Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching, a wise shepherd, might have been a witch, but now Granny Aching is dead, and it's up to Tiffany to work it all out when strange things begin happening: a fairy-tale monster in the stream, a headless horseman, and, strangest of all, the tiny blue men in kilts, the Wee Free Men, who have come looking for the new "hag". These are the Nac Mac Feegles, the pictsies, who like nothing better than thievin', fightin', and drinkin'.
Then Tiffany's young brother goes missing and Tiffany and the Wee Free Men must join forces to save him from the Queen of the Fairies.
"There is plenty to laugh at here...not least Pratchett's ability to put a 90 degree spin on the familiar." (The Times)
This must be one of the best discworld novels and I especially enjoyed Tony Robinson's interpretaion! Very good humour and story
It's a great book and really funny but I wish it was unabridged!!! I hope that they can make a unabridged one!!!!
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a toe into discworld for the 8 year old children on a four hour car journey. A lot of stopping to explain why the adults were laughing.
A wonderfully fantastical story enhanced by the skills of the narrator. I didn't like the Wentworth character overly but it was, all in all, thoroughly enjoyable.
I absoloutley loved it.
I Love all Terry Pratchett's books.
I look forward to listening and enjoying many more of his audible books.
Nearly killed myself laughing at some points, great for all ages. Terrific Terry. Well read!