Summary

God takes a look at the Earth around the time of the Renaissance, and everything looks pretty good - so he takes a holiday. In heaven time this is just a week's fishing trip, but on Earth several hundred years go by.
When God returns, he finds all hell has broken loose: world wars, holocausts, famine, capitalism and "fucking Christians everywhere". There's only one thing for it. They're sending the kid back.
JC, reborn, is a struggling musician in New York City, trying to teach the one true commandment: be nice! His best chance to win hearts and minds is to enter American Pop Star. But the number-one show in America is the unholy creation of a record executive who's more than a match for the Son of God...Steven Stelfox.
©2015 John Niven (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By P on 08-01-16

Very funny

Would you consider the audio edition of The Second Coming to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version.

If you’ve listened to books by John Niven before, how does this one compare?

This is my 1st John Niven book & I shall be listening to more.

Which character – as performed by Nick Landrum – was your favourite?

Jesus Christ of course.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could have listened in one sitting if I had the time.

Any additional comments?

Very funny, great satire on modern life & particularly religion. Great performance by the narrator except that his Scottish accent for Saint Andrew is atrocious, especially puzzling as the author is himself Scottish. I can only presume he never got to hear the performance himself.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Joe White on 13-03-18

Like the Bible, but newer.

Some great stories about Jesus and friends. He's back and up to his old tricks again. Great fun. However, I found the gratuitous sex scenes a bit much.

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