- Discworld, Book 20
- Narrated by: Tony Robinson
- Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 21-02-07
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
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By Emma on 15-03-12
Another Wonderful Tale By Terry Pratchett
Once you're hooked on Terry Pratchett you never go back. This book is no exception to his brilliant collection. The Disc world books don't have to be read in order but the more you read the more running jokes you will pick up on. This story is amazingly funny and made me laugh out load with its main character as Death and his granddaughter trying to save Hogswatch (Christmas).
This particular book is read very well. Tony Robinson is a very good actor and reads beautifully. He is easy to follow and switches between characters voices effortlessly.
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By mark on 13-12-13
An absolute joy.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
This is one of my all time favourite books and it is brilliantly read by Tony Robinson. The story is pratchett at his best and most satirical, swiping at the way adults look at Xmas and then writing with elegance about how children believe and the power of their belief. Death is always a joyful character, never quite understanding humanity but really trying nonetheless and the villain mister Teatime (pronounced Te-ah-tah-meh) is a wonderfully, over the top bad guy that you enjoy and want to lose at the same time. Susan is back and with her usual, embarrassed my her grandfather, way of dealing with what's happening and coping with the surreal with great aplomb always gets the job done. I absolutely adore this book again and again. I could read this over and over and now i have it on audio i can enjoy it while doing every day chores or on the way to work. I just look a bit odd while laughing to myself at the satire and jokes that keep coming thick and fast. An absolute must for anyone that likes fantasy, comedy and satire and perfect for this time of year with the jolly, holly and other things ending in olly.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Hogfather?
Far too many too mention. Just for one though I'd say the conversation between death and the discworld equivalent of a computer, trying to make it believe in the hog father (father Christmas).
What does Tony Robinson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Tony Robinson is a well known fan of Terry Pratchett and has stared in some of the films. He does all the voices well and seems to be really enjoying the absurdity of what he's saying and just seems to fit the material perfectly.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It always has and always will make me laugh.
Any additional comments?
One of the best seasonal discworld stories. Fantastic.
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By Matthew on 20-07-18
Great reading but missing key scenes
Tony Robinson does an amazing job giving voices to each character but the removal of keys scenes such Deaths interaction with the Matchstick Girl and his discussion of belief with Susan takes away from the story. A good buy for casual readers but long time fans will be dissapointed with the abridging.
By Dan on 09-01-12
Pratchett an Robinson - a winning combination
What did you love best about Hogfather?
If you like Terry Pratchett novels then you won't be disappointed with this one. Although to begin with I found it a little hard to get a handle on the plot (Terry seemed to be writing