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Karen

Soeborg, Denmark | Member Since 2009

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  • Going Postal: Discworld, Book 33

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (120)

    Suddenly, condemned arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig found himself with a noose around his neck and dropping through a trapdoor into...a government job? By all rights, Moist should be meeting his maker rather than being offered a position as postmaster by Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork.

    ChrisR says: "Great as an audiobook"
    "Utterly hilarious!"
    Overall

    This is one of the best Discworld books I have ever had the pleasure of reading/listening to. The characters are well written and the plot leads to quite a number of absurdities that Terry Pratchett executes to perfection. I laughed out loud more than once and have already re-listened to the book a number of times.

    Stephen Briggs does a magnificent job and has made me a devoted fan of his version of Pratchett's books.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Monstrous Regiment: Discworld, Book 31

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
    Overall
    (179)
    Performance
    (94)
    Story
    (93)

    It begun as a sudden strange fancy...Polly Perks had to become a boy in a hurry. Cutting off her hair and wearing trousers was easy. Learning to fart and belch in public and walk like an ape took more time. And now she's enlisted in the army, and searching for her lost brother. But there's a war on. There's always a war on. And Polly and her fellow recruits are suddenly in the thick of it, without any training, and the enemy is hunting them.

    Jim says: "War has come to Discworld ... again."
    "Wonderfully witty"
    Overall

    As usual, Terry Pratchett delivers fantasy, comedy and sharp eyed comment about society, this time about the army and equal rights. Many observatiosn are right on and to the point, but however funny it is, the same "joke" or plot over and over may be stretching it a little thin, thus the reason for only giving 4 out of 5.


    Stephen Briggs does a wonderful job as a narrator, he's one of the best men doing female voices (and oh boy, he needs that talent in this one) that I have ever heard.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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