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The Truth Audiobook

The Truth: Discworld #25

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Publisher's Summary

William de Worde is the accidental editor of Discworld's first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life - people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes.William just wants to get to the truth. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition....

This is the 25th volume in the Discworld series. Browse more novels of Discworld.

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

What the Critics Say

"Pratchett's brand of humor has intelligence and satiric relevance...he has much to say about the world." (Publishers Weekly)

"Unadulterated fun...Witty, frequently hilarious." (San Francisco Chronicle)

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    Sparrow United States 08-18-12
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    "Unusual Twists in Pratchett's 25th"

    I am a BIG Pratchett fan and I think those of us who are, will "get it" when I write we all have our favorite characters and places. Sometimes I think we have to be pulled kicking and screaming to those "other" characters and their stories. That's how I felt about this one. I LOVE all of them, but with this one, we have a new guy. He's the Editor and creator of "The Times," discworld's first "newspaper". We have lots of other quirky, wonderful characters, and a sprinkle of Vimes and Vetraneri (hope I got the name spelled right) but it's mostly about two criminals and DeWord. The two criminals were O.K characters, but you don't learn much really about them and they hit me as really nasty with no fun, weirdness to soften them. I'm used to liking even bad or social outcasts like Foul Ole Ron and others because even though they're "bad" they're also wonderfully quirky! With these two criminals, you really find yourself waiting for them to "get it," and when it does, it comes unexpectedly. I was rooting for another way! I did loving "seeing" death! He's always a bonus.
    Mr. DeWord himself, I thought, was TOO big for his britches and seemed to step way too easily for me, on Vimes, the Watch and Vetraneri. I mean, we've come to expect Vimes and the Patrician to be the kind you DON'T want to meet anywhere, under any circumstances. So, I guess I am saying this is NOT a typical story and I miss the cutting remarks of Vimes and him putting others in their place.
    Besides these criticisms, the story is basically good and has many laugh out loud comments. It IS worth the listen. I just went to another part "of town" that I don't mind visiting, but don't want to live there too long.

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    Ashwin Kelkar 06-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "will make you feel.. and laugh"
    Would you listen to The Truth again? Why?

    Indeed I would. Fanstastic narrator who takes an absolutely wonderful and humourous story and brings it to life in front of your eyes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lord Vetinari as always ! The cool, collected tyrant (sorry ! ruler) of Ankh-Morpork. A close second is Samuel Vimes who is too awesome to fit into one comment


    What about Stephen Briggs’s performance did you like?

    His impressive ability to impersonate so many different voices ! A tonal range that goes from the high pitched sequak of an imp to the baritone of DEATH and his brilliant rendering of so many different accents that make English seem normal to an non English speaker like me.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    The Truth shall make you fret !


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    Betty ALBUQUERQUE, NM, US 06-01-16
    Betty ALBUQUERQUE, NM, US 06-01-16 Member Since 2013
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    "True Enough"

    This is a wonderful story about the nature of truth and the nature of the people who tell it. As always Terry Pratchett has made a hilarious story about how noble humans can triumph over adversity and root vegetables.

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    Echo 05-27-16
    Echo 05-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Terry masters industry again!"

    like so many before and after, Terry Pratchett managed to create a narrative that draws you in and keeps you enthralled from start to finish

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    sally 05-03-16
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    "Great story! Great narration! Medium quality audio"

    Audio quality not as good as most. Story is Terry Pratchette at his best! Narrator Stephen Briggs enacts all the characters marvelously! Stop what you're doing and listen.

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    Dmitry Zosimov New York, NY USA 01-20-16
    Dmitry Zosimov New York, NY USA 01-20-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Great title!"

    Terry Pratchett at his best! This is a must-have for any Pratchett fan. Also, a stellar performance by Stephen Briggs.

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    Scot DeGraf 01-07-16
    Scot DeGraf 01-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant!"

    Humorous. Crafty. Social commentary. One of Pratchett's best. I'd recommend it highly. If lord vetanari allows.

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    dallas Wichita, KS 10-08-15
    dallas Wichita, KS 10-08-15 Member Since 2012

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    "a great story about truth and justice in the disk"

    a great sorry set in the disk world. too bad terry prarchett it's gone. I'll miss his stories.

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    Stephen 10-02-15
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    "One of his best"

    Nasty villains with a diabolical plot, weird and colorful characters, an earnest hero, and a touch of possible romance make this a winner. Although The Truth is well into the saga, a first time reader or listener would find this a fine introduction to Terry Pratchett's odd flat world, and Stephen Briggs as narrator it at the top of his form.

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    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 06-27-15
    John Skaneateles, NY, United States 06-27-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Always great"

    Every discworld book is great. And there are 40 something of them. Aren't we lucky.

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