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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Julian Rhind-Tutt Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2015 ISBN: 9781101892022
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Dragons have invaded Crumbling Castle, and all of King Arthur’s knights are either on holiday or visiting their grannies. It’s a disaster!

Luckily, there’s a spare suit of armor and a very small boy called Ralph who is willing to fill it. Together with Fortnight the Friday knight and Fossfiddle the wizard, Ralph sets out to defeat the fearsome fire breathers.

Here are fourteen fantastically funny stories from master storyteller Sir Terry Pratchett, full of time travel and tortoises, monsters and mayhem, dragons, dinosaurs, cavemen, and car races

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Though these stories lack the perfectly timed wordplay of Pratchett’s later work, they are a charming and funny sample of his early fictional imaginings…This volume will please both its intended audience and older Pratchett completists.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • • "So funny I dropped my spoon laughing! King Arthur
  • “The oddness of the stories makes them funny and unique. Many feature British terminology, which might confuse younger readers but adds to the flavor of the book. General themes include good overcoming evil, cheaters never prospering, and courage defeating danger. Verdict: Middle grade readers who enjoy Pratchett’s other works or Dahl’s tales are bound to enjoy this one.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Fourteen rollicking tales, most of which were written when the author was a teenager…feature characters heroic or hiss-worthy, pranks and battles aplenty, sly twists on familiar tropes, and his trademark mix of silly humor and acute moral commentary…Juvenilia from a genius.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “It’s a pleasure to read Pratchett’s reflections in his introduction and to see his signature warmth, wit, and intelligence light up these simple stories. Appearing throughout the book, Beech’s amusing ink-and-wash drawings perfectly capture the magic of the tales reminiscnet of Quentin Blake’s illustrations.”

    Booklist

  • “Narrator Julian Rhind-Tutt’s delivery is as varied as the diverse characters in this collection…Rhind-Tutt is outstanding with Pratchett’s witty wordplay, and his spirited descriptions will keep young listeners tuned in. Sound effects such as buzzing bees, birds, yawns, and racing cars are genuine and add to the lively atmosphere.”

    AudioFile

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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

Julian Rhind-Tutt is an actor and voice artist. His audiobook narrations have earned five AudioFile Earphones Awards, and he has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His film appearances include roles in The Madness of King George, The Saint, Les Misérables, Notting Hill, and Tomorrow Never Dies, while his television credits include Reckless, Dangerfield, and Richard II. His stage work includes Editing Process, The Way of the World, Catherine Howard, and as the Duke of York in The Madness of George III. He is also the recipient of the Carlton Hobbs Award from BBC Radio.