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  • The Last Continent: Discworld, Book 22

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Nigel Planer
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (67)

    It's hot. It's dry...very dry. There was this thing once called The Wet, which no one believes in. Practically everything that's not poisonous is venomous. But it's the best bloody place in the world, alright?

    Katherine says: "Always enjoyable."
    "Well performed, but story a bit try-hard in places"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    In general, there are plenty of laughs and digs, but this book trips up the formula - poke fun at things/ideas - and ends up trying too hard to make everyone else look silly. Mr Pratchett, in this book, proves to be a mixture of politically correct romantic on the one side, and ardent rationalist on the other. I've enjoyed his books till now, and hadn't noticed this tension before, but it definitely detracted from my enjoyment, to the point where I would feel like jumping forward in the recording, just to avoid his, once again, bludgeoning to death of some idea that he obviously doesn't like. It seems far from open-minded, and I'll probably think twice before I buy another of his more recent books.
    The performance is, as always, nicely done by Nigel Planer, who I could easily listen to for hours ... as I just did!


    Would you recommend The Last Continent to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not, though happily there are many other Pratchett books that I would recommend :)


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