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.
Wonderful! Dodger transitions the humor and nuances from Disc World into Victorian England. The story pulls you in with the details of 1800's London adding interest. So great in so many ways. Any fan of Terry Pratchett will love this and so will anyone new to his books.
Thank you so very much! Turning it off was extremely difficult.
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. Very reminiscent of Discworld, including the irreverence and humorous character portrayals. A sort of alternate-history version for our world. Very true to the times and circumstances of the Victorian era. Gritty, grimy, and squelchy -- you can feel for Dodger in a very real sense. LOVED Stephen Briggs's narration and characterizations - top notch!
Another great Pratchett novel! :D You will not be disappointed.
This is a tremendously enjoyable book. I think it may be one of Prachette's finest. The reader was, of course, excellent, too.
Yes. It's well told and gives a good glimpse of London of the Dickens era
Charles Dickens work - Dodger uses Mr. Dickens character and is in the same time frame
He's always a wonderful reader.
Yes, except one must stop to eat and work and walk the dog.
I would make a present of it to some friends.
I am actually Vickie, William's wife. I just use his account to buy my books!
Yes, the reader had an authentic but understandable British accent.. actual several of them which is the delight of this novel.
The setting... England in the late 1800's, the sewers, and the main character!
The scene in the sewer when Simplicity was pretending to be a boy as they were trying to affect her disapearance.
The writing technique was absolutely wonderful. Even during serious parts the similes and metaphores would take me off guard and make me smile or chuckle. Many times I would go back 30 seconds and listen again just to savor the language and technique.
this is my first Terry Pratchett book--and i absolutely love it and will listen to it again and again. I enjoyed the story's panoramic view of London in the time of Dickens, from cobbled stoned streets to stinky rat haven-ed sewers. Dodger is a street urchin with an uncanny amount of street smarts, swagger, and genuine heart; charming character, easy to love. I hope there is a series coming to bring him back & continue this adventure he's on!
Bits of history and London slang of the times are interesting and add to the richness of the telling of this tale.
I highly recommend this entertaining book if you love to be read to--it is a wonderful story, delightfully narrated.
I hold a BA in History from York University of Toronto; a 3yr Diploma in Computer Networking from Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario. I have been "reading" audio books sinces the late 80s and a member of Audible back to 2004. What a really like is a good long story preferable over 30 hours. :)
This is a Pratchett take on the classic Dicken's character from Oliver Twist; well actually it's a dream of the kind of character who might have inspired the classical character. In some ways though this might be a the story of a young Henry King of the Golden River (see Snuff, Making Money and other late Discworld novels) It's got a pleasant pace almost nothing truly to historical to bother the soul with and in truth is a happy go lucky story. Not as orginal as it might be; the plot is from a Sherlock Holmes novel and the characters as historical but worth the admission.