I loved Everything about this book! Wonderful settings, characters with depth & quirkiness, the combination of technology and ancient texts.....
There was a continuous gentle undercurrent of excitement, and occasional suspense.
His voice characterizations were so varied, there was never a doubt 'who' was speaking. He was completely charming, and a fantastic choice for this book. Perfect narration, just perfect.
I could never choose ~ I want to be at a dinner party with ALL of them!! They are all so intriguing and believable. :)
This was one of the best, for sure. I have always loved Terry Pratchett, so when this showed up at audible, it was an obvious next choice for me. This honest (but often hilarious) look into the desperate situation in London during Victorian times is quite a departure from the Discworld books, indeed. I found it entertaining, insightful, painful and so very heartfelt. All while continuing to be slightly sneaky, bawdy and grimy. It is a fantastic, amazing, wonderful book / narration and I highly recommend it!
Who could resist dear Dodger himself? An almost-honest urchin with a heart of gold and the wisdom of a scholar. He will stay with me for a long time.
This was my first Stephen Briggs performance, but it won't be the last! He was brilliant with all of the voices, male and female, and with the general narration overall. He is an extremely talented narrator.
There were So many moments in the book that moved me. I think the 'after the end' part, where Stephen Briggs is reading a note from Terry Pratchett himself might have been most moving for me. In the 'afterword' the author talks about his research for this book, and how the conditions depicted were based on factual references from the time, particularly a work by Henry Mayhew (also a character in the novel).
Excellent weaving of story lines from past & present. Fascinating insight into the 'days gone by'. Wonderful perspective. Wonderful narration. There was never any doubt which character was speaking. Just a really lovely novel, beautifully written and splendidly read for us. Thank you Kate Morton and Caroline Lee for a truly magnificent story experience.
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