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Koom Valley? That was where the trolls ambushed the dwarfs, or the dwarfs ambushed the trolls. It was far away. It was a long time ago.But if he doesn't solve the murder of just one dwarf, Commander Sam Vimes of Ankh-Morpork City Watch is going to see it fought again, right outside his office.With his beloved Watch crumbling around him and war drums sounding, he must unravel every clue, outwit every assassin, and brave any darkness to find the solution. And darkness is following him.Oh, and at six o'clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, he must go home to read Where's My Cow?, with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy. There are just some things you have to do.Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.
©2005 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2005 Isis Publishing Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"He may write benign comedy but he knows how horribly complicated and exciting the Universe is." (The Times)
"Imaginative, witty and consistent ... Everything that the 30th novel in a fantasy sequence ought to be, and more." (SFX Magazine)
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By Ian on 07-06-16

One of the best

A hilarious book. I started laughing in a otherwise quite room in the middle of work, when it got near to the end. One of the best terry Pratchett books and my personal favourite thus far.

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By Heath McKinley on 07-25-15

Overall a great book, read well but a few issues with accents.

I've read all of the Discworld series multiple times and I guess I have a pretty good understanding of all the characters nuances. Although Stephen Briggs did a good job narrating I think that some of the accents and inflections didn't live up to characters. Sam Vimes is a hardened street cop often compared to a Dirty Harry type but doesn't come across this way through the narration. Sgt. Colon sounds nothing like he should and even Carrot is not quite right. I understand it can't be easy to voice all the characters seamlessly but I think it's a must for such important roles.

Overall though I think that THUD is a fantastic story and I'd recommend this version for those who haven't read the hard copy.

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By Vinx on 07-30-08

Hrrruuurrh

As a long time lover of discworld it was hard to pick which book to start with for my discworld audio experience. With Discworld celebrating its 25th anniversary there are plenty to choose from! It had to be unabridged and then had to be Stephen Briggs, so familiar to many discworld fans for his adaptations for the stage. Listening to a few clips I finally decided on Thud! - Vimes at his best. It was a complete joy to listen to, with the characters leaping out of the speakers and coming to life. It is a great book read by a man who vividly recreated the atmosphere and humour of the discworld. In particular I loved the reading of 'Where's my cow?' to young Sam, with '...it goes Hrrruurrrh.That's not my cow, it's a hippopotamus...' having me in fits of giggles even after replaying that short bit many times! A really great listen that I would reccommend to either seasoned discworld fans or those who are new to Pratchett. Hours of fun to be enjoyed over and over again. Hrrruurrrrh!

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By Cornish Jan on 03-20-08

Fantastic story, great reading

Pratchett always has great stories but this is read so well. So many characters, each with an individual voice and, what is more, the exactly right one! Brilliant reading. brilliant writing. A match made in Heaven!

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By Bennett on 04-22-17

No better combination of writer and performer

What can you say? Terry Pratchett's characters and narrative need a very special performer to tackle the task.

Stephen Briggs is incredible in this role.

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By dave on 06-04-16

Thud!

Getting a bit familiar but this is another favourite Discworld story brilliantly read by Stephen Briggs. Funny, serious, bright, dark and exciting.

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