Summary

Mightily Oats has not picked a good time to be a priest. He thought he'd come to the mountain kingdom of Lancre for a simple little religious ceremony. Now he's caught between vampires and witches, and he's not sure there is a right side. There are the witches: young Agnes, who is really in two minds about everything; Magrat, who is trying to combine witchcraft and nappies; Nanny Ogg, who is far too knowing; and Granny Weatherwax, who is big trouble.
And the vampires are intelligent, with fancy waistcoats and lots of style. They're out of the casket and want a bite of the future.
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Critic reviews

"Pratchett lampoons everything from Christian superstition to Swiss Army knives here, proving that the fantasy satire of Discworld 'still ate'nt dead'." (Publishers Weekly)
"Every sentence is made to sing for its supper, and it is this precision that allows [Pratchett] such meticulous control of the pacing, the plotting, and of course, the humour." (The Times [London])
"Another sidesplitting Discworld adventure." (Kirkus)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Clare on 17-01-11

A book with bite

I have never come across a Discworld book that fails to enthral and delight, and this one is about a good as they get. From the witty one-liners, to the struggle between good and evil (an even harder battle to fight when it takes place inside your own head) and the problems with The Maiden, The Mother and The Other One. A truly wonderful story to sink you teeth (or fangs) into.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Marie O'R on 13-10-12

Great story - shame about the narration

Agree with the other reviewer about the failings of Nigel Planer's narration - which is a shame because his performances on Witches Abroad and Maskerade are better. What is really irritating is the lack of consistency in the voices between books - particularly noticeable with Agnes who has an entirely different accent to the one in Maskerade! Anyone who is looking for good Pratchett narration should go for the later Discworld unabridged books as performed by the amazing Stephen Briggs - whose voices are perfect for the characters and absolutely consistent between books.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Eilert on 01-09-17

Terrible sound quality

Classic Pratchett, ably performed by Nigel Planer. A good producer could have helped him with certain aspects of his performance, such as his Feegle voices and accent.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Skylar on 23-08-11

Only 4 because of narration

The story is 5 star, but I wasn't as impressed with the narration. If you are used to Stephen Briggs's narrating, this will be quite different for you as well! However, it wasn't all bad--it just took some getting used to. He also reads a little slower than Stephen Briggs, which helped me catch a little more detail on the first listen. I would definetly listen to the sample first to see if you like it, but other than that, there were no problems for me.

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