This was my first Terry Pratchett book and I'm hooked. I've heard the other books are more on the comical side but actually, I found Snuff to be pretty hilarious. The eloquent British English in the context of this obscure world of Humans, Goblins and others just cracks me up. The story is centered around a serious issue though (no spoilers) and Pratchett really is an observant writer. Every now and then one of his passages reveals a deep insight into 'the human condition' (I know, pretty vague, but it's true!) and then he made me laugh in the next passage again. Amazing stuff - like an old man who has seen it all, he can write about the tragic things, as well as the absurd, with a detachment and ease of a wise and witty soul. The narration by Stephen Briggs is outstanding, nothing else to say, just outstanding.
Say something about yourself!
A must read for all devotees of the Discworld series. Likeable chracters and engaging plot liine
I know I'm late to the Discworld world (if you will), but I started with Going Postal and it's still my favorite. I've listened to about a dozen others, but I still haven't heard one as good. My second favorite(s), oddly enough, are the so-called young-adult stories featuring Tiffany Aching. I really liked her development as a character through the four books, and her down-to-earth world view.
I had to stop listening about half way through. I just couldn't make myself care about any of the characters. They just weren't real to me. The dialog was funny in a sarcastic way and I did enjoy that but there was nothing else to it. I thought perhaps I was just in an off mood but I started listening to another book and am really "into" it and want to know where the story is going. Listening to Snuff is like eating cotton candy.....lots of fluffy fun stuff that looks so good but after several bites you start feeling sick from the sugar. The narrator was very good tho.
Devlyn of the Fiends
I started off listening to Terry Pratchett with Guards, Guards!! I love his guard books and this one is no different. Sam Vimes is awesome and I love how Pratchett is is developing Young Sam.
I really didn't know Terry Pratchett's work but when I saw all of the other reviews, I thought I'd give Snuff a try. It was so enjoyable that I listened to it without taking breaks to listen to other stuff.
Commander Vimes is a great character, someone that I couldn't help but cheer for throughout the whole book.
Willikins, the butler, is by far my favorite! He'd be a great guy to know and have in your corner.
Any Terry Prachett
You can't beat Vimes going down the flooded river, being a determined copper all the way.
Vimes, of course. He puts things right, all the while wearing itchy , hand-knitted socks.
The disc world is such a treat from the ordinary hum drum of life.
Sam Vimes is back and is as hilarious as ever, but honestly I think this book should have been 100 pages longer. Seems like it's missing some plot.Stephen Briggs' performance is perfect as usual.
This was a decent book. I, as a reader, have read many Pratchett books. This is not an amazing Pratchett book, but it had its points. If I were to suggest that a friend start reading Pratchett, I would tell him or her to start with the Tiffany Aching series rather than this. As a Pratchett book this was good, just not great.