I have listened to several of Terry Pratchett's books--including the Tiffany Aching books with my kids and some of the Discworld novels on my own--and this is now most definitely my favorite. I think he did an amazing job with this book. It's about belief, not just religion, and explores the power of belief for its own sake.
We just loved it. The narrator was wonderful as well. We are so sad it's over!
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Hard to say what was best. It wasn't a typical Pratchett story, in that it wasn't a discworld novel. However, it was a great story about about communication across cultural and linguistic boundaries and understanding one's sense of place in the world.
His voice is perfect, his characters excellent. I wish he read all audiobooks, regardless of author or genre.
Laugh, for sure!
Buy it now.
Been wanting to hear something by Pratchett, but didn't have a good starting place. It was only after I listened to Nation that I realized it was a kids book (or so I've heard). Still really enjoyed it for it's story. It was clever, well paced, and... well, cute.
The standard fun read from Pratchett. Good, but one of his best. Yet I still recommend it for Discworld fans.
The characters were so interesting. The story made you think.
I enjoyed the English accent. He read with such expression each character had his or her own personality.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a lot of fun to listen to. The story was different, but interesting.
Having listened to every Terry Pratchett novel on Audible this is one of my favourites. Whimsical with a dose of moral medicine as usual, this is certainly an adult listen.. actually I would imagine a small child being disturbed by some of the content and imagery.
I would have given it 5, however the story becomes muddy and loses its thread around two thirds of the way in. However it recovers towards the end, with thank goodness a British kind of ending rather than American. You'll understand what I mean...
One wish is that Nigel Planar was still reading.. no one can ever replace him!
Terry Pratchett's writing style is not my thing. Seems too light and has one dimensional characters. Maybe meant for one with less age.
Very much NOT your "Blue Lagoon" saga. The characters and the "rights of passage" experienced by them are full, deep, rich and sophisticated. These guys rocked my world on the way to work and home daily and I went out to find more Terry Pratchett. I have come to believe his humor comes through better in audio with the right narrator, of course. The lead female character is a fine role model for young kids. I believe this is supposed to be a young adult novel but it has plenty of appeal to a broader audience as well, particularly considering Pratchett's humor - I think it ought to be included on school reading lists as required reading - beats a Clockwork Orange which I still don't think I get!!!