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I Shall Wear Midnight

Discworld, Book 38
Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
Series: Discworld: Tiffany Aching, Book 4, Discworld: For Kids, Book 5, Discworld, Book 38
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Tiffany Aching, the young witch from The Wee Free Men, A Hat Full of Sky, and Wintersmith is back in a new adventure featuring Discworld characters both familiar to fans (such as Tiffany, the Wee Free Men, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg) and new (meet Wee Mad Arthur, the Nac Mac Feegle on the City Watch whose only previous appearance was a brief cameo in Feet of Clay, and city witch Mrs Proust - a fabulous Pratchett creation). 

Oh, and there's a magic book or two, a twist through time, a Cunning Man - and a Giant Man of chalk....

Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.

©2010 Terry and Lyn Pratchett (P)2010 Random House Audio

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What an absolutely charming book! After setting my task to devour all or TPratchett’s Discworld series; I, by misfortune came to Tiffany Aching and her adventures, only after I’d read nearly all of the rest of the Series. I Shall Wear Midnight was my first Tiffany Aching book- accidentally read out of order… but *Such* an enjoyable little tale, that a) I only wish I’d met her sooner; & b) I can’t wait to go back to “her” beginning, and start reading! I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It’s TPratchett at his best. A YA book; with all the smartest bits for adults. And a cast of new and you very oldest favourites! And what a beautifully gorgeous title, just to “show off” his lovely cleverness!

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Terry Pratchett rules forever

What did you like most about I Shall Wear Midnight?

Love this series, love the discworld and the philosophy behind the stories.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Who couldn't love the Nac Mac Feegle.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Somehow i just have the hardest time with the audio as its a book about a wee lass and its read by a not wee man sigh this for me was a disapointment as I love Stephen Briggs reading Terry, he is so amazing at it, he's just no Tiffany Aching sigh, and its so hard to write such a negative thing about this book, this series, this narrator.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

If these books (yes these cause if you can read only one and leave them there you wouldn't be reading this review anyway) don't make you at least smirk in a knowing way Terry Pratchett isn't for you.

Any additional comments?

Loved it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-02-2013

A captivating tale with lots of surprises.

Tiffany undertakes numerous tasks in her own quiet and efficient way while facing an unseen enemy. New friends and old favorites are to be found in this intriguing and delightful story.

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  • Simmons
  • 01-12-2012

Tiffany growing up

Yes, perhaps needed for Tiffany's development as a character, but I hope she soon gets a sense of humour. She is soooo serious. Luckily there are other characters who lighten it up a bit. Love the new boyfriend.

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  • Mr Richard Farrell
  • 13-08-2012

Pratchett and Briggs maintain consistent quality

Tiffany Aching continues her progress towards mature "hagdom" - all the old favourite characters from this subseries are there and there are plotlines that prove that Tiffany's life is not destined to be a fairy tale.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-11-2011

Fun Read

Not as good as most of Terry pratchett's books but still a very fun book. The narration is great and the story is great and an easy listen. Love his books and enjoyed this one as well.

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  • Ann
  • 02-12-2010

Perfect Pratchett

I've always loved the Discworld books and this one is no diffrent. The characters are as engaging, funny and, in some cases, mad as ever and the story is one you can really get into. It?s great to see how much Tiffany has grown since the fist time we met her (frying pan in hand) but how she is still very much the same person she?s always been.

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  • Jane
  • 20-02-2011

i shall wear midnight again

having read many terry pratchett books, i was unsure about an audible version. the story would never be a problem, the narration could ruin it. but mr briggs is brilliant he brings the story alive you could almost see the wee free men. once i started listening i did,nt want to stop. a great listen

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  • ummagumma
  • 08-02-2011

A nice tale

This is only my second audiobook, and I must say that I am hooked. The narrator takes you into the story and tells it so wonderfully. I am now looking at my back catalogue of Terry Pratchett books to see which one I want on audio.

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  • mollyeyre
  • 03-06-2013

I love the witchy books best of all

Although a total fan of Terry Pratchett, I do like his 'Witch' books best of all. This one, featuring Tiffany Aching is delightful. One thing I DO like about Terry Pratchett's writing, is that he is obvious a VERY sensible man, and his take on life is so logical. He makes fun of the daft inconsistencies of our world.

I do like Stephen Briggs best of the readers who narrate the unabridged Pratchetts, this, too, makes a difference to the listening enjoyment.

A jolly good use of a valuable credit.

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  • Katherine
  • 05-06-2011

Pratchett at his best

I love Terry's Pratchett's books and over the years I can only conclude that he is getting better ! I Shall Wear Midnight is a beautifully written narrative of a young witch finding her way in life and coping with the difficulties of relationships, responsibilities and the inevitable numerous meetings with Death. The book made me laugh and cry, and I listened to it twice - back to back - as I was sure that the second hearing would add even more colour - which it did. The chapters were the right length for me on my 30min commute. Highly recommended - a great listen.

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  • Dowie
  • 12-04-2011

Another enjoyable book

I really enjoyed this story. Pratchett's style and sense of fun really appeals to me. This was a nice listen late at night when I couldn't sleep

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  • William
  • 31-03-2011

A Pterry goodie

A good book to end the series, darker in nature than the other three but Tiffany has grown up and it shows, shame to see it end as collectively they have all been good, but that I suppose is a matter of opinion.

And the narration by Stephen Briggs brilliant as usual, with the range of character voices he uses you would not think it is the same person.

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  • Patricia
  • 20-03-2011

I Shall Wear Midnight -Excellent

This book was engaging, witty and really entertaining...hightly recommend it if you like Terry Pratchett's writing. The narration was really well done and made the book even more enjoyable.

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  • bellyanna
  • 26-07-2019

So relevant

It is a sign of proper art that these human issues are always relevant. Terry Pratchett was one of the best observers and translators of human weirdness and I wish everyone would read his work. The performance was very sensitive to the text and brought the story to life.

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  • Mrs
  • 26-05-2012

Hmmmmm

I read this book when it came out, to be honest I have always been a Pratchett fan but lately his works have just been fleshed out with too much homespun philosophy and not enough story, the "its all about bieng witchy and proud" angle is all very well but gets a bit tedious after a while, I bought this because I had only read the book once and thought maybe I could get more from an audio version, I am sure Stephen Briggs is a fine narrator, but his accents are bloody awful, he made the Feegles sound like a bunch of whiny girls, whereas in my mind they were pure Glaswegian bravado, which make them funnier somehow, I think I will stick to re-reading Pratchetts earlier works, when you were left to find the message for yourself.

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