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A Hat Full of Sky

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Terry Pratchett

Narrated By: Stephen Briggs

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: June 2004

Duration: 7 hours 50 minutes

Summary:

The Heroine: Tiffany Aching, incipient witch and cheese maker extraordinaire. Once saved world from Queen of the Elves. Is about to discover that battling evil monarchs is child's play compared to mortal combat with a Hiver (see below). At eleven years old, is boldest heroine ever to have confronted the Forces of Darkness while armed with a frying pan.

The Threat: A Hiver, insidious disembodied presence drawn to powerful magic. highly dangerous, frequently lethal. Cannot be stopped with iron or fire. Its target: Tiffany Aching (see above).

The Nac Mac Feegle: A.k.a. the Wee Free Men. Height: six inches. Color: blue. Famed for drinking, stealing, and fighting. Will attack anything larger than themselves. Members include: Rob Anybody, Daft Wullie, and Awfully Wee Billy Bigchin. Allies to Tiffany Aching (see above).

The Book: Hilarious, breathtaking, spine-tingling sequel to the acclaimed Wee Free Men.

The Author: Terry Pratchett, celebrated creator of the internationally best-selling Discworld series. Carnegie Medalist and writer extraordinaire.

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  • Sarah Haque

    Terry Pratchett is a talented author......this book was quite amusing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • dave

    This was OK. Could have been better. As it seems the norm in our day, there were almost no male characters. A stupid wizard, and old man unable to care for him self, and a bunch of pixie men who lived to get drunk and fight. That's the scope of men in this story. It's all about woman and girls. And they don't need men. Not that this is bad, but it's rather fake. Probably the reason it isn't a great book. My guess is the author has a deep resentment of a mans strength and abilities. Oh, and the Hiver, although it's a evil demon, the voice is male. After all, witches are good and men are stupid or bad

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    I dont remember renting this book, so when it came we had no expectations. We were a bit bored at first, but then the little "fairy" characters were so funny that my kids revised their rating for this book. In the end they liked it, but elected not to rent the other books in the series...so they didnt love it.

  • PilarH

    I was hopeful for a book about current social norms. However, I think this book was meant for a younger crowd, perhaps 18 to 24ish. The gratuitous swearing, the oversimplified analysis, wasn't too impressive. But it might be useful for someone trying to figure out why their college relationships keep failing...

  • Daryl

    It's fun, funny, enchanting, and has great insights into life and people, all at the same time. I kept thinking that this might be the sort of thing that would have been written if J.K. Rowling and Douglas Adams had done the Harry Potter stories together (and I mean that as a compliment all around).

  • Gabi

    It's LOL funny, but also simple and humble. What else can I say.

  • Anonymous

    So incredible! I would recommend this highly to young and old.

  • Anonymous

    Another quirky work from Terry Pratchett. Second in the Tiffany Aching series. My son is a big Tiffany Aching fan, so I rented this for him - but I listened to it too! This book follows Tiffany and her merry band of Nac Mac Feegle on another quest. The narrator is excellent - my son still walks around the house imitating the Feegle's accent. A good, light-hearted, fun, laugh-out-loud listen.

  • Wendy Largey

    Terry Pratchet has the most amazing imagination. This book was delightful! Funny, silly, crazy...give me more! LOVED it! And the narrator just makes it all the better with all the accents and voices. Great Stuff!

  • Anonymous

    this book was perfect for a long road trip. funny, engaging and appropriate for the whole family to listen to. grandparents, parents and children give it two thumbs up.