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Publisher Comments:

War has come to Discworld…again.

And, to no one's great surprise, the conflict centers around the small, insufferably arrogant, strictly fundamentalist duchy of Borogravia, which has long prided itself on its ability to beat up on its neighbors. This time, however, it's Borogravia that's getting its long-overdue comeuppance, which has left the country severely drained of young men.

Ever since her brother Paul marched off to battle a year ago, Polly Perks has been running The Duchess, her family's inn — even though the revered national deity, Nuggan, has decreed that female ownership of a business is an Abomination. To keep The Duchess in the family, Polly must find her missing sibling. So she cuts off her hair, dons masculine garb, and sets out to join him in this man's army.

Polly is afraid that someone will see through her disguise; a fear that proves groundless when the legendary Sergeant Jackrum accepts her without question. Or perhaps the sergeant is too desperate to discriminate — which would explain why a vampire, a troll, a zombie, a religious fanatic, and two uncommonly close "friends” are also eagerly welcomed into the fighting fold. Soon, Polly finds herself wondering about the myriad peculiarities of her new brothers-in-arms. It would appear that Polly "Ozzer” Perks is not the only grunt with a secret.

Review:

"Pratchett takes full and unfairly hilarious advantage of the opportunity to skewer everything from military court martials to male swagger." Jennifer Howard, The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Surprisingly meaningful but never short of hilarious: a monstrous success for Pratchett." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Pratchett flexes his satirical muscles again, with the follies of war his theme....Thoroughly funny and surprisingly insightful." Regina Schroeder, Booklist

Review:

"Monstrous Regiment is most often spirited and shambolic, but it has some serious heft. Pratchett is on the side of those who make very little fuss, which means he gets to shiv those who do." Kerry Fried, The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Terry Pratchett is one of the world's most popular authors. His acclaimed novels have sold more than 75 million copies worldwide and have been translated into nearly forty languages. In 2009 Queen Elizabeth II knighted Pratchett in recognition of his "services to literature." Sir Terry lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060569969
Read:
Briggs, Stephen
Publisher:
Harper Collins
Read by:
Briggs, Stephen
Read:
Briggs, Stephen
Author:
Briggs, Stephen
Author:
Pratchett, Terry
Author:
Briggs Stephen
Location:
New York
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Talking book collection.
Subject:
Discworld
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
Audio
Series:
Discworld
Series Volume:
[72-17 (525)]
Publication Date:
20030930
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.25x4.12x2.65 in. .66 lbs.

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Monstrous Regiment
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Product details pages HarperAudio - English 9780060569969 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Pratchett takes full and unfairly hilarious advantage of the opportunity to skewer everything from military court martials to male swagger."
"Review" by , "Surprisingly meaningful but never short of hilarious: a monstrous success for Pratchett."
"Review" by , "Pratchett flexes his satirical muscles again, with the follies of war his theme....Thoroughly funny and surprisingly insightful."
"Review" by , "Monstrous Regiment is most often spirited and shambolic, but it has some serious heft. Pratchett is on the side of those who make very little fuss, which means he gets to shiv those who do."
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