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Download The Truth: Discworld #25 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 54.41 out of 5 4.41 (22 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: December 2002 ISBN:
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William de Worde is the accidental editor of Discworld's first newspaper. Now he must cope with the traditional perils of a journalist's life - people who want him dead, a recovering vampire with a suicidal fascination for flash photography, some more people who want him dead in a different way and, worst of all, the man who keeps begging him to publish pictures of his humorously shaped potatoes.William just wants to get to the truth. Unfortunately, everyone else wants to get at William. And it's only the third edition...

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narelle | 2/9/2014

    " Another one of my fave Pratchetts. Don't know what it is, but I seem to like the 'one offs' much more than the ones with lots of regular characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Thomas | 1/5/2014

    " A fantastic lampoon of the newspaper/ tabloid relationship. While he may not have utilized many of the more famous and lovable characters in this one, he has created a host of new ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth Smith | 1/1/2014

    " Pratchett at his very damn near best. Witty, scathing social commentary, and a seminal lesson in journalism and how stupid human beings tend to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Dolezal | 12/21/2013

    " Big troubles can accompany first newspapers in the city of Ankh-Morpork. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brogers1926 | 12/5/2013

    " Another Pratchett romp. You gotta love this guy. This one is about the arrival of newspapers in Ankh Morpork. As usual, chaos ensues...) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 11/30/2013

    " Has Terry Pratchett ever written a bad book? A satirical look at journalism this time, and as funny and imaginative as ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosie Powell | 11/18/2013

    " I sometimes worry that I ought to be less generous with stars, but I honestly love Terry Pratchett so much, and really this is one of my favourites. I love developed villains. So, five stars once more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nelle | 11/12/2013

    " Fun! I wasn't so keen on the plot, but Pratchett has a way with words and he definitely skewers the human proclivity toward reading, believing in, and musing upon the mundane. Lots of insight on the power of the printed word. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Derrick | 2/13/2013

    " This was amusing but the only part I really enjoyed was the small part played by Vetinari. Showed what a clever bastard he really is :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Houdek | 1/12/2013

    " Satirical look at the world of publishing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 R M Byrd | 7/11/2012

    " This is one of the most delightful books I've ever read. The wit and charm of Pratchett is in full force (I laughed out loud to myself many times as I was reading) and you cheer at the end for the underdog champion. Great stuff. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 6/5/2012

    " One of the funniest Discworld books I have read :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miguel Ángel Vilela | 12/9/2011

    " This book didn't make me feel as thrilled as others (e.g. Fifth Elephant or even Feet Clay) but I loved how Real it feels when it touches certain aspects of journalism. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nigel Temple | 5/7/2011

    " I admit it! I am a Terry Pratchett fan. I have bought all of his books. They make me laugh out loud and I find myself re-reading them. What more can I say? =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 3/5/2011

    " Absolutely one of my favorites. It think what I liked most was the additional new character who put a different perspective on all the other ones. Very well told, and fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 11/19/2010

    " News media hits it big in this book. Very enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merrilee | 7/26/2010

    " Slower to start than I expect from Pratchett, but a great finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayne Charles | 4/13/2010

    " My favourite novel of the Discworld series. There's always plenty of gags, but perhaps a few more to the page in this one, and a really good story to boot. 'Things Written Down' has to be one of the best corporate slogans since 'H King, Taking the Piss since 1961'. Pure comic genius. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Creech | 4/6/2009

    " My favorite moment is when readers of The Times comment that it must be true if "They" are allowed to put it in the paper. And the rebuttle is "There is no They, just me and a girl..." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 victoria.p | 3/19/2008

    " I enjoyed this a lot, but more for the supporting cast surrounding William de Worde than for William himself. I especially liked Otto and Sacharissa. And the Pulp Fiction send-up. And Vetinari, of course, though as always, he could have been in it more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Treeman | 2/15/2008

    " "The Truth" is by far the best book I have read by Terry Prachett. Humorous and intelligent, Prachett shows the absurdities of news media while narrating in a clear and less confusing way than many of his other works are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nigel | 1/26/2008

    " I admit it! I am a Terry Pratchett fan. I have bought all of his books. They make me laugh out loud and I find myself re-reading them. What more can I say? =) "

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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.