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Tiffany Aching put one foot wrong, made one little mistake...and now the spirit of winter is in love with her. He gives her roses and icebergs, says it with avalanches and showers her with snowflakes - which is tough when you're 13, but also just a little bit...cool.  

And just because the Wintersmith wants to marry you is no excuse for neglecting your chores. So Tiffany must look after Miss Treason, who's 113 and has far too many eyes, learn the secret of Boffo, catch Horace the cheese, stop the gods from seeing her in the bath - 'Crivens!' - Oh, yes and be helped by the Nac Mac Feegles - whether she wants it or not.

But if Tiffany doesn't work it all out, there will never be another springtime.

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

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©2006 Terry and Lynn Pratchett (P)2008 Isis Publishing

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Crivens!

Loved being able to spend time with Tiffany and the Feegles while driving, crafting and houseworking. Stephen Briggs does a great job with the Feegles voices. I am an obsessive Discworld fan and these audio books are just as enjoyable as reading the novels. Will be buyng more from the Tiffany Aching series.

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good fun

just really enjoyed it. right combination of humour, folklore, magic and adventure. good fun

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Lovely, lovely, lovely

Everything is good about this book. Tony Robinson somehow manages to be as convincing as a teenage girl as he is as a small blue imp-like creature with a Scottish accent. The story broke my heart but, at the end of it, I was not sure why. It’s not a tragedy but there is something so heart rending about the whys and wherefores which all add up to the story as a whole. Is it because we know Terry Pratchett will never again take us to the magical world of a Tiffany Aching that finishing Wintersmith seems like such a loss?

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A little bit repetitive.

Starts off okay but there isn't much development of the story line. The main themes are repeated almost in the same forms all the through.
Not one of the best.

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Terry Pratchett full of wisdom

Terry Pratchett must have been as wise as Granny Weatherwax and Tiffany combined. Another great book and so much wisdom to take away.

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  • 29-01-2021

Always fun

A bit YA plot wise but who could dislike Terry’s imaginative and very charming style and characters. Nutrition for the spirit.

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  • Brad
  • 13-11-2018

Another masterpiece from Terry Pratchett

This is wonderful book, and part of the "Tiffany Aching" children's novels. A must listen!

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  • Coral
  • 02-01-2013

The twist of the Seasons

Pratchett returns to the idea of belief and seasons. This should not off put anyone with strong views about what do believe in; rather this is about the effects of belief and how societies work with belief through charity; exchange and tradition.

It's also light and funny. Morals without preaching but a dose of guilt. If you enjoy the others go right and head and dive in.

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  • Jordan
  • 21-11-2012

Enchanting!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Been a Pratchett fan for several years but shied away from Tiffany Aching tales thinking they would be too immature, was very wrong! Just as imaginative and vivid as other discworld novels, with the same underlying social commentary. Loved it.

Which scene was your favorite?

Anything with the feegles!

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  • Gordon Semple
  • 27-03-2012

The only joy to be found in winter

Would you listen to Wintersmith again? Why?

I repeatedly listen and re-read Terry Pratchett's material as there is always something new to find.

Who was your favorite character and why?

While the feegles are always a delight, and Tiffany a quintessential element my favourite character in the Wintersmith is Ms. Treason. As a witch who understands that perception is everything, she brings

What does Stephen Briggs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Stephen Briggs brings a voice tuned to Terry Pratchett's writings that is not present in other readers.

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  • Madddy
  • 17-10-2017

By Tabby, age 8

This audio book was exiting because you think you know what’ll happen but you find you are completely wrong. The man reading it was good because he put on different voices for different characters.

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  • Michael
  • 06-12-2010

Magic!

Superb, I love all the Tiffany aching books so far but this is my favorite (have not yet listened to the unabridged 'I Shall Wear Midnight' My credits arrive in a few days!)This is the funniest Tiffany book so far and has lots of Nanny Ogg, my favorite Discworld character, and the Feegles are hilarious as always. Tiffany has really grown up in this story. Stephen Briggs is a superb reader as usual. I'm just sad that there is only one more after this. ' Wailey Wailey'

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  • Dee Murray
  • 06-06-2016

Not just for children

I have listened to this book twice now and loved it both times. Stephen Briggs was marvellous, as always. I think I will read it again and again.

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  • Abigail
  • 29-08-2017

my favourite story

Narrator was good at doing all the different voices and did the story justice. Enjoyed listening.

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  • Kiz
  • 06-08-2017

a superb book.

this is a fantastic story continuing Tiffany's growth in witching. with lots of nac Mac feegles too, you can't go wrong.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-04-2017

wonderful

another great chapter for terry prachett fans of Tiffany aitkin. really enjoyable read with great empathy to the characters

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  • jpp
  • 21-05-2016

Wintersmith or how Summer (through Tiffany Aching) triumphed over Winter.

Terry Pratchett's tale of how Tiffany danced with the Wintersmith and he fell in love with her, the hilarious rescue of the Summer Lady from Hades by the NAC Mac Feegles.And the setting of the world to rights.

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  • Gillian Whalley
  • 27-04-2016

Brilliant

Loved it filled with Terry Pratchetts whit and drama a must for any fan of the disc world

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  • Wolfy
  • 18-09-2015

LOVE LOVE LOVE this book

If you could sum up Wintersmith in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, griping, funny.

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Just when you think that Tiffany has been through the most exciting, amazing adventure that test her to her limits….. and then you hear the story of Wintersmith!! WOW. Love it. One moment you are terrified and then you fall off the bed laughing and you have to scroll back and listen to that same line over and over again because its so funny.

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  • EC W
  • 13-07-2015

KIDS REVIEW: Tiffany Aching grows up - aged 9 plus

My boys (aged 7 and 9) love the Wee Free Men, but they did find this book of the series the most challenging. I think it is because Tiffany Aching is growing up, and her friends are older too - teen age witches taking on their first cottage, getting "followers" and learning about the rules of life an death.

I'm not saying they didn't enjoy it. It just required some explaining in part and (oddly) a trip out to see Morris Dancers and a may pole. If your children have never seen a Morris dance troop then the idea of the Dark Morris just won't make any sense at all. Once we'd seen the Green Man etc, the book fell much more in to place.

Oh and my 7 year old son did think there was a bit too much love stuff in it. The fact that Tiffany rather liked the fact that someone put her face on snowflakes, had him ask suspiciously if there was going to be kissing.

I really enjoyed it, but I've marked it on behalf of my boys. So gripping story, great narration but not enough fightin', steelin' and drinkin'.

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