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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,745 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Stephen Briggs Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN:
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Outside! What's it like? Masklin looked blank. Well, he said. It's sort of big.

To the thousands of tiny nomes who live under the floorboards of a large department store, there is no outside. Things like day and night, sun and rain are just daft old legends.

Then a devastating piece of news shatters their existence: the Store, their whole world, is to be demolished. It's up to Masklin, one of the last nomes to come into the Store, to mastermind an unbelievable escape plan that will take all the nomes into the dangers of the great Outside.

This is the first 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 Josie | 2/15/2014

    " My first ever Pratchett. Why have I waited so long? I think I used to look at the covers of the Discworld novels and think the stories would be all over the place, with an insane sense of humour that I wouldn't quite get. Maybe the Discworld novels are like that, but this one isn't! The humour is - oh, how to explain it - sly and subtle and fun... it's not the narrator being funny, it's the characters - and they don't even realise they're being funny, it's only the reader who can laugh at the nomes living in a human world and having their odd, serious ideas about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chrystal | 2/2/2014

    " My husband is a Terry Pratchett fan and I've read many of his books to help us relate to each other. It is fun to see the different style and personality of science fiction. It took me a while to catch on to his sense of humor, but now I laugh out loud while I read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris The Story Reading Ape | 1/29/2014

    " OK so l'm an old kid but l enjoyed this sequel to The Carpet People and then went straight into the last one TRUCKERS. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nasia | 1/11/2014

    " not quite sure if it was this one or Diggers that I read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meo | 1/6/2014

    " Charming, entertaining and - oddly - socially relevant, this story shows how a bunch of miniature nomes must overcome religious differences, inter-family hostility and mankind in order to survive. With the world of people seen, affectionately very effectively, through the eyes of the nomes, mankind comes out as second-rate and plodding, and that's before our behaviour is taken into account. The POV caused the Juniors a few problems - they couldn't "get" some of the inferences, but they enjoyed the story and were keen to get to the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 1/6/2014

    " Much fun (and more than a little silly). Enjoyed this one with my son. Some terrific word play. And, on a certain level, thought-provoking. We've already started the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anastasia | 12/29/2013

    " Terry Pratchett is always entertaining, but this was particularly fabulous for its play with perspective--the gnome's interpretation of "signs" and the idea of literally living in total ignorance of the outside world and turning it into a religion is perfectly executed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 12/23/2013

    " I liked the way this book made you look at humanity from ankle height. It also carries a lot of Pratchett's humor, but it's not over the top like some of his books. A good young adult read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Reepacheep | 12/23/2013

    " Nomes! And starships? Can't wait to see what's next with these guys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 tynia | 12/23/2013

    " not quite the same caliber as discworld... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaylee | 12/16/2013

    " Started out slow, but got much better. Kinda like a cross between Redwall and Discworld. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 12/4/2013

    " I've been meaning to read some Pratchett for years now, so it was nice to finally sit down with one. Loved it - charming and funny, looking foward to reading the others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 11/18/2013

    " okay. not bad, but not gripping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caitlin Allerton | 8/2/2013

    " I rated it a five because most of my books are not as exiting and adventurous as this one and it was a good change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzie | 12/28/2012

    " A fun, quick read. Very Terry Pratchettee, particularly in regards to his treatment of religion, and his grasp of human nature. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter Dolezal | 11/3/2012

    " One of the funniest book i've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Jones | 11/2/2012

    " Great trilogy. A really fun story, and a good thinker for youth. Very similar to Plato's "Allegory of the Cave". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 10/26/2012

    " A lovely book. The world created under the store is enchanting! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rev. Nyarkoleptek | 3/16/2012

    " This book isn't really bad, per se, it's just that Pratchett's so much better in his later work that the Trucker books seem vastly inferior in comparison. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Kent | 11/3/2011

    " A book for younger readers, still enjoyable all the same. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Courtney Conant | 8/26/2011

    " I absolutely did not enjoy this book... Too confusing and not enjoyable for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrsterrapinpond | 7/30/2011

    " Recently listened to this again. Soooo funny! I just love how the nomes perceive humans. "

  • 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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