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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.

And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder.

He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven. But not quite all....

©2011 Terry Pratchett (P)2011 Random House Audiobooks

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Pratchett book at his normal brilliance.

Parallel world? Surely this could not reflect our lives , our existence ? It's so funny.

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Another wonderful Commander Vimes Book

As per usual, a fantastic story from a master writer.

the narration was good, but at some points he seems to forget which character he was voicing.

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My first Sir Terry Pratchett by audiobook

Another great tale of the legendary Commander SamVimes by the late great Sir Terry. Excellently narrated by Tony Robinson. My first ficton audio book. Wasn't sure I'd like it but loved it.

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Humorous but a serious subject

Terry covers a very upsetting issue here and although he does so with compassion, I felt uneasy dealing with it in a humorous story.

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Terry Pritchett, SNUFF

I may be totally biased as I'm an utterly devoted fan of all Terry Pratchett creations but I do particularly love the Sam Vines and Cybil characters and this one doesn't fail to delight. It's wonderful to catch up with this couple as their son is growing and exploring the world.

Love it, Love it, Love it!!!