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The Truth Audiobook

The Truth: Discworld #25

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Publisher's Summary

William de Worde is the accidental editor of Discworld's first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life - people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes.William just wants to get to the truth. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition....

This is the 25th volume in the Discworld series. Browse more novels of Discworld.

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

What the Critics Say

"Pratchett's brand of humor has intelligence and satiric relevance...he has much to say about the world." (Publishers Weekly)

"Unadulterated fun...Witty, frequently hilarious." (San Francisco Chronicle)

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    Sparrow United States 08-18-12
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    "Unusual Twists in Pratchett's 25th"

    I am a BIG Pratchett fan and I think those of us who are, will "get it" when I write we all have our favorite characters and places. Sometimes I think we have to be pulled kicking and screaming to those "other" characters and their stories. That's how I felt about this one. I LOVE all of them, but with this one, we have a new guy. He's the Editor and creator of "The Times," discworld's first "newspaper". We have lots of other quirky, wonderful characters, and a sprinkle of Vimes and Vetraneri (hope I got the name spelled right) but it's mostly about two criminals and DeWord. The two criminals were O.K characters, but you don't learn much really about them and they hit me as really nasty with no fun, weirdness to soften them. I'm used to liking even bad or social outcasts like Foul Ole Ron and others because even though they're "bad" they're also wonderfully quirky! With these two criminals, you really find yourself waiting for them to "get it," and when it does, it comes unexpectedly. I was rooting for another way! I did loving "seeing" death! He's always a bonus.
    Mr. DeWord himself, I thought, was TOO big for his britches and seemed to step way too easily for me, on Vimes, the Watch and Vetraneri. I mean, we've come to expect Vimes and the Patrician to be the kind you DON'T want to meet anywhere, under any circumstances. So, I guess I am saying this is NOT a typical story and I miss the cutting remarks of Vimes and him putting others in their place.
    Besides these criticisms, the story is basically good and has many laugh out loud comments. It IS worth the listen. I just went to another part "of town" that I don't mind visiting, but don't want to live there too long.

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    Andrew Perkins 04-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Some of my favorite Pratchett characters"

    I really enjoy the later Terry Pratchett novels from the Discworld serious. Vimes and Vetinari really start to develop and the story plots are complex yet move effortlessly with Terry's great storytelling style. Stephan Briggs' voice characterizations bring the audio versions alive. I prefer Harry King in his later manifestations, where I feel the voice better matches his personality, which is why this isn't five stars all the way through.

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    paula strawn redondo beach, ca usa 03-03-17
    paula strawn redondo beach, ca usa 03-03-17

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    "Pratchett awesomeness"

    Terry pratchett is simply too amazing and I hate that he is no longer with us... We won't see his like ever again. Stephen briggs is the Perfect narrator for his books hands down.

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    Wilma ANAHEIM, CA, United States 03-02-17
    Wilma ANAHEIM, CA, United States 03-02-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Humorous Fantasy"

    I love Pratchett's Disc World series. Intricately interwoven plots and subplots, interesting almost autonomous characters.

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    Preston Slaton 02-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The Truth Shall Set Thee Fred"

    an amazing book and the narrator is one of the best when it comes to Pratchett books. A must read.

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    Emilott 01-25-17
    Emilott 01-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "In a world of alternative facts..."

    ...this book remains incredibly important.

    Especially the subtle reasonings about privilege, and how to use it. And how, even when you use it for others, it's still privilege, and should be acknowledged as such. It's just that you've chosen to be a better person than you have to be, because you had a choice in the first place.

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    Eric 01-22-17
    Eric 01-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "a good engaging story"

    this book rolled along well it never got stagnant. Pratchett has a winner with this side Story

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    cd 10-24-16
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    "One of Pratchett's very best"

    Full of ideas, humour and plot. You don't have to be a fan of the genre to enjoy this book. And Briggs gives a brilliant performance as always.

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    Gerald S. Lamont 10-03-16
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    "Pratchett is almost always a great choice"

    The Truth is 1 of my 5 favorite Pratchett novels. Quite worth a listen. Engaging. Witty. Typical Discworld.

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    Silvia Deirdre gregory 07-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Yet another delight"

    Terry has never failed to engage me with his Disc World Books. De Worde is a worthy new character

    Steven Briggs does a great job with accents and rolls the story along. My only caveat is that he rushes as do so many readers. Slow down and also thank you for people ing the book so well

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