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by Nigel Planer,Terry Pratchett

eBook Witches Abroad (Discworld Novels (Audio)) download ISBN: 0753123452
Author: Nigel Planer,Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Ulverscroft; Unabridged edition (November 1, 2007)
Language: English
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Category: Literature
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But it wasn't until Witches Abroad that Sir Terry created a truly great work of art. He deals with a big question here: the nature of stories in general and fairy tales, in particular.

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. But it wasn't until Witches Abroad that Sir Terry created a truly great work of art. He considers free will and predestination.

Witches Abroad: Discworld Terry Pratchett (Author), Nigel Planer .

Witches Abroad: Discworld Terry Pratchett (Author), Nigel Planer (Narrator), ISIS Audio Books (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. Almost all of the Discworld novels fall into different categories: Tiffany Aching, Rincewind, the three witches, Sam Vines and the guards, and Death. This is a book of the three witches. Terry Pratchett is a master of satire that somehow remains timely.

Soul music is another discworld novel where Terry Pratchett explores and pokes fun at a broad theme

Soul music is another discworld novel where Terry Pratchett explores and pokes fun at a broad theme. In this case it's rock music and let's face it rock music is a valid target. It tells the story of Imp y Celyn who's a bard. While it is still a very enjoyable book, Soul Music, the 16th entry in the Discworld series, is a bit of a letdown following the string of strong entries that began with the 12th book of the series, Witches Abroad, and continued through to the 15th, Men at Arms. Soul Music does for rock-and-roll (or, Music With Rocks In, as it is called in the Discworld) what Moving Pictures did for Hollywood.

Narrated by Tony Robinson. Things have to come to an end, see. That's how it works when you turn the world into stories.

Terry Pratchett's "Discworld" novels are hilarious in audiobook format . The comedy of Pratchett's writing is enhanced by excellent audio performances. Many people have written about this popular fantasy series, but they seem to ignore the audio versions of the books, which I think is their best format. Pratchett's books truly shine in audio form; the humor comes through vividly when performed by a skilled narrator. I've listened to twenty-one of his novels and read three in print. To my mind, there's no comparison: the Discworld audiobooks are a treat not to be missed.

Discworld 1. By: Terry Pratchett. Narrated by: Nigel Planer. The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey

Discworld, Book 12. Narrated by: Tony Robinson. Series: Discworld, Book 12, Discworld: Witches, Book 3. Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins. Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Contemporary Fantasy. Discworld 1. Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins. The Colour of Magic, the first novel in Terry Pratchett's wildly imaginative Discworld series, takes the listener on a remarkable journey. The magical planet of Discworld is supported by four massive elephants who stand on the back of the Great A'Tuin, a giant turtle swimming slowly through the mysterious interstellar gulf.

Narrated by: Nigel Planer. Witches Abroad is one of the best books I have ever read. Although Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels are long-time favourites, my favourite 'series' amongst them is undoubtedly the Witches

Narrated by: Nigel Planer. Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins. It is witty, yet wise, and I find something new everytime I listen to it. I have read the book years ago and came back to it via audible to help me combat a stressful time. Although Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels are long-time favourites, my favourite 'series' amongst them is undoubtedly the Witches. We first met Granny Weatherwax in Equal Rites, but the full introduction of his sisters three comes in Wyrd Sisters.

Home Terry Pratchett Witches Abroad. At least it doesn't pretend it doesn't exist, and no-one on the Discworld ever tried to prove it didn't exist in case they turned out to be right and found themselves suddenly floating in empty space

Home Terry Pratchett Witches Abroad. Part of Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. At least it doesn't pretend it doesn't exist, and no-one on the Discworld ever tried to prove it didn't exist in case they turned out to be right and found themselves suddenly floating in empty space. This is because the Discworld exists right on the edge of reality. The least little things can break through to the other side. So, on the Discworld, people take things seriously. Because stories are important.

The Discworld is the fictional setting of Terry Pratchett’s most iconic series. All the Discworld novels take place on a flat, circular world which sits on the back of four elephants, which stand on the back of a giant star turtle. Although this world may look and sound completely different to our own, the Discworld novels explore a multitude of very human issues.

Terry Pratchett was the acclaimed creator of the global bestselling Discworld series, the first of which, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983. In all, he was the author of over fifty bestselling books. His novels have been widely adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, as well as being awarded a knighthood for services to literature. He died in March 2015.

How difficult could it be to make sure that a servant girl doesn't marry a prince? For the witches Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick. traveling to the distant city of Genua. things are never simple. For one thing, all they've got is Mrs Gogol's voodoo, a one-eyed cat and a second-hand magic wand that can only do pumpkins. And they're up against the malignant power of the Godmother herself, who has made Destiny an offer it can't refuse.
Comments: (7)
Yanki
Terry Pratchett admitted once that if he "had stayed in the same environment of The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic" people would say "'whatever happened to Terry Pratchett?!'"

I think Sir Terry flexed his literary muscles with his third book, Equal Rites. Others pick Guards! Guards! or Sourcery. All three of those books proved that Sir Terry could write and write well.

But it wasn't until Witches Abroad that Sir Terry created a truly great work of art. He deals with a big question here: the nature of stories in general and fairy tales, in particular. He considers free will and predestination. And he displays a burning anger. This is the Terry Pratchett that Neil Gaiman described when he said "there is a fury to Terry Pratchett’s writing".

Witches Abroad uses familiar characters and shows us new (often unsettling) things about them. We follow the plot and enjoy the creativity of an author who tries to do more than just to make us laugh.

Terry Pratchett encourages us to think.
Hirah
What a joy it was to realize that there was a Discworld book I hadn't read! Witches Abroad was the 12th Discworld book, which means that coming to it late means going back to a Discworld where the Watch is still a bit of a joke, where Tiffany Aching has yet to emerge, and where so many of the social changes with regard to the less human creatures of the Disc had yet to occur.

What it also meant was returning to a time when Terry Pratchett wasn't quite using the series to explore profound truths like he would later. (It would hit that landmark in a big way in the next book, Small Gods.) That's not to say that Pratchett had nothing to say here; Witches Abroad is fascinated by the power of stories in our lives, from urban legends to fairy tales, and how we so often use the power of stories to override sense and logic, throwing our lives and passion after a plot line that always works on paper. That's rich fare, and if Pratchett would revisit it to some degree more effectively and powerfully in Hogfather, that doesn't detract from the great ideas he's tossing around here.

But none of that really has any impact on just how much fun reading Witches Abroad is. Pratchett tosses in any number of fairy tales, letting his wonderful trio of witches - the elderly, unbeatable, and determined Granny Weatherwax; the dotty, pleasure-seeking Nanny Ogg (and her terrifying cat Greebo); and the inexperienced but enthusiastic Magrat Garlick - crash their way through them, leading to any number of "fractured fairy tales" filled with anarchy and absurdity. And with Pratchett being Pratchett, that's not enough for him, so he takes on bull-running, Cajun cooking, Mardi Gras, vampire stories, the self-image of cats - oh, and sibling rivalry, political power, the importance of belief, and more. There's no shortage of social commentary here, ranging from the important to the trivial, and all of it feels insightful, funny, and deeply humane. (Also, his descriptions of Cajun/creole cooking are so accurate as to hurt.)

And as always, it's written in classic Pratchett style, with nary a sentence passing without a joke, a great aside, or a clever bit of phrasing. And why play a scene normally when you can pack the book with silliness, including what it's like when animals become people, the divide between magic and just messing with people's heads, a few surprisingly racy double entendres, and what it means to be "foreign". In other words, it's what made me fall in love with Pratchett: the fact that he combines a slew of ideas, a wondrous imagination, clever prose, satirical bite, great insights, and rich plotting, and makes it all look easy. I don't know how he did it, but I can say that there will never be another like him again, and I'm just glad that I got my last chance to jump in fresh to a classic Discworld novel.
Fohuginn
Many years ago I first read this book and was a devoted fan of Disc World. The witches have always been among my favorite characters along with the denizens of the Unseen University. This is one of the early books of the series and I highly recommend it. It begins the development of the witches and is definitely required reading. Enjoy it and you will be hooked and that is not a bad thing. Pay attention to Granny, she is uncannily accurate in her analysis of human nature. There are NO BAD books by Sir Terry.
Neol
Once upon a time in this 12th Book of Discworld, a witch doing extra duty as a fairy godmother dies and leaves her magic wand to another witch with very little instruction except to not let Nanny Ogg and Granny Weatherwax help with the fairy godmothering. No other instructions could have ensured more help from those two. In Discworld, the world is a flat disc, balanced on the backs of four elephants which are standing on the back of a giant turtle. There are many novels set in Discworld, and most of them are clever, witty, and rapid-fire novels. Almost all of the Discworld novels fall into different categories: Tiffany Aching, Rincewind, the three witches, Sam Vines and the guards, and Death. This is a book of the three witches. Terry Pratchett is a master of satire that somehow remains timely. (He writes for example toward the beginning: “But the trouble was that ignorance became the more interesting, especially big fascinating ignorance about huge and important things…” Sounds timely to me.) This book is a fractured retelling of fairytales, a great journey through mangled but recognizable locations, and magic gone wrong. That sounds like a train wreck of a mash-up, but do not forget that this is a Terry Pratchett book and he can make nonsense make sense. It is also satirical, absurd, and occasionally silly. For example, the wand seems only to make pumpkins, but you would be surprised how occasionally pumpkins are helpful. There is method to the madness. Terry Pratchett does a wonderful job of maintaining the integrity of his absurd world and his characters while keeping everything fresh and creative. As always, the humor is wrapped around serious themes. It may be absurd, but it can also be thought provoking. I cannot read too many of them in a row, but when I need something different, a Discworld novel is the perfect metaphorical palate refresher. Like all the Discworld books, the tone is satirical and clever. These books do not contain any scenes, language, or images that would rate even a PG-13 rating at the movies. If a reader does not have sufficient maturity, much of the book will be wasted, because you won’t get the jokes or understand the satire.