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Download Diggers: The Bromeliad Trilogy #2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Diggers: The Bromeliad Trilogy #2 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Terry Pratchett
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,966 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Stephen Briggs Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2007 ISBN:
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A bright new dawn is just around the corner for thousands of tiny nomes when they move into the ruined buildings of an abandoned quarry. Or is it?

Soon strange things begin to happen. Like the tops of puddles growing hard and cold, and the water coming down from the sky in frozen bits. Then humans appear, and they really mess everything up. The quarry is to be re-opened, and the nomes must fight to defend their new home. But how long will they be able to keep the humans at bay, even with the help of the monster Jekub?

This is the second book in the Bromeliad Trilogy. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 2/8/2014

    " Love Terry Pratchett, and loves that he writes funny, thoughtful, non-condescending books for young adults. This trilogy was great -- exciting and endearing. Reminded me of THE RATS OF NIMH stuff and WATERSHIP DOWN (especially love that latter book) but funnier. And the main character is excellent, and I have a crush on him, even though he's only like four inches tall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianah | 2/5/2014

    " I love Terry Pratchett and I really enjoyed this series...yes, BUT I'm really tired of the female character that is only really attractive to the hero that turns out to break the misogynist bounds that hold back her weaker willed sisters (or rather mothers and grandmothers since she represents a new kind of woman) and saves the day. While I enjoy his work you have to admit it is formulaic and becoming more so you'll note if you read "Making Money". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 1/28/2014

    " These three children's book made me weep and want to explore the world! Seriously, there is more here than just some nomes! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Chamberlain | 1/22/2014

    " Purportedly a kids book, I enjoyed it quite thoroughly as an adult. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 1/11/2014

    " Decent collection, but I just didn't enjoy these as much as Pratchett's Discworld novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/7/2014

    " Brilliant! I can never think of department stores the way I once did... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam Greens | 12/23/2013

    " don't know how any one couldn't love these.stories "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Evan Lyons | 12/17/2013

    " An amazing read. I liked the nomes' interactions with eachother and how very much like humans they are, despite thinking they're totally different from us. I especially like the sections with the frogs in the third book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fizzy | 12/16/2013

    " I was soooo excited when I found this entire series of Terry Pratchett's for a dollar at the library. Owning any Pratchett pretty much makes me happy. This series follows the life of a group of "nomes" (four inch) people). It is very cool because as it begins they are all very ignorant, but by the end both their understandings and their insights (and the vocabulary) grow. I think Pratchett used this book to examine how people think and react to new ideas. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 sara frances | 12/12/2013

    " I loved this book. I laughed my ass off the whole way through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angevon | 11/4/2013

    " Read the first two but gave up before the last, iirc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 10/17/2013

    " Charming story with heroes, knaves and improbable quests. Pratchett designs the most interesting, metaphorical worlds that skewer all the pomp and ritual of our lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mifalda | 9/16/2013

    " Great book. As always to be expected from Terry Pratchett it was strange, funny, quotable, and awsome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie Lisle | 6/27/2013

    " Pratchett never fails - he always makes me laugh! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 6/13/2013

    " I ended up loving it, though at first the gnomes didn't grab me. The three stars are relative to TP's oeuvre. A three for a Pratchett book is an 11 for many other authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lê Khôi | 6/6/2013

    " Some adventurous story of yesterday :-j "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Void lon iXaarii | 4/3/2013

    " A very interesting and refreshing change of perspective in the way the world is viewed... a bottom up view, so to speak. Some very funny and truly thought provoking ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stewart | 3/1/2013

    " This was such a light and simple read. If I had children this would be a perfect book to read out-loud to them. It lends itself to silly voices and that kind of storytelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 9/26/2012

    " Not as good as Discworld/Tiffany Aching series, but still very good Pratchett. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cartavio | 9/16/2012

    " Very funny. Perhaps my favourite Pratchett book. The fragments from the Bible of the Mall were the funniest of all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kulendra Janaka | 6/13/2012

    " So this was meant apparently for young adults, but I loved this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/15/2012

    " Sublime - had the kids rolling with laughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dacia | 4/6/2012

    " So funny! Gives great insight into the world of humans by looking at life through nomes' eyes. Very tongue in cheek! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lucy | 2/14/2012

    " Very slow read. Hard to finish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mr. | 2/13/2012

    " Terry Pratchett really did a great job of...doing what he does best. Making people laugh, while still keeping enough story and plot to keep it serious. It was great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Willa Grant | 1/26/2012

    " I think I am just too much of a Discworld fan to really like this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 puck | 10/27/2011

    " this was fun and easy. i like pratchett. the end. oh! but not, because also it was interesting to watch a borrowers-sized world without so much "this is the clever way we adapt!" and instead "this is our life. it kind of sucks but also is awesome." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margus | 10/23/2011

    " Absolute favorite through all time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 5/29/2011

    " Another example of how you can't judge a book by it's cover...or title. This is 3 books in one. I enjoyed them all. So insightful and well-written. Terry Pratchett is my literary hero!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/9/2011

    " This, in my opinion, is Terry Pratchett's masterpiece. It's supposedly a children's book, but the themes are definitely beyond what most children can comprehend. They are beyond what most adults can understand. It's a children's book so it's funny and cute. Don't be fooled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Watoosa | 2/19/2011

    " I love everything I've read by TP, but there was something about this book by him, as with The Amazing Maurice, that I just really took to heart. Also, very funny. Sophisticated ideas without being high-falutin'. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 9/9/2010

    " Why have I put off reading Pratchetts early kids' books for so long? I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to. Sure, it isn't up to his more recent stuff, but it's a lot better than early Discworld. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 7/25/2009

    " Pratchett tells the story of gnomes from outside who meet gnomes in a department store. They escape into the outside world and try to find a safe place from people. They were fun books, but the first one was the best. "

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About the Author
Author Terry Pratchett

Terry Pratchett (1948–2015) was an English novelist known for his frequently comical work in the fantasy genre. He is best known for his popular and long-running Discworld series. His first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971, and after publishing his first Discworld novel, The Color of Magic, in 1983, he wrote two books a year on average. He was the United Kingdom’s bestselling author of the 1990s and has sold more than 55 million books worldwide. In 2001 he won the Carnegie Medal for his children’s novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. Pratchett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature in 1998 and was knighted in 2009.

About the Narrator

Stephen Briggs, who also works in film, has adapted and staged fifteen Discworld plays, collaborated with Terry Pratchett on a number of related works, and performed the audio recordings of Pratchett’s books. He lives in England.