It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.
And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder.
He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment.
They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.
But not quite all....
©2011 Terry Pratchett (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks
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"Another great story by T P."
Another gripping story told in 4D. One has to be amazed at the depth of and complexity of the plot and the history built up through the book series. Highly recommended.
"Oh dear..... I'm hooked"
This was my introduction to Discworld and I'm hooked ! Slab for the ears, brilliant. Now should I start at book 1 ? It's going to be an expensive journey :)
Commander Vimes, conflicted hero.
"Another brilliant book featuring Sam Vimes at his best"
Enjoyed this book enormously, Vimes has to be one of the best dos world characters. Highly recommended
"Larger Than Life"
Commander Vimes is, without a doubt, the most real and down-to-earth character on the Disc. And Stephen Briggs brings him to (larger-than) life as only Stephen Briggs knows how. Masterfully written and masterfully performed.
"Great story - ropey recording"
everything is fantastic, narrator, story, all good, except the recording occasionally skips very slightly. It doesn't ruin anything but it is slightly jarring to hear.
"Sam Vimes tackles slavery in another Pratchett stunner"
Up there with Night Watch & Truth as my favourite Discworld novels. Expertly read by Steven Briggs.
"more magic from pratchett"
the discworld books just keep getting better. terry pratchett will be sorely missed.. RIP terry.
"Great as always"
Everything Terry writes is brilliant and relevant and this is no different. Thoroughly worth reading for Prstchety fans or those new to him though I would suggest new readers read the books in order.
"The last terry pratchett?"
Perhaps, nonetheless as always I loved it, superb performance and an enjoyable story. Rip Mr Pratchett your wonderful stories will live on, never failing to raise a smile and a thought. Thank you
... But may be biased. I love everything Sir Terry Pratchett has written.
(I need eight more words - difficult, I'll manage.)
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