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The Fifth Elephant Audiobook

The Fifth Elephant: Discworld #24

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Publisher's Summary

Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday he was a duke, a chief of police, and ambassador to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization, there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. Sam Vines is out of time and already out of breath...

©1999 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2000 Isis Publishing, Ltd.

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"Unadulterated fun. Pratchett parodies everything in sight." (San Francisco Chronicle)

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    Adam 03-30-16
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    "Loves me the Watch"

    I love all The Night Watch books! The narrator did a great job, made it enjoyable all the way through with his variety of voices. We'll done

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    kckruesi 10-29-15
    kckruesi 10-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "love"

    I love the female characters in these stories, they are both kind but strong of heart.

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    Forest 09-10-15
    Forest 09-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Classic Watch book :)"

    Good listen :) I love the Watch books. Carrot, Vimes, and Angua are some of my favorite Disc World characters.
    I gave performance 4 stars because I've listened to many Discworld books on Audible and Nigel Planter does an unparalleled job at acting out the characters and scenes. He did not voice this book.

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    sam 08-29-15
    sam 08-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "one more time"

    This is about the 5th time I have listen to this in about 5 months. it gets better after every round of the watch line of the Discworld series.

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    Richard L. Seattle, WA USA 04-24-15
    Richard L. Seattle, WA USA 04-24-15 Member Since 2011

    NoHorseInThisRace

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    "Love Pratchett, Love Briggs"

    Book is fantastic and narration is flawless. Briggs brings out the essence of Pratchett's characters with his voice, keeping the listener engaged to the end.

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    Bond Eddy 04-16-15
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    "Great City Watch novel with a superb narrator"

    As always Terry Pratchett's City Watch novels are a fun romp in the Diskworld and the narrator here did a wonderful job.

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    Savannah Redway, CA, United States 04-14-15
    Savannah Redway, CA, United States 04-14-15 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent reader!"

    I am already a huge Terry Pratchett fan and was impressed with the reader's cadence and comedic timing. this was my first listen and I have already downloaded another.

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    mkwhite30 04-07-15
    mkwhite30 04-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Hilarious as always!"

    I always love Discworld novels and this one is no different. The characters are always hilarious even if their situations aren't. Exactly what I wanted to listen to until I couldn't stay awake any longer.

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    Eric 03-26-15
    Eric 03-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "police drama"

    I'm not a fan of this vimes book. vines is a well developed character but all the supporting ones are kind of flat.

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    Jennifer Manning Ut, USA 03-11-15
    Jennifer Manning Ut, USA 03-11-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Another great Discworld story."

    Love this story, it's one of my favorite Discworld books. But Nigel Planer > Steven Briggs. Maybe I'm biased because I heard the first half of the series narrated by Planer but switching to Briggs was jarring. Meh.

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