Dodger is a tosher - a sewer scavenger living in the squalor of Dickensian London. Everyone who is nobody knows Dodger. Anyone who is anybody doesn't. But when he rescues a young girl from a beating, suddenly everybody wants to know him. And Dodger's tale of skulduggery, dark plans and even darker deeds begins....
©2012 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
Once again Mr P has delivered a great book, with Tony Robinson bringing the story to life as he always does. It is fantastically read and Terry really knows how to make his characters actually seem real. Being a huge fan of the Disc series, I wasnt sure how well he would convince me he could tell a non fantasy book, I am now ashamed I never had faith! This is fantastic and every bit as good as all his other works.
After a disappointing outing with a co-author in 'The Long Earth', I was more than a bit concerned at a deviation away from the multiple-universally successful Disc World books. What can I say other than WELCOME BACK MR. PRATCHETT!
The story line links in with Charles Dickens and other high profile characters of the era, weaving an intricate story line with the main characters - Dodger and the mysterious 'girl' having sufficient facets and layers to remain interesting throughout, and the action never fails to entertain.
Toni Robinson is a perfect match to read it, and has avoided sounding too much like Baldrick, when reading Dodger himself.
Definitely recommend this as a really enjoyable audio book - if you like the literary works of the talented author Mr. Pratchett - BUY THE BOOK
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I've read a lot of Mr Pratchett's books and this would have to go to the bottom of the enjoyed list. None of the characters are 'filled out' and the main story is just silly. I presume this was mainly intended for children..but that shouldn't affect the quality of the story, although it might explain some of the style.
Definitely choose a book by this author if you haven't read him before, but not this one.. It doesn't show him at his best.
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