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A Hat Full of Sky Audiobook

A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Book 32, (Discworld Childrens Book 3)

Eleven-year-old Tiffany Aching wants to be a real witch. But a real witch doesn't casually step out of her body, leaving it empty. Tiffany does, and there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can't die.
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Eleven-year-old Tiffany Aching wants to be a real witch. But a real witch doesn't casually step out of her body, leaving it empty. Tiffany does, and there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over - something ancient and horrible, which can't die. Now Tiffany's got to learn to be a real witch quickly, with the help of arch-witch Mistress Weatherwax and the truly amazing Miss Level.

"Crivens! And us!"

Oh, yes. And the Nac Mac Feegle, the rowdiest, toughest, smelliest bunch of fairies ever to be thrown out of Fairyland for being drunk at two in the afternoon. They'll fight anything.

©2004 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2004 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Judy 05-15-12
    Judy 05-15-12
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    "Another excellent Pratchett!"

    This is the second of the books about Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men. Although they are listed as children's books, they are definitely aimed at the older literate child who loves words. I found this, as I usually do with Pratchett, difficult to 'put down' - it contains plenty to keep the more mature adult intrigued and amused.

    This is the story of Tiffany's journey off the Chalk to begin her witches' apprenticeship with Miss Level. In it she defeats a Hiver, a creature that cannot be killed. While it is possible to 'read' Pratchett's Discworld books in any order and still find them entertaining, they do build on one another, so I would recommend reading or listening to "The Wee Free Men" first, especially if you haven't read any Pratchett before. A nodding acquaintence with Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg from any of the witch-focussed books in the series would also help. "Equal Rites" would be a good place to start.

    Stephen Briggs does an excellent job of reading quite complex material with a large cast of characters. He finds consistent recognisable voices for the main characters, using a range of regional accents from the UK. He clearly enjoys reading Pratchett and understands his material well.

    My one problem is that Pratchett starts of with a glossary of characters and it is very difficult to flip back to this in an audiobook when you want to know who or what a particular person represents.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Avinash Mumbai 09-06-10
    Avinash Mumbai 09-06-10
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    "A must buy"

    Stephen Briggs does a brilliant job, and is truly one of the best audiobook narrators. As far as the book itself, hey it's a Pratchett. And that says it all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Lauderdale, Australia 08-27-12
    Amazon Customer Lauderdale, Australia 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fantastic story with depth"
    What made the experience of listening to A Hat Full of Sky the most enjoyable?

    Great story. I love the way the best witches are grounded by doing the community nursing and social work about the place. There's a lot of real life philosophy in it all - including how we all have darker thoughts, but should behave otherwise.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Hat Full of Sky?

    I love how Rob Anybody won't let Tiffany face trouble on her own. He's a loyal friend and protector. I also liked Horace the Cheese.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I hated the accent he gave Miss Level. Just painful to listen to. Anna-Gramma was performed brilliantly.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Terry Pratchett always makes me laugh, and think. And think about the way I think.


    Any additional comments?

    My nearly 10 year old followed it better than my nearly 8 year old.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Muppet
    6/15/08
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    "Now I'm Hooked..."

    I love Terry Pratchett books and love listening to a book at bedtime - so this is my perfect find! The book itself is typical pratchett, well written and good story. Have to say though still prefer the earlier books.

    Stephen Briggs is good but I would have preferred Tony Robinson -he seems to bring the characters to life a bit better.

    Still a good listen though - here's too many more to come!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Edmund
    Chirk, United Kingdom
    12/30/14
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    "Very Enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Hat Full of Sky to be better than the print version?

    Having not read the book prior to listening I cant say how well it translates to audio though I thought that Brigg's interpretation of the story was really good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Despite this being a story "for children" (and being in the "Children's Discworld Series") this was thoroughly enjoyable for an adult. There were aspects of humour that are identifiably Pratchett and kept me laughing all along the way.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Briggs’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to Brigg's version of Theif of Time, and his style suits the Discworld series very well. He personalises the characters brilliantly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did enjoy listening to this and it has made me consider reading/listening to the rest of the Tiffany series. If the rest of them are as good as this, then it'll be a good decision.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • PurpleBird
    5/29/16
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    "Probably the best Tiffany Aching story"

    We get a real insight into how things could be in this world if sense quietly prevailed in all things.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Allen Hanley
    4/20/16
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    "Great Pratchett"

    Great story. Narrator sadly not quite right on some accents. Miss Level sounded badly American!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jyoti
    3/16/16
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    "love it!"

    all the tiffany arching books are awesome! the reader has a perfect voice for it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca Mapplebeck
    3/8/16
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    "Enjoyed by 8 year old and 41 year old alike."

    Compulsive listening, enjoyed by the whole family. A lot of clever detail and also made us laugh.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JAYNE W
    2/23/16
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    "Brilliant for young ages and the young at heart"

    I love this Book just as much as my grandchildren , no matter how many times I hear it or read it I always find the odd bit I somehow managed to miss . I love the dancing bee's and the most memorable part for me is when both granny weatherwax and Tiffany bow to each other at the trials. And as for the Narrator Stephen Briggs 100 % he brings every character to life from every bloop quite literally. He is the perfect Narrator for this wonderful magnificent work of ART

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bára
    Reykjavik, Iceland
    1/6/16
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    "Such a lovely listen"

    I love the Tiffany books. Granny Wheathervax and some truly interesting new characters. Terry Prattchet and one of his nice narrators make for a easy but good listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MADmum
    12/5/15
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    "A must read for all 8 year olds"
    Would you listen to A Hat Full of Sky again? Why?

    The story has lots of twists and turns and introduces new and interesting characters to the madness that is Pratchett's world (and cameos some old favourites). 'Crivens' is a new family phrase.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book was pure fantasy at its best.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    We loved it all.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The story flowed beautifully, we didn't want it to end.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was brilliant, my 8 year old son and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story. No trouble getting him to go to bed when he was told he was going to listen to another chapter...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • niall
    7/21/15
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    "my favourite"

    the best of his work in my opinion
    I can't see why this series is considered for kid's it is fine for kids and adults

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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