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 15,455
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,025
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,052

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfyingly Hilarious

    • By FernT on 09-27-11

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Guards! Guards!

    • Discworld #8
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,521
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,445
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3,437

    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

    • Mort

    • Discworld #4
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,373
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,371

    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 Long Earth

    • A Novel
    • By: Terry Pratchett, Stephen Baxter
    • Narrated by: Michael Fenton-Stevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,907
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,929

    The possibilities are endless. Just be careful what you wish for....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A scratching Post for Schrödinger's cat

    • By Tim on 07-03-12

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Men at Arms

    • Discworld #15
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,989
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,215
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,207

    The town of Ankh-Morpork is in big trouble, and the City Watch is desperate for a few good men to protect...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Pratchett novel, good reader, bad recording.

    • By Eric on 04-15-10

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Going Postal: Discworld #29

    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,881
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,997
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,011

    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

    • Thud!

    • Discworld #30
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,468
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,807
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,815

    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

    • Wyrd Sisters

    • Discworld #6
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,230
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,553
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,546

    In Wyrd Sisters, the enchanting world of Discworld is turned upside down by 3 meddling witches...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Which Discworld?

    • By Chris on 06-09-07

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Feet of Clay

    • Discworld #19
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Nigel Planer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,592
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,928
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,935

    Who's murdering harmless old men? Who's poisoning the Patrician?...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • bad audio

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-05-13

    Regular price: $48.97

    • Equal Rites

    • Discworld #3
    • By: Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated by: Celia Imrie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,646
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,843
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,849

    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

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