I loved this book and I'm not sure why. maybe because I've had Andy's in my life and wish them the same.
To know that if you do your best you have worth.
Regardless a great over and over again. Buy this book.
I am a professional driver and therefore spend a lot of time on the road. Audible has been a great source of entertainment for me.
A lovely tale in which you meet Mr Nutt. A strange fellow who dribbles candles. Soccer and wizardly hijinks abound in this laughable tale as Vetinari tries to clean up street soccer.
Delightful as ever. A master wordsmith and storyteller. Briggs' performance is spot on. Highly recommended for anyone with an appreciation of the English language.
I have listened to this story five times at least. I am always amazed at the adroit way the author highlights the best and worst of human society w/o beating us over the head with it. One of my go to audiobooks
I love Terry Pratchett's writing. At first this story was not a favorite of mine but after a 2nd listen I enjoyed it more. It is probably because I like the stories about the Night Watch in DiscWorld best but this one has a good part for the Patrician and the magicians draw you in so all in all--if you like Pratchett--purchase it. Stephen Briggs does an excellent job of narration which is essential in an audible book.
First off let me say that I love almost everything Terry Pratchett has ever written, and this book is no exception. It has his trademark whit and humor.
That said, I was very surprised by this books overall theme of "It's great to go along with the crowd and do stupid, dangerous things to impress people." which is pretty much the exact opposite message of every other "Discworld" book. In fact, there are a lot of elements in this book that are held up as positive that are exactly the same things Prachett lampoons in his other books: fanatical devotion to a group; trendy fashion; heated rivalry based on arbitrary differences. I guess going along with the crowd is only bad until it's a crowd who likes the same thing Pratchett does.
It's not bad, it's just surprising. I would never have pegged Terry Prachett as a sports guy.
Avid reader. Baker. Musician. Did I say avid reader?
Terry Pratchett never fails to entrance and delight me. Great characters, great story, pointed satire ... what's not to like?
Stephen Briggs is uniformly, consistently brilliant!