Terry Pratchett is my favorite author of all time, and Unseen Academicals is one of my favourite books about the Disc. This was not the case, however, before I heard Stephen Briggs' performance. This books was meant to be read aloud by THIS performer. Every voice is distinct and exactly how I heard it when I read the book. Not only can Briggs' perform vocal pitches but he also created individual dialects and nuances that are amazingly realistic, even female voices.
There are only two narrators and authors I will listen to multiple times: Terry Pratchett read by Stephen Briggs and Richard Parks read by Brian Niishi. Outstanding.
What's not to like
Perhaps the "football" match. But as always - so many laughs.
He really understands the spirit behind the discworld
Not you're husbands ball game - better!
Sir Terry Pratchett's unique combination of fantasy and satire is unmatched.
Humorous and playful... morally astute!Briggs' performance... excellent as always!
Though not Sir Terry's best work, it is still worth buying & listening to over and over.
I will listen to everything Terry Pratchett wrote, when narrated by Stephen Briggs!
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