A Hat Full of Sky

Version: Unabridged
Author: Terence David John Pratchett
Narrator: Stephen Briggs
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Juvenile & Children's, Fiction & Literature, Fantasy
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: June 2004
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

The Heroine: Tiffany Aching, incipient witch and cheese maker extraordinaire. Once saved world from Queen of the Elves. Is about to discover that battling evil monarchs is child's play compared to mortal combat with a Hiver (see below). At eleven years old, is boldest heroine ever to have confronted the Forces of Darkness while armed with a frying pan.

The Threat: A Hiver, insidious disembodied presence drawn to powerful magic. highly dangerous, frequently lethal. Cannot be stopped with iron or fire. Its target: Tiffany Aching (see above).

The Nac Mac Feegle: A.k.a. the Wee Free Men. Height: six inches. Color: blue. Famed for drinking, stealing, and fighting. Will attack anything larger than themselves. Members include: Rob Anybody, Daft Wullie, and Awfully Wee Billy Bigchin. Allies to Tiffany Aching (see above).

The Book: Hilarious, breathtaking, spine-tingling sequel to the acclaimed Wee Free Men.

The Author: Terry Pratchett, celebrated creator of the internationally best-selling Discworld series. Carnegie Medalist and writer extraordinaire.

Reviews (15)

good

Written by Anonymous on February 27th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I dont remember renting this book, so when it came we had no expectations. We were a bit bored at first, but then the little "fairy" characters were so funny that my kids revised their rating for this book. In the end they liked it, but elected not to rent the other books in the series...so they didnt love it.

Meh

Written by PilarH on January 15th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I was hopeful for a book about current social norms. However, I think this book was meant for a younger crowd, perhaps 18 to 24ish. The gratuitous swearing, the oversimplified analysis, wasn't too impressive. But it might be useful for someone trying to figure out why their college relationships keep failing...

Written by Sarah Haque on September 13th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Terry Pratchett is a talented author......this book was quite amusing.

OK story

Written by dave from Pasadena, MD on June 26th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This was OK. Could have been better. As it seems the norm in our day, there were almost no male characters. A stupid wizard, and old man unable to care for him self, and a bunch of pixie men who lived to get drunk and fight. That's the scope of men in this story. It's all about woman and girls. And they don't need men. Not that this is bad, but it's rather fake. Probably the reason it isn't a great book. My guess is the author has a deep resentment of a mans strength and abilities. Oh, and the Hiver, although it's a evil demon, the voice is male. After all, witches are good and men are stupid or bad

Great Fun!

Written by Daryl on August 7th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

It's fun, funny, enchanting, and has great insights into life and people, all at the same time. I kept thinking that this might be the sort of thing that would have been written if J.K. Rowling and Douglas Adams had done the Harry Potter stories together (and I mean that as a compliment all around).

Terry Pratchett FUNNY

Written by Gabi on May 1st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

It's LOL funny, but also simple and humble. What else can I say.

Hat Full of Sky

Written by Anonymous on February 18th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

So incredible! I would recommend this highly to young and old.

A Hat Full of Sky

Written by Anonymous on January 1st, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Another quirky work from Terry Pratchett. Second in the Tiffany Aching series. My son is a big Tiffany Aching fan, so I rented this for him - but I listened to it too! This book follows Tiffany and her merry band of Nac Mac Feegle on another quest. The narrator is excellent - my son still walks around the house imitating the Feegle's accent. A good, light-hearted, fun, laugh-out-loud listen.

hAT fULL OF sKY

Written by Wendy Largey on October 25th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Terry Pratchet has the most amazing imagination. This book was delightful! Funny, silly, crazy...give me more! LOVED it! And the narrator just makes it all the better with all the accents and voices. Great Stuff!

hat full of sky

Written by Anonymous on October 5th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 5/5

this book was perfect for a long road trip. funny, engaging and appropriate for the whole family to listen to. grandparents, parents and children give it two thumbs up.

Author Details

Author Details

Pratchett, Terence David John

"Pratchett's first published work was the short story ""The Hades Business"", published in his school magazine when he was 13, and subsequently reprinted in Science Fantasy magazine in 1961, for which he was paid œ14. His second published work was ""Night Dweller"", which appeared in New Worlds magazine, issue 156 in November 1965.

On leaving school in 1965, he gained employment as a local newspaper journalist on the Bucks Free Press (""I started work one morning and saw my first body three hours later, 'on-the-job training' meaning something in those days"").

It was during his time as a journalist that he was sent to interview Peter Bander van Duren, a co-director of a small publishing company in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, Colin Smythe Limited, about a new book the company was publishing and Pratchett happened to mention that he'd written a novel of his own, The Carpet People. The rest is history...

In 1980, he became Press Officer for the Central Electricity Generating Board in an area which covered several nuclear power stations; he later joked that he had demonstrated impeccable timing by making this career change so soon after the Three Mile Island nuclear accident in the USA.

He gave up his work for the CEGB in 1987 when he realised he was earning several times as much money from his occasional writing; this allowed him to increase his output and he now typically writes two books in most years. It has been estimated that 1% of all fiction books sold in Britain are written by Pratchett, although this was calculated before the success of J. K. Rowling's books.

He was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1998 for services to literature. Typically, his own tongue-in-cheek comment was ""I suspect the 'services to literature' consisted of refraining from trying to write any.""

His daughter Rhianna Pratchett is also a fantasy author."

Pratchett, Terry

Sir Terry Pratchett, the author of more than three dozen novels, is one of the world's best-selling and best-loved novelists writing in the English language. He wrote his first published story when he was 13 and his first novel, THE CARPET PEOPLE, when he was 17. His books have sold more than 85 million copies worldwide. In addition to his phenomenal--and phenomenally popular--Discworld series for adults, Terry is the multi-award-winning author several children's books. These include the books of the BROMELIAD TRILOGY (HarperCollins, 2003), as well as THE WEE FREE MEN (HarperCollins, 2003), A HAT FULL OF SKY (HarperCollins, 2004), WINTERSMITH (HarperCollins, 2006), I SHALL WEAR MIDNIGHT (HarperCollins, 2010), NATION (HarperCollins,2008)--a Michael L. Printz Honor Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winner, and LA Times Book Prize for YA Literature winner--and DODGER (HarperCollins, 2012), for which he won his second Michael L. Printz Honor. He was awarded Britain's highest honor for a children's novel, the Carnegie Medal, for THE AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS (HarperCollins, 2001). The recipient of several honorary doctorates, Sir Terry was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2008 for his services to literature. And in 2011, he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lasting Contributions to Young Adult Literature from the American Library Association. He passed away in 2015 from Alzheimer's Disease. Find out more about Terry at terrypratchettbooks.com and the Facebook page https//www.facebook.com/pratchett (610K fans).