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  • Snuff: Discworld, Book 39

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Stephen Briggs
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    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.

    phillip says: "An eye popper of a title to google - "Snuff"!"
    "More of the same (and that's pretty good)"
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    One thing I like about Terry Pratchett books is how you can read/listen to them many times and still enjoy them. As soon as I'd finished this novel, I went back to the beginning and listened to it again. And then again.

    The City Watch stories are among my favourite Discworld yarns, and while Snuff isn't quite as good, in my opinion, as Thud and Night Watch, it is on the same level as Jingo and The Fifth Elephant -- which makes it definitely worth the purchase price.

    I would recommend that you read/listen to Thud before starting Snuff since events that occurred in Thud are referred to often in Snuff -- though this is not essential.

    Stephen Briggs does a great job of coming up with distinct voices for each of the large number of characters in both this novel and in the other Discworld books.

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