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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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    Lenore Pemberton 02-03-17 Member Since 2016

    I am a homemaker with 2 older children and several hobbies. I love diy projects and listening to audiobooks while doing them.

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    "Great!"

    I have never read or heard a Terry Pratchett book that I didn't like. This one was no exception. Great listen!

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    Andrew Perkins 02-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Best place to start with Vimes."

    Steven Briggs has the characters down in this reading, a pleasure to listen to and Terry's wit shines through.

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    Jess C WI 01-02-17
    Jess C WI 01-02-17 Member Since 2016

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    "incredible narration"

    I already knew I loved this book. I've read every Discworld novel, and always enjoy the humor, wit, and subtle poignancy of the tales Sir Pratchett crafts. But this narration adds another layer of enjoyment to an already wonderful book. Each character's voice has carefully performed individuality, with the added joy of amusing regional accents and affectations. This might be the crowning jewel of Briggs' narrations, and is not to be missed. Enjoy!

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    G. BIRMINGHAM, AL 12-24-16
    G. BIRMINGHAM, AL 12-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    Mr. Vines and the Watch are some of my favorites. It gives Mr Pratchett a voice for his insight into human nature. Always a pleasure

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    Kim North Brookfield, MA, United States 11-01-16
    Kim North Brookfield, MA, United States 11-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I love TP. I just STILL prefer Nigel."

    While TP never goes wrong in story line and characterization, he really should have stuck with Nigel Planer. I find Briggs to be flat and lacking the depth of tone Nigel always brought to the audio.

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    "number 24 and perhaps the best yet"

    I have listened to most all of the Discworld series and loved all of them. I thought that perhaps by number 2424 Sir Terry would have run out of steam. Wrong! This has to rank right at the top of my favorites. The plot is more involved, characters more developed, laughs just as copious. So many times i wanted to stop and write down the wonderful one-liners.

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    S. Hill 09-15-16
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    "narrator preference"

    I'm using the character based reading order and am doing the watch series (Sam Vimes). I prefer the narrator that did the first couple of books.

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    "yeeeah"

    goddamn Pratchett, perfect mix of satire and real world commentary get it now please bye bye

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    Lori 09-02-16
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    "Love Discworld"

    I miss Nigel as the narrator. The story is great as usual. Stephen is very good, but, does the accents a bit differently. It's a little weird when you are used to Nigel's voice.

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    "One of my discworld ffavorites, Watch in ubervalt"

    Thoroughly enjoyed the igor scenes, packed in with many other hilarious moments,and a clever mystery. Death isn't a character, but he makes a delightful cameo.

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