i like to read. i like to listen.
i mean...how can you give this book a bad star review? i needed to take a break from the more serious novels i have been reading and just listen to "ear candy"...which this novel certainly is.
as a lover of Dicken's novels...i understood and little nods of the head in this novel towards his works.
it's a true romp. a cute story.
This is a great story from the creator of Discworld, Tiffany Aching, The Bromeliad Trilogy, Nation, and The Amazing Maurice. It is very different from those other stories, but it is full of his humor and voice.
Stephen Briggs does a fantastic job bringing the characters to life. His acting gives each character great depth.
The only Charles Dickens I have read was the minimum I could get away with in school as a kid, but after listening to Dodger I have a desire to give his works a closer look.
I hope to read many more Terry Pratchett books like this one.
I really enjoyed Dodger's character and personality! To have a life such as his and turn it into almost an art form... and have such a great attitude about it. It was an interesting storyline with fun and fascinating characters!
I love clean books of all sorts. Love mysteries, fantasies epic to kids stories, fairy tales, romances, humor, and historical fiction
We are big Terry Pratchett Disc World fans and this was a bit different but still Pratchett. I enjoyed the look back at an old London and an alternative view both of Dickens and the Artful Dodger character. My sister especially enjoyed Solomon a Fagan-like character? He is good. I loved Dickens. Fun to see some historical figures in a different light. Love seeing how Dickens might have gotten ideas for lines and characters from those around him. Enjoyable, Humorous,Well worth the time and credit.
Really enjoyed it.
Eclectic tastes in music and books, drawn to cheerful, beautiful, and gentle things
I found the story had plenty of charm and enough action to keep me interested, but the language used and the blending in of the Dickens character are what really appealed to me. The narrator does a great job depicting each character, and I could practically smell the sewers.
We (mum & boys 12 and 15) enjoyed the story & performance very much - it's littered with references to Dickens' works, and the details of the sewer-culture and the cockney slang gave the narrative extra appeal.
Very well written.
The incident at the barber-shop.
This book reflects Terry Pratchett's versatility. In fact, it was a very pleasant surprise to find a book that not only is full of humor, romance and many other elements that make of this a very good work, but also, it gave me great satisfaction to read a book where using the English language was a tool rather than a distraction; indeed, Terry Pratchett has immense respect for a language that now is falling in decadence.
Entertaining, fun and enlightening
Solomon is probably my favorite. A man with so much history, humor and heart.
Mr. Briggs does a wonderful job giving eacg character a personality. I love his different accents.
Dodger buying soup for the two street urchins is one. also, some of Dodger and Solomon's interactions.
I love Terry Pratchett. His books are usually so much fun, but there is also humanity. I find myself thinking about the story for weeks afterward.
Yes. Especially if they have not experienced the diskworld books. It's a good tale and I enjoyed it. I know it must be boring for Terry Pratchett to work on a new discworld book, but he is so great at writing them that I look forward to each one.
never read it.
Nation. The Night Watch.
Absolutely, accents do the trick!
When Dodger has an existential crisis about who he is.