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.
"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)
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!
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!!!
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!
The continuing adventures of Tiffany Aching and her Feegle friends. I think this is Pratchett's best Discworld series. Briggs does a fine performance.
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!!!
Didn't get this for quite a while. Have read most of Pratchett and just wasn't interested in a "kids book." Was very impressed. This series is now one of my favorites and just really love the people involved. Great for kids however and I'd recomend this for a road trip if family is coming along.
I wish there were more like this as the little men had me laughing all the way and a great story line too.
I absolutely love this series and so does my husband. It is funny and insightful and is a real joy to listen to (once you get used to the dialect)! The reader is fantastic!
I keep thinking I'll start listening to this again, just take a little break..but every time I turn it on I just can't do it. I don't know if it's the narrator's voice, as he reads very fast and I have a hard time keeping up, or the story itself? I was excited to listen to this, but really not digging it.
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