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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (13,395 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Stephen Brigg Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Discworld Series Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A triumphant effort.”

    Independent on Sunday (London)

  • “[Snuff is a] lively outing, complete with sly shout-outs to Jane Austen and gritty police procedurals.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Stephen Briggs has a long history with the Discworld series, having narrated Sam Vimes through many adventures...Briggs’ sardonic delivery augments the dry humor and the wordplay that is one of Prachett’s trademarks.”


  • “In short, this is as busy and as daft as any other Discworld yarn, which means it is the quintessence of daft. Nobody writes fantasy funnier than Pratchett.”


  • “Series followers will delight in this latest entry…Pratchett’s fun, irreverent-seeming story line masks a larger discussion of social inequalities and the courage it takes to stand up for the voiceless.”

    Library Journal

  • “This account of Unseen University’s entry into the world of soccer pushes past the usual conventions of satire to offer equal parts absurdist philosophy and heartwarming romance…A witty addition to the long-running fantasy series”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books
  • Locus Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by S.A. | 2/15/2014

    " I'm still thinking about this one. I can sense the magic fading away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lita | 2/8/2014

    " Another great book on Sam Vimes by Terry Pratchett... definitely worth reading! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Megan | 2/7/2014

    " Another solid Discworld book. Didn't absolutely love it, but I definitely enjoyed it, especially the Jane Austen references. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lily Holstein | 2/4/2014

    " Snuff was another great book. Honestly, I don't think I've ever be disappointed by Terry Pratchett and I don't think I ever will be. "

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