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Publisher's Summary

For nearly three decades, Terry Pratchett has enthralled millions of fans worldwide with his irreverent, wonderfully funny satires set in the fabulously imaginative Discworld, a universe remarkably similar to our own. From sports to religion, politics to education, science to capitalism, and everything in between, Pratchett has skewered sacred cows with both laughter and wisdom, and exposed our warts, foibles, and eccentricities in a unique, entertaining, and ultimately serious way.

At long last, Lady Sybil has lured her husband, Sam Vimes, on a well-deserved holiday away from the crime and grime of Ankh-Morpork. But for the commander of the City Watch, a vacation in the country is anything but relaxing. The balls, the teas, the muck - not to mention all that fresh air and birdsong - are more than a bit taxing on a cynical city-born and -bred copper.

Yet a policeman will find a crime anywhere if he decides to look hard enough, and it’s not long before a body is discovered, and Sam - out of his jurisdiction, out of his element, and out of bacon sandwiches (thanks to his well-meaning wife) - must rely on his instincts, guile, and street smarts to see justice done. As he sets off on the chase, though, he must remember to watch where he steps... This is the countryside, after all, and the streets most definitely are not paved with gold.

Hailed as the “purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse” (Washington Post Book World), with a “satirist’s instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist’s eye for the telling detail” (Daily Telegraph, London), Terry Pratchett offers a novel of crime, class, prejudice, and punishment that shows this master at his dazzling best.

©2011 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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Another brilliant take on disc world

This entertaing, humerous and thought provoking. story makes one review your own prejudices. The perfomance is perfectly pitched .

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A sheer delight!

If you liked A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, then you'll enjoy this madcap romp. Non-stop action and enjoyable characters. It's an other-worldly spin on a murder mystery. Loved every bit of it.

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Great tale of Sam Vimes

it's got action, it's got humor, it's got poo. all the things someone on vacation would love

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  • Lz
  • 09-16-17

love Vimes

I love the story, the author Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs the narrator.. any Vimes fans will enjoy this book

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Excellent writter!!!!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is one of the most well written books I have ever "read". The performance is top notch. I've been looking for a book of this quality for quite some time. Terry, where have you been all my life???

What about Stephen Briggs’s performance did you like?

His Characters are fantastic! Well read, EXCELLENT performance!

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

Laughing through the whole book, and I never laugh at books. I LOVE this book and the performer!!

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Stephen Briggs has to be one of the best performers I have ever heard. He is a must for future books. I will surely look for him in the future.

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Increadible!!!

Absolutely fantastic all round! The kind of book that starts off well, and just gets better and better.

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awesome

another great example of prachetts genius at work. the world is a bit darker without him in it

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I think I got this book from the daily deal. Until now, I did not know this book was part of a series. Perhaps I need to listen to the 38 books before this one and then Snuff may make more sense.

Too much superfluous dialog. I found all the tangents annoying and it makes the story hard to follow. After a couple hours, I just couldn't get into it.

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  • M2
  • Columbus, ohio
  • 04-24-17

slow going

not his best book, by far... tons of filler and little rhetoric. pass on this.

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This book relates like English Historical Fiction!

I don't listen to a lot of Fantasy or Sci-Fi, but love love love this book! It relates like English Historical Fiction and I literally laughed out load a number of times. I only listen to my audiobooks while I'm working, and I found myself really looking forward to work!