Dodger by Terry Pratchett audiobook

Dodger: A Printz Honor Winner

By Terry Pratchett
Read by Stephen Briggs

HarperCollins
10.52 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780062201959

Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett's Dodger, a Printz Honor Book, combines high comedy with deep wisdom in a tale of one remarkable boy's rise in a fantasy-infused Victorian London. Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content as a sewer scavenger. But he enters a new world when he rescues a young girl from a beating, and her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England. From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd, to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.

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Summary

Summary

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens 2012

A 2013 Locus Award Finalist

A 2013 Michael L. Printz Award Finalist

A 2012 Booklist Editors’ Choice Selection for Youth Fiction

A 2013 Audie Award Finalist for Teen Fiction

A 2015 School Library Journal Top Pick of Summer Listens

Beloved and bestselling author Sir Terry Pratchett's Dodger, a Printz Honor Book, combines high comedy with deep wisdom in a tale of one remarkable boy's rise in a fantasy-infused Victorian London.

Seventeen-year-old Dodger is content as a sewer scavenger. But he enters a new world when he rescues a young girl from a beating, and her fate impacts some of the most powerful people in England.

From Dodger's encounter with the mad barber Sweeney Todd, to his meetings with the great writer Charles Dickens and the calculating politician Benjamin Disraeli, history and fantasy intertwine in a breathtaking account of adventure and mystery.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Superb…Full of eccentric characters and carefully detailed London scenes, the tale embodies both Dickens’ love for the common man and a fierce desire for social justice.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Masterful. Unexpected, drily funny, and full of the pathos and wonder of life: Don’t miss it.” Kirkus Reviews
“With the help of historical figures such as Charles Dickens and Benjamin Disraeli, the horse-drawn, gas-lit world of early Victorian London opens up to the listener. As always, longtime Pratchett narrator Stephen Briggs accentuates the tongue-turning phrases, gentle humor, and wide-eyed wonder of Pratchett’s writing. Pratchett appropriately calls this departure from his widely popular Discworld series a historical fantasy that mixes the oftentimes bleak facts of orphans and child labor with the magic of storybook endings. Briggs’s voice reflects this literary hybrid perfectly.” AudioFile
“Historical fantasy mixes with Pratchett’s trademark humor for a rich tale that’s impeccably interpreted by Stephen Briggs.” School Library Journal (audio review)

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Author

Author Bio: Sir Terry Pratchett

Author Bio: Sir Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948–2015) was an English novelist known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre. He is best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series. His first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and after publishing his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. He was the United Kingdom’s bestselling author of the 1990s and has sold more than 55 million books worldwide. In 2001 he won the Carnegie Medal for his children’s novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. Pratchett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998 and was knighted in 2009.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.52
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English