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A Hat Full of Sky Audiobook

A Hat Full of Sky: Discworld Book 32, (Discworld Childrens Book 3)

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Publisher's Summary

Eleven-year-old Tiffany Aching wants to be a real witch. But a real witch doesn't casually step out of her body, leaving it empty. Tiffany does, and there's something just waiting for a handy body to take over - something ancient and horrible, which can't die. Now Tiffany's got to learn to be a real witch quickly, with the help of arch-witch Mistress Weatherwax and the truly amazing Miss Level.

"Crivens! And us!"

Oh, yes. And the Nac Mac Feegle, the rowdiest, toughest, smelliest bunch of fairies ever to be thrown out of Fairyland for being drunk at two in the afternoon. They'll fight anything.

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©2004 Terry and Lyn Pratchett; (P)2004 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Muppet 15/06/2008
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    "Now I'm Hooked..."

    I love Terry Pratchett books and love listening to a book at bedtime - so this is my perfect find! The book itself is typical pratchett, well written and good story. Have to say though still prefer the earlier books.

    Stephen Briggs is good but I would have preferred Tony Robinson -he seems to bring the characters to life a bit better.

    Still a good listen though - here's too many more to come!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Edmund 30/12/2014
    Edmund 30/12/2014 Member Since 2016

    I'm a fantasy reader and listener mostly but if anything grabs my attention I'll be sure to give it a go.

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    "Very Enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Hat Full of Sky to be better than the print version?

    Having not read the book prior to listening I cant say how well it translates to audio though I thought that Brigg's interpretation of the story was really good.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Despite this being a story "for children" (and being in the "Children's Discworld Series") this was thoroughly enjoyable for an adult. There were aspects of humour that are identifiably Pratchett and kept me laughing all along the way.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Briggs’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to Brigg's version of Theif of Time, and his style suits the Discworld series very well. He personalises the characters brilliantly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did enjoy listening to this and it has made me consider reading/listening to the rest of the Tiffany series. If the rest of them are as good as this, then it'll be a good decision.


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    Claire 17/09/2016
    Claire 17/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "<3 everything Aching and Simon Briggs is brill."

    brilliant book, brilliant adaptation. I love all the witches books, especially the Tiffany Aching ones and Steve Briggs has a wonderful way of making them come to life.

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    Faye d 19/07/2016
    Faye d 19/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "a perfect ending"

    a lovely listen to. Tiffany adventures, couldn't stop listening. highly recommended. shame it ended x

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    Scottie Dog 12/07/2016
    Scottie Dog 12/07/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "An engaging read., bring on the MacMacfegals!"

    I loved this book, although to be fair I love all the Disc world books. I thoroughly enjoyed drifting off with Tiffany and the MacMacfegals. Stephen Briggs is my favourite Disc world story narrator, he really understands the characters and the story.

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    No Good Boyo Cardiff, Wales (U.K.) 07/07/2016
    No Good Boyo Cardiff, Wales (U.K.) 07/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "getting the next one now!"

    I was sad it ended, but I'm glad there are a couple more. A great performance, with good laughs and some lovely human details.

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    PurpleBird 29/05/2016
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    "Probably the best Tiffany Aching story"

    We get a real insight into how things could be in this world if sense quietly prevailed in all things.

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    Allen Hanley 20/04/2016
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    "Great Pratchett"

    Great story. Narrator sadly not quite right on some accents. Miss Level sounded badly American!

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    jyoti 16/03/2016
    jyoti 16/03/2016 Member Since 2016

    Reader, Dreamer, Watcher. #GEEK #EARPER #POTTERHEAD #CREAMPUFF #SLAYER #THESEEKER #CONFESSOR #ENCHANTRESS

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    "love it!"

    all the tiffany arching books are awesome! the reader has a perfect voice for it!

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    Rebecca Mapplebeck 08/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyed by 8 year old and 41 year old alike."

    Compulsive listening, enjoyed by the whole family. A lot of clever detail and also made us laugh.

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  • Judy
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    15/05/12
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    "Another excellent Pratchett!"

    This is the second of the books about Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men. Although they are listed as children's books, they are definitely aimed at the older literate child who loves words. I found this, as I usually do with Pratchett, difficult to 'put down' - it contains plenty to keep the more mature adult intrigued and amused.

    This is the story of Tiffany's journey off the Chalk to begin her witches' apprenticeship with Miss Level. In it she defeats a Hiver, a creature that cannot be killed. While it is possible to 'read' Pratchett's Discworld books in any order and still find them entertaining, they do build on one another, so I would recommend reading or listening to "The Wee Free Men" first, especially if you haven't read any Pratchett before. A nodding acquaintence with Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg from any of the witch-focussed books in the series would also help. "Equal Rites" would be a good place to start.

    Stephen Briggs does an excellent job of reading quite complex material with a large cast of characters. He finds consistent recognisable voices for the main characters, using a range of regional accents from the UK. He clearly enjoys reading Pratchett and understands his material well.

    My one problem is that Pratchett starts of with a glossary of characters and it is very difficult to flip back to this in an audiobook when you want to know who or what a particular person represents.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Avinash
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    06/09/10
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    "A must buy"

    Stephen Briggs does a brilliant job, and is truly one of the best audiobook narrators. As far as the book itself, hey it's a Pratchett. And that says it all.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lauderdale, Australia
    27/08/12
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    "Fantastic story with depth"
    What made the experience of listening to A Hat Full of Sky the most enjoyable?

    Great story. I love the way the best witches are grounded by doing the community nursing and social work about the place. There's a lot of real life philosophy in it all - including how we all have darker thoughts, but should behave otherwise.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Hat Full of Sky?

    I love how Rob Anybody won't let Tiffany face trouble on her own. He's a loyal friend and protector. I also liked Horace the Cheese.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I hated the accent he gave Miss Level. Just painful to listen to. Anna-Gramma was performed brilliantly.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Terry Pratchett always makes me laugh, and think. And think about the way I think.


    Any additional comments?

    My nearly 10 year old followed it better than my nearly 8 year old.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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