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I Shall Wear Midnight Audiobook

I Shall Wear Midnight

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Publisher's Summary

It starts with whispers.

Then someone picks up a stone.

Finally, the fires begin.

When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . .

Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren't sparkly, aren't fun, don't involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy.

But someone - or something - is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Aided by her tiny blue allies, the Wee Free Men, Tiffany must find the source of this unrest and defeat the evil at its root - before it takes her life. Because if Tiffany falls, the whole Chalk falls with her.

Chilling drama combines with laugh-out-loud humor and searing insight as beloved and bestselling author Terry Pratchett tells the high-stakes story of a young witch who stands in the gap between good and evil.

©2010 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Amazon Customer 04-10-17

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    "Fantastic book"

    Great book and great narrator. I've always loved Terry Pratchett and this series is one of my favorite. They call it a young adult series but this 60 year old has been enjoying these books for over 20 years.

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    Stephanie 02-26-17
    Stephanie 02-26-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Magnificent "

    My second time listening to the Aching seris and loving it even more.

    A quote that touched my heart in this book,
    "What sound does forgetfulness make?"
    Tiffany replies, "It's the sound of the wind moving through dead grass on a hot summers day. "

    Considering Pratchett's aggressive Alzheimer's, it seemed to be coming straight from him and from his heart.

    I still laughed out loud multiple times and was gripped totally by this total understanding of true human nature.

    I have a hard time believing the Aching Seris are labeled as children's books sometimes. Then again we do often sell our kids short on what they know and understand.

    I know I love it and miss Sir Pratchett already.

    if you're thinking about this book definitely start with The Wee Free Men and go on from there.

    Well worth the money or credits

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    Amazon Customer 10-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "book full of the excitement and mastery."

    this is a great book. I have read many books from Terry Pratchett this is like the rest of his books they are full of excitement, intrigued and mastery.

    this book puts to rest some questions but asks many more.

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    TeacherMom3 Boston, MA USA 07-07-16
    TeacherMom3 Boston, MA USA 07-07-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Wow"

    Good book a little confusing and it seems to kind of disregard the previous books. I'm definitely still a fan

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    Andrea Murrells Inlet, SC, United States 04-18-16
    Andrea Murrells Inlet, SC, United States 04-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best Tiffany Aching yet!"

    My most favorite Tiffany Aching book to date! A must read for sure!!! Yes&yes! A

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    Tory Anderson Levan, Utah United States 01-27-16
    Tory Anderson Levan, Utah United States 01-27-16 Member Since 2016

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    "A Most Uncommon Witch"
    If you could sum up I Shall Wear Midnight in three words, what would they be?

    Unique. Original. Engaging.


    What other book might you compare I Shall Wear Midnight to and why?

    Perhaps something like Spirited Away. It was so original, colorful, and beautiful.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I especially liked the scene where she faces down Mr. Petty. It was inspirational the way she tries to save the villagers by saving the very undeserving Mr. Petty.


    Who was the most memorable character of I Shall Wear Midnight and why?

    Tiffany Aching, to be sure. She has stolen my heart.


    Any additional comments?

    The reader was fantastic. The story was engaging and emotionally refreshing. I raise my hat to the skill of Terry Pratchett.

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    Amazon Customer 5 acres in Missouri 12-01-15
    Amazon Customer 5 acres in Missouri 12-01-15 Member Since 2005

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    "I am going to miss Terry Pratchett"

    I so love The Discworld, and even more so the witches that truly rule it. When though this book is aimed at young adults, there is nothing juvenile in the writing.

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    Captain Wafer 11-08-15
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    "Tiffany comes back for some more fun"
    What did you love best about I Shall Wear Midnight?

    Having listened to the first three Tiffany Aching stories, I really enjoyed seeing her growing up and becoming - if not an adult, something close to one. The portrait of her dealing with her responsibilities as the Witch of the Chalk was really charming.


    If you’ve listened to books by Terry Pratchett before, how does this one compare?

    Terry Pratchett's books range from OK to brilliant. The first Tiffany Aching story (The Wee Free Men) is absolutely brilliant. This one is good, but just can't quite reach those heights. It's got all the things that make a Pratchett story good: solid social commentary wrapped in a humorous story, laugh-out-loud fun, characters who seem to step out of the page, and characters who are charmingly larger than life. And while it was a quite enjoyable listen, it didn't quite pull off the magic (no pun intended) brilliance that his best stories can achieve.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Briggs’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    A good reader has different voices for different characters, and tones of voice which express the emotions of the story. But Stephen Briggs is beyond a good reader, he's spectacular. He's right up there with Jim Dale in my pantheon of brilliant readers. When Mr. Briggs is reading, the entire world around me becomes the story - so real I think I can reach out and touch it.


    If you could take any character from I Shall Wear Midnight out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    This story is full of fun characters, so it depends on what kind of dinner I was going to. If it was a dinner party, with plenty of people and lots of fun, I'd definitely take Nanny Ogg. She's a minor character in this story, but her zest for life would turn any gathering into a party.
    And if it was a small group, I'd take Preston the guard out to dinner. I love the way he thinks about the sounds and feel of words.


    Any additional comments?

    The late Terry Pratchett...I'll miss him.

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    Amanda 11-04-15
    Amanda 11-04-15
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    "One of my favorite series"

    I have read the Tiffany Aching series before, but getting to hear it was lovely!

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    Allison R. Kaserman 10-27-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Much darker than I expected"

    Sir Terry is full of humorous quips and anecdotes, so when I read a story as dark as this one, it tends to make me proceed cautiously. I honestly have no idea how Tiffany didn't beat the daylights out of everyone, but I am happy I stuck it out through the blacker bits. Also, I cried at the end. Hooray for the best witch ever!

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