AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Tony Robinson

Fantasy • 3 hrs. • Abridged • © 1996

A special kind of touch is needed for a story about supernatural assassins out to kill a jolly character in a red suit who brings presents once a year. That's especially true if the target is not Santa, but an alternate-universe character called the Hogfather. Both author Terry Pratchett and reader Tony Robinson (the sidekick on TV's "Blackadder") have that touch. Robinson effectively delivers Pratchett's offbeat, humorous prose and creates convincing voices for a cast that includes Death, his daughter, the Ogod of Hangovers, and the assassin Mr. Teatime. The twists and turns of the plot move a bit too fast in this abridged reading, making one wish this had been a six-hour production, but this is still an enjoyable listen. J.S. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/JAN 01]



Trade Ed. • Corgi Audio/ Trafalgar Square • 2000

CS ISBN 0-522-14574-2 $16.95 • Two cassettes

DD ISBN multiple sources

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×