Mr. Planer NAILED the Australian accents. Yes, this novel is a long poke at Australia, but so what? I laugh and laugh everytime I listen to the novel. (I seldom read the books because the narrators are so talented.) And the story has more going on than gently teasing Australia. I have seldom had more fun in the company of Ridcully and his senior wizards.
Sam Vimes is one of my favorite Disc World characters and I loved going on another adventure with him. The story is as competent and entertaining as ever, plus we get to know Lady Sybil better. Young Sam is out of diapers and exploring the world in a crappy way. The narrator also delivers a competent performance. I gave it 3 stars because Nigel Planer is better at doing voices and performing. In general, Mr Briggs is good, especially his voices for Sam Vimes, Lord Vetinari and Angua, but when it comes to comedic timing, performance quality and the ability to give characters the own voice, I miss Mr. Planer. Please still buy "Snuff!" All Disc World novels are not to be missed and I thoroughly enjoyed this latest installment.
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