In a riveting narrative equal parts suspense and humor, Carnegie Medalist Terry Pratchett returns to his internationally popular Discworld with a breath-taking tale certain to leave fans, new and old, enthralled.
"Briggs reads the prose with rhythmic glee and suspenseful understanding....This tale is especially recommended for all girls who wonder why boy characters like Harry Potter seem to get all the magical action." (AudioFile)
"The book is full of witty dialogue and a wacky cast of characters....A funny and thought-provoking fantasy, with powerfully visual scenes and characters that remain with readers. A glorious read." (School Library Journal)
A Wrinkle in Time meets Labyrinth with Hermione Granger as protagonist. What could be wrong with that? Loved it.
I picked up the paperback for my daughter after some some friend's recommendations. It took her a while to start, and then we had a road trip, so I fetched us the AB. Awesome listen. A fantastic performance of a hilarious and clever story of a girl witch finding her place in the world and becoming a true leader with a frying pan, some boots, and intuition sharper than a set of ears on a fox.
A great story for any lover of fantasy or even just Harry Potter. Best of luck reading the Scottish bits as it was tough enough to understand with someone reading it to me, but you get used to it and it makes for the best band of characters in any book I've read in... ever. Funnier and more lovable than Bifur, Bofur, Bombor, Oin, Gloin, Fili, Kili, etc... but no dragon, I'm afraid. Never fear, The Jolly Sailor is here!
I know that I keep rating these books highly, but I'm batting a thousand on my audio book choices. If you have a credit and a kid, pick this one up.
Each time I listen to this it's better! Equal parts fantasy and life lesson, narrated brilliantly.
This is awesome
So delightfully funny
I have to write nine more words so yea
Tiffany is fabulous! She's my all time favorite Pratchett hero. I wish he'd written more about her.
The whole Tiffany Aching series is a great for young and young at heart alike!
I can listen to Stephen Briggs read Terry Pratchett all day. An insightful and humorous story with delightful characters that Mr. Briggs brings to life, the Wee Free Men is a great listen. It makes the miles go by whether on a family road trip or on the daily commute--just be careful as you laugh out loud to keep your eyes on the road.
i enjoyed the wee free men immensely! what a wonderful story... wonderfully read! i feel like i have enjoyed a really delicious meal and am sitting back, full and satisfied! i look forward to rest of the tiffany aching series.
One of the best books Pratchett wrote, and that is saying a LOT. Now it's like visiting old friends. I was feeling blue... no pun intended, do I visited with Tiffany and the Feegle. Brilliant and still laugh out loud funny no matter how many times I load this book onto my phone.
My entire family participates when we listen to this book. Every time I revisit this work, Pratchett's writing makes me think, laugh, and sometimes cry a little. Well, at least tear up and sniffle, and FEEL something rich and real, and that experience is certainly worth the precious little time I have to indulge in a world full of literature. When I need to move from an emotional low, Pratchett is often good medicine.