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The Fifth Elephant Audiobook

The Fifth Elephant: Discworld #24

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Publisher's Summary

Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday he was a duke, a chief of police, and ambassador to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization, there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. Sam Vines is out of time and already out of breath...

©1999 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2000 Isis Publishing, Ltd.

What the Critics Say

"Unadulterated fun. Pratchett parodies everything in sight." (San Francisco Chronicle)

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    Rebecca J. Leamon Ellsworth, ME United States 07-04-17
    Rebecca J. Leamon Ellsworth, ME United States 07-04-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Vimes, Pratchett, and Briggs: Top Notch!"

    My son, a Pratchett expert, suggested The Fifth Elephant for a road trip listen, and I am delighted: Stephen Briggs is my favorite Pratchett reader, and this Vimes adventure filled in some of the gaps in my background. As many of Pratchett's novels do, it starts with a lot of unconnected details, but quickly gathers to an interesting central plot. Sometime I want to listen to all the novels in order, but this one is good even on its own.

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    Robert M. 02-28-17
    Robert M. 02-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Where is Jingo?"

    The 5th Elephant continues to be a dark comic sleuthing mystery, one that is enjoyable to venture through many times! seriously though, where is Jingo? i need my Nightwatch books!

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    Emily 02-05-17
    Emily 02-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Vimes novel, great narrator"

    I love all the Vimes novels, it took me longer to get to this one, the name threw me off, nuts it's totally worth it! Steven Briggs is a wonderful narrator, his version of Lady Sybil is much preferred to Nigel's.

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    Lenore Pemberton 02-03-17 Member Since 2016

    I am a homemaker with 2 older children and several hobbies. I love diy projects and listening to audiobooks while doing them.

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    "Great!"

    I have never read or heard a Terry Pratchett book that I didn't like. This one was no exception. Great listen!

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    Andrew Perkins 02-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Best place to start with Vimes."

    Steven Briggs has the characters down in this reading, a pleasure to listen to and Terry's wit shines through.

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    Jess C WI 01-02-17
    Jess C WI 01-02-17 Member Since 2016

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    "incredible narration"

    I already knew I loved this book. I've read every Discworld novel, and always enjoy the humor, wit, and subtle poignancy of the tales Sir Pratchett crafts. But this narration adds another layer of enjoyment to an already wonderful book. Each character's voice has carefully performed individuality, with the added joy of amusing regional accents and affectations. This might be the crowning jewel of Briggs' narrations, and is not to be missed. Enjoy!

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    G. BIRMINGHAM, AL 12-24-16
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    "Brilliant"

    Mr. Vines and the Watch are some of my favorites. It gives Mr Pratchett a voice for his insight into human nature. Always a pleasure

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    Kim North Brookfield, MA, United States 11-01-16
    Kim North Brookfield, MA, United States 11-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "I love TP. I just STILL prefer Nigel."

    While TP never goes wrong in story line and characterization, he really should have stuck with Nigel Planer. I find Briggs to be flat and lacking the depth of tone Nigel always brought to the audio.

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    Edmund C. Ramm 09-23-16
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    "number 24 and perhaps the best yet"

    I have listened to most all of the Discworld series and loved all of them. I thought that perhaps by number 2424 Sir Terry would have run out of steam. Wrong! This has to rank right at the top of my favorites. The plot is more involved, characters more developed, laughs just as copious. So many times i wanted to stop and write down the wonderful one-liners.

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    S. Hill 09-15-16
    S. Hill 09-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "narrator preference"

    I'm using the character based reading order and am doing the watch series (Sam Vimes). I prefer the narrator that did the first couple of books.

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