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What in God's Name - A Novel-logo

What in God's Name - A Novel

Simon Rich

Welcome to Heaven, Inc., the grossly mismanaged corporation in the sky. For as long as anyone can remember, the founder and CEO (known in some circles as "God") has been phoning it in. Lately, he's been spending most of his time on the golf course. And when he does show up at work, it's not to resolve wars or end famines, but to Google himself and read what humans have been blogging about him. When God decides to retire (to pursue his lifelong dream of opening an Asian Fusion restaurant), he also decides to destroy Earth. His employees take the news in stride, except for Craig and Eliza, two underpaid angels in the lowly Department of Miracles. Unlike their boss, Craig and Eliza love their jobs - uncapping city fire hydrants on hot days, revealing lost keys in snow banks - and they refuse to accept that earth is going under. The angels manage to strike a deal with their boss. He'll call off his Armageddon, if they can solve their toughest miracle yet: getting the two most socially awkward humans on the planet to fall in love. With doomsday fast approaching, and the humans ignoring every chance for happiness thrown their way, Craig and Eliza must move heaven and earth to rescue them - and the rest of us, too.

Welcome to Heaven, Inc., the grossly mismanaged corporation in the sky. For as long as anyone can remember, the founder and CEO (known in some circles as "God") has been phoning it in. Lately, he's been spending most of his time on the golf course. And when he does show up at work, it's not to resolve wars or end famines, but to Google himself and read what humans have been blogging about him. When God decides to retire (to pursue his lifelong dream of opening an Asian Fusion restaurant), he also decides to destroy Earth. His employees take the news in stride, except for Craig and Eliza, two underpaid angels in the lowly Department of Miracles. Unlike their boss, Craig and Eliza love their jobs - uncapping city fire hydrants on hot days, revealing lost keys in snow banks - and they refuse to accept that earth is going under. The angels manage to strike a deal with their boss. He'll call off his Armageddon, if they can solve their toughest miracle yet: getting the two most socially awkward humans on the planet to fall in love. With doomsday fast approaching, and the humans ignoring every chance for happiness thrown their way, Craig and Eliza must move heaven and earth to rescue them - and the rest of us, too.
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Welcome to Heaven, Inc., the grossly mismanaged corporation in the sky. For as long as anyone can remember, the founder and CEO (known in some circles as "God") has been phoning it in. Lately, he's been spending most of his time on the golf course. And when he does show up at work, it's not to resolve wars or end famines, but to Google himself and read what humans have been blogging about him. When God decides to retire (to pursue his lifelong dream of opening an Asian Fusion restaurant), he also decides to destroy Earth. His employees take the news in stride, except for Craig and Eliza, two underpaid angels in the lowly Department of Miracles. Unlike their boss, Craig and Eliza love their jobs - uncapping city fire hydrants on hot days, revealing lost keys in snow banks - and they refuse to accept that earth is going under. The angels manage to strike a deal with their boss. He'll call off his Armageddon, if they can solve their toughest miracle yet: getting the two most socially awkward humans on the planet to fall in love. With doomsday fast approaching, and the humans ignoring every chance for happiness thrown their way, Craig and Eliza must move heaven and earth to rescue them - and the rest of us, too.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 19m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:38


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

11:23


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:20:58


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

07:16


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

06:51


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

06:14


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

07:19


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

12:16


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

04:24


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

07:11


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

12:44


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

08:44


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

21:37


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

17:17


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

06:08


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

07:52


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

00:43


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

01:51


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

01:37


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

02:37


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

03:46


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

07:50


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

02:05


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

09:39


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

06:09


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

02:48


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

01:30