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Dodger | [Terry Pratchett]

Dodger

Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn’t.But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him.And Dodger’s tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins.
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Dodger is a tosher – a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn’t.But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him.And Dodger’s tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins

©2012 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks

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    leonie Australia 11-03-12
    leonie Australia 11-03-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Terry Pratchett is just too good!"

    I had to listen to this book a second time before I could write this review. First - this book isn't a discworld novel. Second - this book IS NOT a discworld novel. Okay, I sure you can see where I'm going. No wizards, no witches, no magic, no AM City Watch, and no Librarian. And this book has a character Charles Dickens running around who meets a "kid" called Dodger.
    Terry Pratchett can't write a bad book. Just having his name on the cover counts for four stars. But those of us who have been fans for years expect certain things. Dodger has those things, but not in their usual place. Once you gets over that, relax and let the Pratchett magic take you over. It will take you into another world. A world that will be loved and enjoyed for as long as the pages last.
    Another character that stars in this book is the city of London. Below and above the streets. I don't know if London was really like this, but one can hope so. Pratchett can bring a place alive in just a few words.
    I also love the end of Dodger, the book that is, not the character. There are no questions left. Those who are happy are happy, those who aren't are given a good reason not to be. While it is possible for these characters to turn up again, that would be a new story. I love that when a Pratchett book is finished, it is finished. (except for The Long Earth which I will not go into here.)
    If you love Terry Pratchett's writing you will love this book. If you haven't read any Terry Pratchett -- WHY NOT. Use a credit and get this book now. Then save up and get every other Terry Pratchett book you can get your hands on. (except for The Long Earth - which I won't mention here.) Dodger is not the best Pratchett novel, but in the top ten.

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    Simon Innaloo, Australia 10-08-12
    Simon Innaloo, Australia 10-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Thanks Terry another great story"
    What did you love best about Dodger?

    I loved the mix of known characters and story


    What other book might you compare Dodger to and why?

    Oliver Twist a bit but that's intentional a cleverly done


    What does Steven Briggs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He has a great skill for this and brings the characters to live


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The real artful dodger


    Any additional comments?

    It's not disc world but I am so glad I did not let that put me off and that my faith in the skill of Terry Pratchett was rewarded hugely

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  • R.H.B.W.
    9/22/14
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    "Not TP best, but very good indeed"

    Not as superb as eg Going Postal, but I really enjoyed it. Performance always very good

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wolfy
    Leicester
    7/29/14
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    "A pretty good book..."
    What did you like most about Dodger?

    A really good story with lots and lots of descriptions about everything. It was super funny and great fun to listen too.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dodger was great, I like the name Doder and he's not afraid of anything, he has no fears and makes me feel brave when I think about him. I like that he is inspiring and really, really funny. The other characters were very funny as well.


    What about Steven Briggs’s performance did you like?

    I really like the way this guy puts the story out and I enjoyed the different voices of the different people in the story, this really made a good story a really good story.


    Any additional comments?

    This book did have a swear in it and that gave me a big shock, maybe it is only for children 7 and over and warn children about the swear so they are not taken back by it.
    Overall a really good listen and a pretty good story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    Kentisbeare, United Kingdom
    12/2/13
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    "Brilliant"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    What a great read, already recommended to friends and the kids, who listened with me, have raved to their friends. Great sense of history and loved the references to historical characters.


    What other book might you compare Dodger to, and why?

    The obvious answer is Oliver Twist, the historical setting and characters being common to both.


    Have you listened to any of Steven Briggs’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Throughout the book you are made aware of the fragility of life in Victorian times and the acceptance of death.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Antony Brown
    UK
    10/11/13
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    "Victorian London excitement (Who knew?)"
    Would you listen to Dodger again? Why?

    Terry Pratchett can make a Charles Dickens plot from Victorian London into the most amazing adventure tableau for an adventure with the most unlikely hero you could imagine. Terry should be made to write all children's history textbooks from now on. Labelling this as a Childrens book is a disservice to the interest it attracted from a mature adult like myself. I would listen again if only to better absorb the immense volume of information fired at you during the story. My ti is to have Wikipedia open as you listen to this, so you can more quickly understand the new information fired at you.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dodger


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Any element where he is in the sewer


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • alan
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    10/11/13
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    "Try not to dodge this title!"
    Where does Dodger rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Dodger ranks quite high among the audio titles I have listened to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Dodger became admired by all the "Toffs" for his heroic deed.


    Which character – as performed by Steven Briggs – was your favourite?

    Dodger of course... Without a doubt!


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed all the way through.


    Any additional comments?

    I know some of Terry Pratchett's books can be frustrating to read at times - as he can over stress the comedy quite often, but if you are of the same mind give this title a go, you won't be disappointed, I'll guarantee that.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    7/4/13
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    "Love it"
    Would you listen to Dodger again? Why?

    This was the perfect listen for me I enjoyed it from start to finish it kept me hooked the whole way thoroughly it's a brilliant book!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charles because nothing got past him


    Have you listened to any of Steven Briggs’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Nope first one but thought he was brilliant how he did the voices made it more enjoyable


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. M. Bleck
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    6/13/13
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    "5 stars?"

    I didn't intend to give it a blasé 5 all round. I just thought about each entry and gave it what I thought. I was surprised. This IS a good story and well read. I highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Miss
    York, United Kingdom
    5/10/13
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    "Good Book"

    This not being a Discworld book was worrying to begin with but I quickly found that my concern was unnecessary. Not the best book I've ever read, but it was very good!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "A real Tosheroon"

    A great listen, familiarity without the contempt. Pratchett without the disc world was initially concerning but gaily the style translated to Victorian London so well that I look forward to hearing from Mr Dodger again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lee
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "Top form Fromm different Pratchett"

    This clever romp through Victorian England Pratchett on top form. Historical references and witty puns abound.

    It is bittersweet reading it knowing there won't be many more books the cannon, but it makes a welcome change from Discworld.



    Some of the plotting didn't make the most sense on my first listen, but the new characters, heartwarming moments and laugh out loud situations meant I didn't notice as I was having so much fun

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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