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A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3 | [Terry Pratchett]

A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3

Tiffany Aching, the boldest heroine ever to swing a frying pan against the forces of evil, is beginning her apprenticeship in magic. She expects to work hard, learn spells, and become a witch. She doesn't expect to find herself doing chores, caring for the careless, and trying to outthink an ill-tempered nanny goat. There must be more to witchcraft than this!
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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Interpreting an imagination as outrageous (and beloved) as Terry Pratchett's poses interesting challenges: What exactly does a Feegle sound like? Luckily, narrator Stephen Briggs is up to the task, and gives voice to witch-in-training Tiffany Aching and the wildly magical characters of Pratchett's third young adult novel with delight, panache, and a bit of playful abandon. Listeners have called Brigg's rendition of Rob Anybody his "crowning achievement". —Ed Walloga

Publisher's Summary

Tiffany Aching, the boldest heroine ever to swing a frying pan against the forces of evil, is beginning her apprenticeship in magic. She expects to work hard, learn spells, and become a witch. She doesn't expect to find herself doing chores, caring for the careless, and trying to outthink an ill-tempered nanny goat. There must be more to witchcraft than this!

But as Tiffany pursues her calling, an insidious, disembodied creature pursues Tiffany. When it strikes, neither Mistress Weatherwax (the greatest witch in the world) nor the six-inch-high Wee Free Men (the greatest thieves in the world) can save her.

Outrageous comedy blends with pulse-racing suspense in this compelling sequel to The Wee Free Men.

©2004 Terry Pratchett; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Compelling and hilarious. Stephen Briggs's superb narration brings to life the trials, setbacks, and triumphs of Tiffany, as well as Pratchett's trademark humor. Briggs's performance is finely tuned and gives clear nuance to the characters." (AudioFile)

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    Kenneth D. Smith OK USA 04-16-12
    Kenneth D. Smith OK USA 04-16-12

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    "Great Book for Adults and Kids."
    Where does A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best children's books we've listened to .. a really fun book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3?

    Oh Crivens! Too many to count.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Briggs’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Super.


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    Mauricio 01-15-12
    Mauricio 01-15-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Stephen Briggs does not disappoint"
    Would you listen to A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3 again? Why?

    It's very fun to follow the character of Tiffany Aching as she grows and discovers the complexity of the world around her. That, and the bee scene at the end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3?

    Tiffany Aching dancing with a swarm of bees.


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

    The Nac Mac Feegles.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Stephen Briggs' narration helps to bring all the characters to life, each with their own personality and voice.

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    Shelby Athens, GA, United States 12-06-11
    Shelby Athens, GA, United States 12-06-11 Member Since 2013
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    "Not just for kids!"

    I have listened to this book several times and I know I'll listen to it many more times in the future.

    I love all of Terry Pratchett's books, but I'm particularly fond of this so-called children's series (at the ripe age of 50!). Terry Pratchett uses his mastery of the English language in very amusing ways. I often find myself laughing out loud when listening to his books. I particularly love the Nac Mac Feegles. Stephen Briggs does an excellent job of bringing these characters to life.

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    Sasha Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-26-11
    Sasha Santa Cruz, CA, United States 11-26-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Tiffany Aching rides again!"

    This excellent follow-up to The Wee Free Men, takes us on this next step of Tiffany's rocky climb to adulthood. At this point she's eleven years old with a questing mind an innate grasp of "headology" she's drawn the interest of something else, something afraid....

    With it's biting humor and sharp insights into human nature this is another of Terry Pratchett's excellent dips in YA literature, well read by Stephen Briggs.

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    Kelly Stear 03-06-11
    Kelly Stear 03-06-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Thank you Terry Pratchett"

    What a great book series! My sister gave me “The Wee Free Men” for Christmas and I was hooked. I think the Hat Full of Sky is just as delightful. The stories are interesting, humorous and good for both children and adults alike. This is one of those books you will listen to over and over again.

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    Bronwyn Soell Illinois, United States 01-24-11
    Bronwyn Soell Illinois, United States 01-24-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Wonderful in every respect"

    I had not read any of Pratchet's other Discworld novels, but had no trouble easing into Discworld through the straight-forward, clever and charming Tiffany Aching! My 11 year old son happened to hear me listening to this series in the kitchen the other day and immediately demanded I go back to the beginning so he could listen too. The NacMac Feegles provide both comic relief and brave examples for Tiffany and this is a wonderful book for children- all about following your dreams, to be sure, but also about all the hard work you need to put in to accomplish them as well as taking responsibility for what you do. If that makes the book sound preachy or moralistic, it isn't. Or if it has lessons to share, it wraps them in such good humor, hilarity and empathy that you barely notice. I have not read or listened to a heroine I've enjoyed as much as Tiffany in years. And the accents are absolutely stupendous!

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    Amazon Customer 06-16-09 Member Since 2015
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    "A tip of the Hat!"

    I am prejudiced. I love Terry Pratchet's work. and I really like GOOD Juvenile fiction. this is a really great story about a witch to be and her training. A continuation of "The Wee Free Men" Tiffany is now 11 and working for another witch to learn the ways of "Haggling!" Fun, suprises and of course adventures with the Nac Mac Feegles! More more!!!

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    Amazon Customer 03-20-09 Member Since 2011
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    "A lot of fun!"

    This is a fun read for all ages. Terry Pratchett's 'Children's Books' are every bit as fun for grownups as the 'Adult' Disc World series. Really don't know why he differentiated to begin with...
    Tiffany Aching is a "plucky" & practical young person starting out on in her journey to become a witch. The Wee Free Men helping her to achieve her goal add some wonderful twists to the story. Enjoyed so much I ended up buying the hardcover book, too!

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    MARIA Miami, FL, United States 11-30-08
    MARIA Miami, FL, United States 11-30-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Excellent"

    The continuing adventures of Tiffany Aching and her Feegle friends. I think this is Pratchett's best Discworld series. Briggs does a fine performance.

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    Amazon Customer 12-19-07 Member Since 2006
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    "Wish there was another"

    A Hat Full of Sky was a very cute and entertaining listen...I wish there was another volume in this series.

    Make sure read Wee Free Men first!!!

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