Absolutely. This is Terry Pratchett at his best, funny and wise.
There are too many to choose from. I'd have to say Nanny Ogg in this one, because of her laid-back and unashamed attitude to life, sex and food.
Nanny Ogg in the restaurant making a shambles of the seductive dinner.
It took me 3 sittings, but yes, I would love to have done it in one go.
This book is filled with great individuals. All 3 witches. The Librarian. The Arch Chancellor. The Dean and his dried frog pills. Ponder Stibbins and his theories of quantum magic. Casanunda, the dwarf 2nd greatest lover in the world. (We try harder,)
On top of this the story is exciting and compelling. There is so much packed into this book it's a wonder it doesn't explode.
Yes. It is a fine, complex puzzle with a satisfying resolution. Good strong characters, too, and some nicely evil ones.
Stout's Death of a Dude, for no good reason other than similarity of title.
After several of Pritchard's readings of the Wolfe books, I can't imagine anyone else reading them.
The interaction between Wolfe and Jacquette, the night club singer is priceless.
No. Not worse, either. Both audio and print have strength and weaknesses. The main thing I miss with audio is being able to go back and check something I may have not paid enough attention to the first time through. Yes, you *can* go back, but not as easily aas leafing through pages.
Donal, of course. He is the hero. somewhat enigmatic and shallow, but this is sci-fi and we don't often get character development. :-)
Mercenaries across the universe!
Good book but not Dickson's best. He improved as a writer as his career progressed. But you need to read this book to fully undeerstand some of the later books in the Dorsai series.
There is a lot of humor. Dark humor, often, but still funny.
does not apply
Bill read the rules as if he werre performing on his HBO show.
2 sittings did it for me.
If you've seen HBO's Real Time weekly comedy you are aleady familiar with Bill's New Rules. There is nothing new here but maybe you've forgotten or missed something. It is worth the time to listen.
If you have not seen Real Time but are a fan of Maher you are in for a treat. Bill delivers exquisite timing in his social and political humor.There is often irreverant wisdom underneath the humor and you can learn from him.
Worth the listen
funny, exciting, interesting.
The Teacher, because he is so totally out of place with
May you live in Interesting Times!
interesting sociological study of life amoong the poor in France and England.
Orwell. author and hero.
Orwell. He is cultured and erudite, even in poverty.
I highly reccomend this book. It is dated, I am sure, as even poverty does not stand still. Even so, it is a remarkable first-hand study of life among the poor in France and England in the 1930s.
Orwell describes his struggles in Paris, as his money runs out and pawn shops are his only resource. Later, he has jobs in restaurants, both posh and less so, and tells of his empployers abuse, disdain and, in some cases, outright robbery. He tells of drunken nights among the working poor, who have no other source of entertainment.
The story moves to London, where an expected job is delayed a month. Orwell spends that month mostly as a tramp, among tramps, and discovers dignity, honor (I should say
The book is a classic and worth the time, but the reader cannot pronounce basic words.
The thin line between good and evil, and how most evil is done by men, not devils.
No. He can't pronounce basic words. He should spend time with a good pronouncing dictionary before trying to read a book.
My reaction was mostly pique at the reader, and trying to guess what word he *really* meant.
Any Twain is good, but I'd try a different reader.
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