Death, to be precise. And plenty of it. In unpleasant variations. This isn't real life. This isn't even cheese mongering. It's opera - where the music matters, and where an opera house is being terrorised by a man in evening dress with a white mask, lurking in the shadows, occasionally killing people, and, most worryingly, sending little notes, writing maniacal laughter with five exclamation marks. Opera can do that to a man. In such circumstances, life has obviously reached that desperate point where the wrong thing to do has to be the right thing to do.
"Cracking dialogue, compelling illogic, and unchained whimsy....Pratchett has a subject and a style that is very much his own." (Sunday Times)
An easy listen, and entertaining, but the severe volume changes were distracting and very annoying.
I listened to this just after I listened to phantom of the opera so the parallels were fresh in my mind. Hilarious. Also Tony Robinson is fabulous.
Where does Maskerade rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is not in my top 10 Pratchetts but it's still better than every other book, ever.
What other book might you compare Maskerade to and why?
Terry Pratchett is inimitable
How could the performance have been better?
This is an ABRIDGED version of the book, and not narrated by Nigel Planer / Stephen Briggs. Who is Tony Robinson, and why is he ruining this book?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Please offer the other version - I know Nigel Planer has done one.
just loved iy. THough it is hatd to understand Nanny Ogg', its funny and enjoyable book.
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This audio book is really good, Tony Robinson is the voice of the discworld..I love the tales of the ramtop witches and have been a pratchett fan for 20 years..own and have read every book..so the audio books can be a gamble as you have your own interpretation of the characters etc but Tony is brilliant and this audio book is a good adaptation.