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The Fifth Elephant

Discworld, Book 24
Lu par : Stephen Briggs
Série : Discworld, Volume 24, Discworld: Ankh-Morpork City Watch, Volume 5
Durée : 10 h et 48 min
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Sam Vines is a man on the run. Yesterday, he was a duke, a chief of police and ambassador to the mysterious, fat-rich country of Uberwald. Now he has nothing but his native wit and the gloomy trousers of Uncle Vanya. And if he can't make it through the forest to civilisation, there's going to be a terrible war. But there are monsters on his trail. They're werewolves - and they're catching up. Sam Vimes is out of time and already out of breath....

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  • Shaun McGregor
  • 17/04/2014

Hard not to love Commander Vimes

The Vimes story lines are always Prachett's best work. This is funny, clever and exciting. This was the first time I had heard Stephen Briggs reading and it was a bit off putting for me but he performed magnificently. Plus dwarves, and vampires *and* werewolves, how can you not love these books?

I would not recommend reading this without first reading the other city watch books. You'll miss out on all those little "inside jokes" peppered throughout. No one likes missing out on inside jokes.

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  • Josie
  • 03/12/2011

Vintage Pratchett

What did you love best about The Fifth Elephant?

The story was great, and as usual Stephen Briggs did his exemplar best. Terry Pratchett at his best. I have read and reread this story so many times, but I find there is always something new I have missed in past readings.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fifth Elephant?

The chase of the Werewolves, you know Vimes is going to get out of it, but you never quite know how, until he does.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Briggs – was your favorite?

Being Welsh myself, I love Stephen Briggs's Dwarf's, he is so good with the accent, I could almost believe he was born next door to me.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I always try to make Terry Pratchett's books last as long as I can, so I limit myself(if I can) to three hours a day, mostly though I just keep on listening spellbound.

Any additional comments?

One of his best.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 08/11/2010

Good story, poor quality

I love S. Briggs, and I love Pratchett books, especially when read by Briggs, but for some reason this one was really... choppy. There were glitches in the file, through both parts, where it would blank out, skip or whatever, and often I'd miss a word or two. Disappointing for such a great story!!

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  • Tobias
  • 23/08/2019

Good Story OK Reading

As always Terry Pratchett delivers. His stories about the Watchmen are among his best and this one is no exception. But in my opinion mr. Briggs, though being a good reader, is not on par with Tony Robbinson an certainly not with Nigel Planer whose readings of Pratchett's novels are second to none. It's still a good listen, well worth hearing.

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  • Marit
  • 17/08/2019

Epic tale

This might be my favorite Discworld story so far! Vimes and Carrot have been my favorite characters for a long time, and this book just made me love them even more 😊

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  • James
  • 23/04/2019

Absolute gem.

Anybody new to Pratchett and 'Discworld', should ideally start at the beginning. As Pratchett' character development, is truly wonderful to behold.

However, all those rulebreakers out there can easily pick up any of the series dive in and just appreciate it, as a standalone.

Well worth the credit.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19/12/2018

5th Elephant

Really good book and well-performed. Excellent clarity to characters with affectations and accents. Listen up.

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  • John Davie
  • 05/03/2018

Hilarious

Pratchett at his best. Hard to stop listening and get on with work. Best for a long trip.

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  • Julian
  • 17/10/2017

classic pratchet and a brilliant performance

briggs brings pratchets stories alive an draws you into the world that pratchet masterfully devised. well worth a listen.

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  • Ian
  • 12/05/2014

Formulaic Pratchett... but worth reading.

Where does The Fifth Elephant rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Not Pratchett's best, but a very good read. If you like his work, you will like this one.

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  • M.Molly
  • 01/01/2018

lovely and cunning at the same time - as always

lovely and cunning at the same time just the way you would expect of T.P.

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  • Mainzer Palme
  • 14/06/2018

Satire, Fantasy all I want in a good book.

Laugh out loud funny. So deep you can listen to it 10 times and still learn something new. Timeless Pratchett.