Near the top - partly by serendipity, I was in hospitals a lot and Hart's kind and funny book was a cheerful counterpoint
Little Miranda. The interplay with her younger self was very sweet.
Her TV and radio performances. I liked the way she handled the audiobook narration - very chatty and warm, with lots of asides and quips.
Lots of laughter. It's not stand-up comedy, but there were several moments I had to rewind because I was wheezing with laughter.
I wish it were twice as long. Just delightful.
I don't normally read horror or suspense novels, but this had great reviews on audible so I gave it a chance. And oh wow, that was fun. It's pretty short - 14 hours - and I stretched out the last nailbiting hour because I wasn't sure how it would end and I also didn't want it to end. It'd be a very fast print read, and I really do recommend the audio - the narrator is solid and the short chapters make for lots of suspenseful moments.
I would start them on one of the Witches books or the Tiffany ones if they were younger, definitely not this one. I also would look for any other narrator.
As expected, all sorted out and by that point, I was just waiting for the book to end. Dodger was far too heroic with no real flaws and so there was no real challenge - everything came easily and coincidentally to him. Frankly, Saul was the most interesting character in the entire book.
Briggs was very recommended online, but I found his reading fairly monotonous. I expected a change of pace for different scenes but it seemed like he had one speed setting for the entire book.
Hope there will be another Pratchett book soon to get over the disappointment of this one? He is 95% of the time brilliant, so Dodger is really a sort of Dark Side of the Sun for me.
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