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Hogfather Audiobook

Hogfather: Discworld #20

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Publisher's Summary

It's the night before Hogwatch. And it's too quiet.

There's snow, there are robins, there are trees covered with decorations, but there's a notable lack of the fat man who delivers the toys...

He's gone.

Susan the governess has to find him before morning, otherwise the sun won't rise. And unfortunately her only helpers are a raven with an eyeball fixation, the Death of Rats ("the grim squeaker"), and an oh god of hangovers. Worse still, someone is coming down the chimney. This time he's carrying a sack instead of a scythe, but there's something regrettably familiar...

Ho. Ho. Ho.

It's true what they say..."You'd better watch out..."

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©1996 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)1999 Isis Publishing Ltd.

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"Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than Oz. Truly original. Pratchett creates a brilliant excess of delectable detail!" (Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine) "The characters, the conceits, the jibes at contemporary intellectual currents are delightful." (AudioFile)
"You needn't have read Pratchett before to laugh uproariously and think seriously about the meanings of Christmas." (Amazon.com)

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    Jacob 02-05-16
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    Is good. This requires twenty more words but I have nothing else to say. End

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    gabry79 12-01-15
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    "Terry Pratchett at his best"

    A great Christmas story! It should become a classic. I love all stories involving the character death.

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    A. Salem California 09-18-15
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    "Hog Father let the Sun Shine"

    I listen to this over and over as it is such a feel good "story", Terry Pratchett celebrates all that is human in this book of belief, being an adult and remembering what it was like to be a child. This has become one of my favorites- of course lots of laugh out loud moments no matter where you are but there is again the tugging at the heart strings - a tear in the eye - knowing that Terry Pratchett shares the same tear.... Death , Susan, the wizards and the Gods all get involved to save tomorrow. We are all human, and the sun will shine.

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    "Great character narration"

    loved it! Nigels narration of the raven was spot on and you can tell he's enjoying himself with Ridcully.

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    miriam SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 04-15-15
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    "Fantastic verbal acting by Nigel Planer"

    This story is completely original and funny and cruel and makes you wiggle down to your boots with delight. the narrator Nigel planer makes the characters recognizable and different to each other with his clever verbal adroitness.

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    "One of the maestro's best"

    One of my favorite discworld books. The "true" story of Christmas. (For a given value of true. See also "Thief of Time", "Going Postal" and "Sorcery"

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    "Death saves Christmas need I say more?"

    It's classic Pratchett at his best. I have literally listened to all of the books. this is one of the best.

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    "Excellent narration"

    I'm such a fan of Stephen Briggs' narrations of the Discworld books that I was hesitant to buy a book read by another narrator. I'm so glad I did purchase it! Nigel Planer's reading is perfect for so many of the voices.

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    "Excellent"

    I first saw the Hogfather movie in the UK before I read any of the Discworld books. I slept through the movie (might have been the jet lag). After listening to the audiobook, I can appreciate the wonderful film. Nigel Planer does a fine performance, but I must say that I prefer Tony Robinson's Death to anyone else's including Briggs.

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    "One of Pratchett's best"

    This was the first Terry Pratchett/Discworld book that I found and is still one of my favorites.

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