Anyone who reads the Discworld series will love this book, which combines Pratchett's usual wit and style with element of the Roundworld to give Ankh-Morpork its newspaper. But, of course, nothing is ever that easy. It's a great book, seriously. One of my very favorite Discworld stories - and Briggs is an awesome narrator.
Terry Pratchett gives us a world that reflects our own, only with more humor, integrity and magic. He leaves in just enough evil to give the flavor of reality, but you always know that the bumbling character with the good heart will come out on top in the end, no matter how sly and conniving the evil doers. He gives us pearls of wisdom and the hope of innocence. Thank you Mr. Pratchett, and thank you Mr Briggs for a wonderful reading.
Really well written. Clever ideas and wordplay. Terry Pratchett does a great job of making you think about the things we think of as normal and question them while making you laugh.
The Truth is hands down my favorite Terry Pratchett book of all time. The audiobook is very well done. The quality of the recording is excellent and Stephen Briggs does an amazing job with some fairly tricky dialogue.
If you have listened to Going Postal or Making Money (hopefully in that order) and enjoyed them, then this is definitely the book for you.
Mr Tulip. Pratchett has always been very creative with language, especially as it pertains to curse words. I love how he often makes a reader fill in the blanks with suggestive wordplay. This book is an example of that wordplay at its best.
Again, Mr. Tulip. Although Otto is a close second.
This book deals with some very deep philosophical elements and is well constructed from start to finish. The multiple storylines, the humor, and technical craft to bring it all together. If you haven't listened to it or read it, both are well worth the time. The audiobook in particular is an extremely enjoyable experience.
I have read/listened to many of the books in the Discworld series. There are several different story arcs throughout this series. This arc addresses the discovery of the printing press and the establishment of the newspaper in the city. Vampire camera man who has sworn off blood. Dwarves invented and run the press. Chief Editor is discovering that all the all his employees are spending all their time feeding the press. Very funny and cerebral story if you are a fan of satire and british humor it is a winner. If you like satire and intelligent fantasy give it a try. If you have never listened to any Terry Pratchett this is good one to start with another I would highly recommend is Guards Guards.
This is one of Pratchett's books that nearly make you forget that you aren't reading about Earth. The depth and humor of The Truth is on par with many of Pratchett's other blockbuster novels, and proves once again that his work can only loosely be called fantasy. If you have not read the book, stop reading this and get started listening right now.
Humorous, imaginative, incredibly creative, these adjectives apply to all of the Disc World series, and "The Truth" is one of his best. This novel is about the invention of journalism in the city of Ankh Morepork. And, as the newspaper's slogan says "The truth shall make you fret."
Get this book.