Reviewed: Audio Book
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Notes: PG-13 Some strong and sometimes suggestive
Performed by Stephen Briggs
and her father run "The Duchess," an inn continually filled
with military veterans, drunks, and other strange citizens of Borogravia.
Realizing that she would not be able to hold on to the family's
inn since she is a female and only sons could inherit from their
father, Polly cuts her hair and dresses in her brother, Paul's,
clothes to enlist in the military. (Paul had enlisted and had not
returned.) Determined to get her brother back, Polly tries her best
to "be" a normal young boy in order to get to the battlefront.
Along with a vampire, a troll, a brash sergeant; a rude, intolerable
corporal, and a strange, somewhat confusing lieutenant, and other
young men, Polly sets out on her quest, only to realize along the
way that nothing is quite what it seems.
has written yet another incredibly hilarious story with characters
as unique as snowflakes. Each one is an example of what pure imagination
can create as reality hides from truth. It both humanizes and satirizes
the extremities of social norms with the flair of the strange and
inane. I absolutely LOVED this audio.
Stephen Briggs is an important contributor to the magical humorous
essence of this audio book. Using his immense talents, Briggs morphs
his voice into the personality of each character so expertly, it's
hard to believe that there is only one man behind it all.
recommend this audio for anyone who loves the joy of the strange
and profound nature of the imagination. It has definitely made me
a dedicated fan of Terry Pratchett.