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Thud! by Terry Pratchett

Wednesday, 26 October 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

Fantasy/Humour. Unabridged Audiobook from Harper Audio. Read by Stephen Briggs. 10 hours and 31 minutes. Published in 2005, recorded 2005. Purchased at Audible.com

Terry Pratchett is a very prolific writer, but I have yet to grow tired of his Discworld series. This is number 30 and Pratchett continues to live up to his reputation for a rousing good read. He always makes me laugh out loud and this book was no exception.

There is a companion book to this one, called Where’s My Cow?. It’s a picture book, believe it or not. But, if you read Thud! it will make perfect sense.

Publisher’s summary:
Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch will be damned if he lets anyone disturb his city’s always tentative peace, and that includes a rabble-rousing dwarf from the sticks who’s been stirring up trouble on the eve of the anniversary of one of Discworld’s most infamous historical events.

Centuries earlier, in a hellhole called Koom Valley, trolls met dwarfs in bloody combat. Though nobody’s quite sure why they fought or who actually won, each species still bears the cultural scars and views the other with simmering animosity. Lately, an influential dwarf, Grag Hamcrusher, has been fomenting unrest among Ankh-Morpork’s more diminutive citizens. And it doesn’t help matters when the pint-size provocateur is discovered beaten to death, with a troll club lying nearby.

Vimes knows the well-being of his city depends on his ability to solve the Hamcrusher homicide. But there’s more than one corpse waiting for him in the vast mine network the dwarfs have been excavating beneath Ankh-Morpork’s streets. A deadly puzzle is pulling Sam Vimes deep into the muck and mire of superstition, hatred, and fear, and perhaps all the way to Koom Valley itself.

To buy from from amazon.com, click here: Thud! (Discworld, Book 30)
for audio from amazon, click here: Thud! CD

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  1. Saturday, 24 December 2005 at 6:46 pm

    I’ve read all of Terry Pratchett’s DiscWorld books and found this one to be average, not one of his better works.
    Frankly I’m on the hooks waiting for another DiscWorld novel with Granny Weatherwax in it.

  2. Tuesday, 27 December 2005 at 9:22 pm

    It’s been a long time since Granny Weatherwax appeared, hasn’t it? Since A Hat Full of Sky? Well, that’s not that long, I suppose.

    I’m a fan of Vimes, so I enjoyed this one.

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