Among the best, despite the potential spoilers if you haven't listened to/read a lot of the series.
I always thought Pratchett just had a crazy imagination, but the majority of his characters & theories are taken from Earthly lore. This book shows how much effort he goes to in researching his writing.
I haven't, but I've listened to every other Discworld narrator. I'd rank him second behind Steven Briggs. I didn't like his portrayal of the Feegles. They are supposed to be quick in everything they do but he dragged out their speech.
How many magpie rhymes do you know?
Serious spoiler alerts if you haven't read/listened to a lot of the Discworld series. Other than that it's great to hear how much goes into the writing of the series.
There were some good hockey background stories, though not enough. Too much movie industry background for my liking, but that may appeal to others. I am a hockey fan far more than a movie fan.
The Hansons of course, and Paul Newman. It was great to hear that Reg Dunlop was Newman's all time favorite character to play, and that Slap Shot was the most fun he ever had making a movie.
The narration matched the pace of the story pretty well, but the narrator could have learned to pronounce the French Canadian names correctly. He takes a pot-shot approach to a few, trying different ways at various points in the book so he can say he got it right at least once. It's a hockey book, so you know there are going to be French Canadian names... Be glad it was in the 70s and he didn't yet need to try any Slavic names!
I would like to have listened to it in one sitting, but generally listen as I drive, so my audiobooks get broken up depending on the trip lengths. I did sit in the car a few times to hear out a storyline.
Overall a good book, but does not compare to the more amusing stories told in Dave Hanson's Slap Shot Original. I wish he'd make an audio version of that.
I would recommend Lords & Ladies, as it is a vital part to the on-going Discworld series.
It's a Discworld story. What is not to love?
Not much. I love Nigel Planer's comedy but his voice range leaves a lot to be desired. Every character sounds like they have some sort of sinus blockage, and he sometimes reads a bit slowly.
There is a good reason I don't make films: I find their tag lines to be annoying.
Listen to it, and think of Shakespeare.
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