There's snow, there are robins, there are trees covered with decorations, but there's a notable lack of the fat man who delivers the toys...
Susan the governess has to find him before morning, otherwise the sun won't rise. And unfortunately her only helpers are a raven with an eyeball fixation, the Death of Rats ("the grim squeaker"), and an oh god of hangovers. Worse still, someone is coming down the chimney. This time he's carrying a sack instead of a scythe, but there's something regrettably familiar...
Ho. Ho. Ho.
It's true what they say..."You'd better watch out..."
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I'm such a fan of Stephen Briggs' narrations of the Discworld books that I was hesitant to buy a book read by another narrator. I'm so glad I did purchase it! Nigel Planer's reading is perfect for so many of the voices.
I first saw the Hogfather movie in the UK before I read any of the Discworld books. I slept through the movie (might have been the jet lag). After listening to the audiobook, I can appreciate the wonderful film. Nigel Planer does a fine performance, but I must say that I prefer Tony Robinson's Death to anyone else's including Briggs.
The title says it all. Nigel Planer is OK but Briggs is masterful. I have several Pratchett audio books and Briggs always delights.
Hogsfather is a great story but the reader is only so-so.
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