As with all Terry Pratchett books, this one ranks up at the top. I know Sir Pratchett has been knighted, but he should be king!
Sam Vimes' near-death experience. I suppose you think that's giving away the ending, but it's not. There's a surprise in every sentence of this book.
Everything. Accents. Characterization. Attitude. Timing. Inflection.
It was all excellent.
Deceptive. Exciting. Challenging.
I can't compare 14 to any other book I've ever read, but it seems very like many Dr. Who episodes I've seen over the years. Everything seems normal. Quirks can be explained away rationally. Then something happens, and suddenly nothing makes sense.
I've never heard any of Ray Porter's performances, but I'd listen to another one, given the opportunity.
I could not believe the twists and turns the plot took!
I would recommend almost any Pratchett book to any of my friends, and this one is no exception. Sam Vimes goes from a singe Captain to a married, titled man in the course of an eventful week, and continues to earn love and respect from . . . almost everybody
Corporal Carrot, without a doubt, was my favorite character. Mr Planer brings out Carrot's simple honesty and honest simplicity. We all know Carrot is amazing, except for Carrot himself.
I laughed all the way through this book.
I keep returning to Outlander again and again. I still remember what happened, which isn't always the case, but it's delicious to hear it happen again. Life during that time seems to have been researched very well, and is described in all it's nuances: good and bad.
My favorite character is definitely Jamie. He has so many things going for him and equally many things going against him. It's delightful how he handles it all with equanimity and humor.
The performance is superb. The different voices that Davina Porter uses to create the characters add so much to the story, and help me to remember who each character is and what his or her history and connection with the main character is.
I would love to listen to this in one sitting, but it's way too long. That's all the better. Gives me more time to live in the story.I hate it when a good story ends, even if it's a happy ending.
The best book of the series.
I would--and have--recommend this book to a friend. It is a seldom-glimpsed insight into life in North Korea, important especially since the recent death of Kim Jong-il. I know that now, for example, that the North Koreans are in a period of forced mourning where everyone has to take a turn going to the statue of Kim Jong-il in their city center and wailing for several hours, whether or not they are sad. If they don't show up, consequences are dire.
It is unbelieveable what those people have endured. My heart aches for them. I wonder what the future holds in store for them under Kim Jong-un.
I loved the personal stories, the successes and failures, trials and tribulations
Getting to China or South Korea was not a happy ending, it was a new beginning. Not easy to adjust. This was told wonderfully by the author.
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