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The Wee Free Men

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Terry Pratchett

Narrated By: Stephen Briggs

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: December 2004

Duration: 7 hours 10 minutes


Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home. Forced into Fairyland to seek her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with the Chalk’s local Nac Mac Feegle -- aka the Wee Free Men -- a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men who are as fierce as they are funny. Together, they battle through an eerie and ever-shifting landscape, fighting brutal flying fairies, dream-spinning dromes, and grimhounds -- black dogs with eyes of fire and teeth of razors -- before ultimately confronting the Queen of the Elves, absolute ruler of a world in which reality intertwines with nightmare. And in the final showdown, Tiffany must face her cruel power alone...
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.


  • Anonymous

    Silly is far too underrated in my opinion and this book is nothing but 10 lb of silly slapped between two book covers. In homage to Douglas Adams, utterly the most positive way.

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  • Skyler

    Even though touted as part of Pratchett's children books series, Wee Free Men is fun reading for adults too! My only way to describe Pratchett is irreverent British humor. A great introduction to up and coming child witch Tiffany Aching and her family, surroundings and life on the Chalk. Also, the great thing about Pratchett books is that you don't have to read them in any specific order - they stand on their own.

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  • Andrea Desimone

    Wonderful book!! It's even more wonderful as narrated by Steven Briggs.

  • Sarah Haque

    Fun fun fun......the wee free men was a joy to read.

  • David Land

    Virtually anything by Terry Pratchett is going to be a hoot, and I can scarcely imagine anyone giving it a better read than Steven Briggs. Each character gets a distinct voice, and his lightning-quick ability to switch from voice to voice makes conversations (and arguments) between characters splendidly easy to follow and a delight to the ear. Having listened to Wee Free Men after reading a number of Pratchett's books (the old-fashioned way: with my eyes, on paper), it seems that Pratchett is at his best with Tiffany Aching. His writing has all the satiric bite that it ever has, but there's more hear in it. We can only hope there will be more Tiffany Aching books than the three so far (Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, Wintersmith), and that the narrator of Wee Free Men returns.

  • Roxanne

    I've read all of Terry Pratchett's books and all of them are hilarious. I love the dry wit and humor; well worth reading. It will make most anyone chuckle.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely delightful - Pratchett absolutely hits his stride in this one. The narrator couldn't be better. If you love Terry Pratchett - this is a classic. If you haven't read any Pratchett - you should know that he has defined his own genre of Science Fiction/Fantasy/Spoof/Social Commentary. Possibly the next Mark Twain.

  • Wendy

    Well this explains the whole hating Roland storyline from A Hat Full of Sky. I love these books. So creative and different from anything I've ever read. Absolutely love these books.

  • Gabi

    I laughed out loud so many times my cheeks hurt. This is by far the funniest book I have listened to in a very long time. This is simply a great written story and the reader did an excellent job relating it to the listeners.

  • Susan Ellingburg

    Terry Pratchett's books are laugh-out-loud funny - and audio is by far the best way to experience them. The gentleman who reads them is brilliant. His sense of timing and wide range of accents heighten the humor and drama of the book and help keep the multitude of characters separated in one's mind. That's no mean feat when they have names like "Not so big as Medium Jock but bigger than Wee Jock Jock". I never want to read a Pratchett book again - I only want to listen to them. But I want to listen to them all!

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