Terry Pratchett
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Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett sold his first story when he was fifteen, which earned him enough money to buy a second-hand typewriter. His first novel, a humorous fantasy entitled The Carpet People, appeared in 1971 from the publisher Colin Smythe. Terry worked for many years as a journalist and press officer, writing in his spare time and publishing a number of novels, including his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983. In 1987 he turned to writing full time, and has not looked back since. To date there are a total of 36 books in the Discworld series, of which four (so far) are written for children. The first of these children's books, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal. A non-Discworld book, Good Omens, his 1990 collaboration with Neil Gaiman, has been a longtime bestseller, and was reissued in hardcover by William Morrow in early 2006 (it is also available as a mass market paperback (Harper Torch, 2006) and trade paperback (Harper Paperbacks, 2006). Terry's latest book, Nation, a non-Discworld standalone YA novel was published in October of 2008 and was an instant New York Times and London Times bestseller. Regarded as one of the most significant contemporary English-language satirists, Pratchett has won numerous literary awards, was named an Officer of the British Empire "for services to literature" in 1998, and has received four honorary doctorates from the Universities of Warwick, Portsmouth, Bath, and Bristol. His acclaimed novels have sold more than 55 million copies (give or take a few million) and have been translated into 36 languages. Terry Pratchett lived in England with his family, and spent too much time at his word processor.  Some of Terry's accolades include: The Carnegie Medal, Locus Awards, the Mythopoetic Award, ALA Notable Books for Children, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Book Sense 76 Pick, Prometheus Award and the British Fantasy Award.

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Best Sellers

    • Good Omens

    • By: Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18,016
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,394
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15,422

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • You'll laugh yourself silly

    • By goddess_of_pipework on 11-28-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    Sale price: $5.95

    • Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis, Sheila Hancock, Anton Lesser, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    Somewhere on the frontier between thought and reality exists the Discworld, a parallel time and place which might sound and smell very much like our own, but which looks completely different....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Get the unabridged audiobooks, instead

    • By S. Horn on 11-09-18

    Regular price: $34.90

    • Guards! Guards!

    • Discworld #8
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,754
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,653
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,647

    If you find yourself ruminating on questions like "Where have all the dragons gone?" then this is...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best satire available

    • By Glen Phipps on 04-27-07

    Regular price: $62.97

    • Hogfather

    • Discworld #20
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,072
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,556
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,562

    It's the night before Hogwatch. And it's too quiet...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sure cure for December blues

    • By W. S. on 11-23-04

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Mort

    • Discworld #4
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,400
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,495
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,493

    Mort, like many teenagers, is gangly, unpromising, and struggling with a menial job - in his case, as...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best so far

    • By Jonas on 06-16-04

    Regular price: $38.47

    • The Light Fantastic

    • Discworld #2
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,027
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,047
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,044

    The Great A'Tuin, the heroic turtle who supports the weight of the entire Discworld, not to mention...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, enjoyable British humour.

    • By Carl Cravens on 04-19-03

    Regular price: $38.47

    • Equal Rites

    • Discworld #3
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,758
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,949
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,956

    Right before the wise old wizard Drum Billet died, he passed on his magical staff of power to the newborn...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Lots of fun

    • By Lisa L. Hilton on 08-01-04

    Regular price: $38.47

    • Night Watch

    • Discworld #27
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,951
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,263
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,265

    Truth! Justice! Freedom! And a hard boiled egg....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another brilliant Pratchett

    • By Terry Austin on 02-02-04

    Regular price: $53.87

    • Thud!

    • Discworld #30
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,581
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,909
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,918

    Vimes knows the well-being of his city depends on his ability to solve the Hamcrusher homicide. But there's more than one corpse waiting for him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Better with each novel

    • By Barbara on 11-13-05

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Going Postal: Discworld #29

    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,010
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,120
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,135

    Arch-swindler Moist von Lipwig never believed his crimes were hanging offenses, until he found himself with a noose around his neck, dropping through a trap door, and falling into....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Finally on AUDIBLE!!!

    • By Robert W on 02-06-05

    Regular price: $30.79

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