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
"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.)
Superb book. Light reading it yourself. Listened at least 10 times in a month. Will buy more discworld books. RIP Sir Terry
Vimes is a great character and this book is exceptionally well written and well performed.
I lost hours listening to this book whilst working and also whilst driving to places
loved reading it. loved listening to Steven Briggs reading it to me even more! Bedtime stories for grown ups. hallelujah
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