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by Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett

  • ISBN: 0753140926
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Stephen Briggs,Terry Pratchett
  • Subcategory: Fantasy
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  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books; Library edition edition (January 1, 2009)
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Sir Terence David John Pratchett OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Pratchett's first novel, The.

Sir Terence David John Pratchett OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English humorist, satirist, and author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. Pratchett's first novel, The Carpet People, was published in 1971. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, after which Pratchett wrote an average of two books a year.

Terry Pratchett (Author), Stephen Briggs (Reader). For that reason, fans of Pratchett's "Discworld" books may not entirely enjoy "Strata". But if you like straight SF by authors such as Niven, Brin, or Clarke, you will probably enjoy "Strata". The story moves right along, with interesting characters and a very entertaining plot, with a few good twists to keep you interested.

Terry Pratchett’s Nation gets 10 out of 10 for me. Only Pratchett, Robin Hobb, James Barclay and . Just finishing a listen to Stephen Briggs reading the audiobook version of Nation again. Tolkien have ever received such a mark from me, and not for everything they have ever written. Nation will make you feel good for a week (hopefully more, we’ll see) and will remind you once again that humanity is not totally doomed (just probably doomed).

Internationally revered storyteller Terry Pratchett presents a breathtaking adventure of survival and discovery, and of the courage required to forge new beliefs. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Internationally revered storyteller Terry Pratchett presents a breathtaking adventure of survival and discovery, and of the courage required to forge new beliefs.

Ankh-Morpork! City of One Thousand Surprises (according to the famous publication by the Guild of Merchants)! All human life is there! Although, if it walks down the wrong alley, often quite briefly! The city celebrated in the bestselling Discworld . .

Ankh-Morpork! City of One Thousand Surprises (according to the famous publication by the Guild of Merchants)! All human life is there! Although, if it walks down the wrong alley, often quite briefly! The city celebrated in the bestselling Discworld series by Terry Pratchett has been meticulously mapped for the first time. It& all here from & University& to the & from major landmarks like the & Palace& to little-known, er, nooks like the & Bread Museum& in & Alley&

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Sir Terence David John Pratchett, more commonly known as Terry Pratchett, 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 of comic fantasy novels. Genres: Fantasy, Children's Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy.


Reviews about Nation (7):
Danial
Nation is one of the finest books ever written for young readers. It may be Pratchett's masterpiece.

What sets this apart from other good reads is the sophisticated way the characters grapple with nationhood, empire, religion, culture, and personal responsibility. They are forced to consider such issues critically, raising questions about the kind of orthodoxies for which people go to war and conquer empires. Yet, like all Pratchett's books, it raises such serious issues while being at times laugh-out-loud funny.

And like all the best children's literature, Nation simultaneously entertains both child and adult readers. In my recent experience of reading it with a seven-year-old and a twelve-year-old, we were all engaged by the story despite our very different levels of understanding, experience, and sophistication.

Nation has lovingly drawn and lovable characters as well as villains who are all too real. There is plenty of adventure to keep the pages turning and the children asking for more.

The main characters—the boy Mau and the girl Daphne—are heroic in their way but fully human, on the cusp of adulthood and faced with the kinds of problems that adults struggle with. Everything resolves into a happy ending, but not AT ALL of the Disney happily-ever-after variety. Still, I teared up as I read the final pages.
Brialelis
Terry Pratchett was a literary god. The only reason I put my book down (I'm halfway through in one sitting so far) was to give it a five star review! He has a way with words that just makes me smile- he is able to balance descriptions of things and characters beautifully. It's almost poetic but not in anyway stuffy or forceful. It flows so naturally that I forget I'm reading a book and actually live in the Nation for the time being. Many people compare it to Lord of The Flies, the only similarity is that they all have to survive, and they all happen to be on a beach, all similarities end there. LoTF is about descending from civilisation, Nation is about re-inventing structure and a new order. I love both books, but they don't compare.
Auau
I found myself neglecting other things to read this book. It is an engaging story, if difficult to define. It feels like historical fiction, but is technically historical fiction based on an alternate earth with just a few differences from our own. Regardless of classification, it's a good story that is worth reading.
Marg
I love books of all kinds but I am a touch picky about how I like them to be written. I don't like authors who simply use language as a means of telling a story; I like authors who use language as a medium. I think that language should be to books like clay is to sculpture. I believe that the author should use language in unique ways to create images and perspectives and ideas that are more than the sum of their parts. I have long been in love with Terry Pratchett's use of language. Since reading my first DiscWorld book many years ago, I have known that he was not a mere writer but an artist of language. This book is no exception to his amazing artistry of language. The nation raises deep philosophical questions and ideas through the the use of language art and an amazingly well crafted plot. It is science fiction, but it uses the genre to really make you think about the real life struggle between science and religion among other things. It is the first book I have read that I was voracious about. As I said, I love books, but never have I wanted to read to the exclusion of all else and this was the book that made that happen. This is the first book that I have truly been in love with and I would recommend it to anyone. It is beautiful, thought provoking, well developed and unexpected; all without being over-inflated or obtuse. OH, and, don't let the "young adult" label fool you--I was 34 when I picked this up. I could absolutely see this making sense and being relevant to a young adult, but it's got plenty of substance, artistry and thought for adults as well. I think my friend, who I recently gave a copy of this to, summed it up quite well when he said "It's the mark of a good book or movie when one finishes feeling smarter."

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