Unseen Academicals : Discworld

  • by Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by Stephen Briggs
  • Series: Discworld
  • 12 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Football has come to the ancient city of Ankh-Morpork - not the old fashioned, grubby pushing and shoving, but the new, fast football with pointy hats for goalposts and balls that go gloing when you drop them. And now, the wizards of Unseen University must win a football match, without using magic, so they're in the mood for trying everything else.
The prospect of the Big Match draws in a street urchin with a wonderful talent for kicking a tin can, a maker of jolly good pies, a dim but beautiful young woman, who might just turn out to be the greatest fashion model there has ever been, and the mysterious Mr Nutt (and no one knows anything much about Mr Nutt, not even Mr Nutt, which worries him, too. As the match approaches, four lives are entangled and changed for ever.
Because the thing about football - the important thing about football - is that it is not just about football.


What the Critics Say

"At its heart, this is an intelligent, cheeky love letter to football, its fans and the unifying power of sports." (Publishers Weekly)
"In short, this is as busy and as daft as any other Discworld yarn, which means it is the quintessence of daft. Nobody writes fantasy funnier than Pratchett." (Booklist)


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Not Pratchetts best but still enjoyable

Pratchetts latest book fails to the reach truly dizzying heights he has been capable of.
As it stands it has to settle for merely being very good. Stephen Briggs is as brilliant as
always and certainly does his bit to ensure that the audio version compares well - or
perhaps even surpasses - the written work.
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- Kent

love Pratchett but cant bear Briggs

I am unable to listen to more than 10 minutes of Unseen academicals due to the fact that to my ears it sounds like Stephen Briggs is just reading a list. This is my first and possibly last venture into audiobooks as I've been so disappointed by this experience, I've nothing personal against the man, and maybe I just have a very different rhythm of speech in my head than is read out loud, or maybe audiobooks are just not for me?
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-11-2009
  • Publisher: Random House AudiobBooks