The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents : Discworld

  • by Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by Stephen Briggs
  • Series: Discworld
  • 6 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rats! They're everywhere: in the breadbins, dancing across tabletops, stealing pies from under the cooks' noses. So what does every town need? A good piper to lure them away. That's where Maurice comes in. But he's only a cat (though one that talks), so although he has the ideas, he needs rats and someone to play the pipe. Who better than the kid to play the pipe? And Dangerous Beans. And Peaches. And Hamnpork (who doesn't really like what's been happening since The Change; all a rat leader really needs is to be big and stroppy, thinking is just not his thing). And Darktan. And Sardines. And all the others in the Clan. Then they arrive in Bad Blintz, which is suffering from a plague of rats, and find there are NO rats anywhere (though the two resident rat catchers seem to have plenty of tails to show, at 50 pence per tail). Someone else has had ideas, and Maurice is not pleased.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

No child's book

As been said, Briggs is on his voice's limit. I felt the same at the last Tiffany novel. (Anyway I prefer Planer.)
The story makes one feel uneasy and it is much to cruel for a child's book.
Cats have personality and are not just pure instinct.
All animals can speak but one has to learn to listen!
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- Margit

Dammed good listen. Want to smile? Get this.

What did you like most about The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents?

All the bits between the opening line to "The end"And I've read the book several times previously. This audio book is the reason why I'll be subscribing to this site. Fantastic.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents?

So many but "Spoiler"When Maurice saves one of the rats. (Can't say any more than that) I actually had a tear in my eye.

Which character – as performed by Stephen Briggs – was your favourite?


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book was guilty of embarrassing me several days in a row. I listened to the book on my mile walk into work every day for a few days. I can't count the amount of times I burst out laughing in the middle of the road, or at a junction. People must have thought I was mad.

Any additional comments?

Very well read, but Why the different accents for the rats? Surely if they were all from the same place they'd all have the same accent? This is only a minor point and I realise it was done to differentiate between the characters.

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- ray "A 53 year old reader, re-introduced to reading by his daughter who borrowed him Harry Potter book one."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2007
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks