A Slip of the Keyboard

  • by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman (foreword)
  • Narrated by Michael Fenton Stevens
  • 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A collection of essays and other nonfiction from Terry Pratchett, spanning the whole of his writing career from his early years to the present day.
Terry Pratchett has earned a place in the hearts of listeners the world over with his best-selling Discworld series - but in recent years he has become equally well-known and respected as an outspoken campaigner for causes including Alzheimer's research and animal rights. A Slip of the Keyboard brings together for the first time the finest examples of Pratchett's nonfiction writing, both serious and surreal: from musings on mushrooms to what it means to be a writer (and why banana daiquiris are so important); from memories of Granny Pratchett to speculation about Gandalf's love life, and passionate defences of the causes dear to him.
With all the humour and humanity that have made his novels so enduringly popular, this collection brings Pratchett out from behind the scenes of the Discworld to speak for himself - man and boy, bibliophile and computer geek, champion of hats, orangutans and Dignity in Dying.
Snuff was the best-selling adult hardcover novel of 2011. A Blink of the Screen, Terry's short fiction collection, was also one of the best-selling hardcovers of 2012.


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This is not the fun, escape from the daily stressed Terry Pratchett kind of read. It is more of a "tell me what you REALLY think" glimpse into his thoughts. I listened to this a few days after Sir Terry's death and for me was a fan's way of mourning. I found it painful in a grief kind of way but by getting to know and understand him better I feel I can honor and, yes, in the way of all his fans, love him more. And all feelings aside it is a truly thought provoking, perception enlarging, slightly skewed world view and like the comforting hand of DEATH on your shoulder Sir Terry Pratcett is still here to lead me into an alternate and unknown universe. I recommend this book.
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Inspirational words from Terry

This book is a thought provoking and inspirational collection of works from Sir Pratchett. Full of noteworthy quotes and ideas to consider. It reads like a personal message from Terry to his fans.
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- Tim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-23-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio