Pratchetts latest book fails to the reach truly dizzying heights he has been capable of.
As it stands it has to settle for merely being very good. Stephen Briggs is as brilliant as
always and certainly does his bit to ensure that the audio version compares well - or
perhaps even surpasses - the written work.
Yes, but perhaps not for a few years.
It's british humour (with a u) so somewhat similar to Pratchett or Wodehouse.
Good enunciation and superb comical intonation and timing.
So Earth is destroyed, you are one of only two people left in the universe and the mice are waiting to dissect your brain but just you remember: Don't panic.
All the clever pop culture references to, among other things, classical robot movies like Robocop.
Hmm. It's a mystery story at heart with an enormous amount of little things going on.
I'd say it compares well to Men at arms by the same author.
Solid as always.
He does not quite reach the same level as Stephen Briggs but is still a top notch reader.
The phrase uttered by Dorfl: 'Undead or alive you are coming with me' perhaps?
Or possibly 'taking names and prodding buttock'.
Anyone interested in reading Terry Pratchetts Discworld series but has not yet done so should probably start with a previous city watch book: Guards Guards!
There is very little about this book that cannot be enjoyed on its own but most people prefer to follow the characters chronologically.
All the ways Pratchett dreams up of poking fun at the movie/entertainment industry.
Planer is very solid as usual. He does not quite reach the same level as Stephen Briggs but is still a top notch reader.
No. It's too long for that. Perhaps if I was trapped on a strange desolate island where I had no need of doing anything to sustain myself...
For newcomers to Pratchetts Discworld series this is a very good jumping on point.
Many new characters are introduced to the series in this book and there is no real need to know anything about the existing ones that turn up from earlier stories.
Yes. It is quite engrossing.
Good characters and a story that is not too predictable.
Since it is set in the late 70s the characters perspective differs from our in a
Nope. Far too long for that.
Pointless question about an audio book this long.
Nigel Planer does a good job of bringing the characters to life.
Captain Vimes. He is nearly everyones favourite.
The deep bass of Deaths voice among other things.
No. simply due to it being 10 hours(!) long.
Anyone interested in starting to read Terry Pratchetts Discworld series should probably start with the previous city watch book: Guards Guards!
There is nothing about this book that cannot be enjoyed on its own but most prefer to follow the characters chronologically.
It was informative (if you are not already an avid reader of non-fiction)
Light reading. Non preachy
Amusing. At least in parts.
Regarding the subject matter of myths: yes to some extent.
Just as clear and pleasant to listen to as always.
There are a couple of minor errors in the book that may annoy or give people the
wrong idea. Hopefully these are rectified in a later edition.
To most of the other Terry Pratchett books
A very funny terminator 2 reference and chase scene where death attempts to ride a motorcycle - with somewhat limited success.
I did laugh. A lot.
If you are new to Terry Pratchett and his discworld series this is a decent jumping on point.
It just wasn't that funny.
Most jokes were just mildly amusing tidbits about things I cared little about.
Despite the short length the jokes seemed few and far between.
Possibly, but I'd probably not buy one written by her.
There were a few funny bits but too much space between.
Fey does an ok job as a narrator.
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