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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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    Joyce Flower Mound, TX, USA 01-11-05
    Joyce Flower Mound, TX, USA 01-11-05 Member Since 2004
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    "More Crivens!"

    Another great book from Terry Pratchett. Hear The Wee Free Men first, then move right on to this one. Good listening!

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Uncle Olaf LONG BEACH, CA, US 07-16-05
    Uncle Olaf LONG BEACH, CA, US 07-16-05 Member Since 2005
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    "That'll do."

    Tiffany has already shown she could stand against the Elf Queen. What could be worse?

    Of course, herself.

    I've read every other Pratchett I could find and listened to others. I've repeatedly heard Granny Weatherwax state that being a witch isn't about doing magic and that doing magic isn't the hard part - Wizards do it all the time! Still, seeing Tiffany prove that the hardest part of being a witch is NOT doing magic... priceless.

    Pratchett also deals well with practical matters. From the conservation of mass: What would happen to all the leftover stuff, when you turn someone into a frog?, to more philsophical matters: If you could do anything you wanted to do, how could you stop yourself? Could you stop yourself?

    And he hides it all in a story about a girl who really makes good cheese.

    Steven Briggs is a genius. How could you come up with a voice for a guy like Rob Anybody? Steven knows. Again, Pratchet could have left out every description of who was speaking, at any given moment, and we would know. Steven is that good!

    If you never have read or listened to ANY of Pratchett's novels, listen to this one. It touches on obligations, desires, doubts, and how to make things come out right anyway. Oh yeah, and about stepping clear of any Big Job, whose left elbow seems to be talking to his knees.

    Granny Aching would be standing at the gate, with both Thunder and Lightning by her side. She would give Pratchett and Briggs her absolute seal of approval in a nod and a "That'll do."

    There is no higher praise.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Waterford, MI, USA 03-26-05
    Melissa Waterford, MI, USA 03-26-05
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    "A Book For Young Girls Tired of Silly Romance"

    Too many of the Fantasy novels aimed at the younger audience is geared towards boys or adolescent fantasies of girls. This, on the other hand, is about how a young girl must be very practical - well, as practical as you can be in Discworld. Don't just listen to this for yourself - buy a copy for any young girls who love SF/F - it will be a welcome change from the run of the mill novels. (Same is true for Wee Free Men.)

    Stephen Briggs brings all the characters alive with their own unique voice complementing the strong writing of Terry Pratchett. This is a audiobook worth adding to any fantasy lovers library.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Keene, NH, United States 03-06-05
    Richard Keene, NH, United States 03-06-05 Member Since 2003
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    "Briggs is a master narrator."

    After listening to The Wee Free Men, I bought a couple of Pratchett's Discworld books. While I enjoyed them, I am convinced after listening to A Hat Full of Sky that more than 50% of the reason I loved both is Steven Briggs's excellent narration. All of the voices are distinguishable through changes in pitch and accent. The Scottish brogue of Rob Anybody and his Feegles are the crowning glory. I would recommend any book narrated by Briggs.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Scottsdale, AZ, United States 05-19-07
    Amazon Customer Scottsdale, AZ, United States 05-19-07 Member Since 2003
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    "Another Winner"

    If you liked Wee Free Men, you will like this one too (don't under any circumstances listen to them out of order). Part of the appeal of WFM was the cleverness of the nine year old heroine. In Hat Full, she is not so clever, and the zaniness is replaced with some not so welcome existential philosophy, but the dialect is wonderful and the story actually moves right along. Robb Anybody and the rest of the MacFeagles continue to delight. It goes with out saying that hearing the book is undoubtedly better than reading it, because of the language, and the wonderful narration. (In fact I read a diskworld book and didn't like it nearly as much as the 2 or 3 that I have heard.)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joseph janesville, WI, USA 10-03-05
    Joseph janesville, WI, USA 10-03-05
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    "Just as good as The Wee Free Men"

    Another spectacular book!!! The Nac Mac Fegals are hilarious. I found my self rewinding during the chapters that had a lot of dialog between the Fegals. I am in awe of the talent of the narrator. You will not be disappointed!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Ogden, UT, United States 05-21-10
    Daniel Ogden, UT, United States 05-21-10
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    "Fairy tales."

    This is a good clean story for children and adults alike.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    David Westfield, NJ, USA 06-19-07
    David Westfield, NJ, USA 06-19-07 Member Since 2007

    I listen in the car while i drive. I have eclectic tastes in books and if it interests me I listen till its over.

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    "My children loved it."

    I buy these stories to listen to on long car trips. This is a story the whole family enjoyed. Both my 6 year old daughter and my 12 year old enjoyed every bit of this story. It is so difficult to find stories the whole family can enjoy equally. Bravo !!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stone Pullman, WA, United States 06-24-14
    Stone Pullman, WA, United States 06-24-14 Member Since 2001

    Thinking mom

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl INDIANOLA, IA, United States 04-17-13
    Cheryl INDIANOLA, IA, United States 04-17-13 Member Since 2013

    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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