This book is simply fantastic, and Nigel Planer brings it to life. The Discworld is amazing and this is yet another example of the brilliant writing we've come to expect.
Death is fired by machinations of the Auditors. The consequences are immediately apparent. The Wizards, the dreaded Mrs. Cake, and others have to figure out what is happening while Death becomes mortal & takes a job.
Another great discworld novel. Death gets fired and interesting things happen as only Pratchett can describe.
Avid reader. Baker. Musician. Did I say avid reader?
I love print books and audio books, for different reasons so I can't really answer that!
I love Death trying to get a job for the first time
It's very hard for Nigel Planer to compete with Stephen Briggs, the reader that I have heard doing most of the Pratchett books. But he's a good reader with excellent accents and if I wasn't a die-hard Briggs fan I would have been completely happy with him.
When Death takes his employer out for a dance party after her death.
I love a mind thay can give even Death a Life.
My absolute favorite anthropomorphic personification.
Any of the Watch novels by Terry
When death "takes the old lady."
I have read all the Watch novels in the Disc World series. So I was looking for others by Terry I might enjoy. This one was terrific. I will read Mort next.
Maker/Breaker of all things 'Tech'
With any and all Terry Pratchett books, multiple listens / reads are required to get the most out of them. So many jokes, so little time.
Reaper Man can best be compared to its Prequel,
I don't fault Nigel Planer, but it seems the recording equipment used for this book (and Mort) were built in the 1950s... His voice was so varied in clarity and volume, I'd swear he didn't have an audio technician. There was also a slight disrespect of the chapter boundaries and breaks... at points, the flow would be quite disjunctive as the scene changed but there wasn't even a pause in word stream.
Nigel Planer, once again, makes Terry Pratchett's satirical novel come alive. His vocal characterizations are superb. Highly Recommended.
Any other Terry Pratchett novel.
See comments above. He is a great reader...
Laughs bubble-up at unexpected moments even after multiple listenings.
Awaiting the next offering from Terry Pratchett and Nigel Planer with anticipation.
I come back again and again to listen to this book. I really enjoy Pratchett's depiction of Death as a character. I love the storyline where Death, as Bill Door, meets and works with Miss Flitworth.
There is a silly plotline with wizards, and another with Windell Poons, who keeps trying to be dead, but failing. All good fun. :)
One of my absolute favorites of the Discworld books.
Reaper Man is really very good. Our family are huge Pratchett fans and love the work that is produced. Listen to the Narration to make sure that you will enjoy it, it makes a difference. The book is worth listening to.