Try an audiobook on us

Oddjobs

Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies
Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)
Regular price: £18.29
£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

It's the end of the world as we know it, but someone still needs to do the paperwork.

Incomprehensible horrors from beyond are going to devour our world, but that’s no excuse to get all emotional about it. 

Morag Murray works for the secret government organization responsible for making sure the apocalypse goes as smoothly and as quietly as possible. In her first week on the job, Morag has to hunt down a man-eating starfish, solve a supernatural murder, and, if she's got time, prevent her own inevitable death. 

Oddjobs is a sideswipe at the world of work and a fantastical adventure featuring amphibian wannabe gangstas, mad old cat ladies, ancient gods, apocalyptic scrabble, fish porn, telepathic curry, and, possibly, the end of the world before the weekend.

©2016 Heide Goody and Iain Grant (P)2018 Heide Goody and Iain Grant

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    10
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Hilarious and well-performed

I sped through it. The voice actor handled a variety of accents (and languages!) well.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic!

I was so glad to find my favourite authors are now on Audible - can't wait for the next installments! Matthew Lloyd Davies deserves some sort of award for his performance!!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Excellent, funny and clever

Other reviews compare this to the stories of Douglas Adams but in reality any similarity is incidental. This is a well written and clever story that is funny simply because of the characters and the situations. I really enjoyed the narration and the characters. The story (set over a few days) is well paced the necessity of explaining the back story well handled so that it isn't obviously a narrative avalanche.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

An excellent new series for me to get into.

Having been caught up with the Rivers of London, Dresden Files and MHI I needed a new story to follow. This is great, it has a great narrator, amusingly characters and that excellent geographic detail. Its like a mix of Rivers of London and Neverwhere. Well done Heide and Iain and I hope this turns into a long series.

Bren

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Awful narration

Why each and every character has to have different extreme regional accent I can't imagine, but having to mentally adjust almost every sentence in order to understand them makes following the plot extremely hard work. Add in the ridiculous shouting and retching used to represent alien words and you end up with something that is simply not worth the effort to finish.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • michael pentecost
  • 19-12-18

Different

like a Terry Pratchett rewrite of the Laundry Files. I hope the narrator's throat recovers quickly.

5 of 10 people found this review helpful