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.
I never thought I'd have reason to say I love Death, but Pratchett's imagined characterization makes me so empathetic with DEATH. I think Nigel Planer's voice is spot-on for this character. And truly, since no one really knows about the afterlife, whether there is one or not, the idea that there might be and that Death is only the non-judgemental doorkeeper, presents a moral lesson, in that what one does in the mortal life just might effect what comes in the immortal one. This is a great story.
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.
This book started out strong and funny, but lost it's way toward the middle and it was dead (pun intended) at the end. I didn't even finish it.