This is one of my favorite books, and is one of Terry Pratchetts best. I always look forward to any new books by him.
This book had a wonderful historical flavor and incorporated characters from both real history and the authors imagination. I would compare his writing in this book to Neal Stephenson in the way he makes history come alive.
Stephen Biggs naration sounds like my own mind would have the characters sound when I read the books. It is the best collaboration I have ever heard.
Ranks a strong third
I loved Sol. Wise, funny and great voice inflections.
I have never heard Stephen Briggs before but I rank him right up there with Jim Dale.
Laugh. I laughed and laughed.
I will rehear this one again and again.
A typical Terry Pratchett book. The characters were fun and the writing style effective. I enjoyed listening to this book. Good story with a few funny twists.
The narrater seemed to enjoy reading this book and was able to transfer this to his listeners.
Dodger discribes the downside of being a chimney swipe.
The sewer rats of London
Yep. Very clever take on the character from Oliver.
His change through the storyline
A very solid, captivating performance.
A very clever take on Charles Dickens and the character from Oliver.
Yes, loved this book and the narration. Prachett's humor came through in a slightly more conventional story than his usual. The plot was reminiscent of Dickens' underdog themes.
Stephen Brigg's has pitch perfect timing for highlighting Prachett's ironic wit.
The story! The narrator! The author was able to get your attention from the start. This takes Dickens' story of Great Expectations to another level.
I like the fact that the author was able to bring other historical fictional characters into this world.
The Sweeny Todd scene when Dodger gets cleaned up for the first time is classic.
Artist living & working in the SF Bay Area
This was Diskworld without the clever fantasy trappings. Same things Pratchett covers in his other books. Dodger feels like Knobby Knobbs from the Diskworld series - only less whimsical. Somehow it felt less interesting and since it was skirting Dickens and other classic tales - bland and predictable.
This is one of the few Pratchett novels that is just "ho hum" boring. Really, you can find something - anything more clever and interesting than this.