Review: The Wish List by Eoin Colfer

The Wish List by Eoin Colfer

This is an audiobook review!

Meg hasn't been a saint for most of her life, but when she dies unexpectedly, she finds out that she hovers right between god and bad. Now, in order to try to get into heaven instead of hell, she must help an old man finish his final wishes. Hell, though really wants her and is trying their very best to thwart her.

This book had a lot of fun light moments, and while the subject of going to Heaven or Hell is a heavy subject, this is definitely a comedic treatment of the whole thing. I really liked the little touches of modernization of the afterlife which were sprinkled in.

The audiobook narrator did a pretty good job of using a variety of different voices for the various characters although one or two of the voices were hard to understand. There are a lot of different viewpoints so the voices helped a lot.

In general this is a feel good sort of book, and while it's not all that heavy on substance, it's still a fun read when you're not looking to think too much. If you enjoy Colfer's other YA books, this is very similar in tone and style.

Star Rating: 3.0/5.0

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I'm a big fan of Colfer's Artemis Fowl series, so will have to check this one out! Thanks for the review, it definitely sounds fun :).


Hmmm the only Colfer book I read is the companion Hitchhiker's Guide novel he wrote, but I really enjoyed his writing style. I don't generally do audio books but with a feel-good book like you described this as, I can see that working really well.


@Liz I hope you enjoy it!

@Molli For the most part the audio was good, and it was only a couple minor characters where they I had issues so hope you like it!


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