And just because the Wintersmith wants to marry you is no excuse for neglecting your chores. So Tiffany must look after Miss Treason, who's 113 and has far too many eyes, learn the secret of Boffo, catch Horace the cheese, stop the gods from seeing her in the bath - "Crivens!" - Oh, yes, and be helped by the Nac Mac Feegles - whether she wants it or not.
But if Tiffany doesn't work it all out, there will never be another springtime.
©2006 Terry and Lynn Pratchett; (P)2008 Isis Publishing
I hold a BA in History from York University of Toronto; a 3yr Diploma in Computer Networking from Sheridan College in Oakville Ontario. I have been "reading" audio books sinces the late 80s and a member of Audible back to 2004. What a really like is a good long story preferable over 30 hours. :)
Pratchett returns to the idea of belief and seasons. This should not off put anyone with strong views about what do believe in; rather this is about the effects of belief and how societies work with belief through charity; exchange and tradition.
It's also light and funny. Morals without preaching but a dose of guilt. If you enjoy the others go right and head and dive in.
Been a Pratchett fan for several years but shied away from Tiffany Aching tales thinking they would be too immature, was very wrong! Just as imaginative and vivid as other discworld novels, with the same underlying social commentary. Loved it.
Anything with the feegles!
I repeatedly listen and re-read Terry Pratchett's material as there is always something new to find.
While the feegles are always a delight, and Tiffany a quintessential element my favourite character in the Wintersmith is Ms. Treason. As a witch who understands that perception is everything, she brings
Stephen Briggs brings a voice tuned to Terry Pratchett's writings that is not present in other readers.
Superb, I love all the Tiffany aching books so far but this is my favorite (have not yet listened to the unabridged 'I Shall Wear Midnight' My credits arrive in a few days!)This is the funniest Tiffany book so far and has lots of Nanny Ogg, my favorite Discworld character, and the Feegles are hilarious as always. Tiffany has really grown up in this story. Stephen Briggs is a superb reader as usual. I'm just sad that there is only one more after this. ' Wailey Wailey'
"Not just for children"
I have listened to this book twice now and loved it both times. Stephen Briggs was marvellous, as always. I think I will read it again and again.
"Wintersmith or how Summer (through Tiffany Aching) triumphed over Winter."
Terry Pratchett's tale of how Tiffany danced with the Wintersmith and he fell in love with her, the hilarious rescue of the Summer Lady from Hades by the NAC Mac Feegles.And the setting of the world to rights.
Loved it filled with Terry Pratchetts whit and drama a must for any fan of the disc world
"Inconsistency between chapters"
It still seems as if bits are missed out of the story and the sound and tone do not remain constant throughout. Parts do not seem to link up with the end of the previous chapter.
"LOVE LOVE LOVE this book"
Exciting, griping, funny.
Just when you think that Tiffany has been through the most exciting, amazing adventure that test her to her limits….. and then you hear the story of Wintersmith!! WOW. Love it. One moment you are terrified and then you fall off the bed laughing and you have to scroll back and listen to that same line over and over again because its so funny.
"KIDS REVIEW: Tiffany Aching grows up - aged 9 plus"
My boys (aged 7 and 9) love the Wee Free Men, but they did find this book of the series the most challenging. I think it is because Tiffany Aching is growing up, and her friends are older too - teen age witches taking on their first cottage, getting "followers" and learning about the rules of life an death.
I'm not saying they didn't enjoy it. It just required some explaining in part and (oddly) a trip out to see Morris Dancers and a may pole. If your children have never seen a Morris dance troop then the idea of the Dark Morris just won't make any sense at all. Once we'd seen the Green Man etc, the book fell much more in to place.
Oh and my 7 year old son did think there was a bit too much love stuff in it. The fact that Tiffany rather liked the fact that someone put her face on snowflakes, had him ask suspiciously if there was going to be kissing.
I really enjoyed it, but I've marked it on behalf of my boys. So gripping story, great narration but not enough fightin', steelin' and drinkin'.
"Tiffany fight with winter"
make it shorter
this one is not as some of the others I have read
I love Terry Pratchett books but fond this one disappointing and slow
"I love Tiffany Aching"
I know this is one of the children's series - but I do love the relationship between Tiffany and Granny Weatherwax, also the McFeegles are brilliant -Anyway ..... Why should the children have all the fun???
Usual Brilliant Pratchett insight and sense of humour, absolutely fabulous!!
Nicely narrated by Stephen Briggs!
"review from an avid Pratchett fan"
I found this book very witty and well written, even though it's supposed to be a children's book it is a great read for adults too.
Tiffany is a young witch with the weight of responsibility pressed upon her shoulders. She is a very bright and inquisitive young lady. She makes a mistake as we have all done in our lives at one time or another but she makes an attempt to put it right, find out how she gets on!
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