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A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3 Audiobook

A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3

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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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    Jennifer Manning Ut, USA 03-24-15
    Jennifer Manning Ut, USA 03-24-15 Member Since 2013

    Easy Killer

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    "Even though it's meant for kids..."

    Even though it's meant for kids... It is still a great read/listen for any Discworld fan of any age.

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    Edward Exton, PA, United States 03-19-15
    Edward Exton, PA, United States 03-19-15 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Stephen Briggs is the best narrator on the planet"

    One of Terry Pratchett's best and Stephen Briggs shows, yet again, that he might be the best narrator on the planet.

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    Paola Garza 03-08-15
    Paola Garza 03-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Just awesome"

    I have earned my repeat listener badge with this book... And all the other of the series. I love Tiffany and her determination. And all the witches that preform everyday magic, because that's what witches do.
    Terry Pratchett always makes me smile with my heart.

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    John Roberts 02-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Beautiful story as Terry taught us to expect"

    I didn't think I'd like the Wee Free Men series at first and now I can't stop reading it. Recomended for Granny Weatherwax and Tiffany Aching fans!

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    Kacy 01-20-15
    Kacy 01-20-15 Listener Since 2008
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    "Prattchett and Briggs! Nothing Better!!"

    This series of Tiffany Aching books are not just for *children*. I'm 61! A good story is a GOOD STORY for All ages! Love the characters and the character development. Combine the masterful writing style of Terry Pratchett with the spot ON performance from Stephen Briggs and you will be on a creative entertaining journey from beginning to the end! ~KacyT

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    Barb Pullman, WA, United States 06-24-14
    Barb Pullman, WA, United States 06-24-14 Member Since 2009

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    "All the fun you can have in a book"

    I'm not a big Discworld fan, but these Discworld Childrens books are a hoot. My husband urged me to read/listen to them, and I hesitated thinking that they were children's or YA books. I'm so glad I tried them--well written, funny, excellent adventure. I listen while I sew and I found myself laughing hysterically, all by myself and wanting more. I'll be sad when I run out of them--I need Nac Mac Feegles in my life.

    My highest recommendation.

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    Cheryl 04-17-13
    Cheryl 04-17-13

    Imagine It Believe It Make It Real

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    "Tiffany Aching should be every girl's heroine"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Stehen Briggs is a gifted storyteller and makes the disc world series so enjoyable to listen to. You will find yourself laughing out loud. I would want all of my granddaughters to know Tiffany Aching. She shows us that listening to what others say and don't say and being observant instead of running head first into a situation offers better solutions for all involved.


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    Good Book Lover West Coast 02-19-13
    Good Book Lover West Coast 02-19-13
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    "Wonderful story and narrater is amazing!"
    If you could sum up A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3 in three words, what would they be?

    Wonderful fantasy! The narrater is amazing, British actor brings the story alive!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Wee Men of course!


    What about Stephen Briggs’s performance did you like?

    Stephen Brigg's narration was suburb! Has authentic British accent and reads with great fun!


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    Patty Oxford, NC, United States 08-24-12
    Patty Oxford, NC, United States 08-24-12
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    "So Good... couldn't stop laughing"
    Would you listen to A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3 again? Why?

    loved the story its a good funny read


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

    The Wee Free Men


    Any additional comments?

    I love all the books in this series... the story is well written... you don't need to have read the last book to understand this one but it helps plus you will have fun listening to it...FYI i listened to it at work while entering non-stop-dull-data and i did have to keep from laughing a loud too much ...people were giving me funny looks down the hall ...

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    D. Tingey 08-13-12
    D. Tingey 08-13-12 Member Since 2016
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    "What fun!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3 to be better than the print version?

    Yes, I would say the audio version is better than the printed version. Stephen Briggs is masterful! He knows how to bring the story to life. I was recommended this book by someone who felt the same way. Although I'm sure the book would be a good read, it just wouldn't be the same.


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

    I have only listened to Stephen Brigg's performances on The Wee Free Men series that this book is a part of. I'm listening to the last book now, and have loved his performances and the stories of each of them. Fabulous!


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

    Yes. In fact one of my favorite times to listen is when I'm traveling so I can listen in one go or close to it. I also like listening to them while running.


    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this audiobook and the others in this series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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