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4.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 54.36 out of 5 4.36 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Stephen Briggs Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Discworld Series Release Date: December 2010 ISBN: 9780061996801
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It starts with whispers.

Then someone picks up a stone.

Finally, the fires begin.

When people turn on witches, the innocents suffer. . . .

Tiffany Aching has spent years studying with senior witches, and now she is on her own. As the witch of the Chalk, she performs the bits of witchcraft that aren’t sparkly, aren’t fun, don’t involve any kind of wand, and that people seldom ever hear about: She does the unglamorous work of caring for the needy.

But someone—or something—is igniting fear, inculcating dark thoughts and angry murmurs against witches. Aided by her tiny blue allies, the Wee Free Men, Tiffany must find the source of this unrest and defeat the evil at its root—before it takes her life. Because if Tiffany falls, the whole Chalk falls withher.

Chilling drama combines with laughout-loud humor and searing insight as beloved and bestselling author Terry Pratchett tells the high-stakes story of a young witch who stands in the gap between good and evil.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Pratchett’s trademark wordplay and humor are much in evidence, but he’s also interested in weightier topics, including religious prejudice and the importance of living a balanced life. Tiffany Aching fans, who have been waiting for this novel since Wintersmith, should be ecstatic.”   

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In terms of pure humor per square word, Pratchett may be the cheeriest writer around.” 

    Booklist

  • “Longtime narrator Stephen Briggs provides enthusiastic ‘somewhere-in-the-British-Isles’ accents and voices for them all…Briggs narrates with the pride of a gushing uncle. Tiffany has matured into a fine young—ah, witch. As always, great fun.” 

    AudioFile

  • “A passionately wise, spectacularly hilarious and surpassingly humane outing from a master.”  

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A Nebula Award Andre Norton Award Winner for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • A Mythopoeic Award Nominee for Children's Literature
  • One of the Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Teens: Science Fiction
  • Winner of the 2011 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ljonz | 2/20/2014

    " Fun, entertaining, with occasional insights. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Funderburk | 2/18/2014

    " Crivens! I do enjoy Tiffany Aching and the Wee Free Men a lot! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Jo Atwood | 1/30/2014

    " This is the best of the Wee Free Men books. And the most adult of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Varina | 1/21/2014

    " I am fairly sure this is to be the last of the Tiffany Aching adventures, but all in all it is a good send off, and entirely worth staying up late and blowing off homework to finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leon | 1/19/2014

    " Not as good as other Discword. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marnie | 1/19/2014

    " Another incredible Pratchett novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha Netoff | 1/19/2014

    " third in the series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Em | 1/16/2014

    " I love the Tiffany Aching books and this one didn't disappoint, other than the knowledge that it is the last one of this little Discworld YA mini-series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inge | 12/28/2013

    " Enjoyable. A Terry Pratchett book in every sense. If you like the Discworld novels, you'll like this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sabrina | 12/19/2013

    " You just can't go wrong with a Terry Pratchett book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy | 10/29/2013

    " I would have rated I Shall Wear Midnight four stars if I could have listened to it. I loved the reader on the early Tiffany Aching books and missed his NacMacFeegal voice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacia | 10/25/2013

    " Wonderful ending to the Tiffany Aching series. Terry will be sorely missed when he is no longer able to write. And even more when he passes on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Felicity Green | 10/22/2013

    " I think the Tiffany Aching books are the pinnacle of Discworld and I also think that Terry Pratchett has just gone on getting better and better over the last few years. This one, like the others before it, is basically perfect. No, seriously, it's perfect. "

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

    " I loved the little witch in this wonderful crazy world created by Mr Pratchet. She is usually the youngest as well as the smartest person there. I want to read more about her and her friends and challenges "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mila | 8/14/2013

    " I liked it, but I was disappointed, the book is not bad, but I think the other books from this book series are sooo awesome and..... I don't like this book that much.... Sorry "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Stokely | 6/24/2013

    " Tiffany Aching is ready to be her own witch, the trouble is, there's an ancient evil who wants to stop her. It's the last book Pratchett has written in the series, but there's room for more. I'm hoping we might one day see Tiffany with her own apprentice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Stewart | 3/2/2013

    " I normally love Pratchett but for some reason this one wasn't quite up to par, I think, maybe because it was laced with a tragedy that I couldn't quite brush off. It made the rest of the story more difficult to laugh with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Caulfield | 10/31/2012

    " Pratchett is always fun, however this let me down just a wee bit. By reiterating plot points over and over and over I found some of this very redundant but that also may be his writing this for younger readers. Still, Terry is like having to compare a good apple pie with a great apple pie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 10/19/2012

    " Last of the series. Really, really good. There were splatterings of rather adult humor in this one though, which disappointed me as it's a children's book and Pratchett doesn't need it to be funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 StormyTuesday | 9/3/2012

    " Crivens! The best one yet in the Tiffany Aching series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mgmaudlin | 6/11/2012

    " Another wonderful Tiffany Aching volume. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Js3698 | 10/9/2011

    " I love Terry Pratchett. Especially his books about witches. This one was awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sanya Weathers | 9/18/2011

    " I think if this book doesn't bring a lump to your throat (after a slow start, I will admit), you may possibly not have a soul. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leon | 5/19/2011

    " Not as good as other Discword. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 5/13/2011

    " What a nice surprise to find book 4! It had been a while since I read the first three so I promptly went back after I gobbled up this one! My favorite nugget? "Coming back to where you started is not the same as never having left." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 5/9/2011

    " Tiffany Aching comes of age, fights a big baddie with the "help" of her special friends, and falls in love. It's Terry Pratchett, so the story is funny and exciting and of course includes social commentary and satire. A solid addition to the Tiffany Aching series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elsa | 5/8/2011

    " I bow down before Terry Pratchett. He is a god. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 5/5/2011

    " I love the Tiffany Aching series, they are so much fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teddy | 5/5/2011

    " I enjoyed it - yes I am super erudite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 4/28/2011

    " Tiffany Aching is maturing nicely and has more adventures with the wonderful Feegles and the other colourful characters of Discworld. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karlyl | 4/28/2011

    " It was simply perfect. I loved it, what a great read this was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 4/27/2011

    " The fourth Tiffany Aching adventure is a crossover hit. Possibly the best of the series (in the running with The Wee Free Men), it feels more Discworld than young adult. Many of the favorite Discworld characters even turn up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tgg | 4/25/2011

    " I want to re-read all the other Tiffany Aching books now. "

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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.