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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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    Bronwyn Soell Illinois, United States 01-24-11
    Bronwyn Soell Illinois, United States 01-24-11 Member Since 2006
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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 2008
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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 SoCal, USA 03-20-09
    Amazon Customer SoCal, USA 03-20-09 Member Since 2005
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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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    Paul houston, TX, USA 09-12-07
    Paul houston, TX, USA 09-12-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Kids book, Not just..."

    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.

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    Cheryl Sylmar, CA, United States 05-17-07
    Cheryl Sylmar, CA, United States 05-17-07 Member Since 2005
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    "More like this"

    I wish there were more like this as the little men had me laughing all the way and a great story line too.

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    Jenn Smithville, GA, United States 02-13-07
    Jenn Smithville, GA, United States 02-13-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Crivens!"

    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!

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    Stephanie Lynn, MA, United States 12-12-07
    Stephanie Lynn, MA, United States 12-12-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Put it down and haven't gone back."

    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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