Having read this about 10 years ago I fancied listening to it. I've heard Stephen Briggs narrate before doing other Pratchett stuff and he is as good here as in them.
The story is a good intro into both Gaiman's and Pratchett's work (especially as there is so much Pratchett it can be quite daunting). It's a good idea and plot and an enjoyable journey through it.
I had to paint the entire set of fences in our garden over a weekend and this made the hours fly by!
"Brings Herberts Masterpiece to Life"
This has been given a very good treatment and is almost more of a dramatisation than an audiobook really with multiple readers each using different voices for different characters. Not sure if I'd want to listen to it without reading it first but having read it a number of times, the audiobook is great and much better than any of the tv mini series or films imaginings of it.
"Good but it is for kids"
I read this maybe when I was about 11 or 12 and when I saw it got it for nostalgic reasons. It does give a brief history of Britain and the narration is fine but it is for children. As an adult you'll find it to be too brief and also it's summary of someone being a "bad" man somewhat childish. If you want a more adult British history book then go for Dave Starkey's Crown and Country.
Great for kids though :-)
"Kermode Doesn't Disappoint"
As a regular listener of his radio show with Simon Mayo, as soon as I realised he was narrating his own book I knew it would be good. There are no surprises as to his rantings (3D, Sex and the City, etc) if you've heard him on the radio but they're still interesting to listen to.
Overall, very entertaining, am now going back to his first book (which I am a few hours into and so far I prefer his 2nd book)
I found this quite an interesting book. I do wonder if I might have taken it in a bit more reading it rather than listening to it but it was still good and you'll find yourself coming out with various nuggets out of it either with friends or colleagues. Narration was fine.
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