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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (1 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: January 2007 ISBN: 9780061373398
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At age nine, Tiffany Aching defeated the cruel Queen of Fairyland. At eleven, she banished an ancient body-stealing evil. At thirteen, Tiffany faces a new challenge: a boy. And boys can be a bit of a problem when you’re thirteen …

But the Wintersmith isn’t exactly a boy. He is Winter itself—snow, gales, icicles—all of it. And he wants Tiffany to stay in his gleaming, frozen world—forever.

Tiffany will need all her cunning to make it to spring. She’ll also need her friends, from junior witches to the legendary Granny Weatherwax—and the Wee Free Men, too! She’ll have the help of the bravest, toughest, smelliest pixies ever to be banished from Fairyland—whether she wants it or not. It’s going to be a cold, cold season, because if Tiffany doesn’t survive until spring—spring won’t come.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Pratchett sets this drama in a frozen landscape worthy of Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen or the White Witch of Narnia…With Wintersmith, he gets this bewitching series brilliantly back on track.”

    Washington Post

  • “Pratchett’s dry humor and sense of the absurd is wonderful.”

    Philadelphia Inquirer

  • “Yet another rollicking, clever, and quite charming adventure is brought to readers, who will find themselves delighted again—or for the first time—by Pratchett’s exuberant storytelling.”

    Booklist  (starred review)

  • “Replete with dry and intelligent humor, this latest in the series is sure to delight.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Great fun—vintage Pratchett, in fact…This book is not to be missed.”

    VOYA

  • “Pratchett once again delivers a sidesplittingly funny adventure that overlays a deeply thoughtful inquiry into the nature of narrative and identity: how the stories we tell shape our understanding of ourselves and of the world we inhabit…This one is verra weel done indeed.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Public Library Book for Teens
  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A 2007 Mythopoeic Award Nominee
  • A 2007 Booklist Editors’ Choice
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Winner of the 2007 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derrick | 2/15/2014

    " Liked it more than the second book, less than the first book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/15/2014

    " Another charming installment in Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching YA novels. Not quite as coherent as A Hat Full of Sky, but still utterly enjoyable, with more of Tiffany's education in witching and return supporting appearances from the Nac Mac Feegle, Granny Weatherwax, and Nanny Ogg. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel VB | 2/6/2014

    " Terry Pratchett is a genius, a crafter of stories, his writing is flawless, his humour will have you laughing wherever you are. Go on, read a tale of Discworld, you won't regret it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 1/24/2014

    " I'm in the minority of finding the Tiffany Aching books really hard work and really slow going. It took me 3 days to read 50 pages, and then I finished it on the last day because of a 5 hour train journey with no room to knit, crochet or watch a DVD on the journey. Nevertheless it's still a great book, and now I only have 3 Discworld books to go until I'm finished! :C "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 1/13/2014

    " There weren't as many passages that made me laugh out loud in this book as some of the others, but still good for a laugh. You have to read the Tiffany books in order though, otherwise you'll never get what is going on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 1/13/2014

    " This continues to be a very fun series. Entertaining to listen to in the car - the accent of the Feagles (sp?) is so good, that I would recommend listening to it. Kid friendly also. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Travis | 1/8/2014

    " These Tiffany Aching books just keep getting better and better. I loved Miss Treason and her Boffo, and Annagramma. And omg Horace! Horace was the best! And I'm liking Roland, too. (And of course Tiffany and Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, as well.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric Dowdle | 12/17/2013

    " As usual, Terry Pratchett is hilarious. The Nac Mac Feegle get me every time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 10/25/2013

    " Obviously read these in the wrong order, but it doesn't matter. I think it is James McKee who doesn't like the Discworld series - I always knew he was too weird. It is fun, and even funny at times, and does exactly what it says on the tin! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacie Johnson | 10/24/2013

    " I love Discworld. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 6/15/2013

    " 2 copies -- 1 autographed, 1 not "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eva | 10/16/2012

    " Stephen Briggs has a marvelous reading voice. I enjoyed listening to the story as much I had enjoyed reading the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blue Meanie | 10/8/2012

    " The best of the three. Tiffany Aching is such a great character. (Terry Pratchett still doesn't quite know how to end a book though.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 7/6/2012

    " Another great Tiffany book, although I do rank Wee Free Men as his greatest to date. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 1/1/2012

    " Not as delightful or funny as the other two in the series, but still very, very sweet. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Imma | 11/2/2011

    " I found this Tiffany Aching book very tedious and long winded. It left me very disappointed in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 11/1/2011

    " Looking forward to I Shall Wear Midnight; #4 in the Tiffany Aching series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Benji Martin | 6/8/2011

    " This one was my favorite in the series so far. One more to go. I don't want them to end! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 5/11/2011

    " Love Pratchett's work. Adventure and humor. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 4/7/2011

    " All of Terry Pratchett's books are winners, especially any of the Discworld series.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " Tiffany dances into the story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 3/30/2011

    " Pratchett keeps me giggling. Those little guys are hilarious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 3/20/2011

    " I love tiffany aching. Although this comes across as a light hearted story of a young girl and her adventures is it a touching story of growing up and finding ones place in the world. I love getting into tiffany's mind. It is so frank and true to life addled with great humor "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wulfansur | 3/17/2011

    " I really like this book. Read it a couple of times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 2/15/2011

    " Obviously read these in the wrong order, but it doesn't matter. I think it is James McKee who doesn't like the Discworld series - I always knew he was too weird. It is fun, and even funny at times, and does exactly what it says on the tin! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darren | 2/9/2011

    " Not his best Tiffany novel but still, as always, a very entertaining read. "

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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.