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The Wee Free Men: Discworld Childrens, Book 2 Audiobook

The Wee Free Men: Discworld Childrens, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk's local Nac Mac Feegle, aka the Wee Free Men, a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny. Together, they battle through an eerie and ever-shifting landscape, fighting brutal flying fairies, dream-spinning dromes, and grimhounds (black dogs with eyes of fire and teeth of razors) before ultimately confronting the Queen of the Elves, absolute ruler of a world in which reality intertwines with nightmare. And in the final showdown, Tiffany must face her cruel power alone.

In a riveting narrative equal parts suspense and humor, Carnegie Medalist Terry Pratchett returns to his internationally popular Discworld with a breath-taking tale certain to leave fans, new and old, enthralled.

©2003 Terry Pratchett; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Briggs reads the prose with rhythmic glee and suspenseful understanding....This tale is especially recommended for all girls who wonder why boy characters like Harry Potter seem to get all the magical action." (AudioFile)
"The book is full of witty dialogue and a wacky cast of characters....A funny and thought-provoking fantasy, with powerfully visual scenes and characters that remain with readers. A glorious read." (School Library Journal)

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    Amy USA 04-23-05
    Amy USA 04-23-05
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    "Classic Pratchett"

    Another great story of Disc World! Our house of readers has two current favorites Stanek and Pratchett. Stanek has the action, Pratchett gets to your funny bone. This comedy about a young girl and the Wee Free men is hilarious and highly enjoyable! If you've never listened to any other of Pratchett's work, this is a good one and it will make you a fan.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    pashopper 04-28-09
    pashopper 04-28-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Good book ** and the next two are Great**"

    The first time I listened to it I enjoyed it. The First Time I listened to the next two was incredible. Then I went back and listened to the first again. I absolutely love the voices of the wee free men; the narrator is brilliant.
    Tiffany Aching is a resourceful and pragmatic girl that is an excellent role model for youth and, like many Pratchett books, the stories provoke independence of thought while also being funny and entertaining.

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    Pie Saint Petersburg, FL, United States 04-20-09
    Pie Saint Petersburg, FL, United States 04-20-09 Member Since 2016
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    "For the young...but still entertaining :)"

    This one is DEFinitely written for a younger audience...but Terry Pratchet is TERRY PRATCHET and that's a fact :) The little dudes are Hilarious, and somewhere in the middle you just don't seem to mind so much that it's written for a younger audience. I am (actually) debating on exploring this bit further...as I REALLY enjoyed the Granny Weatherwax character (LOL) from an earlier Discworld book ...and it seems to be going that way too. Laugh. Love. And BE Merry :)

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    Cybercheryl 05-17-07
    Cybercheryl 05-17-07 Member Since 2015
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    "Lots of Fun"

    This was such a fun book. I loved the wee men as they had me laughing out loud.

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    Maria Adkins 06-21-06 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny and sweet"

    I enjoyed “The Wee Free Men.” In trying to describe this book to a friend, it seems to be a cross of “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Chronicles of Narnia,” and “Monty Python.” I’m sure that does not make any sense but it will once you listen to this book. The lead character is a 9-year old girl who is strong and sees right through non-sense such as the fairy tales that only tell one side of the story. She wants to know the witches’ perspective on the story and does not believe in fairy princesses. The Wee Free Men are like little Scottish Vikings –for lack of a better word - that guide her through a fantasy world where she has to battle the ice-queen with common sense. I wondered at times if the author was smoking something funny or just a bit nutty when describing this fantasy world… it’s at times really hilarious and other times a bit dreamy and strange. All in all this would be great for older children and adults alike. Stephen Briggs did a great job narrating but I should mention that you will miss some things because of his Scottish brogue.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barry 01-18-06
    Barry 01-18-06 Member Since 2004

    Avid in Car listener who commutes about 3 hours per day. Audible keeps me sane in LA traffic.

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    "Great Comedy"

    The Author and Reader come together in this laugh out loud book. I have listened to it twice and laughed even more on the second reading. The story moves quickly and never drags. Many of the Disk World friends from other books play a part in this story. The title characters in the book absouloutly make this book a jem and the way the dialogue is read is priceless. Overall a very enjoyable read and a solid 5 stars

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    Joseph janesville, WI, USA 10-03-05
    Joseph janesville, WI, USA 10-03-05
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    "another 5 star ya kin!"

    I am so glad I took the chance with Going Postal, it opened me up to all the other fantastic books by Terry Pratchett. For The Wee Free Men, I have to say that the narrator is the best, all the voices he keeps track of is unbeliveable. This book was a fun trip into the mind of Terry Pratchett. I really enjoyed this book.

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    Teresa Houston, TX, United States 08-12-05
    Teresa Houston, TX, United States 08-12-05 Member Since 2012
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    "More Fabulous Terry Prachett"

    I am a huge Terry Prachett fan and finding his books in audio was truly exciting! To me, Stephen Briggs is a far better narrator than Nigel Planner (Nigel is too juicy)and he brings each character to life. This book, part of the witches series (which is my favorite)is very entertaining and funny. You won't be disappointed.

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    Gretchen Omaha, NE, United States 05-28-05
    Gretchen Omaha, NE, United States 05-28-05 Member Since 2013
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    "Voices make the book"

    While I love reading Pratchert, the voices in this audio book add so much more to the enjoyment! The reader does English, bored-English, and Scottish voices impeccably!

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    Lynne montclair, NJ, United States 04-26-05
    Lynne montclair, NJ, United States 04-26-05 Member Since 2010
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    "Another gift from Terry Pratchett"

    What a gift to drive down the highway with tears of laughter streaming down your face. Oh that toad and the nuances of magic. I can't wait to read more about the hagging of the extremely precocious Tiffany. My only complaint was that it ended. Wailee wailee wailee.

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