Hey Nostradamus!

  • by Douglas Coupland
  • Narrated by Jenna Lamia, David LeDoux, Jillian Crane, John Randolph Jones
  • 6 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Pregnant and secretly married, Cheryl Anway scribbles what becomes her last will and testament on a school binder shortly before a rampaging trio of misfit classmates gun her down in a high school cafeteria. Overrun with paranoia, teenage angst, and religious zeal in the massacre's wake, this sleepy suburban neighborhood declares its saints, brands its demons, and moves on. But, for a handful of people still reeling from that horrific day, life remains permanently derailed. Four dramatically different characters tell their stories: Cheryl, who calmly narrates her own death; Jason, the boy no one knew was her husband, still marooned ten years later by his loss; Heather, the woman trying to love the shattered Jason; and Jason's father, Reg, whose rigid religiosity has separated him from nearly everyone he loves.


What the Critics Say

"[Coupland]'s best novel to date." ( LA Weekly)
"It's an extraordinarily well-written novel with characters you know you shouldn't be liking but do. So real." ( Whoopi Goldberg)


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Customer Reviews

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This is my favourite Douglas Coupland novel, brilliantly read by 4 very talented actors. Like most Coupland books this one deals with feelings of isolation in the midst of the buzziness of modern life. It starts with a high school shooting, very sensetively handled, and shows how the tradegic events cause ripples in the lives of two of the families concerned over a period of 20 years. As is common with a Coupland novel, the events and characters are a means to ask some very searching questions about faith, God and the value of individuals. This is a moving and thought provoking work but one that maintains the authors characteristic wit and warmth throughout. One of the best books availible on Audible.
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- Amazon Customer

Did not finish. Could not finish

What disappointed you about Hey Nostradamus! ?

Just mind numbingly dreadful. Sorry

Has Hey Nostradamus! put you off other books in this genre?

Oh yes

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom. Could not engage with it at all. Not my sort of read at all.

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- Sioux

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-07-2003
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books