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Dodger Audiobook

Dodger

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Nominee, Best Teens Category, 2013

A storm. Rain-lashed city streets. A flash of lightning. A scruffy lad sees a girl leap desperately from a horse-drawn carriage in a vain attempt to escape her captors. Can the lad stand by and let her be caught again? Of course not, because he's...Dodger.

Seventeen-year-old Dodger may be a street urchin, but he gleans a living from London's sewers, and he knows a jewel when he sees one. He's not about to let anything happen to the unknown girl - not even if her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England.

From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.

Beloved and best-selling author Sir Terry Pratchett combines high comedy with deep wisdom in this tale of an unexpected coming-of-age and one remarkable boy's rise in a complex and fascinating world.

©2012 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Elaine 11-22-12
    Elaine 11-22-12

    I'm a country potter, gardener, flute player and tin tinker living with my husband, an electrical engineer & cabinet maker.

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    "What a hoot"

    This was just a fun book to listen to. I liked the twist on the idea and really liked the history of the London sewers thrown in.

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    Stuart 11-21-12
    Stuart 11-21-12 Member Since 2015
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    "loved every minuit"
    If you could sum up Dodger in three words, what would they be?

    felt i was there


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Soloman. He was a mystery in himself


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When he takes Peel down the sewer.


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

    A tale of London


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    northmoose 11-21-12
    northmoose 11-21-12
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    "Novel set in historic London, Loved it!"

    I have only read one other Terry Pratchett book when I unknowingly jumped into the middle of the discworld series with Going Postal. While that book was great I have enjoyed Dodger more, as there aren't as many "odd" characters for me to get head around since Dodger is not set in a fantasy world but a historic one. I loved learning about this aspect of Victorian era England. As a reader without a huge investment (yet) in reading Pratchett novels, this was just a generally all around great read, funny and perceptive and different from anything else I have read. Audible includes this in "Teen Fiction" which surprised me. While the Dodger character could certainly be admired by teens I didn't read anything that didn't feel like a "grown up" novel.

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    W. Walsh Soufriere, Dominica 11-20-12
    W. Walsh Soufriere, Dominica 11-20-12 Member Since 2016

    Read. Listen. Live.

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    "Great story, well-written, wonderful performance"
    What did you love best about Dodger?

    Loved the use of contemporary slang. Listened to this book with my 13-year-old son and we both enjoyed it very much. It started a little slowly, but once we got into it, we were hooked!


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    Foxydot Cincinnati, OH, United States 11-19-12
    Foxydot Cincinnati, OH, United States 11-19-12 Member Since 2012

    foxydot

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    "Not Pratchett's best, but worth a listen."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If that friend was "into" classic fiction, yes. The creative use of Victorian characters is entertaining, at least.


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

    Stephen Briggs marvelous as always.


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    Carol 11-12-12
    Carol 11-12-12
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    "Thank you Terry Pratchett"
    What did you love best about Dodger?

    A street urchen, a damsel in distress and a cast of fictional and real characters including Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber, or was he, Charles Dickens with some Sherlock Holmes traits, Desraeli, a crazed German prince and the multiple characters of London street life. All this intertwined with Pratchet's wit and humorous. I chuckled throughout.


    What other book might you compare Dodger to and why?

    Pratchet's story reminded me of Dickens's portral of London life and how the class structures are intertwined


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

    I enjoyed S Briggs performance his potrayals of the multiple characters added greatly to me being carried into Dodger's world.


    Any additional comments?

    One of my favorites

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    Amazon Customer 11-11-12
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    "Makes history fun"
    Where does Dodger rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite books, and is one of Terry Pratchetts best. I always look forward to any new books by him.


    What other book might you compare Dodger to and why?

    This book had a wonderful historical flavor and incorporated characters from both real history and the authors imagination. I would compare his writing in this book to Neal Stephenson in the way he makes history come alive.


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

    Stephen Biggs naration sounds like my own mind would have the characters sound when I read the books. It is the best collaboration I have ever heard.


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    Jean M. Akers 11-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Intelligent and witty."
    Where does Dodger rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Ranks a strong third


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Sol. Wise, funny and great voice inflections.


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

    I have never heard Stephen Briggs before but I rank him right up there with Jim Dale.


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

    Laugh. I laughed and laughed.


    Any additional comments?

    I will rehear this one again and again.

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    Robin Royal Oaks, CA, United States 11-05-12
    Robin Royal Oaks, CA, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2009

    I am a Registered Veterinary Technician I have always read books of all categories I enjoy listening while I do yard work or am driving

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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dodger to be better than the print version?

    A typical Terry Pratchett book. The characters were fun and the writing style effective. I enjoyed listening to this book. Good story with a few funny twists.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrater seemed to enjoy reading this book and was able to transfer this to his listeners.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Dodger discribes the downside of being a chimney swipe.


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

    The sewer rats of London


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    dallas Wichita, KS 11-05-12
    dallas Wichita, KS 11-05-12 Member Since 2012

    Dallas

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    "A very clever take on Dodger"
    Would you listen to Dodger again? Why?

    Yep. Very clever take on the character from Oliver.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dodger?

    His change through the storyline


    What about Stephen Briggs’s performance did you like?

    A very solid, captivating performance.


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

    Laugh


    Any additional comments?

    A very clever take on Charles Dickens and the character from Oliver.

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