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Nation Audiobook

Nation

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Finding himself alone on a desert island when everything and everyone he knows and loved has been washed away in a huge storm, Mau is the last surviving member of his nation. He's also completely alone - or so he thinks until he finds the ghost girl. She has no toes, wears strange lacy trousers like the grandfather bird, and gives him a stick which can make fire.

Daphne, sole survivor of the wreck of the Sweet Judy, almost immediately regrets trying to shoot the native boy. Thank goodness the powder was wet and the gun only produced a spark. She's certain her father, distant cousin of the Royal family, will come and rescue her but it seems, for now, all she has for company is the boy and the foul-mouthed ship's parrot.

As it happens, they are not alone for long. Other survivors start to arrive to take refuge on the island they all call the Nation and then raiders accompanied by murderous mutineers from the Sweet Judy. Together, Mau and Daphne discover some remarkable things - including how to milk a pig and why spitting in beer is a good thing - and start to forge a new Nation.

©2008 Terry Pratchett and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2008 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Kim
    manea, cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
    10/13/08
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    "average"

    I'm sorry to say this did not enthrall me, -other Terry Pratchett books hold me spellbound, but this did not. The saving grace was Tony Robinson's aminated reading, this brought colour to an otherwise slow progression of storyline, without much of the humour I usually find in Mr Pratchett's stories.
    Not boring, but not exciting either.
    Maybe the humour and excitment passed over my head, but I don't think so.
    Worth Mr Pratchett fans owning so they have all of his works, but not as good as most of his other work.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Pontefract, United Kingdom
    10/30/08
    Overall
    "Where's the Unabridged Version?"

    Terry Pratchett is a UK author, but the unabridged version of Terry's new book is currently only available in the US. I can't understand the reasoning behind denying us the ability to buy this book. It just encourages people to seek things by other means.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. K. Dorcey
    Edinburgh
    8/2/16
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    Performance
    Story
    "even better than reading it yourself."

    well worth it. Tony Robinson's narration is as good as ever. a story that makes you cry, laugh, sigh, laugh and cry again.
    wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lesley
    7/20/15
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    Performance
    Story
    "Should have bought the Unabridged"
    Would you listen to Nation again? Why?

    Yes, a gripping story


    What about Tony Robinson’s performance did you like?

    Easy on the ear & you can feel the characters


    Any additional comments?

    A great story, a different theme from the Discworld Series, but a well written & well read book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Antony
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Brilliant"

    Engaging, amusing, a thoroughly good listen. Just what you would expect from this combination of author and reader.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie
    Hitchin, United Kingdom
    3/6/12
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    "A good introduction to Terry Pratchett"

    This was my first Terry Pratchett and I found it wholly enjoyable that I can't wait to try another one. I particularly enjoyed seeing the world from the islanders perspective. It was such a simple beautiful world view. Tony Robinson is also a great narrator that you become absorbed into the world Terry Pratchett describes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kirk
    swindon, wilts, United Kingdom
    9/21/09
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    "Nation"

    Fantastic gripping book. Well read by Tony Robinson

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rhiannon
    ChichesterUnited Kingdom
    7/25/09
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    "The best book ever"

    Trust me, this will probably be one of the best books you've ever read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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