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on 22 June 2017
My first ever TP audiobook or book (I am 55). I was delighted and enthralled. The witty writing and brilliant acting by Tony Robinson kept me company through nights of grief following the early death of my husband. You might be thinking listening to a book about Death would be unhelpful in such circumstances - but quite the reverse!

I have already bought more audiobooks by TP.
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on 5 April 2017
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deaтн: aѕ ѕarcaѕтιc aѕ alwayѕ
wιndle poon: нιlarιoυѕ
мιѕѕ ғlιтworтн: aмazιng
ѕo on and ѕo ғorтн
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on 4 January 2013
They say there are only 2 certainties in life: Death and taxes. Some manage to evade taxes, but no-one can evade Death. He is the ultimate leveller, seeing no difference between slaves and emperors. Seeing, in fact, no difference between people at all. Many wish for an end to him, but without him, what chaos would ensue? Here is where you find out.
Fired for learning compassion, Death is given life. With the help of an old woman, he becomes part of a community, while his retirement has tremendous repercussions, nowhere more apparent than in the Disc's largest city. While the Discworld learns what happens without Death, Death learns what life really means, and prepares to fight for it...

If you like Discworld, you won't be disappointed. One of my first Terry Pratchett novels, after reading it for the first time some years ago I couldn't wait to get my hands on more.
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on 22 October 2017
Read this between hospital visits (heart stent and a bout of tonsillitis with a side order of kidney stones!), probably not everyone's idea of a perfect selection but it suited me. Another that falls in the "missed first time around" list and a good pick me up before the kidneys got me!
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on 17 February 2015
One of Pratchetts best. Death has developed a personality, and the auditors of the universe cannot allow this, death, is after all, death, not Death. So, with time running out in an all to literal sense, and the new death on the horizon, Death embarks upon the age old saga. How to cheat death? Starring the Death Of Rats as himself, the recently deceased but not yet dead Windle Poons, and the scourge of religions, Mrs. Cake. Supporting rolls by the combination harvester and the Death of Fleas.
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on 11 March 2012
Death at his very best... he is too. Anyone who reads Terry Pratchett will have a favourite character and most, when asked, will include Death in their top three. In the book death decides to give up his day job - collecting souls - and gets a "proper job" as a farm hand. Pandemonium ensues, discworld fills with excess life force.... inanimate objects become "ALIVE" suits of clothing run around on their own, "THINGS" unscrew themselves and drop on your head. The Wizard Windle Poons awakes in his coffin as an undead and for the first time in fifty years he feels as if he is alive.
Of course if you don't read Mr. Pratchett you won't know what's going on, so you better get the book and find out. Very highly recommended. Fantastic fun.
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on 20 April 2015
I read this book after the great man was led away by Death himself and find great comfort in it. Sir Pratchett writes death not as something to be feared but to be welcomed because it's going to happen and there's nothing you can do about it. But what you do do with life is what matters.

Life matters even to the smallest thing.

A story of philosophy and humour, 2 things that should always walk hand in hand.
Thank you for giving us this
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on 19 August 2015
Discworld's Death always delivers, and Reaper Man is Pratchett at his best. Two entwined storylines that mix comedy, satire and compassion into a brilliant whole. Death learns about living by nearly dying, the Death of Rats is born, and a zombie saves the Discworld. If Mort is where Pterry says he found his writing voice, Reaper Man is where that voice becomes eloquent. Read and enjoy, then re-read and enjoy what you missed first time round. Then repeat.
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on 17 January 2018
Enjoyable yarn. Who knew the name of the horse of the Pale Rider Who Is Death is "Binkey"? Read the book in 4 sessions, proof of unputdownability.
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on 13 July 2015
Absolutely beautiful. This is one of my favourite Discworld books and I decided it would be the perfect present for a friend who is also a fan. shipping was fast and convenient as per usual for amazon prime. The quality is lovely, vibrant colours and some lovely touches of silver detailing. The font size is a little larger than the older style paperback which is always handy. A lovely version of the book and a nice decorative piece. The only difficulty is making sure I don't keep it for myself.
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