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Author: Terry Pratchett Narrator: Stephen Briggs Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Discworld Series Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9780061967320
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Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork—not the old-fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them.

And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.

The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt (and no one knows anything much about Mr Nutt, not even Mr Nutt, which worries him, too.)

As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed for ever. Because the thing about football—the important thing about football—is that it is not just about football.

Here we go! Here we go! Here we go!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This account of Unseen University’s entry into the world of soccer (or, as they occasionally call it, ‘foot-the-ball’) pushes past the usual conventions of satire to offer equal parts absurdist philosophy and heartwarming romance…A witty addition to the long-running fantasy series.”

  • “At its heart, this is an intelligent, cheeky love letter to football, its fans and the unifying power of sports.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In short, this is as busy and as daft as any other Discworld yarn, which means it is the quintessence of daft. Nobody writes fantasy funnier than Pratchett.”

    Booklist

  • “Thirty-seven books in and…Discworld is still going strong…and doing so with undimmed, triumphant exuberance.”

    Guardian (London)

  • Unseen Academicals seizes all the things you thought you understood, shakes them vigorously, and invites you to watch with snow globe sensations. On the shortlist of the most invigorating authors on the planet.”             

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A 2010 Locus Award Nominee
  • AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award

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About the Author

Author Terry Pratchett

Sam Tsoutsouvas is a veteran actor and lyricist with experience on the stage and in television, films, and audiobook narration. He has acted in regional theater and on Broadway in everything from Shakespeare plays to musical comedy. His television appearances include Law & Order and Soldier of Fortune, Inc. His film roles include the minister in Ghost, and he provided voice for two film documentaries, Ezra Pound: American Odyssey and Lodz Ghetto, which was nominated for several awards. He has narrated more than a dozen audiobooks, and his reading of Journeys of Socrates was a finalist for the 2006 Audie Award for Best Narration in the inspirational/spiritual category, a narration that AudioFile magazine praised as “masterful.”

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. Briggs has won five AudioFile Earphones Awards. He lives in England.