The Fifth Elephant : Discworld

  • by Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by Stephen Briggs
  • Series: Discworld
  • 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 civilization, 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....


What the Critics Say

"Unadulterated fun. Pratchett parodies everything in sight." (San Francisco Chronicle)


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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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- Shaun McGregor

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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- Josie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-17-2007
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks