The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents : Discworld - for Kids

  • by Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by Stephen Briggs
  • Series: Discworld - for Kids
  • 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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I haven't read this one for ages, and really enjoyed it on re-reading. Terry Pratchett understands all the nuances of character traits and uses his understanding to build a fantastic cast.
A take on the pied piper of Hamlyn very wittily done with a superb outcome.

I love the common sense Mr Pratchett always shows. My golly he will be SO sorely missed.

I think Stephen Briggs is my favourite for TP novels, though I do like Tony Robinson - who only seems to read the abridged versions.
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- mollyeyre


This is one of the first Terry Pratchett books I ever read when I was little. It's got a special place in my heart. Stephen Briggs did an amazing job with the voices and really brought the characters to life. I honestly couldn't recommend this enough. 10/10 from me and peaches
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Book Details

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