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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"Entertaining, easy read."
Humorous with some interesting "cameo" characters from the period. Easy to read but didn't really grab me. Probably aimed more at teenagers / young adults.
Full of historical characters which add to the fun I found this book very entertaining and up to the usual Pratchett standard. Excellent narration.
"Pritchett at his best"
This was such a wonderful listen: well written, beautifully narrated, educational, thought provoking and funny, everything you expect from Terry Pratchett. It drew on real & fictional events to create a wonderful tale that will stay with the reader for a long time & continue to amuse. Most enjoyable.
This is so different to Mr Pratchetts disc world books, but he still has based it on something that we all know, this time Oliver Twists Dodger and Fagen, but he hasn't stopped there, he also based it on the Author Mr C Dickens. A fantastic story and one that will keep you enthralled.
Thanks Terry keep it up as long as you can.
I have read a lot of Terry Pratchett books (most more than once) Some I have loved, others I've enjoyed. This falls into the lower end of the 'enjoyed' category. There's nothing really wrong with it, but nothing particularly outstanding either. None of the characters particularly engaged me & the book doesn't have the laugh-out-loud moments that many of Pratchett's other books have, but I was interested enough to want to hear how it ended (even though it turned out to be a bit predictable).
Brilliant,Just in the style of terry prachett.He uses the authors of old this time in the style of Charles dickens. Dodger he's both fagan and Oliver rolled into one.He's the one who know's the in's and out's of London's sewers and get's away with everything and still comes up smelling of Rosie's.
"Different from Pratchett"
Dodger keeps the flair and definitely comes off as a Pratchett book, yet I found myself not enjoying it as much as his other works. The book comes off more as his love letter to Dickensian London, which is still enjoyable, it just left me wanting a little more.
The performance of the reading is fantastic, as always by Steven Briggs, and he brings the world to life just as much as Pratchett.
A great book, a fantastic listen, just left me wanting a bit more from Pratchett.
"Back to his old (funny) ways"
Terry Pratchett lost his way with Long Earth and some of his more recent books, Dodger is more classic Pratchett and a very enjoyable read.
The book contains his usual subtle and not-so-subtle references to characters in other books and plays. If you are a fan of him then there is a good chance you may enjoy it. Being a children's book it's a light read.
For a young persons book this combines 'historical' events with fiction in a way which is unnoticable and doesn't rule the story. I found this 'unputdownable'. A very enjoyable story.
"Pratchett at his best"
It seemed odd initially to listen to Steven Briggs reading Terry Pratchett but no Discworld! Once i got past that i really enjoyed Dodger.A very clever mix of fact and fiction. This book took me right to the slums of Victorian London.
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