The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories

  • by Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by Julian Rhind-Tutt
  • 3 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Do you believe in magic? Can you imagine a war between wizards? An exciting journey in an airship or down in a submarine? Would you like to meet the fastest truncheon in the Wild West?
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories is the second fabulously funny short story collection from the late acclaimed storyteller Terry Pratchett. A follow-up to Dragons at Crumbling Castle, this second batch of storytelling gems features stories written when Sir Terry was just 17 years old and working as a junior reporter. In this audiobook new Pratchett fans will find wonder, mayhem, sorcery, and delight - and loyal listeners will recognize the seeds of ideas that went on to influence his most beloved tales later in life.
As Neil Gaiman says, "A Terry Pratchett book is a small miracle" - and The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories proves to be another miracle taking its place alongside Pratchett's astounding and cherished body of work.


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Customer Reviews

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Where's Steven Briggs!?!?!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

They appear to have recorded this somewhere in the middle of the narrator's mouth - every gasping breath is there, the slithering letters, the extra aspirations at the drop of a letter - too much for those who appreciate much more subtle artistry of Stephen Briggs. And let's not get started about the overexcited tone. It's a book to be endured, rather than enjoyed.

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- ME

Early Pratchett is good but he did get better

These are fun stories and you can see inspiration and some of the humor he really developed later in life. Don't expect the quality of even The Color of Magic and definitely not Going Postal. But I'm still happy I had a chance to listen to them and get a picture of how one of the literary masters of our time developed his craft.
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- Nathan J Robertson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2017
  • Publisher: HarperAudio