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Unseen Academicals: Discworld #32 Audiobook

Unseen Academicals: Discworld #32

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Publisher's Summary

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old-fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go glowing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.

The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr. Nutt (and no one knows anything much about Mr. Nutt, not even Mr. Nutt, which worries him, too.)

As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed forever. Because the thing about footballï¿¿ï¿¿ï¿¿the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.

Here we go! Here we go! Here we go!

©2009 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"At its heart, this is an intelligent, cheeky love letter to football, its fans and the unifying power of sports." (Publishers Weekly)
"In short, this is as busy and as daft as any other Discworld yarn, which means it is the quintessence of daft. Nobody writes fantasy funnier than Pratchett." (Booklist)

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    Valkyrie1775 01-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    Terry Pratchett is my favorite author of all time, and Unseen Academicals is one of my favourite books about the Disc. This was not the case, however, before I heard Stephen Briggs' performance. This books was meant to be read aloud by THIS performer. Every voice is distinct and exactly how I heard it when I read the book. Not only can Briggs' perform vocal pitches but he also created individual dialects and nuances that are amazingly realistic, even female voices.

    There are only two narrators and authors I will listen to multiple times: Terry Pratchett read by Stephen Briggs and Richard Parks read by Brian Niishi. Outstanding.

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    Cynthia 11-24-15
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    What did you love best about Unseen Academicals: Discworld #32?

    What's not to like


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Unseen Academicals: Discworld #32?

    Perhaps the "football" match. But as always - so many laughs.


    What about Stephen Briggs’s performance did you like?

    He really understands the spirit behind the discworld


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

    Not you're husbands ball game - better!


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    Carla 11-04-15
    Carla 11-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    love has no boundaries, no subject goes without harassment, and the cracking wit of a bloody genius. 5 Starr's all the way. thank you TP for all your magic! rest in peace man.

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    Julia 11-02-15
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    Sir Terry Pratchett's unique combination of fantasy and satire is unmatched.

    Humorous and playful... morally astute!Briggs' performance... excellent as always!

    Though not Sir Terry's best work, it is still worth buying & listening to over and over.
    I will listen to everything Terry Pratchett wrote, when narrated by Stephen Briggs!

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    Geoffery L. Williams Somerset, PA United States 10-08-15
    Geoffery L. Williams Somerset, PA United States 10-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A winner from Sir Terry"

    I loved this book and I'm not sure why. maybe because I've had Andy's in my life and wish them the same.
    To know that if you do your best you have worth.
    Regardless a great over and over again. Buy this book.

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    Sara McGee 09-15-15
    Sara McGee 09-15-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Bravo!"

    I love Terry Pratchett! Another masterpiece! Very well read too! I can not wait to listen to all the books from the Discworld series!

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    E.A.C. Klemann 07-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent story and performance"

    Terry Pratchett is always a good read or in this case listen. I loved the different storylines and the narrator suits the story

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    John 05-04-15
    John 05-04-15 Member Since 2006

    I am a professional driver and therefore spend a lot of time on the road. Audible has been a great source of entertainment for me.

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    "Wizards and sports.
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    A lovely tale in which you meet Mr Nutt. A strange fellow who dribbles candles. Soccer and wizardly hijinks abound in this laughable tale as Vetinari tries to clean up street soccer.

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    Book Bear SF Bay Area 04-02-15
    Book Bear SF Bay Area 04-02-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Terry Pratchett at his best!"

    Delightful as ever. A master wordsmith and storyteller. Briggs' performance is spot on. Highly recommended for anyone with an appreciation of the English language.

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    Marqie 01-11-15
    Marqie 01-11-15 Member Since 2008

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    I have listened to this story five times at least. I am always amazed at the adroit way the author highlights the best and worst of human society w/o beating us over the head with it. One of my go to audiobooks

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