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Download The Fifth Elephant: Discworld #24 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Fifth Elephant: Discworld #24 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Terry Pratchett
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (22,731 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Stephen Briggs Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2003 ISBN:
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Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday he was a duke, a chief of police, and ambassador to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilization, there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. Sam Vimes is out of time and already out of breath... Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brad | 2/18/2014

    " In which hard-boiled copper Vimes is deep-fat fried in the underground politics of Uberwald. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Huw Evans | 2/9/2014

    " Everybody knows that Discworld is supported on the back of four giant elephants which balance on the back of a celestial chelonian. There was fifth elephant and this book is its story. It's also about marriage, dwarfs, opera, vampires, werewolves, blackboard cleaning and aryanism. It doffs its hat to Chekov, Conan Doyle and le Carre. What more could you want? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lmy | 2/6/2014

    " First Pratchett book I read. It rocked. Got me into his entire series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francis Bruno | 1/31/2014

    " The Fat mines. "

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

    " What I learned from this book: Nothing helps a period of sickness like a Terry Pratchett novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig Gooding | 1/22/2014

    " Trolls, dwarfs, werewolves and vampires, and not a wizard or Hobbit in sight. The Commander of the Watch (i.e., chief of police) of Ankh-Morpork is sent on a diplomatic mission (chosen specifically because he is not diplomatic), to the coronation of the Low King of the Dwarfs. As always with Pratchett, very, very funny, with word play, great dialogue and even some action. For example, a recent murder victim is referred to by a Constable of the Watch as "the person who is currently vitally challenged." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Li Chin Wong | 1/10/2014

    " Uh. It was o...kay? Would have liked more Vimes-y & Patrician-y moments though. I liked the previous books better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhaegar | 12/11/2013

    " The Watch is imba. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudine | 12/3/2013

    " His humour is astounding! The Discworld books are a great read for any day! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martin | 11/29/2013

    " My first Discworld book. I would have read one a lot sooner if I'd known you didn't have to start with the first volume. This was a great read, absolutely hilarious, and I'm looking forward to eventually reading the rest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 10/30/2013

    " My first Discworld read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith | 10/23/2013

    " I love the dark Ubwerwald setting, and Vimes is also my favorite character, so there's that. (Rincewind is also my favorite. I'm not very good at picking one favorite.) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vilo | 10/20/2013

    " Pratchett is a comic genius. Werewolves, dwarves, trolls and men, all toiling as "coppers" in the hysterically multicultural Watch. Sam Vimes is a leader of men and all the above mentioned--oh, I forgot the zombie--and a loving if bewildered husband. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross Scrimgeour | 7/29/2013

    " Once again Terry Pratchett delivers another fantastic story involving my favourite character, Sam Vimes. The usual mix of imagination and humour is on show here and at the end of the book you are left wanting more. One of my favourite stories ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona | 10/12/2010

    " I love Terry Pratchet. Very funny! My favorite character is Death. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 9/17/2010

    " As ever, fantastic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jason | 8/14/2009

    " I liked the additional action in this one. It was a change-up from Pratchett's normal wackiness, but it was a good change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dracoiratus | 12/20/2007

    " Audiobook version read by Stephen Briggs "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 12/3/2007

    " Be warned: Pratchett's a Brit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 7/27/2005

    " Another favorite - Terry Pratchett "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franzi | 2/6/2004

    " Terry Pratchett at his 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.