by Terry Pratchett

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Dodger is the story of a 17 year-old king of the sewers (a "tosher") in Victorian England; a young man with his own ideas of right and wrong. Those ideas land him in a tight spot when he is forced to rescue a young woman in distress. His efforts to help the mysterious but very interesting--and nameless--young woman cause him to go on many adventures, not the least of which are meeting the famous Charlie Dickens and Sweeny Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street. Dodger is quick and crafty, and I cheered for him as he got the best of various villains. Book on CD narrator Briggs helps bring Pratchett's smelly, Victorian London alive. And the characters Dodger introduces us to all have a distinctive voice. I haven't read Oliver Twist by Dickens (where the Artful Dodger first was introduced I believe) but I didn't have to in order to enjoy this fantastic tale. 

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