I really enjoyed Dodger. It was a fun story and Stephen Briggs did a great job with the narration.
For fans of Discworld, it is not the same type of humor. But is definitely worth a listen (or read). In fact, I wouldn't mind seeing a sequel to Dodger as I quite liked the main character.
Adventure, Youth, Victoriana
Jacob Cohen - a beautiful caricature and agglomeration of Jews of that age
All characters were distinct and had an emotional life
No I would not. The book is simply too long.
I enjoyed the settings and meeting the historical figures. I don't thing I would eve 'Tosh' but I can enjoy it vicariously. What a way to learn about the space you live in.
"Dodger" is a nice, fun story set in a Victorian London that feels an awful lot like Ankh-Morpork (from Pratchett's Discworld series). I kept expecting Sgt. Colon or Corporal Nobbs to show up. Stephen Briggs, of course, is brilliant. Overall, this was a decent novel, and I enjoyed the ride.
Very Satisfying Story
How it interwove character development with literary references and history, yet kept the whole story lighthearted.
He really makes the characters come alive, and gives us a real feel for the setting (London)
Good ( Clean?!) Fun!
This book demonstrates Terry Prachet's talent and should appeal to all of his fans, even if they expect a magical parody.
Yes, I would have Stephen Briggs read anything!!
The melding of so many literary references made the story almost a "where's the character" adventure at the same time.
Yes, Dodger was definitely one that was not purposed for my daily drive, I found myself happy of traffic!!
Avid in Car listener who commutes about 3 hours per day. Audible keeps me sane in LA traffic.
Though not a Disk world book enough of the humor is present so it reads like putting on a favorite jacket or pair of jeans. Comfortable with enough suspense and laughs to make it a quick read.
Dodger - his insight and innocence are refreshing
When all visit the sewers
No risk here for new readers to the Pratchett/Briggs enterprises or if you have read the all.
As a Discworld fan, I delight in Pratchett's prose and plotting. "Dodger" did not disappoint. A lovely visit to Victorian England is marred ever so slightly by inauthentic winks to history and literature, but Stephen Briggs' narration is delightful, and this is certainly worth a listen.
Yes definitely. We drove home from Canberra and listened to it it kept us entertained for the 8 hour drive. It is an authur both males and females can listen to and Terry Pratchett is so funny.
Angela was my favourite. Because she didn't follow conventions and decided what she was going to do with her life and her fortune help people specifically poor people and liked her even more when I found out it was based on a real person.
The opening scene when Dodger saves Simplicity and gets taken back to the house and all the bits with the Dog Oban?
Yes we listened to probably 80% of it on the drive home.
This is a great non disc world book and if this is Terry Pratchett writing when he has Alzeimer whatcould he have done.
I'm a photographer who spends way too many hours in front of my computer. Audiobook save me from throwing the computer out the window.
I love Terry Pratchett. His diskworld novels are absolutely amazing. I am so glad he wrote Dodger and proved to me that he would be just as fabulous writing outside of the disk world. Dodger is a most enjoyable character. He is both naive and cunning, tough and caring, intelligent and clueless. Mostly he is human and I fell in love with him instantly. If you enjoy sarcasm, intelligence and wit then you will love Dodger and Terry Pratchett.
An avid, omnivorous but critical reader.
Yes. Stephen Briggs brings an extra element of atmosphere and character to the book.
I read Nation by the same author prior to this and I cannot help but compare the characters. The stories are singularly different but the development of the characters and the humour in their interaction is similar.
The characters are somehow deeper and even more interesting.
Yes for sure. I couldn't but its definitely one of those non-stop books.
Don't envy me but I've just discovered Terry Pratchett and I can't imagine how I missed him with all the books I have read. If you are reluctant to embark on the 40 book Discworld series, this (or Nation) is a wonderful place to start.