Summary

It's the night before Hogwatch. And it's too quiet. There's snow, there are robins, there are trees covered with decorations, but there's a notable lack of the fat man who delivers the toys...
He's gone.
Susan the governess has to find him before morning, otherwise the sun won't rise. And unfortunately her only helpers are a raven with an eyeball fixation, the Death of Rats ("the grim squeaker"), and an oh god of hangovers. Worse still, someone is coming down the chimney. This time he's carrying a sack instead of a scythe, but there's something regrettably familiar...
Ho. Ho. Ho.
It's true what they say..."You'd better watch out..."
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©1996 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)1999 Isis Publishing Ltd.
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"Discworld is more complicated and satisfactory than Oz. Truly original. Pratchett creates a brilliant excess of delectable detail!" (Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine) "The characters, the conceits, the jibes at contemporary intellectual currents are delightful." (AudioFile)
"You needn't have read Pratchett before to laugh uproariously and think seriously about the meanings of Christmas." (Amazon.com)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Beccameriel on 12-01-14

Perfect Pratchett

Reading The Hogfather is one of my Christmas traditions so I thought I'd download the audio version for a change. It's probably my favourite Pratchett - funny, thoughtful, wise and even moving.

Nigel Planer does a fine job. All the characters are pretty much correct (ie they sound like they do in my head) clearly differentiated.

HO! HO! HO!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 20-01-11

Ho Ho Ho

Nigel Planer does his usual excellent job with another Discworld title. There were moments when I laughed out loud, embarrassing as I was listening on headphones, at the banter between the Death of Rats and Quoth. This was in spite of Planer's Raven sounding very like his Granny Weatherwax from other books.
He reads at the same pace as the book which, like most Pratchetts, doesn't pause for chapter breaks.
Brilliant rendition, highly recommended, and not just for Christmas.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ole on 25-12-17

Seasonal correctness

Excellent twist on christmas. Makes you really think. Recomended for extra jolly, and other things ending in -olly.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Oliver on 27-01-17

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bitewise great, the rest a bit slow compared to other great titles of the discworld novels

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