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.
"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)
All the way around this was an excellent book. The story was so much better than I hoped it would be. And the narration was, as normal, very very good. I would recommend this audiobook to anyone, whether they're just starting the Terry Pratchett Discworld adventure or if they are well into it.
This series is one of my favorites. Terry Pratchett does not disappoint. I love the narrator's ability to quickly switch and portray many different accents.
I think some people might be confused by the whole 'book 2' tacked onto the audible title. Though this takes place in the same world as most of Pratchett's other stuff, this is the first in a subseries and you don't need to have read any other Discworld books to enjoy it. In terms of narrators, I love and miss Nigel Planer, but Stephen Briggs is great too.
I love the Tiffany Aching series. I love the bizarre dreamworld she has to travel through. I love the fact that her brother is a real kid, not just some smaltzy movie brother with big, tender eyes who always says the right thing at just the right moment. I love the fact that the boy who could have been positioned as just a romantic interest is much more and much less at the same time. I love the villain. I love the ending. I love the fact that Tiffany has to use a weakness as a strength. And I love the touch of bittersweetness in the resolution.
I love Terry Pratchett a lot. For me, this ranks up there with the best of the series. Unfortunately, I don't think Pratchett will ever reach these heights again.
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