Tiffany Aching, the young witch from The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, and Wintersmith is back in a new adventure featuring Discworld characters both familiar to fans (such as Tiffany, the Wee Free Men, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg) and new (meet Wee Mad Arthur, the Nac Mac Feegle on the City Watch whose only previous appearance was a brief cameo in Feet of Clay, and city witch Mrs Proust - a fabulous Pratchett creation). Oh, and there's a magic book or two, a twist through time, a Cunning Man - and a Giant Man of chalk....
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"Well read book and use of different voices"
As usual a Discworld novel worth listening too. Well read with different voices and makes you laugh. what could be better than a bit of laughter in your life.
"how can you not live this book."
Stephen Briggs excellently narrated this disc world's classics. it is a good stand alone classic, but to get a full grasp of tiffany aicken and the neck macfeagles then I would start with we free men. even though I love this witch from the chalk (read the book) who sounds and acts like a good Yorkshire lass, while she attracts attention from the wrong sort of annoying stinky foe.
"Another great Discworld novel"
It might be listed as a children's book, but appeals to me (from a 50+)
"I wish I had come across any comparable author."
This book is indeed a masterpiece. A beautiful truth for children and adults. I never knew you Mr. Pratchett, but I miss you. You have taught me, just a little to teach myself.
Fairy stories? Yeah right.
(Oh - and Stephen Briggs? "That'll do.")
"I Shall Wear Midnight"
Superb story telling. Wonderful tale of Tiffany Aching in her role as the Witch of the Chalk. Her handling of the new Baron and her fight with the vengeful spirit of a witchfinder from1000 years in the past. Helping to protect the land from evil, and finding love too. Excellent story and narration as usual.
Brilliant book Terry Pratchett is always great and this continues the overlap between Tiffany Aching Granny Weatherwax. Its just a great book.
Terry at his best. I really enjoyed this book, it was well read and flowed wonderfully from chapter to chapter.
"Pratchett at his very best"
Tiffany Grows Up
Granny Weatherwax is a deeply felt and beautifully detailed portrait of a strong but difficult woman who has dedicated herself to the service of others although she often doesn't like them very much.
I thoroughly enjoy Stephen Briggs readings of Pratchett - other narrators have irritated me by picking random British accents for characters and with nudgy here-comes-a funny-bit delivery but Briggs uses accents in a sparing and logical fashion and gets the feel just right.
"Tiffany had me spell bound."
The tales of Tiffany Aikin has captivated me. Pratchett at his best, so sad they are now at an end.
"A favorite story"
I regularly listen to Sir Terry's books. The Tiffany Aching series is a favorite and this is the one I enjoy most. The story is complex enough to be interesting even after listening several times. He balances the darkness of the main story with humor and optimism without being banal. Steven Briggs gives each character a distinctive voice. He sets a good pace and tension to match the writing. The only reason I don't give him 5 stars is because his voice is just a bit too deep for the soprano ofchildren and young women (there are several in this story). I do find his adult female voices good, though. Overall I enjoy Stephen's storytelling very much.
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