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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.

Critic Reviews

"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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The best villains

The book was very funny and well placed. it had the best terry pratchett villains.

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will make you feel.. and laugh

Would you listen to The Truth again? Why?

Indeed I would. Fanstastic narrator who takes an absolutely wonderful and humourous story and brings it to life in front of your eyes

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lord Vetinari as always ! The cool, collected tyrant (sorry ! ruler) of Ankh-Morpork. A close second is Samuel Vimes who is too awesome to fit into one comment

What about Stephen Briggs’s performance did you like?

His impressive ability to impersonate so many different voices ! A tonal range that goes from the high pitched sequak of an imp to the baritone of DEATH and his brilliant rendering of so many different accents that make English seem normal to an non English speaker like me.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The Truth shall make you fret !

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  • Betty
  • ALBUQUERQUE, NM, US
  • 06-01-16

True Enough

This is a wonderful story about the nature of truth and the nature of the people who tell it. As always Terry Pratchett has made a hilarious story about how noble humans can triumph over adversity and root vegetables.

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Great story! Great narration! Medium quality audio

Audio quality not as good as most. Story is Terry Pratchette at his best! Narrator Stephen Briggs enacts all the characters marvelously! Stop what you're doing and listen.

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Great title!

Terry Pratchett at his best! This is a must-have for any Pratchett fan. Also, a stellar performance by Stephen Briggs.

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Brilliant!

Humorous. Crafty. Social commentary. One of Pratchett's best. I'd recommend it highly. If lord vetanari allows.

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a great story about truth and justice in the disk

a great sorry set in the disk world. too bad terry prarchett it's gone. I'll miss his stories.

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One of his best

Nasty villains with a diabolical plot, weird and colorful characters, an earnest hero, and a touch of possible romance make this a winner. Although The Truth is well into the saga, a first time reader or listener would find this a fine introduction to Terry Pratchett's odd flat world, and Stephen Briggs as narrator it at the top of his form.

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  • John
  • Skaneateles, NY, United States
  • 06-27-15

Always great

Every discworld book is great. And there are 40 something of them. Aren't we lucky.

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It may not be true forever but this is....

One of my fave books of the series! I'm not sure why but while it's not Pratchett's usual style to have nefarious characters that are completely and utterly detestable and unredeemable in any way I absolutely loved the narrative imperative that they defined in this story.