Pratchett is one of a kind. HIs story telling and Brittish wit are second to none. I always enjoy his books but this one is not nearly as interesting as Thief of Time or Nation.
NIgel Planer is an ok reader but Stephen Briggs is so much better I have a hard time buying the books not read by Briggs. Briggs is an extraordinary talent. He does it so well that I would always rather hear his rendition than read it myself.
I have heard Stephen Briggs read 14 of Pratchett's books and I liked Thief of Time best. His talent for humor is on full display as he portrays the abbot of a monastery who is a 900 year old monk in a less than 2 year old infant's body. Both ages alternately are heard from the infant with memorable results.
The monks seem to be created from David Caradine's old Kung Fu TV series and all his Egors seem to be a recreation of Marty Feldman's role in Young Frankenstein. Highly recommended for fans of Pratchett and Briggs.
This author can create atmosphere and characters with the likes of Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Bronte, Galsworthy and the best of the 19th century English writers. She recreates the wonderful atmosphere of Silas Marner, Return of the Native, the Forsyte Saga and other great English novels but does it with a foot in the 21st century.
She does so much better when she stays in England
Extremely interesting--great characters
Some of it may be true
The worst Eliot novel I have read.
It all makes such sense
Like watching paint dry
Very engaging novel. Written in 1859 it offers interesting insight into 19th century Brittish manners and customs.
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