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Publisher's Summary

It wasn't a thing, it was a bit of shaped sky.

Somewhere in a place so far up that there is no down, a ship is waiting to take the nomes home, back to wherever they came from. And one nome, Masklin, knows that they've got to try and contact the ship.

It means going to Florida (wherever that is), then getting to the launch of a communications satellite (whatever that is). A ridiculous plan. Impossible. But Masklin doesn't know this, so he tries to do it anyway. And the first step is to try and hitch a ride on a new kind of truck, a truck with wings.

This is the third book in the Bromeliad Trilogy.

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

Nome tomes: listen to more in Terry Pratchett's Bromeliad series.
©1990 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2005 Isis Publishing Ltd

Critic Reviews

"The conversational style and fast-moving plot make this cheerful, unpretentious tale useful where there is a need for accessible science fiction, or where the previous volumes have been enjoyed." ( School Library Journal)

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Ok, but not brilliant

While I loved the setting for this installment, I am still disconcerted by Stephen Briggs' performance. Again, no variation of his performance from his Discworld performances, so you will hear Granny Weatherwax or Nanny Ogg from the lips of other characters.

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  • N. Todd
  • 05-29-15

Fantastic book, well read

The narrator has just the right style for the nomes, really bringing the story to life in an entertaining and engaging way. I only wish the story was longer!

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  • Philip
  • 05-25-15

Great book

Great book, enjoyable story, good narrator. Nicely rounded off the series. Would read it again.

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