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Dirk Quigby's Guide to the Afterlife

All You Need to Know to Choose the Right Heaven, Plus a Five-Star Rating System for Music, Food, Drink, & Accommodations
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Fiction, Humour
3.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

Hell's too full, so the Devil hires ad man Dirk Quigby to pen a travel guide enticing travelers to different afterlives: Hindu, Catholic, Protestant (that one's got a lot of subdivisions), Scientologist, and more. Instead of writing a boffo best seller, Dirk unites all religions in a common goal: kill Dirk.

E. E. King grew up in one of those tolerant households that don't force religion down kids' throats. This is the result.

©2010 E.E. King (P)2012 E.E.King

Critic reviews

"Impish and delightful - a hilarious Zagat's Guide to Heaven!" (Ray Bradbury)
"A fantastical, profound, hilarious and rollicking good ride through the heavens and hells of the afterlife! A wonderful book." (Margaret Cho)

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  • Mark
  • Woolhampton, Berks, United Kingdom
  • 13-04-13

Well performed with some novel ideas

There is a lot to like about the performance. The voice actor lift the words from the page with skill and good characterisation. However, this is a triumph of presentation over content. The writing is not especially good and the story is ultimately unsatisfying no matter how novel the premise. While I did enjoy this book, it was deeply flawed. That said, there were genuinely funny moments and the idea is very unusual. Neither good nor bad, this filled a few hours pleasantly.

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  • R. Laplante
  • 21-06-12

Cute

It is a fun book. Worth the time. A great, funny overview of many religions.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-19

A very funny, good read!

This was a wonderful romp through world religions, the heavens they purport, and also the amusing story of a living dead human coming alive. Bravo!