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The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett - NEW Audiobook

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The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett - NEW Audiobook



The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett - NEW Audiobook

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The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett

The Wee Free Men, A story of Discworld for youngsters, created Terry Pratchett and done by Stephen Briggs.

Description 

A young witch-to-be called Tiffany groups up with all the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue guys, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland.

This Unabridged Audiobook variation of Terry Pratchett's Discoworld novel for kids contains 7 and 1/2 hours of story on 7 CDs.

Up found on the chalk downs they call The Wold, witches are banned: ever since the Baron's son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches recognize, chalk's no superior for magic. Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching, a wise shepherd, may have been a witch, but today Granny Aching is dead, and it's about Tiffany to function it all out when unusual points start happening: a fairy-tale monster in the stream, a headless horseman, and, strangest of all, the tiny blue guys in kilts, the Wee Free Men, who have come interested in the unique "hag". These are the Nac Mac Feegles, the pictsies, who like nothing much better than thievin', fightin', and drinkin'. Next Tiffany's young brother goes lost and Tiffany and the Wee Free Men should join forces to protect him within the Queen of the Fairies.

Synopsis 

Armed just with a frying pan and her good sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between your monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk nation that is her house. Forced into Fairyland to find her kidnapped brother, Tiffany allies herself with all the Chalk's regional Nac Mac Feegle -- aka the Wee Free Men -- a clan of sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue guys that are because fierce because they are funny. Together, they battle though an eerie and ever-shifting land, fighting brutal flying fairies, dream-spinning dromes, and grimhounds -- black dogs with eyes of fire and teeth of razors -- before eventually confronting the Queen of the Elves, absolute ruler of the planet in which fact intertwines with nightmare. And in the final showdown, Tiffany should face her cruel force alone ...

Plot Summary 

The Queen of the Elves (see Lords and Ladies) has another attempt at invading the Discworld, by stealing kids and infesting dreams. With the aid of the Wee Free Men, the Nac Mac Feegle (see Carpe Jugulum), 9-year-old Tiffany Aching finds out that her grandmother chosen to become the witch of the Chalklands, and that she has inherited the trade. When her baby brother is stolen, Tiffany and the Nac Mac Feegle enter the elves' planet to take him back.

About this Book 

The Wee Free Men, initially published in 2003, is the 2nd Story of The Discworld book for young visitors. Although mainly created for kids this book enjoys a big adult readership. For a period before its launch it was well-known as For Fear Of Little Men. A sequel, A Hat Full of Sky, was published in 2004, along with a 3rd book, Wintersmith was published in 2006. While Terry Pratchett's initial Discworld book for youngsters, The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents had swearing translated to rat code, in this book it happens to be in the dialect of the Nac Mac Feegle that is taken from Scots and Scottish Gaelic. Perhaps the many noteworthy item, in the context of the greater Discworld mythology, is the fact that The Wee Free Men is the initially so far just book in which Death refuses to appear. The novel contains a scene inspired by the painting called "The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke", by Richard Dadd. An illustrated edition of the novel, with images by Stephen Player, was initially scheduled for November 1, 2007, but wasn't published until October 2, 2008.

About the Author

Terence David John Pratchett, OBE (born 28 April 1948) is an English novelist, acknowledged for his frequently comical function in the fantasy genre. He is ideal recognized for his favored and long-running Discworld series of comic fantasy novels. Pratchett's initially novel, The Carpet Folks, was published in 1971, and since his initially Discworld novel (The Colour of Magic) was published in 1983, he has created 2 books a year on average. Pratchett is sometimes known for close collaboration on adaptations of his books but has held back from Discworld feature movies thus far. Pratchett was the UK's best-selling writer of the 1990s, and as of December 2007 has sold over 55 million books worldwide, with translations produced in 33 languages. He is currently the 2nd most-read author in the UK, and seventh most-read non-US writer in the US. In 2001 he won the Carnegie Medal for his children's novel The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. Pratchett was called an Officer of the Order of the British Empire "for services to literature" in 1998. In December 2007, Pratchett publicly announced that he was experiencing early-onset Alzheimer's condition, subsequently creating a significant public donation to the Alzheimer's Research Trust.

Terry Pratchett was born in 1948 in Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, England, truly the only child of David and Eileen Pratchett, of Hay-on-Wye. He passed his eleven plus exam in 1959, earning him a region in a technical school (High Wycombe Technical High School). Pratchett described himself as a "nondescript student", and in his Who's Who entry, credits his knowledge to the Beaconsfield Public Library. His early interests included astronomy; he accumulated Brooke Bond tea cards about room, owned a telescope and desired to be an astronomer, but was no advantageous at mathematics. But, this led to an interest in reading British and American research fiction. In turn, this led to attending research fiction conventions from about 1963/4, which stopped when he got his initially job. His early reading included the functions of H. G. Wells and Arthur Conan Doyle and "every book you truly should read" which he today regards as "getting an education". At the age of 13, Pratchett published his initially brief story The Hades Company in the school magazine. It was published commercially when he was 15. Pratchett earned 5 O-levels and began 3 A-level guides, in Art, English and History. Pratchett's initially profession choice was journalism and he left school at 17 in 1965 to begin functioning for the Bucks Free Press. But, he completed his A-Level in English, and took a proficiency course for journalists.

Terry Pratchett married his spouse Lyn in 1968 plus they moved to Rowberrow, Somerset in 1970. Their daughter Rhianna Pratchett, who is additionally a author, was born there in 1976. In 1993, the family moved to Broadchalke, a village south west of Salisbury, Wiltshire, where they currently reside. He lists his recreations as "writing, strolling, computers, life". He describes himself as a humanist and is a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association. Pratchett is popular for his penchant for wearing big, black hats, as enjoyed found on the inside back covers of almost all of his books. His style has been described as "more that of urban cowboy than city gent." Concern for the future of civilization has motivated him to install five kilowatts of photovoltaic cells (for solar energy) at his apartment. Additionally, his interest in astronomy since childhood has led him to build an observatory in his garden.

Pratchett was the British Book Awards' 'Fantasy and Science Fiction Author of the Year' for 1994. After being granted his OBE for 'services to literature' in 1998, Pratchett commented in the Ansible SF/fan newsletter, "I think the 'services to literature' consisted of refraining from striving to write any" (suggesting the title was more a recognition of success, than an acknowledgement of the fantasy genre). But then added, "Still, I cannot aid feeling mightily chuffed about it." Pratchett has been granted five honorary Doctorates; University of Warwick in 1999, the University of Portsmouth in 2001, the University of Bath in 2003, the University of Bristol in 2004. and Buckinghamshire New University 2008. The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents won the 2001 Carnegie Medal for ideal children's novel (granted in 2002). In 2003 Pratchett firmly reinforced his credentials as 1 of Britain's many loved authors, by joining Charles Dickens as among the just 2 authors with five books in the BBC's Big Read 'Top 100' (4 of which were Discworld novels). Pratchett was furthermore the writer with all the many novels in the 'Top 200' (fifteen). The initially 3 Discworld novels that centred found on the character Tiffany Aching 'trainee witch' have each received the Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book (in 2004, 2005 and 2007).

Pratchett's Discworld novels have led to devoted conventions, the initial in Manchester in 1996, then internationally, usually with all the writer as guest of honour. Publication of the new novel will additionally be accompanied by an global book signing tour; queues have been recognized to stretch outside the bookshop and the writer has continued to signal books effectively after the intended finishing time. His fans are not limited by age or gender, and he receives a big amount of fan send from them. Pratchett enjoys meeting fans and hearing what they consider his books; he states that since he is effectively paid for his novels, then his fans "are everything to me."



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