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

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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
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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 Member Since 2015
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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
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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!

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    Kimberly Morris Chicago, Il 06-19-12
    Kimberly Morris Chicago, Il 06-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story on many levels!"
    If you could sum up A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3 in three words, what would they be?

    Delightfully twisted tale


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tiffany is a clever, complicated person without being perfect. She has problems, and makes mistakes but finds unexpected, educational, and entertaining ways to fix her problems.


    What does Stephen Briggs bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Stephen adds the richness of his voice to Terry's creative story. His talent brings another level of life to the characters. I especially enjoy hearing his Scottish accent.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed and cried. Terry always delivers surprises and twists that I dont expect.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book for adults and kids. Excellent themes for young people while keeping a level of story telling engaging enough for all readers.

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    bleusable 06-11-12
    bleusable 06-11-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny and an adorable read!"
    Where does A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Childrens, Book 3 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Imaginative story, great detail, easy to follow and unlike any other story.


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

    Yes - the same - excellent performance; many silly voices!


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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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