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The Truth: Discworld #25 | [Terry Pratchett]

The Truth: Discworld #25

William de Worde, the accidental editor of Discworld's first newspaper, just wants to get to the truth. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition. Browse more novels of Discworld.
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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.

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    Glen Phipps Delray Beach, FL USA 05-30-03
    Glen Phipps Delray Beach, FL USA 05-30-03 Member Since 2002

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    "Classic Pratchett"

    DO NOT be put off by the fact that the reader is not Nigel Planer. At first I was bothered by not hearing Planer read, and then I quickly realized I was completely hooked on the reading. Briggs has the ability to make his Vimes, his Carrot, his Angua all sound just right. This is an excellent reading of Pratchett at his best. And when Pratchett's at his best, what more is there to say.

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    "One of the best I 've listened to yet!"

    I thought I loved Moist Von Lipvig (Going Postal and Making Money) but then Willian Deword and his crew stole my heart (or should I say funny bone?) I laugh til I cry every time Otto takes the first "iconograph"! After 25 years in the newspaper business, I find this book terrific on so many levels. Do yourself a favor and download it now!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Becky Chelmsford, N/A, United Kingdom 07-11-03
    Becky Chelmsford, N/A, United Kingdom 07-11-03
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    "Another gem..."

    This is another gem of a book from Terry Pratchett, who is consistently funny and, more than occasionally, thought provoking.

    Although it does not centre around the usual Pratchett characters I enjoyed all the new people, and there are appearances by many of the favourites (who can fail to love the Patrician's sneering intelligence, or Vimes sullen integrity?!).

    I found that I preferred Stephen Briggs' narration to Nigel Planer's as he has a far better pace than Planer and every character sounded right to me.

    Buy it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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    David Crozet, VA, United States 01-02-07
    David Crozet, VA, United States 01-02-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Newsprint in audio works fine"

    I had previously read "The Truth" and was a little nervous about how a book so focused on the printed word would make the transition to audiobook. Luckily, the answer is: just fine. Stephen Briggs does a fine job of orally recreating the newspaper stories, and his voices for the main characters are spot on. (Mr. Tulip, the ominous bad guy with artistic taste, especially.) You'll get the most out of "The Truth" if you've read some of Pratchett's previous Ankh-Morpork books, as it relies on knowledge of characters introduced previously.

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    Edmund waukegan, IL, USA 01-01-03
    Edmund waukegan, IL, USA 01-01-03
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    "One great book"

    Pratchett is among the best authors I have ever read, in this book we are taken back to the Discworld's geatest city and find out what happends when "movable type" is allowed to walk the streets. A great edition to the series.

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    pashopper 08-21-08
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    "The Truth is, I love it"

    One of my very favorite Pratchett books, this audio is worth hearing even if you have the printed book. The narrator gives a performance you will enjoy many times over.
    The story involves politics and the media without neglecting the individual characters and, over all, is very enjoyable and hilariously witty.
    Pratchett & Briggs show their genius in a perfect combination of talent.

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    Timothy Chapel Hill, NC, USA 07-26-03
    Timothy Chapel Hill, NC, USA 07-26-03 Member Since 2001
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    "Good choice!"

    Though Birggs is not Nigel Planer, he does a fine job of bringing Ankh-Morpork and its colorful inhabitants to life. I was very wary when I bought this book about the fact tha Planer wasn't the narraotr, but I am glad to say that I heartily enjoyed listening to The Truth.

    As you can read in the blurb about this book, this novel traces the start of Ankh-Morpork's first newspaper and yet another plot against the Patrician. I am amazed by Pratchett's ability to bring fresh ideas an humor to his novels, never mind his ability to allude to and parofy the world around us. This is a definite read!

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    Matt Z Penn State U. 03-16-13
    Matt Z Penn State U. 03-16-13 Member Since 2010

    Lots of books lots of time. I love all things Star Wars and fantasy. The Bartimaeus trilogy (or quad) maybe the perfect series. Jonathan Stroud and Douglas Adams are my heroes.

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    "Ankh-Morpork, a city of Steampunky goodness."

    Its turtles all the way down... Well only one in this case but you get the point. I love stories about Ankh-Morpork, I love Terry Pratchett. they are great audiobooks and should be a part of any Audible library. The nice aspect of the Discworld books or the series is this, you don't have to read the book chronologically. It helps to be familiar with the cannon, but it is in no way necessary. So don't be dissuaded by the large number of volumes in the series. cherry pick, listen, and enjoy.

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    "Not Terry Pratchetts best but entertaining"

    I purchased this book with some hesitation due to the fact Nigel Planer was not the narrator. There was a review that said that Stephen Briggs was just as good and not to let the change in narrator put you off. Well after having listened I disagree with the previous review. While Stephen is certainly not a bad reader, he just does not due justice to Nigel?s reading. While I would not say skip this book, because it was entertaining, I would be prepared for the change in readers it makes a big difference.

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    Aaron CLEVELAND, OH, United States 08-19-13
    Aaron CLEVELAND, OH, United States 08-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    Where does The Truth rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The Truth is hands down my favorite Terry Pratchett book of all time. The audiobook is very well done. The quality of the recording is excellent and Stephen Briggs does an amazing job with some fairly tricky dialogue.

    If you have listened to Going Postal or Making Money (hopefully in that order) and enjoyed them, then this is definitely the book for you.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mr Tulip. Pratchett has always been very creative with language, especially as it pertains to curse words. I love how he often makes a reader fill in the blanks with suggestive wordplay. This book is an example of that wordplay at its best.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Briggs – was your favorite?

    Again, Mr. Tulip. Although Otto is a close second.


    Any additional comments?

    This book deals with some very deep philosophical elements and is well constructed from start to finish. The multiple storylines, the humor, and technical craft to bring it all together. If you haven't listened to it or read it, both are well worth the time. The audiobook in particular is an extremely enjoyable experience.

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