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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 Briggs Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Discworld Series Release Date: October 2011 ISBN: 9780062099839
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“Pratchett . . . has a satirist's instinct for the absurd and a cartoonist's eye for the telling detail."
Daily Telegraph (London)

“The purely funniest English writer since Wodehouse.”
Washington Post Book World

Sam Vimes, watch commander of Ankh-Morpork, is at long last taking a much-needed (and well deserved) vacation. But, of course, this is Discworld®, where nothing goes as planned—and before Vimes can even change his cardboard-soled boots for vacationer’s slippers, the gruff watch commander soon finds himself enmeshed in a fresh fiasco fraught with magic, cunning, daring, and (for the reader more than for poor Vimes) endless hilarity. Did he really expect time off? As Vimes himself says in Feet of Clay, “there’s some magical creature called ‘overtime,’ only no one’s even seen its footprints.” Following the New York Times bestselling Unseen Academichals, Terry Pratchett delivers an enthralling new tale from a place of insuperable adventure: Discworld.

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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.”

    AudioFile

  • “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.”

    Booklist

  • “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 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 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 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 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leah | 1/27/2014

    " It was fun. Pratchett is fun. Nothing special (it's no Good Omens!) but a fun, light read nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Squeaky | 1/15/2014

    " Vimes goes on a little vacation to his wife's country estate. I wept more than twice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 1/12/2014

    " Entertaining, witty and definitely worth the wait "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Meisner | 1/12/2014

    " A fine-to-good Vimes book is pretty much guaranteed to be better than a better book about lesser character. So it is here as Pratchett gives us pure fan service as Sam Vimes, the force of nature, is inflicted upon ne'er-do-wells in the countryside. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aspen Junge | 1/3/2014

    " Commander Sam Vimes is on "vacation." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexander Porter | 12/31/2013

    " Suffers from some pacing problems towards the end, but overall one of Pratchett's better books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 12/25/2013

    " One of his best. Not read Terry in quite a while and I'm very pleased to see that he has finally embraced sex, violence and bad language. A great read from a bit of a legend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 12/20/2013

    " Up to the usual Pratchett Discworld standard - read in about 3 days! Brilliant book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Afke | 11/17/2013

    " Started reading this book on 04/02/2012. A bit late, but didn't want to start reading this before I finished my previous book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Gillies | 11/10/2013

    " Typically Terry Pratchett, a thoroughly enjoyable book with a message about tolerance buried within the story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 6/16/2013

    " I loved this latest offering just as good as the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nick Longley | 5/20/2013

    " Another great Pratchett read. Some good previous reviews of this book below mine "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Redding | 10/19/2012

    " Terry Pratchett may seem like a mixture of Douglas Adams, Jerome K Jerome, or Neil Gaiman, (all favorites of mine) but he is certainly 100% entertaining. This is a really fun story, replete with many lovable characters, that actually packs quite a seriously moral punch. I hated for it to end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam Drummond | 10/4/2012

    " Absolutely Fantastic! This book had all the great stuff. The first being that it was written by Pratchett. The second being that it has my fav discworld character Commander Sam Vimes and it just keeps going. Riveting read, if you love fantasy or Pratchett you have to read this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin | 5/23/2012

    " He's been getting darker lately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurence | 11/15/2011

    " Always a good laugh with Sam Vimes "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emmaauty | 11/7/2011

    " Really enjoyed my latest Pratchett - themes of xenophobia, tolerance and acceptance - reminded me of Jingo in that respect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 11/7/2011

    " Sam Vimes has no look on avoiding being a "copper" on his vacation. He provides relationship advice, solves a murder, changes society and learns he wants to be a riverboat pilot. In other words, he has a wonderful time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 11/6/2011

    " Another really enjoyable Discworld book. These are enjoyable, with intelligent storylines and fantastic characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 11/3/2011

    " Sam Vimes takes center stage in the latest Disc world book. After taking a little time to hit his stride, Pratchett works up enough steam to deliver an enjoyable read. Not as much biting wit to be found here or the same charm as some of his best work but still worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Qing | 11/3/2011

    " 4.5 stars

    It's different to Pratchett's previous Discworld novels, but still just as good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominic | 11/2/2011

    " Hurrah for Blackboard Monitor Vimes. Unfortunately this wasn't the best Discworld book in the series, focusing mainly on action rather than character development which is a shame since it would have been good to find out more about the goblins. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zana | 11/2/2011

    " It was good. It was Pratchett and it was Vimes, so it was good.

    It just wasn't as good as Pratchett has done Vimes in the past. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabby | 10/31/2011

    " Another brilliant installment from the Discworld--the only drawback being it's now over for another year. Long live Sam Vimes, and long may Sir Terry keep writing this world! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Similitude | 10/31/2011

    " I enjoyed this one a lot, but there was something minor between me and enjoying it all the way. Did rather like it, though. "

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About the Author
Author Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948–2015) was an English novelist known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre. He is best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series. His first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and after publishing his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. He was the United Kingdom’s bestselling author of the 1990s and has sold more than 55 million books worldwide. In 2001 he won the Carnegie Medal for his children’s novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. Pratchett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998 and was knighted in 2009.

About the Narrator

Stephen Briggs, who also works in film, has adapted and staged fifteen Discworld plays, collaborated with Terry Pratchett on a number of related works, and performed the audio recordings of Pratchett’s books. Briggs has won five AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in England.