy surprise, the answers to all of these questions.
He finds himself on a cloud and working for a God who is very unhappy that his plan for the world has all gone horribly wrong. And if Ralph is ever going to make it through the pearly gates to enjoy an afterlife with his late (but still much loved) bride, he has to go back and fix the world.
A very tongue-in-cheek satirical take on religion, belief and petty office politics, this sitcom is bursting with imaginative, fresh writing.
With added dodos....
©2015 Rob and Tom Sears (P)2015 Audible Ltd.
Hilarious, unique and superb
I laughed out loud. On a train.
This is a great audioplay - I'd love more from these writers!
Probably the best of the lot thanks to some winning performances and a clear plotline. The cast work well, and although the gag rate's not that high every line is delivered with great comic timing. The main downside is this is basically a rehash of the superb "Old Harry's Game" that just swaps the Devil for God, and it never gets near the level of brilliance of that show.
Kevin Eldon and Felicity Montagu turn up in many of my favourite comedies so I really wanted to like this, but it wasn't for me. The cast was fine, but the episode failed to raise so much as a smile. Sorry, just not my kind of thing.
The wit of Dave Allen this is not. More like Old Harry's Game, which, though I have heard is very popular, I have yet to meet anyone who listens or enjoys.. Tedious drivel executed with that over enthusiastic attack which I, personally, find so irritating. Would certainly never listen to another. Mitch Benn as God, however, was good, the very best of a poor show. He is what earned both the stars.
Yes I would like to hear more and learn the fate of other characters
The originality and the sense of humour around the small details
The matter of fact tone of dealing with the situation and God's character in general
A well written, funny piece and I would love to hear more
Yes! To ALL of my friends. Why? They'd enjoy it.
The opening scene where Ralph's pedantry overshadows his wife's last mortal words....this is probably how I'll go one day!
Working 9 to 5, it's more fun when you're not living.
This is apart from hilarious a rather precise punch on the lack of meaning of being creative in a parallel universe where anything goes. The detachment from reality makes creativity a foolish exercise and its outcome less important than the rhetoric skills of justifying it . Very relevant in the evermore virtual world that we inhabit and also very funny.
An excellent balance of characters and jokes with a human touch and a surreal realism perspective.
I really wanted to like these but sadly I didn't find amusing at all. I couldn't recommend this or any of c the others in the series for that matter.
"Not my cup of tea."
Just not my cup of tea. I enjoy comedy, but this is a different style of comedy. I didn't care too much for it.
"Entertaining and Silly"
Typical British humour. It was an original idea, a humorous look at the afterlife, working for God.,yet,when it finished, I wanted more...
"Done to death concept"
No. I'd give Audible more chances to show they can produce a funny program, but a this point I would recommend a completely new set of editors.
The horrible boss who really doesn't have a clue, the "I've given up" manager, and the hapless new guy - funny if handled well. However, practically every genre is littered with examples of how bad it can be when it is not and this is one of the times it is not well done.
"Funny sitcom pilot created by Audible"
WORKING FOR THE BIG MAN
Author: Rob Sears & Tom Sears
Type of Book: Audiobook
Narrators: Kevin Eldon, Felicity Montagu & Mitch Benn
Length: 30 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Humor
Release Date: June 12, 2015
Publisher: Audible Ltd.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
Sarah and her husband have died on their honeymoon. Sarah believes in God. Ralph is an Atheist.
When they die, Sarah goes straight to heaven while Ralph finds himself working as an intern on a small cloud with no access to heaven.
First he needs to be convinced that he is actually dead and not just hallucinating. Then he needs to figure out how he can get to heaven to see his wife.
Sounds easy right? Not so much! This short comedy book is pretty funny and at the same time is full of sarcastic and biting wit.
God pays a visit to Ralph's boss. She is in charge of Earth and in reporting to him the number of believers and followers that God has on that planet. However, the last time he checked up on Earth, the dodo bird still existed and the last prayer he paid attention to was from a Roman gladiator. God has ignored Earth for close to 2000 years. Why is he so interested now?
If Ralph is ever going to see his wife again he needs to accumulate 100 points. This episode he earns a single point. Obviously the set-up is there to make this a 100 episode sitcom on Audible.
Audible has created a few short pilot episodes of various serials and offered them up as free downloads. People are needed to vote for the best one and that one will continue to be produced.
I rate this audiobook as 3 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐
It was funny, but the concept of being dead and having to earn your way into heaven has been done so many times before that I believe the idea lacks true originality.
I did enjoy it and I have not yet listened to the other "sitcom pilots" so I am not yet sure which one I will vote for.
"Not worth a time it took to download it."
All I can say is that the author, script writer and actors had thirty minutes to make me laugh as many times as possible, and I didn't even crack a smile once. What a waste of time. Two thumbs way down!
While a bit better than the other offerings is was still boring and not funny. The current rating is 3.6 and that really calls into question the Audible rating system.
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