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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (24,520 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:
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Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch will be damned if he lets anyone disturb his city's always tentative peace -- and that includes a rabble-rousing dwarf from the sticks who's been stirring up trouble on the eve of the anniversary of one of Discworld's most infamous historical events.

Centuries earlier, in a hellhole called Koom Valley, trolls met dwarfs in bloody combat. Though nobody's quite sure why they fought or who actually won, each species still bears the cultural scars and views the other with simmering animosity. Lately, an influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork's more diminutive citizens. And it doesn't help matters when the pint-size provocateur is discovered beaten to death ... with a troll club lying nearby.

Vimes knows the well-being of his city depends on his ability to solve the Hamcrusher homicide. But there's more than one corpse waiting for him in the vast mine network the dwarfs have been excavating beneath Ankh-Morpork's streets. A deadly puzzle is pulling Sam Vimes deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear -- and perhaps all the way to Koom Valley itself.

Performed by Stephen Briggs

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ingenious, brilliant, and hilarious.”

    Washington Post

  • “Pratchett’s fantastic imagination and satirical wit are on full display.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Outlandishly witty and as irreverent as it is insightful, Pratchett’s Thud! is a knockout.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “As always, Pratchett’s latest Discworld yarn is funny, fast-paced, the kind of satire that explores serious issues while making readers love it.”

    Booklist

  • “More amiable mockery from one of our leading lights…Pratchett takes on a target in every novel, something in the modern world that really seems to get his goat. This time it’s a few things: ethnic clannishness and strife, religious fundamentalism, The Da Vinci Code and cell phones (presented here as a small, obnoxious imp in a handheld box called a Gooseberry™)…Bitingly relevant and laugh-out-loud funny.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 2006 Locus Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michele | 9/21/2016

    " Funny, as always Terry Pratchett does an amazing job of subtle irony. Great character development and totally out there. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jean | 2/19/2014

    " one of the best City Watch novels. Best if read after the earlier novels, though, so that you get the full sense of Vimes' development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Penny | 2/19/2014

    " Murder mystery meets the Discworld. Trails off in bits though "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Katie | 2/12/2014

    " This is in my top 3 favorite Discworld books, which is my favorite series. This makes this book one of my very favorite. "

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